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The Marriage and Relationships Task Group
The following external link will take you to the Methodist website. Here you can review all the material relating to the issues. Additionally, there is a film about the Task Group and their work. The script below the link here gives you an outline of the process we are involved in.
The Marriage and Relationships Task Group presented a report to the 2019 Conference with recommendations about various issues to do with relationships in general and marriage in particular. Those recommendations will be submitted to the wider Church for consultation during 2019-2020, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.
The report was extensively discussed, and the Conference made amendments to some of the resolutions which were presented by the Task Group, and therefore some of the resolutions which are now presented to the Synods as provisional resolutions are different from those described in section 5 of the report. However, resolution 10/1 directed that the report be commended for study and prayerful discussion, and the full report is therefore reproduced in the form in which it was presented to the Conference.
The Methodist Church in Britain is at the midpoint of a consultation on ‘God in love unites us’, the report which the Conference received and commended for study and on which all District Synods have been asked to vote. Those votes will approve, disapprove or approve with amendments some of the key resolutions of the Conference. For a fuller report by Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler to this stage please click here (download). We are grateful to Peter Sheasby, Superintendent of the Ryedale Circuit, for pointing us to this resource, from the Mark Dunn-Wilson, minister in Truro. It may be helpful to some of you in your conversations. Mark is happy for people to make free use of the pdf copy, and you’ll see that print copies are available for £3. For a download please click here.