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 480 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, now known as Wesley Cottage, 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...
Christmas & the New Year at Coads Green Chapel
6th December at 11am and 6:30pm: Sunday School and Young People's Production with Mike & Oliver Stephens at 11am and Graham & Daphne Tucker at 6:30pm
13th December at 11am: Service led by Revd. Howard Curnow
20th December at 11am: Christmas service led by Jo Parsons, followed by coffee and mince pies. At 6:30pm: Candlelit Carol Service
22nd December: Outdoor Live Nativity around Coads Green Village. Starting 6:30pm at the Chapel. Bring a lantern / torch. More info: tel 01566 782824
24th December at 11:15pm: Service with Communion
27th December at 11am: Service at South Petherwin
3rd January at 10:30: Circuit Covenant Service at Central (no service at Coads Green)
9th January 6:30pm: Chapel and Village Party
Join Central's '4:2:11 Club' for ages 4-11 year olds at Central
Club 4:2:11 is back from the summer break and restarts on 13th September starting at 10.30am to 11.30. From then on it will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
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.
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 clicking here.
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