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 News & Events...


Christmas & the New Year at Coads Green Chapel

6th December at 11am and 6:30pm: Sunday School and Young People's Production with Mike & Oliver Stephens at 11am and Graham & Daphne Tucker at 6:30pm

13th December at 11am: Service led by Revd. Howard Curnow

20th December at 11am: Christmas service led by Jo Parsons, followed by coffee and mince pies.  At 6:30pm: Candlelit Carol Service

22nd December: Outdoor Live Nativity around Coads Green Village. Starting 6:30pm at the Chapel. Bring a lantern / torch. More info: tel 01566 782824

24th December at 11:15pm: Service with Communion

27th December at 11am: Service at South Petherwin

3rd January at 10:30: Circuit Covenant Service at Central (no service at Coads Green)

9th January 6:30pm: Chapel and Village Party


Club 4:2:11

Join Central's '4:2:11 Club' for ages 4-11 year olds at Central
Club 4:2:11 is back from the  summer break and restarts on 13th September starting at 10.30am to 11.30. From then on it will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

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.

It was Polar Explorers fun!


The annual summer holiday club at the Central Methodist Church in Launceston always provides great fun and a chance to make new friends with other children. This year was no exception with the event taking place from 10th-14th August with more than fifty children enjoying the fun, games, and craft.


The week was entitled ‘Polar Explorers and featured daily activities such as a brilliantly fun aerobic warm-up time, songs, a drama and plenty of high activity games. There was also craftwork, a video and stories which followed the Biblical theme of the day.


A special guest for the week was Mr Snowman who told us he enjoys ‘Frosties’ and ice cubes for breakfast! On Sunday 16th August the club and many of their parents joined together for a morning celebration ‘Polar Explorers’ event with the remainder of the church being given a snapshot of the fun week. The service was led by Rev Malcolm Jones and the Polar Explorers team.


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

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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:

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'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 community.

Powerhouse Youth Ministry

Check it out at Central - www.lmyouth.co.uk

Diary Dates...


22nd Newton St Petroc MVC at Broadwood 7pm
23rd South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.
24th MWiB Annual Coffee Morning at Central 10am-12noon
29th Dance at Coronation Hall St Giles from 8pm.

December 2015
1st Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
6th Coads Green Sunday School & YP Christmas Production 11am & 6.30pm
6th Coads Green SS & YP's Christmas Production 11am & 6-30pm
6th Lifton Advent Family Service 10.30am
7th Carol Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
9th Carol Service at Lifton Farm Shop 10.30am
9th MWiB Advent Afternoon 2.30pm at Lifton Chapel
10th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
13th Carols at Dingles 4.00pm (Doors open at 2.00pm)
13th Polyphant Church Carol Service 10.30am
20th Parish United carol service at South Petherwin chapel 6.30pm.
20th Tregadillett Community Carol Service with Launceston Town Band 3pm.
20th Parish United service at South Petherwin chapel 6.30pm.
20th Tregadillett Community Carol Service with Launceston Town Band 3pm.
20th Coads Green Candlelit Service 6-30pm
20th Trebullett Chapel’s “The Inside Story” 5pm.
22nd Coads Green Outdoor Live Nativity, starting at the Chapel 6-30pm
23rd Carols at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.

Christmas Services
24th December Christmas Eve
Central Crib Service 4.00pm Rev Malcolm Jones
Central Midnight Service 11.30pm. Rev Malcolm Jones
Coads Green Midnight Service 11.15pm. Rev Jo Smart
Pipers Pool 6pm — Mr David Pett
Tregadillett Midnight service11.30pm
25th December Christmas Day
Central 10.30am - Rev Malcolm Jones
Lifton 10.30am - Rev Howard Curnow
Trebullett 10.30am - Rev Jo Smart

January 2016
3rd Circuit Covenant Service at Central 10.30am
4th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
7th Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
14th Communion Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
17th Churches Together in Launceston service at Central 10.30am
February 2016
1st Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
1st Local Preacher’s Meeting Polyphant 7.30pm.
2rd Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
11th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
29th Leadership Team meeting, Lifton 9.30am.

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Circuit Coffee Mornings

November 2015

24th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by MWiB

The Little Red Bus Excursions

November 2015
Wed 18th Lunch at The Village Inn Ashwater £6
Sat 21st Craft Fair at Roadford Lake £5
Wed 25th Christmas Bingo at St Mary’s Church Hall Free
Thur 26th Dartington Glass and Torrington £10
Sun 29th Christmas Lunch at The Pint and Post (St Giles) £5

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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