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Lay Employment

Any church or circuit which is considering employing a lay worker should in the first instance inform the Lay Employment Secretary (email:

The essential information for recruitment and employment can be found on the Methodist Church website's Lay Employment Resource section.

Additionally some matters not covered fully on the Connexional website can be found in the North West & Mann Region's practice guide for Supporting Lay Employment which is the attached Word document on this web page.

Also on this page are the Authorisation to Recruit form, Notes to Aid Completion of the T&Cs or Contract and Help Sheet for Applications for a Lay Worker Post.

A link to the Line Managers' Handbook is here.

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