The Constitutional Practice and Discipline of the Methodist Church (CPD)

The written constitution of the Methodist Church is prepared at the direction of the Methodist Conference by the Law and Polity Committed of the Methodist Church. The CPD comprises two volumes and outlines the legal framework by which the Methodist Church is governed. 


Download Volume 1 (PDF)


Download Volume 2 (PDF)


The Local Churches (part six) describes how individual churches are organised and governed in this circuit.


Local governance documents and guidance



The Bude and Holsworthy Methodist Circuit is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, youth and vulnerable adults. The circuit recognises the serious issue of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults and maintains a stringent and robust safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated annually.


Read our safeguarding policy by clicking here.


Please click here to download a copy of the safeguarding policy and display it somewhere clearly visible in your church.


If you have any suspicions or concerns regarding the safety of any child or vulnerable person please contact the police on 111. Please get in touch with your Circuit Safeguarding Officer for Adults and Children, Amy Knight who is named in the Safeguarding Policy.


Please inform the Superintendent Minister and Circuit Safeguarding Officers and District Safeguarding Officer of any communications you have had with the police, social services or any non-ministry agencies.


For additional guidance on safeguarding please follow this link to the National Safeguarding Policy of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.


Yours sincerely,


Amy Knight

Circuit Safeguarding Officer