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 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, he was being bold for Jesus Christ and we want to follow his lead in our own time and place.

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Circuit News & Events...

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.

Club 4:2:11

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.
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 10.15am - The Programme includes games, prizes, craft, singing, learning about the Christian faith with lots of fun...!

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.


CREATION FEST 2015: Upcoming events in Cornwall and Devon!


Creation Fest UK is a free admission music festival with Bible teaching, and fun for the whole family from 1-7 August at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. But before that there are lots of other events presented by our mobile, on-the-road side called, MOVEMENT. Hope to see you there!


Join Creation Fest for a day of Bible teaching, worship, activities, and celebration that our King is ALIVE!

Saturday 11 April 10am - 6pm. FREE  - The Pavilion, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

LivingRoom Sessions
Come along to the coastal acoustic worship tour through Cornwall and Devon with singer-songwriter and boarder, Pete James.
Sunday 22 March – Saturday 28 March, 7pm. FREE - Please visit www.creationmovement.org.uk for venues and event details.

Creation Fest Prayer Meeting
Join us to pray for Creation Fest 2015, local outreaches, churches and connect with the Creation Fest team.
4th Sunday of the month, 4pm in the Basement at the Wadebridge Christian Centre.

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

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...

April 2015

2nd Easter Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm
2nd Maundy Thursday Service at Coads Green 7-30pm
2nd Maundy Thursday Communion Service at Lifton Methodist Church,7.30p.m.
2nd Maundy Thursday Service at Central 7.30pm
3rd United Good Friday Service at Lifton Methodist Church at 10.30a.m. Walk of Witness from Lifton Farm Shop leaving at 10.00a.m.
3rd Central Good Friday service at 10.30am
3rd Churches Together in Launceston Walk of Witness 9.30am.
7th Healing & Communion Service, Dingley Hall. 10.15am.
9th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
14th League of Prayer, Dingley Hall, 7.30pm.
27th South Petherwin Lunch Club 12.30pm.

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Special Easter Services

Maundy Thursday 2nd April
Coads Green: service at 7.30pm
Lifton: service at 7.30pm
Central: service at 7.30pm

Good Friday 3rd April

Walk of Witness - Churches Together in Launceston
Good Friday 3rd April - starts at 9.30am at Central Methodist Church, return at 10.15am
The walk will go through the Castle Grounds, up into the Market Square and back down towards St Mary’s Church, using pavements wherever possible.

Lifton Walk of Witness from Lifton Farm Shop 10am followed by Family Service at Methodist Chapel 10.30am.
Trebullett: service at 11.15am followed by Lent Lunch
Central: service at 10.30am.

Easter Sunday 5th April
Central: Sunrise Service Coronation Park 6am.

Wesley Day Celebrations Sunday 17th May 2015

4pm Wesley Cottage Preach from the Porch. Preacher: Rev Mark Dunn-Wilson - Followed by Tea at Altarnun Parish Church Hall.
6.30pm The Truro Methodist Church Choir will sing at Altarnun Parish Church.
7pm Service at Altarnun Parish Church. Preacher: Rev Mark Dunn-Wilson.
Services to be led by Rev Steve Wild.
(Please note this is a week ahead of Wesley Day (24th) to avoid clashing with other events in the District)

Wesley Cottage, Trewint
Study Day with Rev. Steve Wild - Monday May 11th 10am to 3pm Study Day: Reaching out for Jesus in Cornish Communities.
To allow a greater number of participants this Study Day led by Rev Steve Wild will be held in Altarnun Parish Church Hall. Lunch and drinks will be provided.
All Wesley Cottage Study Days are free of charge but prior booking is essential. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To reserve your place contact John Hogarth on 01566 880265 or email wesleycottage@live.co.uk

Circuit Coffee Mornings

April 2015

1st Trebullett 10.30 - 12noon
1st Lifton 10.30am
7th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Monday Club
8th Polyphant with Book Club 10.00 - 12noon
11th South Petherwin 10.30am
11th South Petherwin 10.30am
14th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Twinning Association
21st Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Town Band
28th Central 10.00 - 12noon. Hosted by Holiday Club

The Little Red Bus Excursions

April 2015

Wed 1st Truro £12
Thurs 2nd Endsleigh Garden Centre £12
Tues 7th Totnes £12
Thurs 9th Looe £8
Wed 15th Lunch Club: Countryman Inn £6
Wed 22nd Bingo at St Mary’s FREE
Wed 29th Lunch Club: Royal Inn Horsebridge £6

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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The New Build Fund

A New Church for the future - can you help us build it now?
£3500000 is needed to complete the new build project and give the town and community of Launceston a church made for the Glory of God and designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century. Can you help us?
You can read the exciting full story behind the project here.

£ 3500000
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£ 40825
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Total as of

You can also keep up with the latest information here at: lmyouth.co.uk