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...



Coads Green Church Anniversary 2015

Sunday 25th October: The anniversary will be a 11am Family Service led by Rev Margaret Oxenham. In the evening at 6.30pm there will be an event led by 'Youthful Spirit' with the Chair being Mr Mike Stephens.

Coads Green Chapel Anniversary
Sunday 25th October - 11am Family Service. The service will be led by Rev Margaret Oxenham
6.30pm Youthful Spirit Guest Soloist Chair: Mike Stephens

Egloskerry Chapel's Final Service was 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.


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

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...

October 2015

4th South Petherwin Harvest Festival service 11am.

4th Central Harvest Festival - 10.30am & 6.30pm.
5th Harvest Festival at Pendruccombe, 2.15pm.
6th Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall. 10.15am.
6th South Petherwin Harvest Festival Service & Supper 6.45pm.
8th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
13th League of Prayer, Dingley Hall, 7.30pm.
19th St Giles Harvest service & supper in Coronation Hall, 7.15pm.
25th Coads Green chapel anniversary 11am & 6.30pm. Details page 15
26th South Petherwin Lunch Club.

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Circuit Coffee Mornings

October 2015
6th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Tresmeer Church
7th Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
7th Lifton 10.30am
10th South Petherwin 10.30am
13th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Trebullett
14th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 11.30am.
20th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Inner Wheel Charity
27th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by St Stephen’s WI charity

The Little Red Bus Excursions

October 2015
Wed 7th Truro £14
Thur 8th Wyevale Garden Centre (Brooks) Bude £8
Sun 11th “Woolly” event at Kelly House (Milton Abbott) £5
Wed 21st Lunch Club at The Brendan Arms Bude £8
Mon 26th Barnstaple £14
Wed 28th Homeleigh Garden Centre £3
Wed 28th Bingo at St Mary’s Church Hall (eve) Free
Thur 29th Local Steam Train to New Mills & return £10 inc - (12pm-2.30pm (bus & train fare) Must be booked & paid for in full by 21st Oct.
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


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  • Genesis 1-3   

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