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.

Visit to the Old Rectory, Epworth (Rev G Fiak)

epworthThe Euxton Church with others joining from our circuit had a great time visiting the Old Rectory in Epworth on Saturday 3rd June 2017


The weather was very gracious to us and we really enjoyed the guided tour at the Rectory! 


It was really nice to see how they have been continuously adding more artefacts as they are available. Also we just learnt that this year they will build new toilets (removing the old one) and admission place, as they have just received the funding for that! Great news! 


It is my hope that we could create a tradition where we would visit historical sites of the Methodist church and that way gain more understanding of our wonderful heritage!

The three Priorities of the Circuit

E1000                    Contagious Pioneering                     Schools plus

  More details to follow...

Growing Leaders - Mentors

growing leadersMENTORS NEEDED - We are seeking people to become Mentors to participants on the Growing Leaders Course commencing in the autumn.

To meet with people every 4-6 weeks over 10 months, providing a sounding-board and promoting reflection on learning fromt he course. You don't have to be an expert on theology or leadership!

Contact - Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley - (01772 456080)

              Deacon Sylvie Phillips - (01772 421319)

Click Here for the poster and more information

Papa New Guinea

The Lancashire District sent a mission team of four people to Papua New Guinea in February this year including ourselves from this Circuit.  One purpose of the visit was to strengthen links with Rarongo School of Theology and Mission whose principal, Garo Kilagi, served as a Minister in the Lancashire District some years ago.  We also aimed to raise the profile of women in church leadership roles, as these opportunities are only just emerging in PNG.


Click Here to read more

Bible Month - June 2017 

Bible Month

Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit is engaging with Bible Month, an initiative of the connexional Methodist church, looking at the epistle of James during June.

Click Here to view the Poster detailing the themes for each week.

Safeguarding Training

safeguarding training

Below are the dates for Safeguarding Training.


Foundation Module


Date                        Time             Venue

Sat 17th June          9.30 am        Eccleston

Mon 19th June        7.30 pm        Spendmore Lane



Refresher Foundation Module


Date                        Time             Venue

Sat 24th June          9.30 am        Spendmore Lane

Mon 3rd July           9.30 am        Chorley Methodist

Wed 5th July           7.30 pm        Euxton

Click Here to view details on how to book

North West Christian Children and Youth Work Training

nw children youth work

(Formerly Hot Pot) Equipping children and young people to navigate the world of today

Nazarene Theological College, Manchester - 23rd September 2017, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Preston - 21st October 2017, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

£15.00 if you book before 4th September 2017 (£18.00 after). Group booking discount (5 places for the cost of 4)

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3Generate (Children and Youth Assembly)


3Generate 2017 will take place from 24 to 26 November at Pontins, Southport.

Weekend tickets for 8-23 year olds cost £110 each. Tickets for leaders are free. Tickets include accommodation, meals and activities for the weekend.

Booking is now open and will close on 31 July for everyone except 19-23s (they can book until 18 October).

Click Here for more details and links to the booking pages.

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.

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. Please keep checking the website, more details will follow over the next couple of months.

Chorley Help the Homeless                                    Bay 6 Homless Charity

  Chorley Help the Homeless                               Bay 6 Project

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 before the beginning of January 2017 to Brian King, Circuit Steward, (Tel 01772 619593); or Revd Andrew Mashiter; Superintendent Minister, (Tel 01257 263251);

Click Here for more information


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.