Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit


Welcome to the new Website for Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit. To find out what is happening in the wider community and the District, please click here

by Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley

Reflection“O Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth...what is humankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?”  Psalm 8:1,4  I
learned these words as part of a song that we sang in my
youth choir at church.  It also was popular in an Amy Grant song when I was growing up.  So the words have been on my lips for a long time.  When you stop to think about it the fact that God cared for us enough to become one of us in a tiny human baby, the fact that we fill God’s mind, or God is mind “full” of us, that fact is amazing and a little hard to get your head around.  We had a similar conversation about that this Sunday in a Confirmation Class I am leading.  How could the God of the universe love us enough to become one of us?  Try answering
that question with young people when you are still struggling with it yourself!

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Faithful and Fruitful

Faithful and FruitfulA District event to explore how the Church can be effective in the World today 
on Saturday 5th March 2016, 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m., Shuttleworth College, Burnley, BB12 8ST 

£15.00 (under 18s FREE)

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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.


Sierra Leone Visit 2016

Sierra LeoneJohn Spencer and Mark Slaney (Preston Ribble Methodist Circuit) are making a visit to Sierra Leone 1st - 9th February 2016.  

To follow their itinerary, and pray for them during their visit, please click on the link below:

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Chorley Grand Prix -  Cycling Event

Grand PrixAfter a sterling effort for the inaugural staging of the Chorley Grand Prix last year there was a unanimous "thumbs up" from neighbours and visitors alike for the great success of the event, not least the efforts of Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall on the day.

 Bring the family down to: 

Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall on Saturday 26 March 2016

to cheer on Britain's best professional cyclists as they race the 100+ mile course around Chorley.

 The BEST place to view this event, with hot and cold drinks and refreshments, is Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall (says the Minister!) as the riders cycle up the hill on five laps of the course.


Preston Faith Forum & The Light Foundation

Preston Faith Forum



19th-21st February 2016


Volunteers needed who are willing to work in the warehouse (sorting and preparing donated goods for camp distribution) and/or travelling into the camp in small teams to distribute aid and offer support. In addition we’d welcome the services of hairdressers, musicians – folks with a skill or talent that might be appreciated in camp.

Contact Rev. Mark Slaney for further information - Tel: 01772 726216

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'The God Particle'

The God Particle‘The God Particle’ is a performance which is touring the UK. 

St Andrew’s Leyland is hosting it on Thursday 25th Feb at 7.30pm. Admission is FREE.

Written by James Cary who is a winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda and Radio 4’s ‘Another case of Milton Jones’, hear what happens when a quantum physicist and a vicar meet at a bar. A comedy sketch that raises issues of faith and science, love and meaning. 

This is a great event for believers, those who can’t make up their minds about God as well as the out and out sceptics!

Come along and have a great night out - and be made to laugh… and think!

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Support families and teenagers in crisis this Christmas




We had a fantastic response to our Christmas appeal from Hillside Church and Hillside Youth Club. 

We took loads of festive food to Nightsafe and they used it for their boxing day party.

At Home-Start we took more of the basic food and toiletries as we had lots of festive food from other donations. 

We have made a huge difference to a lot of people this Christmas and we have been amazed at the generosity of people

Thank you
Angela Melling


My time so far in the Circuit

KT WebsiteAs I commence my fourth month as Circuit Administrative Assistant I just wanted to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome.  

I have had the privilege of meeting many people on my travels around the Churches in our Circuit so far. Each Church I have visited has been very welcoming.  

As I settle into my role, I continue to come to grips with the many aspects of the job and I am enjoying the growing working relationship with Andrew Mashiter, Superintendent Minister.

This job has been a true blessing from God and I am grateful to Him every day for encouraging me to apply for this position, and helping me on my ever growing faith journey.

Thank you to you all again for welcoming me so warmly and I look forward to continuing to meet, and get to know, many more of you over the coming months.

God Bless, Kathryn Townson


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

Evangelistic Opportunities and Resources

In amongst the important discussions & decisions about the church at the D.E.E. we wanted to share the following equally important evangelistic opportunities & resources


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