The Methodist Connexion is the linking together of churchesChurches are grouped together in Circuits within a District.  To find out more about what makes the Methodist Church different and how it is organised, have a look at the national website.

Our District (number 26), extends north into Oxfordshire and includes most of Berkshire, parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, with major areas of Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Key Dates for 2024


Presbyteral Synod 2024              Wednesday 13th March - Newbury MC, Kennet & Test Valley circuit

Spring Synod 2024                      Saturday 20th April - St James Rd MC, Shirley, Southampton circuit

Autumn Synod 2024                     Saturday 21st Sept - United Church, Winchester, Winchester Eastleigh & Romsey circuit

Please contact Synod Secretary Sandy Coates with any queries


Thursday 11th January

Saturday 16th March

Wednesday 5th June

Please contact DPC Secretary Paul Yarrien with any queries or for advice


District Vision & Priorities

District Vision

We will be a District where Circuits, Local Churches and individuals of all ages are accompanied and encouraged to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ and participate in God’s mission in the power of the Holy Spirit.

District Priorities
  1. to give priority in using our finite resources to support Circuits that are engaging positively in the reshaping for mission process;
  2. to support Local Churches and Circuits in providing a safe professional and legal environment;
  3. to encourage Local Churches to explore and trial new ways of being ‘church’;
  4. to encourage and resource Christian learning and discipleship across the District;
  5. to develop partnerships within the District and the wider global and ecumenical context focused on mission, and to engage with the inter-faith landscape.