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.

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Circuit News & Events...

Join us for a Frozen Fun Day

frozen lamc2Saturday 14th February 2015 from 4pm to 6pm at the Central Methodist Church on Castle Street Launceston.

Admission to the event is free, but if you feel able a donation of £2 would be welcome to enable us to keep planning these type of events.
The event promise to be full of fun with a Bouncy Castle, a Snow Machine and craft activities. There will also be plenty of games. The theme for the event is based on the popular Frozen film with a Dressing-Up Competition. There will ofcourse be food!
Please note that Free Car Parking is available in the town car parks near the church after 4pm.

A Big Event is coming to Launceston

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Celebrating 100 Years of the WI (Women’s Institute)

The WI Centenary baton is touring the country during 2015 and will be in Launceston on Sunday 22nd February 2015

The Timetable of events during the day are:

11.00am     The Centenary baton handed over at Pennygyllam
11.15am     Procession to town square
11.30am     Procession greeted by the Lord Mayor of Launceston
2.00pm       Service of thanksgiving at the Central Methodist Church

Everyone is very welcome


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 here.

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...

January 2015
26th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.
29th Local Preacher’s Meeting Lifton 7.30pm.
2nd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
3rd Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall. 10.15am.
3rd MWiB Committee, 10.30 at Central.
11th MWiB Spring Rally ,2.30 at Central: more details later.
12th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
23rd South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.
24th Bible Society coffee morning followed by hot lunch at Central

Circuit Coffee Mornings

January 2015
27th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Langore Village Hall

February 2015
3rd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Amnesty International
4th Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
4th Lifton 10.30am
14th South Petherwin 10.30am
10th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Action for Children
11th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
17th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Memory Cafe
24th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Bible Society followed by lunch from 12noon

The Little Red Bus Excursions

February 2015
Wed 4th Truro £12
Sun 15th Lunch Club: Trethorne Leisure Farm £4
Tue 17th Trelawney Garden Centre £8
Wed 18th Lunch Club Kings Head Altarnun £6
Fri 20th Barnstaple £10
Wed 25th Bingo at St Mary’s FREE

Information from www.littleredbus.org or 01566 777960.
Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon
Information from www.littleredbus.org or 01566 777960.
Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

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