An Anglican-Methodist Covenant
After conversations lasting several years, the Church of England
and the Methodist Church of Great Britain have agreed a
Covenant consisting of seven mutual affirmations and six
At its meeting in Llandudno in June 2003 the Methodist
Conference approved the Covenant by a substantial majority.
Shortly afterwards, at a meeting in York in July 2003, the
General Synod of the Church of England also voted by a substantial
majority to enter into the Covenant.
A formal national signing of the Covenant took place in the
Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, on Saturday 1 November 2003 in
the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and before an invited
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Secretary-General
of the General Synod, signed on behalf of the Church of England.
The President, Vice-President and Secretary of the Methodist
Conference, signed on behalf of the Methodist Church.
The ceremony continued at Westminster Abbey with a short service
of thanksgiving and dedication.