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

Reflections, by Rev. Phil Gough

Psalm 74

Psalm 74 (part one) – Asaph’s song, looking at the total destruction of Jerusalem, and the temple, the sanctuary, but trusting in God’s power and might, known in the past, to win the day, redeeming and saving once and for all…

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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

Click here or visit Circuit Website
for P

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.

The Effective Listening Course

listenThe Effective Listening Course will be held at Ingol Methodist Church on Wednesday 11th May 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Spaces are limited and you must register by 29th April 2016 (, Tel: 01772 749258. Cost is £35.00 and includes course materials and tea/coffee.

Please click here for the poster


'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)

Hillside Lent Display

In a move from the normal Hillside convention, the Hillside Craft Group were asked to look at Lent and an inspiring, challenging display to be used in worship.

Christine Guy and her team of creative crafters led us each Sunday with a bold and striking display and a deeply thought provoking Lenten reflection, leading the crescendo of Easter day.

Many commented on the positive impact this had on their Lenten journey and we are very grateful.

However, they have set the bar high as we anticipate their new creative offering for Pentecost - Come Holy Spirit!

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.


Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk

morecambe walkSaturday 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 Homes for the Aged


Circuit Representative required, duties include distributing literature and gift envelopes to Church Stewards, receiving cheques from Church Treasurers, for further details, contact Marion on 01254 830371 or email


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.

Growing Through Conflict 1

Growing Through Conflict 2