Methodist Conference, Birmingham: 27 June – 4 July

The Presbyteral Session (for ordained clergy) meets on Thursday and Friday, with the Representative Session (Presbyters, Deacons, & Laity) in session from Saturday to the following Thursday.

The Saturday and Sunday comprise the more formal business –

  • Induction of the incoming President and Vice-President on Saturday
  • Reception into Full Connexion of Ordinands during Conference Worship on Sunday morning followed by their Ordination in local churches in the afternoon.
    The Rev Laurent Vernet from the Scotland District is one of the ordinands; he is to be ordained in St Martin in the Bull Ring, at 4pm.

Monday – Thursday’s programmes comprise discussion of and decision on Reports and other items.  There are also lunchtime and evening “Fringe” meetings.  The major discussion on the “Marriage and Relationships” Report is scheduled for 11.30am on the Monday and again on the Wednesday from 11am.  Wednesday morning’s session opens with Holy Communion.

More information and online streaming of sessions .

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