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District Chair of Sheffield from September 2025

Following the recommendation of the Chairs Nomination Panel and the DLT, the Synod of the Sheffield Methodist District has agreed to nominate to the Conference that the Revd Victoria (Vicky) Atkins be designated to be the Chair of the Sheffield District from 1st September 2025. This will be for an initial period of 6 years, subject to the annual stationing of the Conference. Vicky Atkins is currently serving as Superintendent Minister of the Calderdale Circuit, in the Yorkshire West District.

This recommendation was agreed and resulted from following the relevant processes under Standing Order 423A.

The Reasoned Statement behind this nomination can be found below.

Please pray for all who are involved in this discernment and those who would be impacted by this nomination, as they discern God's calling upon their lives and ministry in the coming months.

Rev'd Margaret Mwailu,
Convenor of the Chairs Nomination Committee on behalf of the Sheffield Methodist District Synod

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