Wantage Methodist Church is part of the Wantage and Abingdon Circuit of the Methodist Church, which in turn is part of the Northampton District.
Like all Methodist Churches, it is the Church Council that is the Governing Body.
It's members are Managing Trustees with overall responsibility for all that goes on within the life of the church. Managing Trustees need to be members of the Methodist Church.
As a rule, the Church Council meets three times a year; in February, June and October but additional meetings can be called if necessary by giving two weeks written notice prior to the meeting.
Church Council meetings are open to anyone to attend, but only those who are Managing Trustees are eligible to vote on issues and resolutions.
Some of the Managing Trustees are appointed to the Church Council by the nature of the positions they hold or responsibilities they carry out e.g. Church Stewards etc., others are elected to serve on the Church Council at the General Church Meeting which is held annually, usually around March/April.
Those who are currently serving on our Church Council at the moment are;
Revd Keith Underhill
Church Council Secretary
Pastoral Committee Sec
Movers & Shakers
Property & Finance Committee
(as agreed by the Circuit Stewards)
Members elected from the General Church Meeting:
We have a number of other Committees that report to and act on behalf of the Church Council and have specific remits and tasks across the life of the Church
Property and Finance Committee
Pastoral Committee Committee
Movers and Shakers
Further details about these can be found under the Committees section of this website