The Methodist Church    
December 2018
Property Matters
The Methodist Church

Dear readers, greetings!

We have reached December and Advent has begun, leading to Christmas. At this most expectant time of our year, I wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

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Just before the start of Advent, it is St Andrew’s day. I think of him as possibly the first person to engage with social media! As a ‘fisher of men’, Andrew not only brought the first ‘foreigners’ to meet Jesus, he also encouraged people to share their food with their neighbours. At this troubled time, we should perhaps follow his example, and I would encourage you to look on the Joint Public Issues Team webpages at the many issues of peace and justice that we should be championing

In this issue of the newsletter, there are many fascinating articles, including pieces on the consents system, property and the Connexional Property Strategy, the handbook on property policy and planning, as well as updates from both Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes (TMCP) and Methodist Insurance. I hope you find them all interesting and informative.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the newsletter, or ideas for an article that you feel would be useful, do send me an email. I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months. If you are planning a meeting on property, please feel free to send me an invite.

Christmas season joy to you all.



Richard Farmery, Facilities and Property Coordinator



Tel: 0207 467 5190. Email:




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