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.
Pipers Pool Chapel Refurbishment Plan Viewing
(over tea and coffee!)
We would like to hear your views on how we can create a versatile space for the whole community
Please come and have your say on
Saturday 26th April 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Join us for a 'Family Fun & Splash'
on Saturday 17th May at Bude Splash Pool
Swimming will be from 5-6pm with time for food from 6-7pm (bring your own!) Price is just £2 per person for all those over 4 years of age.
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult/s (depending on the number of children - eg. 1 adult with 2 children + baby would not be appropriate!). The places available are limited, so early booking is required.
Please download and fill in the consent form - available here, and return it as per the details on the form to book a place. Please note £2 per person is required to secure the booking.
Join Central's '4211 Club' for ages 4 to 11 year olds at..
Central Church Hall... Most Sundays starting on 11th May 2014 from 10.15am - 11.45am (Check the weekly diary here on line)
Club registration starts at 10.15 . The Programme will include games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!
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
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