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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Let the People Sing...

...for Launceston Hospital at Central Methodist Church

on Saturday 22nd November at 7pm
Supported by Launceston Male Voice Choir & Tregadillett Songbirds

Raise the roof together in aid of Launceston Hospital League of Friends
Sponsored by Specsavers

Tickets £6.00 available from:
David Parish
Hockridges at Pennygillam

Supported and arranged by Dunheved Bowls Club


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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...

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


Coad Green Nativity 2014Coads Green Nativity Festival in Coads Green Chapel
29th-30th November
including Saturday 29th November, 10am-4pm

Craft Fair in the Village Hall

Refreshments available

Children's Craft Corner in the morning

Sunday 30th November, 11am-4pm
Sunday Service 11am, preacher- Eric Rowland; followed by a bring and share lunch.
If you have a nativity to display or would like to book a table in the craft fair please contact Becky Stephens on 01566 782824

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 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

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...

13th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm
16th County Unity Service, One Year On at St John’s Meth. Church St Austell, 3pm.
22nd Let the people sing for Launceston Hospital at Central Meth Church 7pm.
24th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm
29th Coads Green Nativity Festival and Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm
30th Coads Green Nativity Festival 11am - 4pm
30th Broadwood Carol Concert & tea 3pm

County Unity Service - Sunday 16th November 2014

The Ecumenical Declaration of Intent 12 months on from 3 pm to 6.30 pm at St John’s Methodist Church, St Austell.

1st Circuit Meeting Trebullett, 7.30pm.
1st Carol Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
2nd Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
3rd Communion service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm
7th Coads Green SS&YP Christmas Production 11am & 6.30pm.
11th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
14th Carol Service at Polyphant 3pm.
21st Carol Service at Broadwood 11am.
21st Coads Green Candlelit Service 6.30pm.
21st Boyton SS Christmas Presentation 11am.
21st St Giles Carol Service at Coronation Hall, St Giles,7pm.
21st South Petherwin Carol Service at Parish Church 6.30pm.
21st Tregadillett Carol Service 3pm.
23rd Communion service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm

24th Christmas Eve
Coads Green 11.30pm Midnight Communion Rev Eleanor Reddington
Central 11.30pm Midnight Communion Rev Malcolm Jones
Tregadillett 11.30pm Midnight Communion

25th Christmas Day
Lifton 10.30am Service Revds Howard & Anne Curnow
Trebullett 10.30am Service Revd Eleanor Reddington
Central 10.30am Service Revd Malcolm Jones

5th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
6th Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
7th Communion service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm
8th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
29th Local Preacher’s meeting Lifton 7.30pm.
2nd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
3rd Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
4th Communion service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm
12th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.

Circuit Coffee Mornings

4th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Central
5th Lifton 10.30am
5th Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
8th South Petherwin 10.30am
11th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Multiple Sclerosis
12th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
18th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Pipers Pool
25th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by MWiB

Coads Green Nativity Festival
29th & 30th November 2014
A Display of nativities in Chapel
Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 30th - 11am preacher: Eric Rowland, followed by bring and share lunch
Christmas Fayre Saturday 29th - 10am - 4pm in Social Centre
Refreshments available throughout the weekend.
If anyone in the Circuit has a nativity or crib they would like to share with us, we would love to have them for our display. Even better, if you or your family would like to make one in any medium, we would be delighted! Please contact Becky Stephens on 01566 782824

Broadwood Methodist Church
A Carol Concert will be given by the Launceston Junior Band Conductor: Ann Brown
Sunday 30th November at 3pm
Tea to follow with everyone welcome

The Little Red Bus Excursions

Fri 14th Tavistock £6
Wed 19th Lunch Club, Ashwater £6
Tues 25th Exeter £10
Wed 26th Christmas Bingo FREE

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