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The Methodist Council has has agreed to nominate the Rev Gareth Powell to serve as the Secretary of the Conference from 1 September 2015.
The director of the Baptist Union of Scotland has criticised plans to bomb Iraq, saying Arab Christian leaders do not support western military action.
Attempts to gain widespread support for bombing Iraq suffered a setback today as they were criticised by two of Britain's biggest Christian denominations.
The Church of Sweden has become the latest Christian group to abandon shares in fossil fuels, adding to the pressure on other churches to follow suit.
The Methodist Church, meeting in Birmingham for its annual, Conference, has made a commitment to taking a major step forward in its relationship with the Church of England.
The General Secretary of the Methodist Church has encouraged Methodists to rise to the challenge of falling membership figures.
A major research project will reveal the scope of families work in the majority of UK Churches. Exploring the Family Ministry Landscape is thought to be the first project of its kind in the UK
Church of England and Methodist leaders have issued a joint statement to their Churches recommending actions to progress the Anglican-Methodist Covenant.
The General Secretary of the Methodist Church and Secretary of the Methodist Conference has announced his intention to step down from his current post in August 2015.
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, says the Arms Trade Treaty is a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed".