Managing Trustees

Guidance for Methodist Trustees

Role Of A Trustee?(PDF) - last updated 2009
Guidance for managing trustees on Church Councils, Circuit Meeting and the District Trustees??

Role Of A Trustee?[printer-friendly text only version] (PDF) - last updated 2009

Managing Trustees and their responsibilities (PDF)?- last updated 2006

Guidance for charities with connection to a non-charity - last updated 2019

Managing conflicts of interest (PDF) - last updated 2019

Rules for automatic disqualification of trustees and senior managers (PDF) - last updated 2018

Implementing the Charity Governance Code: a Toolkit for Micro Charities (PDF)?- last updated June 2019?

Data protection and retention:

Data protection guidance and toolkit (external link)?

Insurance, risk assessment, security:

Detailed risk assessment documents?for fire risk, asbestos risk and more can be found?in the Property Handbook (link)

Methodist Insurance?have a range of resources for churches, covering various aspects of property management:
Methodist Insurance? Resource?Library (link)
Developing a Church Health and Safety Policy (link)

Personal and church security: police advice and guidance (link)


Managing Trustees and Methodist Money?- last updated 2010; page under review

Guidance on the?Connexional Priority Fund and Replacement Projects? (PDF) - last updated? 04/17

Standard Form of Accounts?(link)

Prepare a Charity Annual Return: Charity Commission guidance?(link)

Example of a Trustees Annual Report (Local Church)?(PDF)
(based on the Charity Commission's model format)

Example of a Trustees Annual Report (Circuit)?(Word doc)


If you need any further information, please contact the Conference Office.?

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