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

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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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

Coads Green Open Air Service - on Coads Green Sports Field
Sunday 2nd July at 6-30pm with Revd Jo Smart and featuring Youthful Spirit & the Callington Town Band

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 clicking here.

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...
July
2nd Coads Green Open Air Service (in CG Sports Field) with Revd J Smart, Youthful Spirit & Callington Town Band 6.30pm.
3rd Communion Service at Pendruccombe 2.15pm.
4th Communion Service with prayers for healing, Dingley Hall, 10.15am.
11th Communion Service at Pen Inney 11am.
12th Service at St Stephen’s Court 2.15pm.
13th Service at Cedar Grange, 2.15pm.
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Coffee Mornings
June
27th Central 10am-12noon hosted by Egloskerry Church
The Little Red Bus Excursions
June
Thur 29th Fowey £10
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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