District Mission

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

As a District, as circuits, and as churches, we seek to embrace ‘Our Calling’ and the Priorities of the Methodist Church, and through the District we shall:
  • provide resources for God’s work and mission;
  • initiate and support new, ground-breaking mission and ministry initiatives;
  • create and maintain a dynamic programme of learning and development in ministry;
  • promote opportunities for growth in Christian discipleship, including faith sharing;
  • encourage ecumenical and interfaith relationships;
  • nurture prayer, spirituality and the release of gifts and skills in the service of Christ;
  • equip and enable people to engage with the issues of justice, equality, peace and the environment;
  • inspire and enable information sharing and good practice, to ensure the existence of appropriate, flexible structures, and clear communication channels;
  • emphasise the need to be imaginative and innovative in the use of personnel and property.
Guided by God’s Spirit, we seek to be:
  • Open to God
  • Open to Life
  • Open to the World
  • Open to You