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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 Committee of the Methodist Church. The CPD comprises two volumes and outlines the legal framework by which the Methodist Church is governed. 

Volume 1 contains the fixed texts, including Acts of Parliament and other legislation, and historic documents.

Download Volume 1 (PDF)

Volume 2 contains the Deed of Union, Model Trusts, and the standing orders, updated annually after amendments by Conference.


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 - click to download

PROPERTY                                                                                      FINANCE

Church property checklist (PDF)                                                     Standard accounts form (Excel spreadsheet) 


Church property return form (PDF)                                                Standard accounts form notes (Word document)

Statistics for mission form (PDF)  

Circuit Discretionary Grant Application Form (PDF and Word)

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