Could your project employ a young person for a year?

ONE Programme Participants

Do you have an innovative project idea for a ONE Programme Participant (OPP)? Hosting an OPP is an excellent opportunity for districts, circuits, churches and church projects to have input from, and into, a young person based in their project for a year-long, paid, internship with training-provided. The OPP Host Application Packs are available now!

We are always keen to find a wide variety of different projects that can offer an exciting and supported year to an OPP. For 2018/19 we are looking for projects with a particular emphasis on evangelism and vocation, which will contribute to the development of a young person’s calling. The host projects do not necessarily have to be children’s or youth work – in the past we have had young people placed with food banks, creative arts projects and Street Pastors to name a few.

The aim is for each of the 11 regions to have a suitable Host Project. Churches and projects, from across the Connexion, or that have a link to the Methodist Church, are invited to apply to host a young person on placement with the ONE Programme.

More details, including applications packs.The closing date for applications is 9am Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Please do consider being a Host Project and submit an application form by the deadline. If you have any further questions or queries, please contact

Lorraine Darlow
Regional Learning and Development Officer

(Church and Community Development)

Visit of the President and Vice-President to Scotland

The President of the Methodist Conference, Loraine Mellor, and the Vice President, Jill Baker, will be based in Strathclyde and Paisley for their visit to the Scotland district this year.  They will visit churches in the area during the two days they are with us in the district.

 On Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 7pm members of the district are invited to join them at Pollokshaws Methodist Church G43 1NY for a celebration service.

Action for Children Scotland Heritage and Inclusion Project

This project has been working with minority ethnic girls in 4 Edinburgh secondary schools, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events, and raising awareness to the issues that many of these young women encounter on a regular basis.

Invitation to Parliamentary Reception on 13 March 2018