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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.

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...

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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.

Circuit News & Events this Summer...

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 her

Club 4:2:11

Join Central's '4211 Club' for ages 4 to 11 year olds at Central Church Hall
Club 4:2:11 runs each week other than the first Sunday of the month which is a Family Service. The club starts 15 minutes prior to the start of the Sunday morning service.
Check Central's weekly news sheet here on line or please go to
www.central-methodist.org.uk and check the services listed on the home page.

Club registration starts at 10.15am - The Programme includes games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!

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 going to: http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/methodists


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

Every Tuesday is Christian Skaters Night at the Unit Skate Park on Pennygillam industrial estate.

You don’t have to be a Christian to attend. It is just an opportunity (whatever your background) to engage with Jesus Christ, who said "I am the way, the truth and the life".

The evening starts at 7pm with a short Bible study followed by a skate session ending at 9.30pm - we hope to see you there!

It's 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...
16th MWiB Autmn District Day, St Johns Methodist Church, St Austell.
28th Lifton Harvest Festival 10.30a.m. Concert 3.30p.m.
28th Dunheved Bowling Club annual lunch Central, 12noon on.
28th Coads Green Harvest Thanksgiving 11am Rev E Daniel, 6-30pm Songs of Praise.
29th Coads Green Harvest Thanksgiving 7pm Mr David Roberts.
29th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm

1st Local Preacher’s meeting. Tregadillett, 7.30pm.
3rd Boyton Chapel Harvest Supper 6.30pm. Led by Rev Linda Faraday.
5th Pipers Pool Harvest Festival 11am followed by Bring & Share Lunch.
5th South Petherwin Harvest Festival 11am. Mr Richard Uglow.
6th Communion Service at Pendruccombe (Harvest) 2.15pm
7th South Petherwin Harvest Service and Supper. 6.45pm. Rev Eleanor Reddington.
7th Healing & Communion service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
9th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
13th Yeolmbridge Harvest Tea: 6.30pm, service: 7.15pm, auction: 8pm.
19th Circuit Service at Central
19th Community Harvest Service, Town Hall, 6.30pm
20th St Giles Harvest Service, 7.15pm followed by supper.
23rd Communion service at Cedar Grange
26th Coads Green Chapel Anniversary 11am. Rev Steve Wild

3rd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
4th Healing & Communion service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
13th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.

Community Harvest Thanksgiving Festival
Launceston Town Hall
Sunday 19th October at 6.30pm
Speaker: Revd Jane Lucas of Ashwater

Coads Green Harvest Festival
Sunday 28th September
11am Family Service - Rev Edgar Daniel
6-30pm Songs of Praise
Monday 29th September at 7pm - Mr David Roberts

Lifton Methodist Church Harvest Festival
Sunday 28th September
10.30a.m. Mr Henry Stanbury
Concert at 3.30p.m. by the Arscott Ladies Choir - Chaired by Mrs Anne Rowe.
Entry: £5 including Harvest Tea
Proceeds for Shelter Box - All are welcome

Circuit Coffee Mornings
16th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Causley Trust
23rd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Salvation Army
30th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by St Giles Chapel

The Little Red Bus Excursions

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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Study Tools  |  Bible Resources

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