A brief overview of the structure within which we operate:
The Methodist Church in the UK. All Methodist churches in the UK are governed by the Methodist Conference, which is drawn from equal numbers of lay and ordained members, and meets each year in July. Officers in the national church are elected by the Conference. The President of Conference holds office for one year, a year in which he visits every district in the country. Further details can be found at www.methodist.org.uk
The Wirral Methodist Circuit is part of the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church and comprises 26 churches on the Wirral. Its governing body is the Circuit meeting, comprising the ordained staff and elected members from the different churches. Its role is to oversee and promote the work of the church. It appoints staff and maintains the manses in which they live. It was formed on 1st September 2009 throught the amalgamation or the four circuits on the Wirral. Further information about the Wirral Circuit can be found at www.wirralmethodist.btck.co.uk
Heswall Methodist Church is governed by its Church Council. The Church Council is formally constituted from elected members of the church. They act as holding trustees of the property on behalf of the Methodist Church and are responsible for directing and overseeing the work of the church in Heswall. Its chief officers are its Treasurer and the Church stewards. The Church Stewards are normally appointed for 3 years and assist the minister in directing and facilitating the church's activities.