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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 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 Events

Forthcoming Events and Activities (listed in date order)

Launceston Circuit Methodist Women in Britain - Circuit Easter Offering Service
Sunday 1st May 2016 at Launceston Central Methodist Church at 6.30pm
The Theme of the Service will be 'CHILD, GET UP' - Featuring stories of work enabled by the World Mission Fund
Please join us before the Service at 5pm  in the Hall at Central for a Cornish Tea

Lifton Methodist Church - A Special Family Service
Celebrating our Junior Church Anniversary On Sunday 1st May at 10.30am - led by Jude Jones
Coffee and refreshments to follow - Families and children especially welcome

Christian Aid Collections at Tesco’s Store Launceston

Saturday 7th May: Time of Collection 10am – 3pm

Sunday 8th May: Time of Collection 12 - 4pm

(2 Volunteers an hour for I hour stints daily)

South Petherwin Methodist Church Anniversary Celebrations
Sunday 8th May at 3.00pm led by Revd. Jo Smart
Followed by a cream tea - All are welcome

Sat May 14th at Boyton Chapel from 10am - 12.30pm

Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy Stalls for Books, Plants, Bric a Brac, and Cakes 

Christian Aid Week 2016 May 15th – May 21st Theme “Life on The Edge”

Love every neighbour? Country Bangladesh Supporting Women & Families - Resource Orders from Churches to be in by the end of March.

Frday May 20th 2016 Walk St Michael’s Way

A 12 mile sponsored walk across Cornwall coast to coast from Lelant to Marazion one of the most ancient pilgrim routes in Europe including reflections and prayers from around the world with the Right Rev Bishop Christopher Goldsmith.

Register to take part Now at either Or phone: 0230 8070 6969

Sunday May 29th at Central Methodist Church Hall Launceston From 12 – 2pm  - A Soup & Sweet Lunch

Christian Aid Week 2016 May 15th – May 21st Theme “Life on The Edge”

christianaid logoLove every neighbour?
In the country of Bangladesh Supporting Women & Families. Click here to see this years appeal videos.

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.

The Unit Skate Park is now open at the the Bridge Community Centre on the Pennygillam estate - fantastic facilities for the family and the community.

Powerhouse Youth Ministry

Check it out at Central -

Diary Dates...

May 2016

1st Circuit Easter Offering Service tea 5pm, service 6.30pm at Central
1st Polyphant Chapel Anniversary 10.30am
1st Lifton Junior Church Anniversary 10.30am.
2nd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
3rd Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall. 10.15am.
8th South Petherwin Chapel Anniversary celebrations 3pm
10th League of Prayer Dingley Hall 7.30pm.
11th MWiB Spring District Rally Tamar Valley Methodist Church.
12th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
15th Central Sunday School 200th Anniversary 10.30am.

Circuit Coffee Mornings

April 2016

26th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Holiday Club

The Little Red Bus Excursions

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

April 2016

Wed 27th Bodmin £8

Information from 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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