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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)

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

Launceston Area Bible Society Cream Tea - Thursday 2nd June 3.00-5.00pm at Victoria House, Launceston - the home of Les & Margaret Baker.
Price: £4 - also a Bring & Buy Stall.

Saturday 4th June at 4.30pm - Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary
The event will be followed by tea.

Lewannick Community Flower Festival And Gift Dayto be held in st. Martins Church in Celebration Of The Queen's 90th Birthday
4th-6th June 2016 from 10.00am to 5.00pm - Refreshments - All are welcome.

Sunday 5th June - 11.00 am Chris Harding and at 6.30 pm Jude Jones
There will be a Sunday School & Young People's Production att all the three services.

Broadwood Chapel Coffee Morning on Saturday 18th June from 10am-l2noon - includes flower displays on a Royal Theme.

Broadwood Chapel Anniversary Service - Sunday 19th June at 11am with Sam Beazley.

Coads Green Open Air Service Sunday 3rd July - in Coads Green Sports Park at 6.30pm - with Read Anne Brown and the Callington Town Band.

Polyphant Sunday School Anniversary on Sunday 3rd July at 3pm - followed by afternoon tea.The Service will be led by Julian Langston. All welcome to come and enjoy this family gathering and bring back memories from the past. For details contact Mrs Pam Harris 01566 86525.

Holiday Club dates for your diary in August

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'Guardians of Ancora' is Scripture Union's exciting new holiday club for 2016. It is based around the popular free 'Guardians of Ancora' mobile game which is available for android and apple tablets and phones. The week is suitable for 5 to 11 year old children with little or no experience of church, as well as those who are already part of a church community.

The Holiday Club will run at Central from 15th - 19th August, with a family celebration service on the following Sunday 21st August.

Each day the children will enjoy fun, games, puzzles, activities and craft. The daily activities will also include the brilliantly fun aerobic warm-up time with songs. There will also be a drama and plenty of high activity games along with a daily video and stories which bring the light back to the city! - This is where the Guardians recover a lost story-treasure, representing a Bible story. During the week the children can also use the faith-based Guardians of Ancora app available for android and apple tablets and phones. The cost each day is £2  per child and £1.50 for any other family children.

Download Your Registration Form Here - you will need one for each child

* If you would like your child(ren) to join the'Guardians of Ancora' Holiday Club fun, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the name(s) and age(s). This will ensure a place is booked in advance. You will also need to print and complete the form and bring it with you for the registration process to be competed. Please note that a separate form is required for each child.

Join us at Lifton Methodist Church for the Treasure Seekers Holiday Club 2016

treasurechest1st-5th August 10 am till 12 pm
Fun, games & craft for 5-11 year olds. Includes a provided snack

Entry: £10 for the week
For details & booking information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01566 780422

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

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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...

June 2016

1st Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.

2nd Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall. 10. lam.
2nd Bible Society Cream Tea, Victoria House 3-5pm.
6th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
4th Lewannick Community Flower Festival, St Martins Church. 10am-5pm.
4th Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary 4.30pm to be followed by tea.
5th Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary 11am & 6-30pm.
10th League of Prayer Dingley Hall 7.30pm.
14th League of Prayer 7.30pm Dingley Hall.
18th Broadwood Chapel Coffee Morning & Flower display 10-12noon.
19th Broadwood Chapel Anniversary Service 11am.
20th Circuit World Missions, South Petherwin, meat & salads 6pm, service 7pm.
26th Trebullett Strawberry Tea 3.30-5pm.
27th South Petherwin Lunch Club l2.30pm

July 2016
3rd Polyphant Sunday School Anniversary 3pm.
3rd Coads Green Open Air Service in CG Sports Field 6.30pm.
4th Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
5th Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
6th Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
14th Communion Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
17th Yeolmbridge Friendship Lunch 11am on, Mr Richard Wright.
August 2016
1st Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
2nd Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
3rd Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
7th Yeolmbridge Songs of Praise on village green 2.30pm, Mr Alan Libby.
11th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.

Coffee Mornings

May 2016
31st Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Lifton Chapel

June 2016
1st Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
1st Lifton 10.30am
7th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by British Legion
8th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 11.30am
11th South Petherwin 10.30am
14th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Club for Visually Impaired
21st Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by St Stephen's Church Charity

The Little Red Bus Excursions

June 2016
Wed 1st Truro (arrive Nam leave 4pm) £14
Thur 2nd Looe £10
Wed 8th Charleston £10
Sun 12th Queen's Birthday Celebrations Town Street Party £3
Wed 15th Homeleigh Garden Centre Afternoon Cuppa £3
Sat 18th Barnstaple £14
Wed 22nd Fowey £10
Sun 26th Carvery Meal at Trethorne Golf Club £5

Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon

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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