Methodist Publishing produces resources for the Methodist Church in Britain. It was established by the Methodist Conference in 2009 and continues the long tradition of publishing set in motion by John Wesley and the first Book Room, who wanted to sell books not only to help 'keep the show on the road' but also to provide theological resources for people.
Methodist Publishing supports individuals and church communities in their Christian discipleship and mission by providing resources that:
- Reflect Our Calling and the Priorities for the Methodist Church.
- Highlight and develop the charisms of Methodism.
- Supply core Methodist Church needs.
- Meet the requirements of the Methodist Conference.
Its publications include the Methodist Prayer Handbook, Methodist Diary, Annual Membership Ticket, Minutes of the Annual Conference and Directory (not for general sale), Constitutional Practice and Discipline, The Methodist Worship Book, the Easter Offering and Junior Mission for All (JMA) fundraising materials.
Methodist Publishing is managed by The Publishing Team within The Mission Team The Connexional Team at Methodist Church House.
Its order fulfilment service is managed by Norwich Books and Music, a division of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd. Norwich Books and Music is the country's foremost provider of specialist distribution services to Christian publishers and Churches. Based in modern premises in Norwich, the company also distributes publications for the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, Canterbury Press, the Royal School of Church Music and a number of Christian publishers.