The Methodist Church

About Methodists


John Wesley, Founder of Methodism
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The Wesley Centre 

  Oxford Brookes University 

Our Calling

 The Methodist Church exists:

  • To increase awareness of God's presence and celebrate God's love
  • To help people to grow and learn as Christians
  • To be a good neighbour to people in need and challenge injustice
  • To make more followers of Jesus Christ.

The Methodist Conference agreed this statement in June 2000.
Decisions about policy are made together at our annual Conference.
This is held in different parts of the country, and churches in every local district are represented.

Methodists regard local churches as being part of a wider 'Connexion' where we support and learn from each other.

There are over 6,000 Methodist Churches in Britain; a total membership of about 330,000 people.

There are around one million people in Britain who have an active connection with the Methodist Church. There are 70 million such people across the world.

What's distinctive about Methodism?

More information on our beliefs and values can be found on the Methodist Church website. For the history of Methodism, click here.

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