The Methodist Conference 2013

By agency reporter
June 7, 2013

This year's Methodist Conference will be held at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, London from 4 - 11 July. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church and meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world.

The Conference's representative session will open on Saturday 6 July with the induction of the President, the Revd Ruth Gee, and the Vice-President, Dr Daleep Mukarji. Following Sunday morning worship on 7 July, Methodist presbyters and deacons will be ordained in venues across the London District. Over 5,000 tickets have been distributed for the weekend events of the Conference.

Justin Welby,the Archbishop of Canterbury, will talk on the topic, Resourcing a Search for the Common Good. After his talk, he will take questions from members of the Conference.

The debate on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, will take place on the afternoon of Monday 8 July. A report to accompany this debate will soon be available to read online via the Methodist Conference website.

Video of the debates will be streamed live online through the Methodist Conference website

The Conference is a gathering of 306 representatives drawn from each Methodist district, along with some who have been elected by the Conference, together with some ex officio members, and international, ecumenical and youth representatives.

The Methodist conference website is at


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