Representative Synod

Made up of local ministers and lay members who have been elected by the churches, the London District Representative Synod has almost 400 voting members which meet twice a year in spring and autumn at Westminster Central Hall.  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 Synod Secretary, Denise Tomlinson


Presbyteral Synod

The Presbyteral Synod is a meeting of the 200 plus presbyters in the District that meets annually in the Spring of each year. 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.


For further information contact Presbyteral Synod Secretary, Revd Dr Andy Lyons.

Dates of Future Synods


*COVID-19 UPDATE: Please be advised that we are continually monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and guidelines surrounding social distancing. We are aware that the format of Synod (particularly Representative Synod in September 2020), will need to be revised. Details of this new format will be provided in due course and we ask for your patience whilst this is considered.


Presbyteral Synod

  • Thursday 04 March 2021, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Representative Synod

  • Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

  • Saturday 17 April 2021, 10.00am - 2.00pm 

  • Saturday 18 September 2021, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

  • Saturday 02 April 2022, 10.00am - 2.00pm 

  • Saturday 17 September 2022, 10.00am - 4.00pm 


For summaries of proceedings and relevant materials released at the event:

Representative Autumn Synod 2019 (06 April)

Revd Dr Martyn Atkins on 'Evangelism' - PDF Format

Representative Autumn Synod 2018 (15 September)

Secretary's Minutes

Synod Business Session Digest

Keynote Address

Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler

'Our Calling' - PDF Format

Keynote Address

Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler

'Our Calling' - PowerPoint Format

Representative Spring Synod 2018 (28 April)

Secretary's Minutes

Notes from Keynote Speaker,

Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Ms Jill Baker

Representative Autumn Synod 2017 (09 September)

Secretary's Minutes

Representative Spring Synod 2017 (06 May)

Secretary's Minutes

Photo Montage: Celebration of Lay Leaders

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

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