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Board Member for TMCP





Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes (TMCP) are recruiting new members for their Board. Applications will be invited from lay and ordained members of the Methodist Church.

For further information or an informal conversation contact the Chair, Ian White []. TMCP will be holding meetings with applicants during April 2024.

What does TMCP do?

TMCP is the Custodian Trustee of almost all Methodist property, land and model trust money.

There are a number of different aspects to our work at TMCP, but a key part is guiding the Managing Trustees through the potential pitfalls of Charity Law, Methodist law and other legislation. We also have oversight of GDPR across the Connexion.

One of our primary aims is to guide and assist local churches so that they can engage more fully, and safely, in resourcing mission and ministry.

What are the duties and responsibilities of the Board? The Board of Trustees consists of up to 16 members, with equal numbers of ministers and lay persons who are drawn from all walks of life, to maintain a balance of skills in discharging trustee duties. Board members are appointed by the Methodist Conference on the nomination of the Board which seeks to maintain a balance of appropriate professional expertise and Methodist experience.

The Board reports annually to the Conference.  

How does the Board operate?

The Board currently meets three times a year usually in-person at our offices in Central Buildings Manchester. Some meetings are held by Teams or Zoom. The role is voluntary but full travel expenses are paid.

The Board works through four committees:  an Executive Committee, an Audit and Risk Committee, Investment Committee and a Grants Committee. All committees are drawn from the Board, Chief Executive and Senior Management Team and meet several times a year. The skills offered by Board members are considered in the appointment to these committees.

What can you offer to the board?

The Board is looking for new trustees who can bring expertise or experience of one or more of the following: Corporate Governance, Finance and Accounting, business systems and structures, local church, district and connexion. Perhaps most important is an enthusiasm to support the calling and mission of the Methodist church.


As with all aspects of the Methodist church we are committed to Equality Diversity and Inclusion.

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