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 2023


Presbyteral Synod 2023              Wednesday 1st March - Christchurch & Wimborne

Spring Synod 2023                       Saturday 22nd April - Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey

Autumn Synod 2023                     Saturday 16th Sept - Dorset South & West 

Please contact Synod Secretary Sandy Coates for any queries


Wednesday 7th June

Wednesday 4th October

Please contact DPC Secretary Paul Yarrien for any queries or 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.