The Southampton District of the Methodist Church covers all of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, extends to Dorset and Somerset in the West and up into Berkshire and south Oxfordshire.  We have over 80 ministers serving over 200 churches, ranging from small rural communities to large urban conurbations, from coastal towns to major cities to the delights of the New Forest.

Our District Chair is Revd Andrew de Ville and you can contact his PA, Sarah Pothecary here

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Latest News

Cost of living crisis

by Sarah Pothecary, 8th August 2022

From Action for Children:Following cuts to Universal Credit, soaring energy bills and prices rising at their fastest rate in 30 years, low-income families are enduring a miserable time.Our frontline…

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News of a local repair cafe reaches Australia!

by Sarah Pothecary, 26th July 2022

News of a local repair cafe reaches Australia!The now well-established and successful Repair Cafe in the Meon Valley - also up for a BBC Environment Award (see the Good News section) - has achieved…

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MWiB Vacancies

by Sarah Pothecary, 15th July 2022

Applications are invited for:President of Methodist Women in Britain and Communications Coordinator PresidentThis is an exciting opportunity to shape the role and the future of the organisationIs God…

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Module training- last slots in August!

1st August 2022 – 31st August 2022

In order to meet the 31 August deadline for WLs and LPs to have their Advanced Module training, the District Safeguarding and Learning Network teams have worked hard to create more slots in August,…

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Understanding Modern Day Slavery: A Safeguarding Webinar

21st September 2022 – 22nd September 2022

40.3 million people are in slavery worldwide (Global Slavery Index, 2018). Most of these are women and girls (71%). And the problem does not stop at the UK border.Run in partnership with the…

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Q&A - Local Preachers' Secretaries, Tutors and all Ministers

1st October 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Bob Bartindale (Connectional Local Preachers Officer) is leading a ‘question and answer’ session for Local Preachers’ Secretaries, Local Preachers’ Tutors and Circuit Ministers within the Southampton…

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