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.

'Doing all the good we can'

A new video highlighting the history, values and impact of Methodist Schools across the country has been launched today at the Methodist Conference.

‘Doing all the good we can’ features a series of interviews with pupils, teachers and parents as they share their thoughts and experiences of Methodist Schools.


Click Here to read more.

The three Priorities of the Circuit

E1000                    Contagious Pioneering                     Schools plus

  More details to follow...

Caribbean Hurricane


The Methodist Church in Britain is raising money to support the humanitarian aid and relief work following the heavy rains and winds causing disaster across the Caribbean. 
Thousands of homes and livelihoods are being lost.

The Methodist Church in Britain is working with its humanitarian aid and relief partner in the Caribbean, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), who is ready to support affected communities as soon as their needs are assessed.

Please click Here to read more about this appeal and how to help or donate.

Can you shake a bucket for World Homeless Day?


If you are able to volunteer for 1-2 hours to help with either of these collections, please email or telephone 07749 576 296 stating which collection you are able to help with and the times you are available.

10th October - World Homeless Day, which aims to highlight the needs of homeless people within communities across the world.
To mark this event, Methodist Action have arranged two bucket collections to help raise vital funds to keep Preston’s Fox Street, homeless supported accommodation open.
Sunday 8th October - We will be collecting in Sainsbury’s, Flintoff Way, Preston from 11.00 am-5.00 pm.  This is indoors and a table and two chairs will be available.  There is no restriction on the age of the collectors, although collectors under 16 must be supervised by an adult.
Tuesday 10th October - We will be collecting in Preston Town Centre from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.  This will be outdoors and collectors must be at least 16 years old.  There will be access to toilets and refreshments at Preston’s Central Methodist Church.

Action for Children - report to Synod


It is our pleasure to present the Synod with this update on our work. It has been a remarkable year for us, and we celebrate our achievements with gratitude to God. We acknowledge the Methodist Church as a source of encouragement and practical support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We are keen to connect with your District and local communication leads, so that we can regularly tell you about our work through your church bulletins, magazines and social media platforms. 

Click Here to read the full report.

North West Christian Children and Youth Work Training

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(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)

Click Here for poster and more information

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

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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 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.