Membership and Minister Statistics

Methodist Church in Ireland members numbers by District at December 2014

District

Membership

Dublin 2,706
Midlands and Southern 2,439
Lakelands 3,346
North West 2,861
North East 9,331
Belfast 11,217
Down 7,830
Portadown 6,098
TOTAL 45,828

Changes in membership since 2008

Date

Membership

2008 51,843
2009

51,452

2010

50,879

2011

50,245

2012

49,394

2013 47,401
2014 45,828

The following are the statistics of Ministers, Local Preachers, Leaders and Members of Society

Type of Member

Membership

Stipendiary Ministers and Probationers in Ireland (including thos in part-tim appointments) 97
Non-Stipendiary Ministers and Probationers 6
Ministers serving in Other Conferences 5
Ministers and Prabationers from other Conferences serving in Ireland 7
Chaplains to HM Forces 4
Ministers in Overseas Appointments 2
Ministers serving an external organisation 3
Ministers withou Pastoral Charge 4
Retired Ministers resident in Ireland 79
Retired Ministers resident in Great Britain 4
Local Preachers 270
Local Preachers in Active Work 224
Local Preachers in Training 100
Leaders 490
Members 14,835
Junior Roll 8,160
Congregational Register 22,833
Total Community 45,828