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.
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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.
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, 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.
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.
Whole Life Worship
All our circuit churches are currently participating in the Whole Life Worship initiative from LICC (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity).
This 5 week series of Sunday services and accompanying study / fellowship meetings is part of our Circuit Priority exploring the theme Empowering the 1000. Through the initiative, we are exploring Christian discipleship and particularly the understanding that all our lives are caught up in a response of worship to God. It’s not just about what we do when we gather together on Sundays!
The five themes are:
• Worshipping engages our whole lives
• Worshipping offers us fresh insight
• Worshipping transforms our everyday actions
• Worshipping inspires our everyday speech
• Worshipping focuses our wavering hearts
More information on the resources can be obtained from https://www.licc.org.uk/resources/whole-life-worship/
We do hope that you will be able to participate in our Sunday services and in the midweek meetings. You are very welcome to join us!
Further details can be obtained from our ministers.
Methodist Church News Release
Recent spate of murders in London affecting largely young people and inflicted through stabbings and gun crime.
We are deeply saddened by the recent spike in murders within the Greater London area. As we write this, the news is breaking that two men in East London have been murdered, one of whom is said to be only eighteen years old. This brings those murdered to over 50 in London this year. In this holy period of Easter our hearts go out to all the families affected and we offer support and prayers at this difficult time.
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Statement about the recent violence on the Gaza-Israel border
The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Loraine N Mellor and Jill Baker, have released the following statement following the recent violence on the Gaza-Israel border.
We are horrified by the violence that has taken place on the eastern border of Gaza in the past days, and deeply troubled by what appears to be a steady escalation in the situation. We appeal to all sides to step back urgently from actions that can only lead to more suffering, and to seek peaceful solutions.
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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.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
1st – 8th November 2019
Visiting major sites associated with the life and ministry of Jesus: in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee and the surrounding areas, with the services of an expert guide and times of devotion included.
Contact Rev. Gyula Fiak by 30th April if you are interested or have any questions (email@example.com)
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
2018 / 2019 Nominations
Nominations for the next Circuit Charity of the Year are now open. Click Here to view the Poster and click Here to download the Nomination Form. The deadline for nomination submissions is 31st March 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (Kathryn Townson - Circuit Administrative Assistant).
Certificate in Pioneer Ministry
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 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.