The Fellowship brings together Methodist ministers in local areas on a regular basis for discussion and fellowship. Originating in World War I, it was formally launched in 1919. It 'aims to enable them to engage in deep thought on biblical, theological, ethical and pastoral issues' in order to foster 'a deepening spirituality ... without being confined to any one theological perspective'. In recent years its annual conference at The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire has been opened to spouses and other lay people. It is now known as 'Spectrum'.
See also Ministry.