You will receive an email from [email protected](put this in your safe senders list or it may go into your junk mail folder).You will be given a link to set up your password and fill out the online candidacy application form through the on-line interactive web site at Following amalgamations in 18, the different Methodist groups eventually united in 1932 to form the Methodist Church.Consolidation since then has seen many chapel closures particularly in towns and villages where there were previously 2 or more Methodist chapels.
Circuit records may include duplicate records of chapels in the circuit as well as records of the different circuit meetings and Local Newspapers are a rich source of information about Methodist activities in local chapels or of circuit events.
The goal of the process described below is to go from being an exploring candidate to being what we call a “certified candidate.” After becoming a certified candidate, then one begins taking the steps toward either licensed ministry or ordained ministry as a deacon or elder.
A requirement for becoming a certified candidate for ministry is of membership in the United Methodist Church or one year as a baptized member of a United Methodist campus ministry or other recognized United Methodist ministry.
Earlier in 1837 when Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths was introduced, the Registrar General called in early Baptism and Burial Registers from all Nonconformist Churches.
856 Registers from Methodist Chapels were surrendered and these are listed by County for England and Wales in My Ancestors were Methodists by William Leary (now out of print but possibly available through at your local reference library or through the inter-library borrowing system).