Ministers of other Churches
The Methodist Church in Great Britain welcomes those who are
ordained by and currently in good standing with other Churches to
work formally on its behalf. For information about the various ways
in which this is possible, please download the handbook. When you have considered
all this information, should you wish to proceed, application forms
can be downloaded from the following pages:
Recognised and Regarded
For use where presbyters or deacons are seconded by their
own Church to work wholly or primarily for the British Conference
and (for the period of their secondment) are fully under its
discipline and at its disposal.
Authorised to Serve
For use where presbyters or deacons are partially
seconded by their own Church to work for the British Conference,
often in local situations where there are shared governance
arrangements between different Churches (denominations) for the
joint oversight of mission and ministry.
For use in ecumenical situations where there are not shared
governance arrangements between different Churches (denominations)
for the joint oversight of mission and ministry, and where
presbyters and deacons work primarily for their own Churches but
the Conference affirms and owns their work in particular
circumstances as if it were done on its behalf.
wishing to be received into Full Connexion
This is usually following a period of service in the Methodist
Church in Britain as one of the categories above.
Processes also exist for recommended candidates, student
ministers and probationers of other churches and conferences
wishing to train and serve in the Methodist Church in Britain.
These individuals are advised to send an email outlining their
circumstances to firstname.lastname@example.org
with their status (ie recommended candidate/student/probationer)
and the word 'transfer' in the subject heading.
Guidance (approved by the Stationing Committee) is also
available for the stationing or reinvitation of ministers who are
recognised and regarded as ministers of the Methodist Church
admitted into Full Connexion and who are currently serving in an
appointment in the Methodist Church in Britain. The guidance has
been subject to amendments and will be uploaded as soon as
Work is currently underway on processes relating to ordained
ministries of other churches in the service of the Methodist Church
in Britain; further updates will be made available on this
If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com
- Recognised and RegardedThe first of three formal ways in which ministers of other Churches may serve the ConferenceRead more
- Authorised to ServeThe second of three formal ways in which ministers of other Churches may serve the ConferenceRead more
- AssociateThe third of three formal ways in which ministers of other Churches may serve the ConferenceRead more
- Ministers wishing to be received into Full ConnexionHow to transfer fully and permanently into the Methodist Church in BritainRead more
- Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently asked questions by ministers of other conferences and churches, September 2016