Methodist Church in Ireland

The Methodist Church in Ireland is a Connexion of over two hundred congregations with a total community of over fifty thousand people living and worshipping all over the island of Ireland. They exist to reflect the life of Christ wherever they may be.

The Methodist Church in Ireland has A Vision for Irish Methodists, covering worship, witness, wholeness and team ministry.  It's the priority of the Methodist Church in Ireland 'to shape every Church as a body of the Christ, to participate in God's mission. This means exploring new horizons when we sense God's call to do so by depending on his grace which always goes before us'.

The Methodist Church in Ireland is a founding member of the Irish Council of Churches and of the Irish-Inter Church Meeting. It belongs to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and to the World Council of Churches, as well as the European Methodist Council and the World Methodist Council. It is a partner in many shared-churches throughout Ireland with either the Church of Ireland or Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland regularly takes part in events with the Presbyterian Moderator, and the Primates of both the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. In 2002 a Joint Covenant between the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Church of Ireland was ratified, committing them to closer working relationships in the interest of the extension of God's Kingdom.

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