Church Webmap Advanced Version

The Advanced Version of the Methodist Webmap shows the extent of districts, circuits and network regions and displays detailed information on churches and church activity relative to the local context.
The webmap links up geographical and postcode data with the results of the annual Statistics for Mission returns round and data held by other organisations (the Office for National Statistics, the Church of England, partner charities).  The information is presented in a way which aims to help users understand more about their churches, the people they serve, and the communities in which they are located.

NEWS October 2016

The Strategic Research Team is excited to announce a major update to the Advanced Church webmap. 

This new update will introduce:

  • A simpler but more powerful interface, allowing maps to be viewed (and printed) full screen.
  • Graphs of data over time, allowing much easier identification of trends. This will happen automatically and requires no user effort.
  • Aggregation of data to circuit and district level to help inform mission planning in different contexts and meetings.
  • Government data aggregated to circuit level to help circuits and churches better to understand their ministry.
  • More use of groups and outreach data to help see the complete picture of the activities of a church.

This update is currently at the pilot stage, and we are looking for people to test the new site in advance of its public launch.

This is in part to identify pre-launch bugs and issues, but we also want to hear of ways the map could better support your ministry and decision making. Are there specific charts or graphs which would be helpful to add? Is there a function you would like to see which is currently not available?

If you would like to take part in this pilot, please email

Download the current User's Guide (pdf) (updated August 2014)

For further help, guidance, suggestions and feedback, please contact the Research & Statistics Team