Membership and Minister Statistics

Methodist Church in Ireland members numbers by District for December 2012

District

Membership

Dublin 2,604
Midlands and Southern 2,511
Lakelands 3,459
North West 3,315
North East 9,964
Belfast 12,380
Down 9,017
Portadown 6,144
TOTAL 49,394

Changes in membership since 2007

Date

Membership

2007 53,103
2008 51,843
2009 51,452
2010 50,879
2011 50,245
2012 49,394

Ministers, Local Preachers, Leaders and Members of Society December 2012

Role in Church

Numbers

Ministers and Probationers 105
Non-Stipendiary Ministers and Probationers 6
Ministers serving in Great Britiain 2
Ministers and Probationers from other Conferences in Ireland 9
Chaplains to HM Forces 4
Ministers in Overseas Appointments 3
Ministers serving an external organisation 2
Ministers without Pastoral Charge 3
Retired Ministers in Ireland 70
Retired Ministers in Great Britain 4
Local Preachers 279
Local Preachers in Active Work 227
Local Preachers on Trial 101
Leaders 609
Members 15,388
Junior Roll 8,957
Congregational Register 25,104
Total Community 49,394