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.

Extravagant Generosity, Revd. Phil Gough

Extravagant Generosity'Generous' describes the Christian's unselfish willingness to give in order to make a positive difference for the purposes of Christ.

'Extravagant Generosity' describes practices of sharing and giving that exceed all expectations and extend to unexpected measures.

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Haiti Hurricane
HaitiHurricane Matthew hit the west coast of Haiti on Tuesday 5 October with devastating effect, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced.

The BBC reported that at least 10,000 people were in shelters along with reports of overcrowded hospitals and shortages of fresh water. The storm knocked down communications and blocked roads, hampering emergency efforts.

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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 by 27th November to Brian King, Circuit Steward, (Tel 01772 619593); or Revd Andrew Mashiter; Superintendent Minister, (Tel 01257 263251);

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Prayer Handbooks

prayer handbook

Prayer Handbooks are available at £3.50 each, also with a limited number of large print available too. These books will be available in your Churches or you can contact the Circuit Administrative Assistant at for a copy.

Hungarian Orphanage Project

orphanage project

Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit is launching a campaign to raise funds to support an orphanage in Teglas, Hungary which is close to the heart of Minister Rev Gyula Fiak. His former church in Hungary gave financial, practical and spiritual help to orphanages in the area.

Recognising a need, the circuit has responded and fundraising for initial essentials is underway. Each church in the circuit is being encouraged to find people willing to raise small amounts of £25 in creative and innovative ways.  As these small pledges materialise, the total will soon grow, providing funds to pay for essentials such as an industrial washing machine, cooking stove, beds and other furniture, blinds, carpets and curtains.

‘Back in Hungary we were their spiritual family and support system, loving and mentoring them. Now you could be the spiritual family of these unloved (by their parents) children. You could (not literally) adopt them – one church/child. We could send cards to them, we could support their tutoring, we could send them gifts and we could support the home (orphanage) where they live.’

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Keep checking the Website for updates on how the Project is progressing.  
Click Here for an update on how we are doing

A Special 3Generate

3GenerateThis year we have a special 3Generate for young people with additional needs.

If you are 8-23 and are in need of additional support because you have learning difficulties, or physical limitations, if you have Downs, or ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, if you are Autistic, or deaf, visually impaired, or have a physical disability or something else we haven’t listed here that means you might need a bit of extra help, then this event is for you.

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Celebrate Harvest with Self Help Africa
Celebrate Harvest this year with a Shropshire-based charity that helps families in rural Africa to feed themselves.

Self Help Africa is offering a FREE Harvest Resource Pack to help you plan your Harvest celebration. It includes stories from Africa, suggested prayers and hymns, children’s activities and fundraising ideas.

To order your free pack and any extra materials, please call Joseph Nunn on 01743 277170, email or download resources directly from

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Methodist Grant Fund

Methodist churchThe Methodist Church is to respond to the changing face of poverty in the UK through a redesigning of its national grant programme supporting projects that work with people experiencing poverty, following a decision of the Methodist Conference today.

‘Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice’, formerly the ‘Mission Alongside the Poor Programme’, is a grant giving stream of the Methodist Church which has access to over a million pounds in grant funding each year to encourage and support community projects to help impoverished people in the UK.

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World Methodist Council

WMC LOGODid the initials WMC mean anything to you before you started reading this little article? Maybe not Let’s learn something together! 

The World Methodist Council is a worldwide association of 80 Methodist, Wesleyan and related Uniting and United Churches representing over 80.5 million people.  It engages, empowers and serves the member Churches by encouraging Methodist unity in witness, facilitating mission in the world, and fostering ecumenical and inter-religious activities.

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Street Pastors
Tony and June are members of our Adlington congregation. They are part of a group of Street Pastors, featured in the attached video, discussing their work as Street Pastors.

Growing Through Conflict Foundation Day 2016 

Growing through change
Includes Understanding Conflict, Conflict Resolution skills, Further Resources. More information can be found by accessing the website below, or clicking on the links to view the posters.

Please click on the Link below for details of venues, dates and times.

Growing Through Conflict 1

Growing Through Conflict 2