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

Faithful and Fruitful, by Rev. Andrew Mashiter

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The book “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations” by Robert Schnase, an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is having quite an impact across our denominational church over here.

In our Lancashire District, the book has inspired an initiative that been called “Faithful & Fruitful” and following an event in Burnley at the beginning of March, circuits  and churches are engaging with the material in a number of creative ways.  But what’s it all about?

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Youth Discipleship Mentor

This job vacancy is in partnership with The One Programme and Leyland Methodist Church were very fortunate to be selected. This is an appointment that will benefit the Circuit.

This is an exciting initiative with the Methodist Church for 16 – 23 year olds to be employed part-time in a one year fixed term project in your local community, as part of The ONE Programme.

Dates: 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017 , 
Salary: £6561.00 per annum  

Hours of work: on average 15 hrs per week 
(65 hrs per calendar month) Location: Leyland, Lancashire

Deadline – Friday 3
rd June 2016, 12.00 noon

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The Mirror Project

mirror logo- This is What We See, Listening to Children’s Voices

Leyland Methodist Church, 
Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, PR25 3HA, Sunday, 19th of June, 4.00-5:30 pm

Led by Rev. Phil Gough and Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley, For more details contact:

Ellen Monk-Winstanley 01772 456080
Phil Gough 01772 422613

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Splat Events in the Circuit

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In this last year, more than 1,000 pupils across our primary schools have accessed 'Life Path : John Wesley' - a day of discovery about the life and faith of the founder of the Methodist Movement. This year, we are launching 'Life Path : C S Lewis', piloting this new discovery day, with Primrose Hill Primary School as they visit Euxton Methodist Church.

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PeerTalkFacing Depression Together, Sat. 25th June, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm, Greenbank Theatre, Preston, PR1 7DR

An opportunity to learn about depression from a clinical, personal, and pastoral perspective, and how the church can be a good neighbour to those living with depression and their families. Free to attend. To book, email –, Tel: 07908 493880, Click here for full details

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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Messy Church at Trinity CofE / Methodist Primary School, Buckshaw

Messy ChurchA year ago in February we began an outreach with Buckshaw Community Church to reach out to families in a new way on Buckshaw and Messy Church at Trinity was born.  We meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month (except August) from 4-6 pm at Trinity Buckshaw School and we explore different themes every month through craft, games, worship and singing and eating together.  The response was slow, primarily because we were starting something new without a church to seed it; but after a year we have our regulars and the numbers are growing. Please click here for more on our story.

Chorley Grand Prix

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(Photographs courtesy of Boyd Harris

Despite the glorious start to Chorley Grand Prix in 2015, this year saw a "mixed" weather picture.  Nevertheless, the riders set out on the cold and gruelling course around Chorley, Rivington and Brinscall as once again this national race, including some top teams, battled the elements and each other for victory.

Hillside Church became a hub for much needed warm refreshments for spectators and word soon got around the Race Marshals who appreciated the sustenance!

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'GO' Exhibition Mission - update


More than 500 people from across Lancashire flocked to a major new ecumenical resource event at Runshaw College in Leyland on Saturday.

‘GO – Equipping the Local Church for Growth’
 was the first of its kind to be held as a joint enterprise between The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese); The Methodist Church (Lancashire District) and the North Western Synod of the United Reform Church.

Click here to read the full report

Changes to Chorley Hospital A&E

hospitals logoYou will no doubt be aware that, as of 18th April 2016, the A&E at Chorley Hospital has been temporarily replaced with an 8am to 8pm urgent care service. Attached is a briefing which provides the background to this decision being taken.


The Trust has produced the a poster (link below) to remind people about the changes. 

More information about what the urgent care centre can be used for can be found on the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals website.  (Click here for Poster or Click here for Briefing)

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.


Action for Children - Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk


Saturday 13th August 2016, 1.30 p.m. A cross bay walk from Arnside to Kents Bank with refreshments after the walk. Registration is £10.00 per adult walker and sponsorship is also required.

To register, contact Diane Goodier on - or 01925 850856

Click here for the Poster

Methodist Women in Britain


Please see below details of events happening with MWiB:

Saturday 21st May 2016 3-5 pm at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London Paul Field in Concert with special guest Garth Hewitt.  (See Circuit Website for booking and transport details)



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.

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