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About District...

The Methodist Church in Great Britain covers from the Shetlands to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands as well as the British mainland - and also Gibraltar and Malta.   The Plymouth and Exeter District is one of thirty-one districts and covers almost all of the county of Devon and about a third of Somerset, as well as small areas of Dorset and Cornwall.  

Safeguarding

As a District, we take the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously. The District Safeguarding Team has a dedicated phone line for Safeguarding concerns: 07794 133797. 

This is not an emergency line, only an answer-phone, questions left will be responded to within a few days. 

Synod

Representative Synod is made up of local ministers and lay members elected by the churches. Representative Synod meets twice a year in Spring and Autumn. Its work is co-ordinated by the District Chair and the Synod Secretary. For further information contact the Synod Secretary, David Clitheroe by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Welcome from Rev Graham Thompson

We are followers of Jesus and part of the worldwide Methodist movement which touches the lives of over 75 million people throughout the world. We are also one of 31 districts which make up the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Please take a look around the site, and if you require any information about the district which can't be found online please feel free to contact us. For regular details of the latest news, events and announcements from the district please join the District's Facebook group or subscribe for free to our regular enews.
There is also a Facebook group for UK Methodists

District Staff & Officers

Graham Thompson
Graham ThompsonDistrict Chair
Graham Thompson
Graham ThompsonDistrict Chair
My role is about oversight - of ministers and their families; other employed staff; churches in the District and as the responsible person for Methodism in this part of the world. I began in September 2014 and am privileged to serve in a great place!

Chrissie Slaney
Chrissie SlaneyDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Chrissie Slaney
Chrissie SlaneyDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Hello! I joined the District Team in 2010. I work part-time and deal with the urgent issues in the Safeguarding field. I am happy to offer advice and support to Safeguarding Officers, Safeguarding Leads, Ministers and Superintendents.

Jo Simpson
Jo SimpsonDistrict Evangelism Enabler
Jo Simpson
Jo SimpsonDistrict Evangelism Enabler
Hi, I’m Jo Simpson, the District Evangelism Enabler, a post which I have held for the past three years. The main focus of my work is in mission and evangelism consultancy, coaching and Fresh Expressions training and development.

Mary-Ann Martin
Mary-Ann MartinDistrict Support Officer
Mary-Ann Martin
Mary-Ann MartinDistrict Support Officer
Hello, I joined the team in 2017. I work from the District Office on a Monday morning and at other times I work remotely. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Mitchell
Rachel Mitchell District Treasurer
Rachel Mitchell
Rachel Mitchell District Treasurer
I am the District Treasurer.

David Clitheroe
David ClitheroeSynod Secretary
David Clitheroe
David ClitheroeSynod Secretary
I am the Secretary of the Representative District Synod which meets in the spring and autumn each year. I am a member at Temple Church in Taunton and a Local Preacher in the Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Circuit.

Regional DMLN Staff

Alison Ball
Alison BallLearning & Development Coordinator (Discipleship Development), South West
Alison Ball
Alison BallLearning & Development Coordinator (Discipleship Development), South West
I coordinate the work of the South West Regional Team of the Learning Network and specialize in Discipleship Development and am the main point of contact for requests for support, suggestions, ideas and feedback on how we are doing and what you would like from us.

Sharon Rowe
Sharon RoweLearning & Development Officer (Church & Community Development), South West
Sharon Rowe
Sharon RoweLearning & Development Officer (Church & Community Development), South West
I work as a Learning & Development Officer in the south west, supporting, developing & training children’s, youth & community work. I am a JNC qualified Youth & Community Worker, with 16 years experience in children’s, youth and community work.

Jon Curtis
Jon CurtisLearning & Development Officer (Ministry Development), South West
Jon Curtis
Jon CurtisLearning & Development Officer (Ministry Development), South West
Hello, I'm Jon - a Learning and Development Officer in the South West region of The Methodist Church, and I work particularly in relation to Ministerial Development. I live in Exeter, have worked academically on how issues of historical Methodism are understood today, and have previously worked as both a Pioneer Minister, and a teacher in the city.

The Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network (DMLN) is committed to the support and encouragement of learning and development across the connexion. Read more about the Learning Network

Learning and development across the connexion is supported by the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network (DMLN). This work has four aims:

  • nurturing and equipping Christ-like disciples
  • challenging and equipping mission-shaped communities
  • forming and equipping those who share in lay and ordained ministry
  • enabling and encouraging creative thinkers in an environment of scholarship, research and innovation.

Alison coordinates the work of the South West Regional Team of the Learning Network and specializes in Discipleship Development and is the main point of contact for requests for support, suggestions, ideas and feedback on how we are doing and what you would like from us. Contact Alison here

Contact District here...

District Office. The Mint Methodist Church. Fore St. Exeter. EX4 3AT.