Welcome to the Website for Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit.
Not only does this website inform you about who we are and what we do, it also provides links to the Lancashire District, Partner Organisations and the wider community.
We are also now on Facebook , click the logo to visit.
The Three Priorities of our 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.
Members 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.
The Circuit, with District help, is funding the 5 year appointment of a Pioneer Ministry Enabler on Buckshaw in 2018. This is an exciting new work with ecumenical partners. But we hope the creative exploration of such ministry will be catching and all our local churches will be inspired for new initiatives.
Our 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.
What's New on the Website
World renowned musician, author and Bible teacher. In a career that took off with his debut album, First Light (1981), Michael Card has recorded over 37 albums, authored over 27 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favourites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Immanuel,” he never imagined writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.
Friday 21st September 2018, 7.30 pm
Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall
Tickets £10 (£5 for children under 16)
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On August 11th three members of Whittle Methodist Church, Roger Stubbings (recorder), Dorothy Rhodes (piano) and Helen Towreiss (recorder) played 800 hymn tunes to raise money, through sponsorship, for this year's chosen charities of our Chorley and Leyland Circuit; these are Help the Homeless, Chorley and Bay 6, Leyland. The marathon took nine and a half hours
and already around £800 has been raised. Grateful thanks to all who helped towards that target.
Look out for our new look Circuit news sheet / magazine. We hope it is one way in which we can keep everyone up to date with what’s going on and who’s involved in what.
It now incorporates the Circuit Preaching Plan - an essential document for many Methodists! - but hopefully our mini-articles and pieces like the Circuit Meeting Digest will keep you briefed on important aspects of Circuit life. With your suggestions (and contributions!) this format could grow. Let’s share good news!
For over 60 years, the Methodist Church has supported the ending of the death penalty. Judicial systems are inherently a human construction with frailties. The death penalty does not allow for miscarriages of justice nor the possibility of repentance.
The UK Government is both right and morally courageous when opposing the death penalty in all places and all circumstances. For many years the UK has worked with other governments to establish moratoria on the use of the death penalty. This has helped make significant progress towards the long-term goal of the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
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New DBS Checks
New arrangements for DBS checks have been made by the Methodist Church. For more information see your Safeguarding Officer or click Here to find out more information.
General Data Protection Regulations
The Church has always been interested in individuals in a caring, pastoral way and has sought to undertake its mission by having sufficient information available to function effectively and communicate efficiently. From the start of Methodism, John Wesley knew the value of lists!
The church, like all other bodies that hold information on people, is now required to follow regulations about how that such information is held and used. GDPR is being embraced by the church as a way to ensure the very best “good practice” as well as compliance with the law.
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Charity of the Year
At Hillside Methodist Church during Lent they are raising money for the Circuit Charities.
They have organised some ‘house’ collecting boxes which everybody has taken home to use during Lent, and there is also a ‘big house’ in church which people can put donations in.
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Click on the links below to find out more about the two charities.
Chorley Help the Homeless Bay 6 Project
Circuit 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); email@example.com or Revd Andrew Mashiter; Superintendent Minister, (Tel 01257 263251); firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our 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.