File downloads

Here you will find documents relating to circuit life which you may like to refer to or download.

If you don't see what you are looking for, it may be that you will need to login to the site. This will give you access to some additional papers such as meeting agendas, reports and other items.

If you are a member of a circuit meeting, or a local preacher, or hold some other office within the life of the circuit and do not yet have a login, please contact Jonathan via the circuit office.

Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice

Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain respect your privacy and are committed to protecting all personal information (personal data).

The Methodist Church privacy notice lets you know how we look after personal data which either has been provided to us or we obtain and hold about people and explains privacy rights and how the law protects people.

Spotlight magazine

Once a quarter, the circuit produces a magazine with news of all our churches and other articles. Some of those things appear on this website, but not everything! So if you want a greater insight into the life of our circuit, please do download Spotlight and have a read!

Current circuit plan

A copy of the plan for the current quarter. This tells people who is preaching where and can be printed off. However, the most up-to-date information is best obtained from the Worship tab where you can enter churches or individuals and see their upcoming appointments.

Safeguarding policy

Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain respect your privacy and are committed to protecting all personal information (personal data).

The Methodist Church privacy notice lets you know how we look after personal data which either has been provided to us or we obtain and hold about people and explains privacy rights and how the law protects people.

Positive Working Together

This booklet is a summary of the guidelines which have been produced to assist districts, circuits and local churches in dealing with bullying and harassment.

This guidance provides information and resources on how to promote positive working and manage conflict with the church.

Trustee Expenses Policy

This policy sets out the basis on the which any expenses incurred by trustees of the Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Methodist circuit will be paid and the process for claiming.

The circuit does not expect trustees to be out of pocket in respect of work carried out for the charity and encourages trustees to submit claims for reasonable expenses incurred whilst carrying out their duties as a trustee.

Social Media Guidelines

A healthy Christian community is a safe place of mutual care, where all people feel valued, loved and respected.

These guidelines encapsulate advice on how to engage on social media in such a way as to reflect those values.

Disciplinary Procedure

Our circuit's disciplinary procedure

Employee and Volunteer Expenses Policy

This policy sets out the basis on the which any expenses incurred by employees or volunteers of the Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Methodist circuit will be paid and the process for claiming.

The circuit does not expect employees or volunteers to be out of pocket in respect of work carried out for the charity and encourages both employees and volunteers to submit claims for reasonable expenses incurred whilst carrying out their duties.

Grievance Procedure

Our circuit's disciplinary procedure

Health and Safety Policy

Our circuit's health and safety policy

Sickness and Absence Policy

Our circuit's sickness and absence policy

Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Policy

Our circuit's equality, diversion and inclusion policy

The Journey Ahead

A report prepared by the Revd Jonathan Todd on behalf of the Circuit Meeting, following conversations with the individual churches, looking at various ways in which the circuit can move forward in terms of mission, outreach and our spiritual life together.

This report has been commended to the churches for discussion and feedback. There will be a special Circuit Meeting on 2nd March where the report will be the sole thing on the agenda.

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Equality and Diversity

The Methodist Church adopted the Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity in 2021. The aim of the Strategy is to help churches to become as fully inclusive as possible and address matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), recognising this to be a crucial witness to the Gospel of God's love for all in Christ.

The South-East District, in order to support and implement various strands of the Strategy, has appointed Deeptima Massey and Daniela Warr Schori in joint voluntary roles. They will help churches, circuits and the district to uphold EDI values of dignity, respect, inclusion and love for all, and promote good relations and practices in the life of the church. Through this role, the District will also shape the culture of the churches to become a place of belonging and inclusion for everyone and celebrate diversity.

Deeptima is based in the Brighton and Hove Methodist Circuit. In February 2020, she was accredited as a local preacher. She is passionate about EDI values as besides its theological underpinning, it challenges her to step outside her comfort zone and accept and embrace everyone just as they are creating a sense of belonging for one and all.

Daniela (Dan) is based at Trinity Methodist Church, Woking in the Wey Valley Circuit. She is the church administrator, and coordinator for the Foundry project, supporting community development activities. The project is part funded by the District. Dan has an interest in the language of Gender, and has worked in EDI roles for many years.

If you'd like to get involved with our work please contact Deeptima or Dan.

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The Four Alls of Methodism
  • All are loved by God.
  • All need to know of that love.
  • All can know that love.
  • All can be loved to the uttermost.
  • All are loved by God.
  • All need to know of that love.
  • All can know that love.
  • All can be loved to the uttermost.