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.

Contact Revd Malcolm Jones, Tel: 01566 776603

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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Circuit News & Events...


Join us at Lifton Methodist Church this summer in August...

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for the Mega Makers Holiday Club 2015 from 3rd to 7th August 2015. The times, each weekday, are from 10am-12pm
'Mega Makers' is an fun packed holiday club for 5 to 11 year old children. Places are  limited so early booking is advised.

For full details and booking information please  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01566 780422

 Egloskerry Chapel's Final Service held on Sunday 29th March 2015

To mark the occasion a commemorative video that captures the meaning of the chapel at Egloskerry has been produced. You can view the video on Youtube here or you can see the video on this site here.

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 '4:2:11 Club' for ages 4-11 year olds at Central
Club 4:2:11 is taking a break for the summer holiday period and will be back in early September - remember to check back nearer the time. During August all the Sunday morning services will be aimed at 'families and all ages'.


If you would like to receive Central's weekly text update on all the family events and worship at Central please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name and mobile number and we will ensure you are kept up to date with all the news for families. Be assured your details will not be shared with anyone.


A date for your diary this summer in August...

polarexplorersPolar Explorers Holiday Club 2015 at Central

The annual club dates at Central are 10th - 14th & 16th August 2015 - and times, each weekday, are from 10am till 12.30pm and the Sunday from 10am to 11.15am.


'Polar Explorers!' is an fun packed holiday club for 5 to 11 year old children.

Through stories from the New Testament, Polar Explorers discovers how the Holy Spirit changed people to change the world.


Click here to find out more and register.


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.


CREATION FEST 2015: Upcoming events in Cornwall and Devon!


Creation Fest UK is a free admission music festival with Bible teaching, and fun for the whole family from 1-7 August at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. But before that there are lots of other events presented by our mobile, on-the-road side called, MOVEMENT. Hope to see you there!


Creation Fest Prayer Meeting

Join us to pray for Creation Fest 2015, local outreaches, churches and connect with the Creation Fest team. 4th Sunday of the month, 4pm in the Basement at the Wadebridge Christian Centre.

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

The Unit Skatepark will be closed until further notice whilst the facilitiy relocates to another location close by. We will bring you the latest news as soon as it is available. It's also 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...

July 2015

23rd Communion Service at Cedar Grange

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Circuit Coffee Mornings

July 2015

21st Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Boyton Church
28th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by St Thomas Church
August 2015
4th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Children’s Society
5th Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
8th South Petherwin 10.30am
11th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Lawhitton Church
12th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 11.30am.
18th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Lions
26th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Guide Dogs

The Little Red Bus Excursions

July 2015

Wed 22nd Bingo at St Mary’s FREE
Sun 26th Lunch Club: Blisland Inn £8
Mon 27th Totnes £14
Wed 29th Trago Mills (Liskeard) £9
August 2015
Mon 3rd Eden Project £12
Wed 5th Falmouth £14
Mon 10th Local Museum & tea after £4
Thur 13th Bude £8
Mon 17th Lynton & Lynmouth £14
Wed 19th Newton Abbot £14
Thur 20th Ilfracombe £14
Mon 24th Tavistock £8
Wed 26th Bingo at St Mary’s FREE
Sun 30th Lunch Club: Bettle & Chisel (Delabole) £9

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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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