Synod

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 Ros Hollingsworth.

Dates of Future Synods


Presbyteral Synod

  • Thursday 03 March 2022, 10am - 4pm


Representative Synod

  • Saturday 18 September 2021, 10am - 4pm

  • Saturday 30 April 2022, 10am - 2pm

  • Saturday 17 September 2022, 10am - 4pm

Representative Autumn Synod - 14 September 2019 - 'Journeying Together in Love, Faith and Joy.'


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Representative Spring Synod - 25 April 2020


Please note that this Synod was cancelled due to Covid-19. Essential business was conducted remotely to cover the following:

  • Clapham & Lambeth Circuit merger
  • Bandon Hill Methodist Church – discontinuing public service
  • Re-invitation of Revd Nigel Cowgill

All resolutions were passed.




Representative Autumn Synod - 19 September 2020


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Representative Spring Synod (06 April 2019) - 'Evangelism'


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Representative Spring Synod - 17 April 2021


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Representative Autumn Synod - 18 September 2021


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