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Wesleyan Reform Union

 

Wesleyan Reform Union

The Wesleyan Reform Union is an Independent Methodist Connexion based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1859 by the members of the Wesleyan Reform movement who did not join the United Methodist Free Churches

Statement of Faith

The Wesleyan Reform Union Statement of Faith was accepted at a conference in 1970: Modified by conference of 2008.

Structure

The head of the Wesleyan Reform Union is the Union President, who presides over the General Committee. The General Committee consists of up to 20 elected members plus representatives from various Union committees. There is also a President Designate. People are elected to each of these positions annually by delegates to a Conference. The General Secretary takes care of business matters.

At the local level, churches follow one of two schemes. They may elect a President and a Vice President, or they may elect a Leadership Group. These positions are generally voted on annually. In the case of a Leadership Group, a Minister may also be elected. The position of Trustees may be implemented as well.

Wesleyan Reform Union churches are self-governing. Local leadership has final authority in local matters. Many churches are organized into Circuits which has Quarterly Meetings; four each year.

The WRU headquarters are in Sheffield and it has around 100 congregations across Yorkshire, the Midlands, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall and Scotland.

External links

  • Wesleyan Reform Union Website
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