At a meeting on Sunday 20 March 2022 the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit agreed unanimously to the re-signing of the Gloucestershire Armed Forces Covenant, reaffirming their continued commitment to honouring the Armed Forces Community.
The Covenant is a promise from Government and those who sign up to it to ensure that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect, and do not face disadvantage as a result of their service. The aims of the Covenant are to:
The Community Covenant also presents an opportunity to bring together knowledge, experience and expertise. This helps make it easier for members of the Armed Forces community, service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available to them. Gloucestershire County Council signed the Covenant in 2011, along with its partners including District councils, local NHS representatives, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, and many others. Although the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit was not one of the original signatories, we have signed the Covenant as a way of showing our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant can be viewed here