Grant Applications From Circuit Funds

Following approval at Circuit Meetings, there are 2 processes for applying for grants from Circuit funds, these are property related non property related.

The flow charts show the process to be followed in the process to apply for grants and getting permission for property related projects.

Guidelines for Applications v3 (1)



Data Collection – Circuit Directory

Circuit Directory – Collection of Office Holders Data

The circuit is compiling a Directory of Circuit and Church Office Holders, contact details are requested for the following Church Office holders:

  • Senior Church Steward
  • Church Contact (where not the Senior Church Steward)
  • Church Secretary
  • Senior Property Steward
  • Church Treasurer
  • Church Bookings Secretary
  • Organist or Music Contact
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Children/Youth People’s Leader
  • Pastoral Co-ordinator

Letter Ref Data Collection

Data Collection Form – Preferred Method

Data Collection Form – PDF

Data Collection Form – Word



Job Advert – Treasurers

Lincolnshire Methodist District is still looking for a Treasurer, or people willing to be part of a finance team, as Michael May is stepping down from the role later this year. At this time, when we are short of Church Treasurers and a Circuit Treasurer, if you know of anyone in the Circuit who may be interested in stepping into any of these roles, please contact us


Vacancies – Jan 2019

The Circuit Leadership Team is urgently seeking to appoint a Circuit Treasurer and additional Circuit Stewards. We are asking that members consider prayerfully whether they could offer to join the existing circuit stewards and take on one of these roles, which are outlined in the attached documents.

If you, or anyone you know of, is interested in either role, please contact one of the current Circuit Stewards who will be able to answer any questions and chat through the requirements in more detail.


What is to be done? – A Document Which Considers The Future of The Lincoln Methodist Circuit

Please find below the document produced by the Circuit Leadership Team (CLT) – “What is to be Done?”, which considers the future of Lincoln Methodist Circuit.

There are two versions of the document, the full version and an abridged version, for you to print out and distribute to your congregation, or you may email it out as you see fit.
Every Church also has a printed version posted to ensure it is available to as many people as possible.
The statistics have also been presented in a graphical form for ease of analysis.

On November 27th there will be a meeting at Moorland Park Methodist Church (see timeline, Appendix A, both documents). Prior to this it is for discussion within Churches, and while I cannot answer any questions personally, if you do have questions or thoughts that you would like addressing at that meeting you are welcome to send them to me and I will pass them on to the CLT, but there will also be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions at the meeting.

Abridged Version

Full Version



Manse Steward Required

 The Circuit is seeking a Manse Steward for one of the circuit manses.

You will be part of a team of Manse Stewards who’s role is to ensure that the circuit properties provided for the Circuit ministers and their families are well maintained and meet their accommodation needs.

For full details of the role please see the attached role outline. (If you are a home owner with experience of ensuring that your own property is well maintained then you have all the skills necessary for this role).

If you feel this is a role you could undertake or know someone who may be interested please let Sheila Downie, Circuit Steward with lay lead for property know. 01522 539380 or If you would like a chat to understand more about the role then again contact Sheila.


Circuit Management Group – SAVES

As part of Methodist advice on best practice for lay employees, including admin workers, it is recommended that each employee has a management group with whom they meet on a regular basis for support.

The SAVES (supporting volunteers and employees) subgroup of the circuit is recommending that one group covers both admin workers to ensure consistency in approach.

We need a minimum of 3 people to be on the group.

Please see attached terms of reference and role outline.

Please circulate to your church members and if anyone is interested or wants to know more ask them to contact Rev Melanie Greenall or Miss Eleanor Downie, joint leads, SAVES

SAVES Group Terms of Reference

Circuit Management Group Member Role Outline 2017 v4