Presbyteral Synod

The Presbyteral Synod is a meeting of the 200 plus presbyters in the District that meets annually in the Spring. At this time the Presbyters discuss the life of the church, especially any matters that come from the Conference. They receive reports about candidates and ordinands for the ministry, they hear testimony from presbyters who are retiring and obituaries of colleagues who have died in the last year, and they renew their commitment to their ministry.


Our Presbyteral Synod Secretary is Revd Roz Hollingsworth. For further information on Presbyteral Synod, please email Revd Roz Hollingsworth

Representative Synod

Made up of local ministers and lay members who have been elected by their churches, the London District Representative Synod has almost 400 voting members which meet twice a year in spring and autumn at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Everyone is welcome to attend the Representative Synod, although non-registered attendees will be unable to vote on the business. 

Its work is co-ordinated by the District Chairs, Synod Secretary and Synod Planning Group. For further information please contact the Synod Secretary, Denise Tomlinson.

Dates of future Synods

Presbyteral Synod
  • Thursday 03 March | 10am - 2pm | To be held online

  • Thursday 02 March 2023 | 10am - 4pm

  • Thursday 07 March 2024 | 10am - 4pm 

Representative Synod
  • Saturday 30 April | 10am - 2pm

  • Saturday 17 September | 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday 22 April 2023 | 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday 16 September 2023 | 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday 20 April 2024 | 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday 21 September 2024 | 10am - 4pm

Notes from past Synods

For summaries of archived Synod proceedings, please contact the District Team.