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 500 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 250 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.
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. Click here for the full information. - or select from the Resources menu.
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?
Launceston Street Pastors
Over the past few months, the group of Churches in Launceston, together with the Town Council and Police have met to discuss the social action initiative, 'Street Pastors'. The official launch of the Launceston Street Pastors of the initiative took place on Monday, 11th March. It was a bitterly cold evening but nevertheless, 50 people arrived ready to listen and support or sign up to be part of the initiative. Click here for more info...
Please Join us at Coads Green Chapel for a Charity Concert
Suggested admission £5 (children free). Refreshments served after the concert.
For further details please ontact: Rebecca Stephens 782824 or Kate Loe 782526
St Petersburg Boys' Choir Concert Report
Tony Carter was with the St Petersburg Boys' Choir throughout their visit to the Launceston area and asked him to tell the church and circuit how much they enjoyed the Launceston concert at Central. The Musical Director, Vadim, commended the Launceston Male Voice Choir on their very good tone and pitch. After the concert and on Sunday each boy came up to Tony individually and said how much they liked the singing. Praise indeed from a top Russian musical director, not to mention world-class choirboys aged from 9 to 25.
Vadim has put a report of each day of their trip on their website. Saturday's report is on http://boychoir.ru/news/2013/5/4/ and covers their afternoon at Marazion, supper at St Erth, and the Launceston concert. The wording is all in Russian but if you scroll down there are lots of pictures, including the Launceston concert towards the bottom.
With all the excitement of the summer coming up here's a date for your diary of a very special event for 5 -11 year olds ...this year’s annual, not to be missed, Central Methodist Church Holiday Club ‘Showstoppers’!
Each day there will be masses of fun, games & craft, including a provided snack. The dates are 12th-16th August 10am till 12.30pm with the entry costing just £2.00 per child & £1.50 for other family children. The holiday club week ends with a special event at the morning service on Sunday 18th August.
The annual holiday club at Central has been running for last five years and is very popular, with limited numbers, so advanced registration is strongly advised.
To avoid any disappointment, registrations can be made in advance using the consent and registration form which is available from Marguerite Smith at Central, or by selecting the link below or the poster image on the right to download and print a copy for yourself. A deposit of £5 per child, made payable to ‘Launceston Central Methodist Church’, will also be required to be sent, with the completed registration and consent to the address on the form.
After School Holiday Club at Lifton
After school holiday club 2012 - FROG's (Friends of God) Club at Lifton Primary School...
The after school club was called ‘Going for Gold’ and It was based upon the Olympic theme. 18 - 20 children attended the club for four weeks on the Monday evenings. Click here to read all about the club and to view photo's of the event featuring the Olympic Torch.
Reporting on the Unit Skatepark
The Circuit Youth Workers, Sam & Tim give a video report on the excellent and encouraging work of the Unit Skatepark
click the link for news and a video Launceston Unit Skatepark
News on the Opening of the Unit Skatepark
The Kernow Credit Union at Central
A Kernow Credit Union Service Point is available during the Tuesday coffee morning in the Central Methodist Church hall every from 10.00 am to 11.30 am.
A friendly team is there to help you with any advice.
If you want to know more about the Kernow Credit Union full information and contacts are available here.
Last Updated (Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:27)
The latest edition of Spotlight Magazine for May 2013 is now on line - please select from the top menu.
The New Plan for the next quarter June 2013 to August 2013 is available here.
Diary Dates for May
Diary Dates for June
Diary Dates for July
Diary Dates for August
Christian Skaters Night - Every Tuesday is Christian Skaters Night at the Unit . 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". It is an evening that starts at 7pm with a short Bible study followed by a skate session ending at 9.30pm - we hope to see you there! (www.skatetheunit.com.)
The Little Red Bus Excursions
Excursions May – July 2013