In view of the current position and Government guidance regarding COVID-19, TMCP has put measures in place to allow for remote working for the team. This will ensure compliance with Government directives, will minimise exposure to direct personal contact and protect the team and their families while allowing us to continue working.
We would ask that Managing Trustees and their instructed professionals ensure (wherever possible) that all correspondence, engrossment documents and schedules are sent via email rather than the post in the first instance. Scanned copies of signed application schedules are acceptable. The reason for this is with staff members working remotely, or in the event of the office needing to be closed, it will be more efficient to manage incoming correspondence via email and to arrange for sealing which will help to minimise the disruption caused to our normal working pattern and to Managing Trustees.
Important notice - Mail sent to TMCP
An application has been made for TMCP’s incoming post to be diverted following the closure of our offices on 25th March, but due to a delay in the Royal Mail implementing this divert the incoming post has not been delivered yet and may be returned to senders in due course.
During this period of remote working, staff will have access to our core IT systems and will continue to be contactable by telephone using the direct telephone numbers included at the foot of emails received from us. If you have any queries for our Finance or Legal sections, it would assist us greatly if these can be submitted by email or via our contact form and our staff will respond by email or telephone as soon as they are able, normally within one working day.
We will of course provide further updates as necessary and a ‘FAQ’ page is available in the resources linked to this page to address any common questions we are getting about how to deal with the current challenges presented by this pandemic. We will publish further information on anything that may impact you directly in due course. Please refer to the News Hub for any further announcements and sign up on the News Hub page for email alerts if you have not already done so.
Guidance from the Methodist Church Connexional Team:
World Health Organisation information:
NHS information and guidance:
Guidance from the ICO regarding Data Protection:
If Managing Trustees have any specific queries then please contact TMCP for further assistance