Managing Trustees

Responsibilities of Managing Trustees

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The Methodist Church Guidance in retaining records. (PDF 866 kb)  
Guidance on records management and archiving. 

Questions and Answers - The questions in this leaflet were most commonly raised in a series of roadshow events around the subject of trusteeship. (PDF 99 kb)    

Managing Trustees and their responsibilities (PDF 78 kb)    

Managing Trustees and Methodist Money

New to Property? - A Brief Introduction for Property Stewards (PDF 86 kb)    

Guidance on the Connexional Priority Fund and Replacement Projects  (PDF)

Registrations and Submissions, received by the Charity Commission Up to 31st December 2009 (PDF 91 kb)    

Developing a Church Health and Safety Policy (guidance provided by Methodist Insurance) (Pdf)

Advice & guidance on personal and church security from the Police (Issued to all churches following the terrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in France, July 2016)

Methodist Insurance have provided a range of resources for churches, covering aspects of property management. Also see the Resource Centre on the Methodist Insurance website

Detailed Risk Assessment documents for fire risk, asbestos risk and more, can be found on the Technical Information page.  

Role Of A Trustee Guidance for managing trustees on Church Councils, Circuit Meeting and the District Trustees. (PDF 2.8 Mb)  

Role Of A Trustee As above, text only version (printer friendly) (PDF 81kb)    

Standard Forms of Accounts

Example of a Trustees Annual Report (Local Church) This guidance is aimed at registered charities. This example of a Trustees Annual Report is based on the Charity Commission's own model format. The guidance we have included is in the form of standard responses from a local church and we hope these will be helpful. There are also some general points of principle by way of guidance. (PDF 246 kb)  

Example of a Trustees Annual Report (Circuit)

Trustee Annual Return Copies of screenshots of the Annual Return registered charities will need to complete for the Charity Commission. (PDF 5.8 Mb)    

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