Welcome to our District Website.
The South East District of the Methodist Church covers the counties of Kent, East and West Sussex and parts of Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire as well as Malta and Gibraltar.
We are a group of Christian disciples committed to following Jesus in a Methodist way. That means we want to put our faith in practice through worship, learning and caring, serving others and evangelism working wherever possible in partnership with others.
This website tells you about what the District does to support the work of our 19 Circuits and 206 churches. You can find out about opportunities for learning and development; how to apply for funding and how to get in touch with District Officers.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this website so that we can make any changes to make it more accessible or useful. So if you have any comments, please make them by clicking here.
Vice President's Sermon - Sunday, 7 March 2021
District Testimony Service
The District Testimony Service for Rev Dan Balsdon who is a Minister in the West Sussex (Coast and Downs) circuit was held on Sunday, 7th February 2021. Dan's ordination was postponed from summer 2020 due to the pandemic and will now be held at 6pm on 18th April 2021 at Westminster Central Hall, London.
Please click here to be taken to the West Sussex Coast and Downs Circuit YouTube Channel where you can view the Testimony Service.
The District Testimony Service for Rev Naomi Oates who is a Minister in the North Kent circuit is being held on Saturday, 12 June 2021 at 2pm.
Please click here to be taken to the North Kent YouTube Channel where you can view the Testimony Service.
Worship during the coronavirus pandemic
A FREE phone service to hear prayers and news from the Methodist Church has been launched which is updated weekly on a Thursday evening.
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478
Below are Acts of Worship which have been prepared by Rev Dr David Hinchliffe, District Chair, Rev Helen Hollands, Assistant Chair, Rev Deborah Cornish, Assistant Chair and Rev Sam Funnell, Assistant Chair:
Please click here for the latest advice on Reopening our Church Buildings for Worship.
The Methodist Church has released updated information to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The guidance and resources can be found by clicking here. The information is likely to change, so do check for updates.
17 May 2021 - The Government has updated the Safe Use of Places of Worship to include details of how restrictions will be lifted for churches in England. Please click here to see the latest Coronavirus Guidance for Property issued by the Methodist Church
15 January 2021 - The latest guidance for Places of Worship was published on 11 January. Please click here to see the latest Coronavirus Guidance for Property isused by the Methodist Church
5 January 2021 - Following the Prime Minister's statement on 4 January 2021, a new National Lockdown has been announced in England. Please click here to see the latest Coronavirus Guidance for Property issued by the Methodist Church.
21 October 2020 - Click here to see how the Covid alert levels affect churches
17 October 2020 - To read the latest update from the District Chair, Rev Dr David Hinchliffe, please click here
19 March 2020 - To read Update 2 from the District Chair, Rev Dr David Hinchliffe please click here.
17 March 2020 - To read Update 1 from the District Chair, Rev Dr David Hinchliffe please click here.