All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic
Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.
Spring Harvest for all the family online … and its free!
Sadly, this year’s Spring Harvest event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. However even though this has left them with a £1.5m hole in their accounts which threatens their very future they are planning to launch the event online via Spring Harvest Home on YouTube from 13th – 17th April.
We can’t go to Spring Harvest this year so they're bringing Spring Harvest to us! - and it will be free and accessible for all. This is an amazing annual event for absolutely all of the family and will include adapted versions of the Big Start, Bible teaching, worship, seminars and perhaps some more light-hearted viewing, right through the day.
The team are currently working non-stop (in self isolation of course) to ensure this reaches us.
Spring Harvest Home will be on YouTube at the following link: SH2020 ...and please subscribe to the Spring Harvest channel and put the dates in your diary.
Moving forward, Spring Harvest believes that they will be able to deliver Spring Harvest again in 2021. Nobody knows what the long-term consequences Covid-19 will have for the event and our nation, but with us standing with them, they firmly believe they will be back next year.
Revd Malcolm Jones
We also have an eldest daughter Abbie (aged 21) who is studying abroad for part of her language degree at Queen Mary’s University London. She started in Germany and is now working as a TA in Argentina. Our middle child, Mitchell (20) is in his 2nd year at MMU Cheshire in Crewe doing a Drama degree. Also we will be accompanied by our two dogs, Pips and Dylan as well! The two chickens are staying behind as we cannot see a car journey to Cornwall with them in the back!
I was born in Manchester (one brother and one sister) and also lived in Sheffield in my youth where I did my first degree in material sciences. Jude and I bridged the North South divide as she is from London.
After my first degree I worked as a lab technician at a boarding school, it was during this time that I felt I was being called to the Ministry. After a year of pastoral work at my home church I began Ministerial training in 1983 at Wesley College, Bristol, combining a Theology and Religious Studies degree and two years placement at a local village church. During this time I met Jude and we were married not far away in Barnstaple, North Devon at the Baptist Church there.
After a month of married life we moved to Shetland – a new life, job, house, and culture. Peat cutting, beautiful scenery and gale force winds are abiding memories, as well as the birth of Abbie (in Aberdeen) and Mitch (in Lerwick).
Our next appointment was at Great Ayton in North Yorkshire where I had three churches to care for. Great Ayton was a good young family church and we spent eight really happy years there.
Although we never thought we would go to suburbia, we were called to Nuthall near Nottingham in 1999 and God has really blessed us during that time. We enjoyed our time in Nuthall with its’ many youth and family activities, but know it is now right to move on and we look forward to meeting you all in the Launceston area. A final thought… please bear with us while we try and get names and places right!
We pray that Malcolm and Jude's time with us here in Launceston will be blessed