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 550 plus members and worship with us in one of our 15 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, 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...
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.
Circuit News & Events this Summer...
Pipers Pool Chapel Future Refurbishment Plans
The planning team at Pipers Pool Chapel are very keen to hear circuit views on how a versatile space for the whole community can be created with the planned refurbishment of the Chapel. To that end all the full details and a set of the proposed plans, courtesy Harris McMillan architects, are on the Pipers Pool page with a questionnaire available to download here.
Messy Summer Sundays
Come and join the fun at Coads Green Methodist Church.
Lots of great activities including crafts, games and cooking.
at 11am on the following Sundays in August - 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st
....Come and get messy!!
Coads Green Methodist Church Concert
Please Join us for a great evening with the Launceston Male Voice Choir and Arscott Ladies Choir
Friday 22nd August at 7pm.
Join Central's '4211 Club' for ages 4 to 11 year olds at Central Church Hall
Club 4:2:11 runs each week other than the first Sunday of the month which is a Family Service. The club starts 15 minutes prior to the start of the Sunday morning service (Currently 09.45 during June to July - The club takes a holiday break during August).
Check Central's weekly news sheet here on line or please go to
www.central-methodist.org.uk and check the services listed on the home page.
Club registration starts at 09.45 - The Programme includes games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!
Central's Holiday Club 2014 - Mega Makers!
...You Can Register Now!
'Mega Makers!' is a holiday club for 5 to 11 year old children, based on the theme of inventions and explores the vastness of God's love using stories from St Matthew's Gospel.
The annual holiday club for 5-11 year old children, at Central Methodist Church Launceston, provides great fun and a chance to make new friends with other children.
The fun week has games, stories and craft and also includes a provided healthy snack. Entry for each of the five weekdays is £2 per child and £1.50 for other family children.
The week is always popular and the places available are limited, so early booking and registration of your children is strongly recommended. To take advantage you can download and fill in the consent form which is available below, and return it as per the details on the form to book your place(s). Please note a cheque for £5 is required to secure the registration - details are on the form.
The club dates at Central are 11th - 15th & 17th August 2014.
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
Action 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 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:
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.
The full information and audio files are available here:
'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