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 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 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.

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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The Launceston Street Pastors...

For news of this wonderful out working of the Christian faith and how they are making a difference on the streets of Launceston - Click here to read their latest newsletter.



Join us for a  'Family Fun  & Splash'

on Saturday 17th May at Bude Splash Pool

Swimming will be from 5-6pm with time for food from 6-7pm (bring your own!) Price is just £2 per person for all those over 4 years of age.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult/s (depending on the number of children - eg. 1 adult with 2 children + baby would not be appropriate!). The places available are limited, so early booking is required.

Please download and fill in the consent form - available here, and return it as per the details on the form to book a place. Please note £2 per person is required to secure the booking.


Club 4:2:11

Join Central's '4211 Club' for ages 4 to 11 year olds at..
Central Church Hall... Most Sundays starting on 11th May 2014 from 10.15am - 11.45am (Check the weekly diary here on line)

Club registration starts at 10.15 . The Programme will include games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!

showstoppers 2013Showstoppers Holiday Club - Summer 2013!


Over 50 children took part in the Central Methodist Church Holiday Club from 12th-16th August. The week was entitled ‘Showstoppers’ and featured activities such as a daily aerobic warm-up time, craftwork, stories and games.

On Sunday 18th August at 10.45am joined  together for a morning celebration event with the remainder of the church.

You can enjoy a snapshot of the week from the video available on the central website at www.central-methodist.org.uk

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 going to: http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/methodists


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



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News from the Unit Skate Park

Every Tuesday is Christian Skaters Night at the Unit Skate Park on Pennygillam industrial estate.

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".

The evening starts at 7pm with a short Bible study followed by a skate session ending at 9.30pm - we hope to see you there!

It's 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...

8th League of Prayer. Central Dingley Hall 7.30pm
10th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
17th Maundy Thursday Communion Service at Lifton Methodist Church at 7.30p.m.
18th United Good Friday Service at St Marys Church, Lifton at 10.30a.m. Walk of
Witness from Lifton Strawberry Fields leaving at 10.00a.m.
18th Pipers Pool Good Friday service 7.30pm, followed by hot cross buns.
26th Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary 4-30pm to be followed by tea
27th Coads Green Sunday School Anniversary 11am & 6-30pm
27th Liskerratt Choir, Coronation Hall, St Giles 7pm.
28th South Petherwin Lunch Club

6th Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall, Central. 10.15am.
8th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm
12th Leadership Team meeting 9.30am
18th Easter Offering Circuit Service, Central.6.30pm.
18th Buffet Lunch Coronation Hall from 12.30pm
25th Wesley Day

Special Easter Services
Maundy Thursday 17th April
Lifton: 7.30pm
Central: 7.30pm

Good Friday 18th April
Lifton: Walk of Witness from Strawberry Fields at 10am followed by service at Parish Church.
Trebullett: service at 11.30am, Rev Eleanor Reddington. Lent Lunch 12.30pm
Central: Service at 10.30am
Pipers Pool: service at 7.30pm

Easter Sunday 20th April
Central: Coronation Park 6.00am

Wesley Day Sunday 25th May
Services to be led by Revd Steve Wild
4.00pm Open air service at the porch. Preacher: Revd Martyn Atkins
Followed by Tea in Altarnun Church Hall
6.30pm Altarnun Community Choir at Altarnun Parish Church
7.00pm Worship in Altarnun Parish Church. Preacher: Revd Martyn Atkins

Circuit Coffee Mornings

8th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Monday Club
9th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
15th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Twinning Association
22nd Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Town Band
26th Pipers Pool 10.30 –12noon. See proposed plans for building
29th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Holiday Club

 The Little Red Bus Excursions

Sun 13th Sunday Carvery: Strawberry Fields £3
Wed 16th Lunch Club: Coombe Barton £6
Wed 23rd Bingo at St Mary’s Free
Thur 24th Afternoon Cuppa: Brookes Garden Centre £6
Information from www.littleredbus.org or 01566 777960 any time.
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