Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit


Welcome to the new Website for Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit. To find out about Connexion News, District Projects, the MANY events happening in the wider community and the District and job opportunities please click here. To find out more about us as a Circuit click here
We are also now on Facebook facebook, click the logo to visit.


The three Priorities of the Circuit
Early in 2017, the Leadership Team of the Circuit discerned the following as God’s Priorities for the work we are called to. They inform the use of our energies and other resources. 
E1000Members of the Methodist Church are disciples of Christ and we are almost a thousand strong in the Chorley & Leyland Circuit! Together we are called to many tasks and need to be encouraged and resourced in this work. Our “Growing Leaders” course is just one way that people are being empowered, but other wider initiatives are in the pipeline.

contagious pioneering

The Circuit, with District help, is funding the 5 year appointment of a Pioneer Ministry Enabler on Buckshaw, hopefully to be in place early in 2018. This is an exciting new work with ecumenical partners. Watch this space! But we hope the creative exploration of such ministry will be catching and all our local churches will be inspired for new initiatives.

Schools plusOur ongoing Schools worker project expresses our commitment to working with children. This Schools Plus Priority seeks to expand & integrate work in schools with the important children’s work in churches, including Messy Church. We aim to strengthen existing church/school links through school “Champions" &
establish new links with community schools.

Advent Reflections - Revd. Tony Simpson


What traditions do you have at Christmas?  It’s always fascinating to find out what we do differently at Christmas as it’s one of those times when families often follow their own traditions and just think that everybody does the same.

When I was younger I always had my Christmas presents left in a pillowcase at the bottom of my bed.  I always slept soundly so my parents had no problem sneaking in once I was asleep. 

When I had children of my own they had stockings in their bedrooms filled with smaller presents, the bigger ones were put around the tree and we would open them together first thing on Christmas morning.

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Pioneer Ministry Enabler

contagious pioneering                           Pioneer Ministry

The Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit seeks applications for the appointment of a 

PIONEER MINISTRY ENABLER based on Buckshaw Village, Lancashire, one of the country’s largest contemporary residential, commercial and industrial developments. 
Click Here for more information, Here for Job Description and Here for application form

Lancashire Sings Christmas 2017

Lancs sings christmas

Thursday 14th December 2017, 7.00 pm


Linking live to the broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire.  For well-known carols and plenty of fun, join us at:


Dog & Partridge, 30 Chorley Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley PR7 5ES
The Insti, Wigan Rd, Euxton PR7 6JG
Cafe at Tesco Extra, Towngate, Leyland PR25 2FN

Click Here for poster



Art Exhibition 2017

salt and light
Exploring: Hunger and Thirst, Wealth and Poverty, Environment and Stewardship

Featuring work from:  Brinscall St John's, Trinity Buckshaw, Ribbleton Avenue Juniors, 
Cuerden Church School, Leyland Methodist Junior School and Leyland Methodist Infant School

Below are some photographs taken at the Art Exhibition.


Charity of the Year

Recently at our Circuit Meeting we voted for a Circuit Charity of the Year, to start in September 2017. The Charity that received the most votes were the Homeless Charities in Leyland and Chorley. Links to the websites can be found by clicking on the logos below. To find out more about our charities click Here.

Chorley Help the Homeless                                    Bay 6 Homless Charity

  Chorley Help the Homeless                               Bay 6 Project

Remembrance Sunday 2017

Leyland Methodist Church had their WW1 Memorial Scroll, recently restored and returned to them from the South Ribble Museum, where it has been lovingly looked after for the last 30 years. They are happy to say it is finally back home.


Also at Leyland Brothers in Arms they were happy to host a performance of Band of Brothers in the evening.

Below are a gallery of photographs from the events at Leyland Methodist Church on Sunday 12th November 2017.



Congrutulations from the Methodist Church


Congratulations Geoff and Janet Horton, of Hillside Methodist Church, #Chorley. 40 year of Local Preaching and still going strong!

The most important Christmas card you'll send this year

MHA Christmas
Methodist Homes (MHA) is asking church members and children to write just one extra Christmas card and share the joy of Christmas with an MHA resident or Live at Home scheme member. If you can send them your greetings MHA will pass them on.

For more details please follow this link.


'Doing all the good we can'

A new video highlighting the history, values and impact of Methodist Schools across the country has been launched today at the Methodist Conference.


‘Doing all the good we can’ features a series of interviews with pupils, teachers and parents as they share their thoughts and experiences of Methodist Schools.


Click Here to read more.



Certificate in Pioneer Ministry

Pioneer Ministry

Cliff College Short Courses is an expanding programme designed to inspire, equip and
train, and to respond to the mission and ministry needs of individuals and churches.
The Certificate in Pioneer Ministry course is a dynamic and significant contribution to 
reflective practice on Pioneering and Fresh Expression, drawing together key practitioners for encouragement, discussion and learning. Are you one of them?
Clif College, Calver, Hope Valley, Sheffeld S32 3XG
Tel: 01246 584200, Email:, Web:
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Cliff College

cliff college

Cliff College are delighted to welcome any prospective students to come and explore our various programmes throughout the year. Our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees are all validated by The University of Manchester.

For most of the year, visits to the college are run on a personal or small group basis on request. If you are interested in the BA Theology programme, or the new developments in the part time BA Mission and Ministry programme, the part-time MA taught programme, or any of our Research degrees, then do get in touch using the details below to arrange one of these visits. We would love to see you, introduce you to our facilities, meet staff and students, and talk through the right options for you here at Cliff.

We also run more public Taster Days across especially the undergraduate courses. Dates for these days will appear on this page when they are available.

Click Here for more information.  Click Here to visit their website.


Circuit Stewards

circuit logoCircuit Stewards are responsible, together with our Ministers, for the spiritual and material life of the whole Circuit.

Whilst this is an unpaid position, it is important that we are able to appoint calibre people, called by God, to this vital role.

If you wish to explore if you are being called into this ministry, please speak with one of the circuit ministers, or pass your name to Brian King, Circuit Steward, (Tel 01772 619593); or Revd Andrew Mashiter; Superintendent Minister, (Tel 01257 263251);

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Circuit Video

Our new Circuit Video was launched in our Churches on Sunday 8th January 2017. Please do take a look and learn more about our Circuit and who we are.