Forms and Policies

The links on this page allow you to download various of the Circuit's forms and policies.




Ministers, Local Preachers and others wishing to claim expenses from the Circuit should use this form.

Circuit Expense Claim Form (Revised Oct 2014)


Safeguarding Forms

For the various safeguarding forms used by the Methodist Church, click on this link to take you to the page on the Methodist Church website from which you can download forms. For Disclosure & Barring Service checks (formerly), please contact your minister.



Grants from the Model Trust Fund

The Circuit Meeting are the managing trustees of the Circuit Model Trust Fund and may make grants out of the fund to local Churches for building projects, ministry and mission projects or other Methodist purposes approved by the Circuit Meeting. Applications for grants from the Circuit Model Trust Fund should be made using the Grant Application Proforma.

Circuit Model Trust Fund Policy
Grant Application Proforma


Crisis Grants to Circuit Churches

The Crisis Grants process is to be used in cases where a church seeks a grant from the Circuit in a “crisis” situation ie when a church's own reserves are insufficient to address immediate issues that could lead to that church no longer being able to maintain its life of worship, service and mission.

Circuit Crisis Grants Process


Safeguarding Policies

Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy
Click on the following link to download the safeguarding policy of the Methodist Church nationally:

Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Circuit Safeguarding Policy
The Circuit Safeguarding Policy document sets out the Circuit's policy and procedures for the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults (pdf).

Circuit Safeguarding Policy

Groups Using Church Premises
Guidance Note for church Safeguarding Officers and church Lettings Officers regarding groups using church premises - to download, click here.


Data Protection Policy
Click here to download the Methodist Church Managing Trustees' Privacy Policy.

Training Policy

The Circuit Training Policy sets out the basis on which grants can be claimed for training and other courses of study for ministers and deacons and well as church members in the Circuit. Applications for grants should be made on the application form for learning and development.

Circuit Training Policy (pdf)

Application Form for Learning & Development (Word)


Circuit Stewards Role & Function

The Induction Pack for Circuit Stewards sets out the role and function within the Circuit of Circuit Stewards. Note that Circuit Stewards have responsibilities at Circuit level and are distinct from church stewards.

Induction Pack for Circuit Stewards




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