The Connexional Team have produced a series of ‘Essential Trustee Guide,’ videos for Managing Trustees now available on the Methodist Church Website:

A series of ‘Essential Trustee Guide,’ videos have been uploaded to the Methodist Church website.


They can be accessed using the following link  :

The video features the Conference Office’s Former Governance Adviser, Andrew Thorpe-Apps. He is joined by Ben Brice and Kay Rumford of Blake Morgan LLP, one of the five firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, trained in the specificities of Methodist Law, Polity and best practice. Full details of legal issues on which the Panel Solicitors can advise Managing Trustees can be found on the Panel Solicitor page on TMCP’s website.


Topics covered in the videos include dealing with conflicts of interest, managing risk and the Charity Law formalities that must be observed in respect of property transactions, amongst others. The playlist also includes a shorter ‘highlights,’ video.
The videos are a must watch for Local Church, Circuit and District Trustees in need of a refresher or anyone considering becoming a Managing Trustee for the first time.


Further guidance about charity trusteeship in general and Managing Trusteeship specifically can be found on the Charity Commission’s website and the Trustee Guide webpage on the Methodist Church website respectively.
For specific queries about trusteeship, please contact


Helen Byrne
Executive Officer: Legal and Constitutional Practice