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 , click the logo to visit.
Manchester Arena Terror Attack
Many of us live our lives with an understanding and appreciation of a
living, loving God. We continue to do so - yet struggle trying to come to terms
with the events at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening. Our world is a
broken and needy world.
The hearts of us all, Methodists in Chorley and Leyland, go out to all who grieve, are injured and are traumatised by the events that have occurred.
We are particularly aware of those families and friends of the two young
people from our area who have been named as victims. We may not always
have the words to express our feelings of compassion, but we sincerely offer
the love of Christ and our hope in Him that sustains and strengthens us.
We join with many others who pray…
for a sense of God’s presence to help those who are bereft and distressed;
for the continuing offer of medical and nursing skills to those in need;
for sensitivity and compassion for all those in contact with grieving families;
for our schools and colleges as they offer pastoral support to young people;
for wisdom and insight for national and community leaders who bear heavy
May God in his love and
mercy sustain and strengthen, guide and protect. Amen
Midge Hall Methodist Church are celebrating their 150th Anniversary over the weekend of 9th - 11th June 2017. Many events are happening over the weekend, please do go along and help them to celebrate.
Click Here for the poster and schedule of events
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.
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Bible Month - June 2017
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.
Below are the dates for Safeguarding Training.
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
Click Here to view details on how to book
Waterway : to spread the Gospel
The Chair of District, Paul Davis, walked from Adlington to Barnoldswick (12th – 17th May) along stretches of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal through the Lancashire District.
The Pilgrimage was very successful and the above photograph was taken at the commencement of Paul's walk.
3Generate (Children and Youth Assembly)
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).
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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 was the Homeless Charities in Leyland 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 Homless Bay 6 Project
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 before the beginning of January 2017 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.