The Legal & Constitutional Practice Team have asked TMCP to remind Managing Trustees about the new guidance on mergers and acquisitions under Standing Orders 605A and 942 published on the Methodist Church Website in February 2023.
Please refer to the Guidance on church mergers and amalgamations page of the Methodist Church website for full guidance and sample resolutions regarding schemes to amalgamate Local Churches into a multi-site Local Church under Standing Orders 605A and 942. Although this is not the only way such a scheme/arrangement can take place, the guidance and resolutions focus on a scheme where two or more Local Churches wish to form a single multi-site Local Church together in different buildings. This is a scheme where one Local Church Council oversees two or more Methodist congregations meeting in different buildings under SO 942(1).
Further guidance on mergers and amalgamations is available from the Legal & Constitutional Practice Team at: email@example.com