The Methodist Church in Cornwall seeks to share the Good News of God’s love, revealed in Jesus, with all people. This includes local people and the many visitors who holiday in this beautiful part of God’s world. “All are welcome, All are welcome here…”
In the Methodist Church the purpose of a District is to support and equip local churches, and the groups they work in which we call Circuits. Every Methodist Church belongs to a Circuit and a District, in our nation organisation, The Connexion.
Pictured: Bishop Tim, former bishop at Truro cathedral (left)
Reverend Steven Wild, current chair of the district (right)
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Methodist District is made up of 15 circuits and in common with other Methodist Districts, it exists primarily to advance the mission of the Church by providing support for the circuits in line with the connexional priorities.
Each District is led by a District Chair. Our District Chair is Revd Steven Wild. As well as providing leadership within the district, the chair is a member of the Connexional Leaders’ Forum, with an overview of the whole connexion.
The District Synod sets the policy for the district, serving as a link between the Conference and the Connexional Team on the one hand and the circuits and local churches on the other. It has oversight of all district affairs, formulating and promoting policies, through its various officers and committees to assist the mission of the Church, to give inspiration to the leaders in the circuits and to ensure the interrelation of all aspects of the Church’s life throughout the district. The synod may bring matters to the Conference.
The synod meets in representative session twice each year and also hold a presbyteral session of the synod for presbyters.
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