Welcome to the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit

malcolm jones1A message from Reverend Malcolm Jones
Circuit Superintendant Minister


Please look around the web pages, of course, but I hope you will also get the chance to meet some of our 550 plus members and worship with us in one of our 14 Churches and Chapels too.


You can find us between the Devon Border and the edge of Bodmin Moor, so farming affects most of our livelihoods. You will see that some of our rural congregations number less than a dozen, while Central in Launceston has over 220 members and a healthy number of children too. I feel that this kind of variety is healthy and it allows our various strengths to be used well in the Lord's name.


We value the faith and commitment of previous generations, on whose work we seek to build and we hope and pray that our own vision for the mission of Jesus will break new bounds in it's turn.


When John Wesley used to visit the cottage at Trewint, he was being bold for Jesus Christ and we want to follow his lead in our own time and place.

Contact Revd Malcolm Jones, Tel: 01566 776603

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Circuit News & Events...



christianaid swim2015Take the Plunge to End Poverty

christianaid logoLaunceston Christian Aid Action Group are arranging a sponsored swim event at the Phoenix Leisure Centre, Launceston, PL15 9DQ from 12 - 2pm on Saturday 26 September 2015. You can register now to start your fundraising and help fight poverty in some of the world's poorest communities. Participants must be at least 9 years of age.

For more details visit: christianaid.org.uk/swim or

Email: Trevor Cook  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: 01566 773821

Lifton Methodist Church Harvest Festival 2015
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 10.30am with Mr Alan Libby. At 3.30pm there will also be a Concert featuring local artistes. The concert will be chaired by Rev Anne Curnow. Harvest Tea to follow. Proceeds from the Concert to Shelter Box. All are welcome...
Coads Green Church Harvest Thanksgiving 2015
Sunday 27th September: This year’s Harvest Thanksgiving will be a 11am Family Service led by Rev Anne Brown.
Monday 28th September: There will be a 7pm Service to be led by Mr David Venning. This will be followed by a sale of produce.
Coads Green Church Anniversary 2015
Sunday 25th October: The anniversary will be a 11am Family Service led by Rev Margaret Oxenham. In the evening at 6.30pm there will be an event led by 'Youthful Spirit' with the Chair being Mr Mike Stephens.
Polyphant Chapel Harvest Festival 2015
Sunday 13th September at 3.00pm led by Mr Philip Parsons. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.

Egloskerry Chapel's Final Service held on Sunday 29th March 2015

To mark the occasion a commemorative video that captures the meaning of the chapel at Egloskerry has been produced. You can view the video on Youtube here or you can see the video on this site here.

Pipers Pool Chapel Future Refurbishment Plans

The planning team at Pipers Pool Chapel are very keen to hear circuit views on how a versatile space for the whole community can be created with the planned refurbishment of the Chapel. To that end all the full details and a set of the proposed plans, courtesy Harris McMillan architects, are on the Pipers Pool page with a questionnaire available to download here.


Club 4:2:11

Join Central's '4:2:11 Club' for ages 4-11 year olds at Central
Club 4:2:11 is taking a break for the summer holiday period and will be back in early September - remember to check back nearer the time. During August all the Sunday morning services will be aimed at 'families and all ages'.


If you would like to receive Central's weekly text update on all the family events and worship at Central please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name and mobile number and we will ensure you are kept up to date with all the news for families. Be assured your details will not be shared with anyone.


It was Polar Explorers fun!


The annual summer holiday club at the Central Methodist Church in Launceston always provides great fun and a chance to make new friends with other children. This year was no exception with the event taking place from 10th-14th August with more than fifty children enjoying the fun, games, and craft.


The week was entitled ‘Polar Explorers and featured daily activities such as a brilliantly fun aerobic warm-up time, songs, a drama and plenty of high activity games. There was also craftwork, a video and stories which followed the Biblical theme of the day.


A special guest for the week was Mr Snowman who told us he enjoys ‘Frosties’ and ice cubes for breakfast! On Sunday 16th August the club and many of their parents joined together for a morning celebration ‘Polar Explorers’ event with the remainder of the church being given a snapshot of the fun week. The service was led by Rev Malcolm Jones and the Polar Explorers team.

bridgecommunitycentre mapSoft-Play Family Fun Day

Join us for a Soft-Play Family Fun Day on Saturday 5th September 2015 from 4-6pm at the Bridge Community Centre at Quarry Crescent on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston. Please come with a ‘Bring & Share’ meal. Cost is just £3 per child (adults free) - children must be accompanied. Free Car Parking is available outside the Centre.


Important! - Booking now…

Due to health and Safety issues within the soft play area, numbers will have to be restricted. The event is likely to be very popular so it is highly recommended that you book your child in the fun day event. Just call or email Margaret Ridley on 01566 782329 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your name will be included on the list.


Select the image on the right to download a leaflet and map


TELL.SHOW.BE. - can you meet the challenge?

TELL.SHOW.BE. is an invitation by the Methodist Church to rethink evangelism, to dispel the myths that hinder many and to challenge our understanding of what it means to pass on the good news. It’s designed to be accessible, multilingual and free, inspiring us to 'tell somebody, show somebody and be somebody'.

Can you meet the challenge - here, now? ... Tell - Show - Be

actionforchildrenAction for Children & the Methodist Church


Action for Children has been working in partnership with the Methodist Church for over 140 years to give society's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people the support they need. You can access further information on the partnership, its history and its future together with fundraising ideas for your Church together with resources for study and prayer during the Advent Christmas and Easter seasons by clicking here.


kernow creditunionKernow Credit Union at Central

A Kernow Credit Union Service Point is available during the Tuesday coffee morning in the church hall every week from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. where a friendly team is available to help you with any advice.

If you want to know more about Kernow Credit Union, see the full information and contacts which are available here:

Kernow Credit Union

ygtt logoYou've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle

Discover the Bible in a new and exciting way through the Bible Society's new and free listening programme You’ve Got the Time. You will be enriched and inspired as you listen to the whole of the New Testament for just 28 minutes a day over 40 days.


Whether you’re on a lunch break, at the gym, walking the dog or doing the shopping – with You’ve Got the Time, the Bible can fit into your busy day.


The full information and audio files are available here:

You've Got the Time - Fit the Bible into your busy lifestyle


'The goal of Launceston Methodist Circuit of Churches is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.'

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.    John Wesley


Breaking News

The latest issue of Spotlight & the current quarterly plan are always available on line - Please select the option from the main menu.

News from the Unit Skate Park

The Unit Skatepark will be closed until further notice whilst the facilitiy relocates to another location close by. We will bring you the latest news as soon as it is available. It's also easy to keep up with the latest news at www.skatetheunit.com

Powerhouse Youth Ministry

Check it out at Central - www.lmyouth.co.uk

Diary Dates...

September 2015

1st Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall. 10.15am.
7th Communion Service at Pendruccombe
8th League of Prayer, Dingley Hall, 7.30pm.
8th MWiB Committee meeting 10.30am at Central
10th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
13th Polyphant Harvest Festival with Philip Parsons 3pm.
15th MWiB Autumn District Day at Redruth
27th Lifton Harvest Festival 10.30am. Concert 3.30pm.
27th Coads Green Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service at 11am. - Rev Anne Brown.
28th Coads Green Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 7pm - David Venning followed by sale.
28th South Petherwin Lunch Club.
30th Circuit Meeting at Central. 7.30pm

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Circuit Coffee Mornings

September 2015
1st Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Tuesday Group
2nd Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
2nd Lifton 10.30am
8th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Children’s Hospice SW
9th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 11.30am.
12th South Petherwin 10.30am
15th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Causley Trust
22nd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Salvation Army
29th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by St Giles chapel

The Little Red Bus Excursions

September 2015

Wed 2nd Truro £12
Thur 3rd Looe £9
Thur 10th Homeleigh £3
Wed 16th Lunch Club at The Courthouse Barn (Lifton) £5
Wed 30th Lunch at The Countryman £5

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

Information from www.littleredbus.org.uk or 01566 777960 any time.

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon


Daily Bible Readings

Today's reading is from:
  • Genesis 1-3   

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The New Build Fund

A New Church for the future - can you help us build it now?
£3500000 is needed to complete the new build project and give the town and community of Launceston a church made for the Glory of God and designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century. Can you help us?
You can read the exciting full story behind the project here.

£ 3500000
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£ 40825
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Total as of

You can also keep up with the latest information here at: lmyouth.co.uk