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Connexional Officers

Below is a list of positions within the Connexion (the Connexional Officers), a brief description of what the position entails, who currently holds the position. To contact them, simply click on their name to send them an email.


The position of President is normally accepted for a tenure of two years. The President acts as a focal figure for Connexional life. He represents the Connexion with other Christian bodies, presides at Connexional Committee Meetings and sometimes provides a lead and/or guidance as required as well as other duties.

The position of Connexional President is currently vacant, but we aim to have nominations for the next Annual Meeting to fill this position at that point in time.


As the President completes the first year of office, we elect a President-Elect to shadow the President for one year before taking up the office of President. Due to exceptional circumstances we do not currently have anyone in place as President Elect, but hope to fill this role after we have elected a President at our next Annual Meeting.

General Secretary (Brian Rowney)

Central figure for contact on all aspects of Connexional work.

Assistant General Secretary (Graham O'Nions)

Supports and assists the General Secretary.

Administrative Secretary

Deals with Administration, Annual Meeting arrangements, assisting the churches with legislation and sales of redundant churches. This position is currently vacant, so please contact the General Secretary or Assistant General Secretary.

Financial Adminstrator (Fred Kearsley)

Oversees the finances of the Connexion and deals with grant applications.

Communications Officer (Alan Harrison)

Co-ordinates communications within the organisation to ensure that they are consistent and effective. Communications include the Archive, the IMC Website, the Connexion Magazine and other Connexional publication. The Communications Officer also advises on and recommends the use of other technology within the Connexion.

Safeguarding Officer (Graham Edmondson)

Deals with all safeguarding issues within the Connexion and provides advice, guidance and support to all of our churches.

Church Support Organiser (Marilyn Riding)

Coordinates all aspects of church support. Liaises with church leaders to discover and deliver the support required; organises training to meet the needs of the churches.

Education Organiser (Shaun Newton)

Administers the Ministers' Education Course.

Ministry Organiser (Len Ogilvie)

Deals with matters relating to Connexional ministers and their support.

Overseas Missions Organiser (Anne Stanworth)

Works to help and support the oversea missionaries. Helps to coordinate church visits and promotes the Lordís work overseas.

Connexional Calendar

Friday 13 Sep 19 3:00 pm
Connexional Admin Group
Venue: The Resource Centre

Saturday 14 Sep 19 10:00 am
Connexional Finance Meeting
Venue: The Resource Centre

Friday 11 Oct 19 3:00 pm
Connexional Admin Group
Venue: The Resource Centre

Saturday 19 Oct 19
Connexional Committee
Venue: New Silksworth

Friday 8 Nov 19 3:00 pm
Connexional Admin Group
Venue: The Resource Centre

Friday 13 Dec 19 3:00 pm
Connexional Admin Group
Venue: The Resource Centre

Friday 10 Jan 20 3:00 pm
Connexional Admin Group
Venue: The Resource Centre

Independent Methodist Churches
Independent Methodist Churches
Registered Office and Resource Centre, Fleet Street, Pemberton, Wigan WN5 0DS
Tel: 01942 223526           Fax: 01942 227768
Email: resourcecentre@imcgb.org.uk