Methodist Church in Ireland

Methodist Church In Ireland

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Methodist

Moderator

Reverend Donald P. Ker[1]

Associations

World Council of Churches, World Methodist Council

Geographical area

Ireland

Origin

1784

Separated from

Church of Ireland

Congregations

232[2]

Members

53,668[3]

Ministers

108[4]

Secondary schools

2

Official Website

http://www.irishmethodist.org

The Methodist Church in Ireland is a Wesleyan / Methodist church that operates across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on an all Ireland basis, It is the 4th largest Christian denomination in both jurisdictions and on the island as a whole. For the year ending 31st December 2007, there were 108 Methodist ministers, 230 Local Preachers and over sixty employed lay people in active work in Ireland serving 232 congregations, which combine to form a total community of 53,668 people[5]. In recent years the Methodist Church in Ireland has begun to run against the trend in Christian churches and has experienced a large and significant increase in membership, especially in urban areas which have long been a focus of the church. The governing body of the Methodist Church in Ireland is the Annual Conference.

From: Wikipedia



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