Pensions

Trustees of the PASLEMC Login

Trustees of the MMPS Login

These pages contain information about the two defined benefit schemes adminstered by the Methodist Church Pensions Office.

Here you will find details about membership of each Scheme and the benefits of contributing to a highly regarded, final salary occupational pension scheme.  A pension is one of the most important and valuable benefits available from the Methodist Church. 

Locally employed lay employees - Pension arrangements for locally employed lay employees are managed locally and are not covered by these pages.  For further details of the arrangements that are available to locally employed employees please click on this link.


Pension and Assurance Scheme for Lay Employees of the Methodist Church (PASLEMC)

From 1 September 2013, The Methodist Council will automatically be enrolling those eligible jobholders that are not already members into the Pension and Assurance Scheme for Lay Employees of the Methodist Church (PASLEMC). 

Those who are not eligible as at 1 September 2013 are able to opt in to the Scheme.  You may also be auto enrolled at a later date, if you subsequently meet the criteria for auto enrolment.

Methodist Ministers' Pension Scheme (MMPS)

From 1 September 2013, The Methodist Church will automatically be enrolling those eligible Ministers that are not already members into the Methodist Ministers' Pension Scheme (MMPS). 

Those who are not eligible as at 1 September 2013 are able to opt in to the Scheme.  You may also be auto enrolled at a later date, if you subsequently meet the criteria for auto enrolment.

Both Schemes

How to opt out

If you wish to opt out you should contact the Pensions Office to get the appropriate opt out form: Tel: 0207 486 5502 or email: pensionshelp@methodistchurch.org.uk

You should note that legislation will not permit you to opt out of the Scheme until you have been automatically enrolled. 

Reminder

Anyone who opts out or stops making payments will be automatically enrolled back into the appropriate pension scheme at a later date (usually every three years). This is because your circumstances may have changed and it may be the right time for you to start saving. We will contact you when this happens, and you can opt out if it's still not right for you. 

  • Pensions in the NewsThis section contains news items relating to pensionsRead more  
  • Contact the Pensions TeamContact Details for the Pensions Office and the Trustee of both MMPS & PASLEMC Read more  
  • Lay Employees' Pension SchemePension & Assurance Scheme for Lay Employees of the Methodist Church (PASLEMC)Read more  
  • Methodist Ministers' Pension SchemeThe Methodist Pension Scheme for ordained peopleRead more  
  • Links to more informationLinks to other pension-related websitesRead more  
  • National Fraud Initiative (NFI)Both the Methodist Ministers' Pension Scheme (MMPS) and the Pension and Assurance Scheme for Lay Employees of the Methodist Church participate in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI).Read more  
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