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 400 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 200 members and children. 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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Methodists Against Racism

The Methodist Conference of 2016 has unanimously passed a resolution calling for respect and tolerance in our national life in the wake of the divisive EU Referendum Campaign. 
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world. The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.

The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:

  • on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
  • for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
  • on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
  • on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.


The statement is also shared on the website www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.
The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).

Forthcoming Circuit Events

Churches Together - Launceston Show Thurs 27 July 2017

If you can help at the Churches Together stand at the show at Kennards House (mainly helping to serve tea, coffee, juice and biscuits) please put your name on the rota in the Christian Bookshop, or please just visit the stand for a chat and a rest. Our stand is in Row K and will follow the usual format, with the addition this year of an opportunity for children of all ages to enter our competition for the design of the 2017 Christmas card. Any drawings for the card should be on A4 paper and be in one colour with bold lines suitable for printing.


Pipers Pool Walk and Cream Tea

30th July 2017 - 2pm for the walk - cream teas from 3 pm at Pipers Pool Chapel.


Join us at Lifton Methodist Church Holiday Club -
Stepping Stones Adventures

The week is from 7th - 11th August from 10 am till 12 pm
Fun, games & crafts for 5 – 11 year olds …includes a provided snack
Entry: 10.00 for the week
For full details and booking info contact Howard on 01566 780422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us at Central Methodist for the 2017 Holiday Club -

The week is from 14th -18th & 20th August from 10 am till 12.30 pm. Each day there is fun, exercise, games & crafts for 5 – 11 year olds …it also includes a provided snack. The cost to cover expenses is £2 per child & £1.50 for other family children per day. If you have any questions or concerns please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you would like to book a place for your child(ren) to join the 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 download a consent and registration form which is available from the link below. Please complete and print the form and bring it with you to complete and speed up the registration process. Please note that a separate form is required for each child that attends the holiday club.
Registration & Consent Form

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:
Kernow Credit Union

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 Bridge Community Centre on the Pennygillam estate - fantastic facilities for the family and the community.
Diary Dates...
29th Jenny Parnell’s “Goodbye” at Trewint Cottage 4-8pm.
30th Pipers Pool walk and cream tea, 2pm walk, 3pm onwards for teas.
August 2017
7-11 Lifton Holiday Club 10am-12noon.
9th MWiB cream tea at Tamar Valley Methodist Church 2.30-4pm.
10th Service at Cedar Grange 2.15pm.
14-18 Central Holiday Club 10am-12noon.
29th Launceston Area Bible Society Action Group AGM, 11am Dingley Hall.

Coffee Mornings
18th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Boyton Church
25th Central 10am-12noon hosted by St Thomas Church
1st Central 10am-12noon hosted by Children’s Society
2nd Trebullett 10.30-12 noon
8th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Yeolmbridge
9th Polyphant with Book Club 10—11.30am
15th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Lions
22nd Central 10am-12noon hosted by Guide Dogs
29th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Causley Trust

The Little Red Bus Excursions
Thur 20th Trerice House & Gardens, Newquay NT £14
Thur 27th Lunch at Rising Sun, Altarnun £6
Mon 31st Falmouth £14
Wed 2nd Truro (arrive 11am leave 4pm) £14
Mon 7th Rustic Tearooms Northcott Mouth (all out door seating) if wet then Bude £8
Thur 10th Mevagissey £12
Wed 16th Lunch at Royal Inn, Horsebridge £8
Wed 16th Plymouth fireworks evening £10
Fri 18th Flower Show at RHS Rosemoor Gardens £12
Mon 21st Exeter £12
Thur 24th Buckland Abbey & Gardens NT £10
Tues 29th Charlestown £10
Wed 30th Lunch at Archer Arms Lewannick £5
Thur 31st Tintagel £8

Phone 01566 777960 10am to 12noon Mon to Fri. or leave message.
Tuesday morning at Central Methodist Church Hall 9.30-11.30am.
Email: launcestonredbus@gmail.com
Facebook: Little Red Bus Launceston
Office open Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon
Information from www.littleredbus.org.uk


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