About


The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church under God.  It has responsibility for the government, discipline, management and administration of the life of the Church. Members of the Conference hold a trustee responsibility.  The Conference is also a place for worship, thanksgiving, Ordination and celebration.

The business of the Conference is done by seeking the will of God through conferring together.  Members of the Conference are representatives, not delegates.

The Background page explains more about how the Conference came into being, what it does and who the members are.

The Conference meets for eight days from Thursday to the following Thursday around the last week of June or first week of July.  The 2017 Conference will take place from Thursday 22 June - Thursday 29 June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole at the National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PP.

Live streaming

The 2016 Conference was streamed live on this website on Friday 1 July 14:15 - 14:45 (Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance) and from 14:15 Saturday 2 July onwards (unless in closed session). Ordination Services were not streamed. All webcasts were available for a month after the Conference has adjourned. Worship services and addresses from the 2016 Methodist Conference are available to view through the link below.

Watch sessions from the 2016 Conference