Welcome to the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit
A 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 17 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.
What is distinctive about Methodism?
The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible, but there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive...
The Launceston Street Pastors...
For news of this wonderful out working of the Christian faith and how they are making a difference on the streets of Launceston - Click here to read their latest newsletter.
Showstoppers Holiday Club - Summer 2013!
Over 50 children took part in the Central Methodist Church Holiday Club from 12th-16th August. The week was entitled ‘Showstoppers’ and featured activities such as a daily aerobic warm-up time, craftwork, stories and games.
On Sunday 18th August at 10.45am joined together for a morning celebration event with the remainder of the church.
You can enjoy a snapshot of the week from the video available on the central website at www.central-methodist.org.uk
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
Action 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 going to: http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/methodists
Youth and Children’s Work South West Day Conference
The Conference date is Saturday 15th March 2014, 9:30 -18:30, at Belmont Chapel (Exeter)
It should be a brilliant day for youth and children's leaders to inspire, equip and challenge you as you work with this generation.
Our 2014 Conference offers...
Opening meeting with guest speaker Rachel Turner, and evening celebration with guest speaker Liz Dumain.
A huge choice of workshops during the day, covering a wide range of topics of interest to volunteers and paid workers.
Exhibition area and on-site bookshop - come and browse the latest resources for youth and children’s leaders and meet staff from a wide range of organisations working in the south west of England.
Conference information and pricing...
The Conference is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over who works with children and young people in any age group from 5 upwards.
The cost is £17 per person for an all-day ticket if booked in advance, and the closing date for advance bookings is midday on Tue March 11th 2014. After this cut-off date tickets may only be purchased on the door at £34. The ticket price includes light refreshments throughout the day, but lunch is not included.
Come and join us for a truly inter-denominational celebration day full of brilliant workshops, resources and worship together. Book online at www.ycwsw.org.uk
Kernow 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:
You'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:
'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