Autumn Synod

The Autumn Synod took place on Saturday 15th September at the Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes. Synod began with a service of Holy Communion at which the Secretary of Conference, Rev’d Canon Gareth Powell was the preacher. He also addressed Synod later in the day on the subject of ‘Our Calling’.

Among the topics covered during Synod were feedback from the 2018 Methodist Conference, and an update on the process for discussing the Marriage and Relationships report, a copy of which can be found with the Synod papers below.

Dr Laura Johnson spoke about the work of the St Philip’s Centre, Leicester, Rev’d Jill Marsh talked about the District Mission Weeks in which circuits are being invited to participate, and Adam Sanders from the Learning Network introduced ‘Big Conversations’ about vocations.

Among the papers presented to Synod were a report from the District Executive covering their work during the past year, the District Development Plan, Mission Policy, Chaplaincy Policy, a Finance report and a Property report.  

All the papers presented at Synod can be found below.

Synod Agenda

District Development Plan

District Development Plan - Short Summary

Property Report

Finance Report

District Chaplaincy Policy

District Mission Policy

Bishop Street Review

Marriage and Relationships 2018-2020

MHA Autumn Synod report


Future Synods

Dates for future Synods are as follows:

Presbyteral 18th March 2019 Oxford
Representative 11th May 2019 tbc
Representative 14th September 2019 tbc


Synod Directory

The Synod Directory has now been updated with infomation to 11th September 2018.

It is available in 2 separate sections. 

1. Welcome, District and Circuit Information

2. Alphabetical directory of Synod members and other officials

Or as a complete Directory:

3. Complete Directory



Click the links below for other documents. 

District Safeguarding Policy

District Records Retention Policy


District Office

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