MCI President Acknowledges Significant Change in the Move to Edgehill House

A statement from the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland acknowledging the move of the Connexional Offices to Edgehill House 

This move is more than simply a change of venue but rather a change in how our Connexional departments work as we move forward and progress as a Church. It was identified six years ago that all departments being together in one venue would enable employees to work better for the greater purpose of supporting the mission of the Methodist Church in Ireland, developing in ministry and equipping the wider Connexion down to local church level. This change has taken precedent to many years of prayer and vision casting for how we move forward as a Church and we have since been taking the necessary steps to make it happen. We hope that this move will achieve better collaboration between offices, working stronger together to further support the Methodist churches throughout Ireland and resource them in their various missions.

The new venue of our Connexional Offices is now named Edgehill House, which was formally the building of Edgehill Theological College. Edgehill House is now home to the Trustees Office (including Finance, Gift Aid, Communications, Human Resources and Estates Management), Irish Methodist World Mission Partnership and Methodist World Development and Relief, Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s Department, Edgehill Theological College, Methodist Home Mission Ireland, Play It By Ear and The Methodist Historical Society. 

It is my hope and prayer that by making these changes now, God’s work will be furthered as we face the future together and that the resources needed for all aspects of our work will be easily accessible to all within our Connexion.  It’s good for us to recall the promise God made through the prophet Jeremiah to the exiles in Babylon, and prayerfully hear it as a word from God for ourselves at this time. ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (Jeremiah 29:11)