Probationers' Group and Committee 

Revd Andrew Prout

The District Probationers' Group comprising of myself as the District Probationers Secretary and all probationers who are stationed in the District meets every two months for mutual support and instruction. Typically, subjects for discussion include accountability and the ministerial code of conduct, reflections upon ordination, and ‘CPD’, and each probationer has presented in open session content relating to their Orientation (1st year) or Gospel in Context (2nd year) projects.

The Probationers Committee is constituted under Methodist Standing Orders (SO 484) and consists of a combination of lay and ordained persons. It is chaired by the Chair of District and meets primarily in the February / March of each year to receive reports on probationers stationed, and to make recommendations in relation to their continuance and to proceed to ordination.

In 2022 the Committee will be meeting on 10 March at Hoddesdon Methodist Church. Probationers should keep this day free and will need to attend with their Superintendent, their Supervisor (if different) and a Circuit Steward.