Membership and Minister Statistics

Methodist Church in Ireland members numbers by District for December 2013

District

Membership

Dublin 2,606
Midlands and Southern 2,499
Lakelands 3,456
North West 3,240
North East 9,618
Belfast 11,904
Down 8,104
Portadown 5,974
TOTAL 47,401

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

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