Details of the District Property advice and policy.
Information and advice from the District Property Secretary, will appear from time to time on this page:
Property Matters is published by the Methodist Church in March, June, September and December. The June 2013 edition includes an article about online annual returns. This has been demonstrated at the recent Resourcing Mission Forum and will go ‘live’ in July. We hope that in the future this will reduce the amount of repetition (and also storage) which was involved in completing paper format copies, at the same time as making the information more accessible to users. We have also included an article of an initiative being introduced at Portsmouth Cathedral, which may be of interest to those who have churches that are either under-used or closed. An article about the new Statistics for Mission web map tool, which can be found on the Methodist Church Website, is included. We would also encourage you to look at the Arthur Rank Resources links which include examples of creative use of buildings to make them more sustainable within their communities. An example from the Brunswick Methodist Church in Newcastle tells the story of their development of a listed building and the different uses by the community, demonstrating that you can usefully adapt listed buildings to serve mission purposes, and the benefits of having an outward-looking focus which encourages people in.
Methodist Insurance PLC – Church Property Appeal Grants Scheme
The Board of Methodist Insurance has established a grants scheme to respond to appeals for financial assistance from churches in the Methodist Church in Britain for small projects relating to building restoration, development and repair. CLICK HERE for more information and an application form
Methodist Insurance PLC - Dialogue Newsletter
Spring / Summer 2012 Edition CLICK HERE to download. Articles include:- · Risk Assessments help defend claims for slips, trips and falls · Methodist Insurance teams ready for conference · How to choose the best insurance for your home
Autumn / Winter Edition 2012 CLICK HERE to download.
Spring / Summer Edition 2013 CLICK HERE to download.
LEGAL MATTERS There is now a separate page on legal matters including standard forms of licences for use of premises CLICK HERE
Resources for Rural Places of Worship is a free online resource developed in response to findings that, for many, church buildings are a drain of time, energy and money. It signposts people from churches of all denominations to the broadest range of available information and help.Click here for more information
The company Ad Hoc Guardians who offer a property guardian service have produced a powerpoint presentation about their services. CLICK HERE to view the presentation
Property Information Leaflets