District Officers' Expenses
Ministers and deacons in active work and probationers are entitled to receive from their circuit stewards the amount of their expenses for attending the Synod. Lay Representatives of Circuits attending the Synod may, if they desire it, claim their travelling expenses from the Circuit Stewards.
Supernumeraries and ministers and deacons without appointment are entitled to receive from the Secretary of the Synod the amount of their expenses for attending the Synod.
Churches that host District Meetings and Events
It has usually been understood that where it is an occasional meeting, and the meeting moves round, the churches graciously offer hospitality. Evidently that is different for regular use.
Where there is regular use of more than three meetings per connexional year then the following applies: -
From, and including the fourth meeting, the District will make a donation/payment of £20 per session where a session is deemed to be either morning, afternoon or evening. Therefore a meeting that lasts from say 9 am to 9pm equals three sessions with the donation/payment being 3 times the agreed amount per session.
Where Circuits are unable to find church premises to hold the District Synod meeting and have to hire suitable premises then the District will contribute up to 50% of the hire costs. A copy of the estimate should be forwarded to the District Treasurer for approval prior to agreement of the let. A copy of the paid invoice is to be forwarded to the District Treasurer, who will arrange reimbursement to the Circuit involved.