The Methodist Church is still organised in a methodical way using many of the structures introduced by its founder, John Wesley. However, the Church is quite pragmatic, and is willing to make changes where they seem desirable.
Structures are there to enable decision making that takes account of all concerns and views within the Church. No one is given supreme authority - consultation is vital. At the same time, churches cannot simply arrange their own affairs, but have some shared disciplines and ways of working.
Map of the Methodist Districts (PDF)
Please note: Some changes to Districts were adopted by the 2017 Methodist Conference. An updated map of Districts will be published as soon as possible.
The local church
The President and Vice-President