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Local Preachers

One of the hallmarks of British Methodism is its celebration of lay leadership in local circuits and churches, particularly in the form of local preachers. Much more than just ‘pulpit filling,’ local preachers serve in pastoral teams with individuals and groups in their local areas, volunteer with circuit and district initiatives and sharpen their skills and theological knowledge in training events. 

If you want to find out more about becoming a Local Preacher, contact your Circuit Superintendent or the District Office.

What is a Methodist Local Preacher?

Local preachers are those who have been accredited to preach God's word and lead His people in worship.  Originally, the term local preacher showed the difference between those who stayed in a local area and those who moved around the country as ministers (presbyters). 

Becoming a Local Preacher

If you are interested in becoming a local preacher, click here for more information.

Study Days for 2017

(All events at Wesley's Chapel unless otherwise stated).


20 May- Holiness and Justice. (At King’s Building, Kings College, London).

15 July- All Age Worship – led by Vicci Davidson 

23 September – tbc

11 November- Evangelism - led by Trey Hall 


Continuing Local Preacher Development Resources 

28 January 2017- Click here to download Icons and Imagery led by Jo and Jayson Cox-Darling.

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