Methodist Church fund
The Methodist Church Fund exists to help resource the Methodist Church to respond to our calling: to worship God, to learn and care, and to serve and evangelise. The Fund primarily supports the work associated with the decisions of the Methodist Conference, from challenging poverty and injustice to supporting partnerships ecumenically and internationally.
Your generous giving to this fund will go towards one of our many services - support services, the learning network, the conference office, mission and advocacy, discipleship and other funds.
Gifts in wills are made generally to the Methodist Church and this gives us the flexibility to use that gift in the most appropriate way where the need is greatest.
Key information and statistics for the Methodist Church Fund
- Income to the fund from the assessment represents a contribution from each Methodist member of around £1.30 per week.
- The fund supports the delivery of the Methodist Conference, a representative body of more than 300 members comprising ministers and lay persons from 31 districts, as well as other bodies of the Methodist Church. The fund also resources execution of decisions from the Conference, including the work of the Methodist Council and related hard-working volunteer committees and working groups on specialist issues.
The Methodist Church Fund supports:
- The training of ministers, lay people, local preachers and young people active in the Church
- It also supports the work of the Joint Public Issues Team, an ecumenical partnership between the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland, taking a stand together on issues of justice, inequality and peace.