A message from Reverend Malcolm Jones
Circuit Superintendant Minister
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?
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 Tea30th 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 AdventuresThe 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
Join us at Central Methodist for the 2017 Holiday Club -
Kernow Credit Union at Central
If you want to know more about Kernow Credit Union, see the full information and contacts which are available here:
Kernow Credit Union