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.
Fruitful Living - Final Day, Revd. Phil Gough
'I am the way, and the truth, and the life'
(John 14 v. 6)
'When Jesus said this (above), He was not speaking arrogantly, egotistically, or narrow-mindedly. He was expressing a genuine desire to turn us, to redirect us away from things that do not satisfy and toward the things that cause us to come alive.
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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Lancashire Sings Christmas
It's time to register for Lancashire Sings Christmas 2016. This year it is being held on Thursday 15th December, 7.00 - 8.00 pm. You are invited to register as a venue for this year's Lancashire Sings Christmas. Venues have included pubs and clubs, hospices and hospitals, supermarkets and car parks, even the occasional church!
Local venues are -
Euxton War Memorial Club (The Insty), Wigan Road, Euxton PR7 6JG,
Tesco Extra cafe, Towngate, Leyland, PR25 2FN,
The Midge Hall Hotel, Midge Hall Lane, Leyland PR26 6TN
Please click Here for more details
Great News from SPLAT (Schools Preston Leyland Area Trust)
On Thursday 24th November,
we received news from the Connexional Grants Committee that our application for
matched funding for the next three years of our Schools Worker project has been
granted. This means that we have the full funding now to be able to offer our
Schools Worker, Melody Clarke, the extra years to help us further develop and
embed this project connecting our local churches and schools.
Please click Here for more details
Hungarian Orphanage Project
Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit is launching a campaign to raise funds to support an orphanage in Teglas, Hungary which is close to the heart of Minister Rev Gyula Fiak. His former church in Hungary gave financial, practical and spiritual help to orphanages in the area.
Recognising a need, the circuit has responded and fundraising for initial essentials is underway. Each church in the circuit is being encouraged to find people willing to raise small amounts of £25 in creative and innovative ways. As these small pledges materialise, the total will soon grow, providing funds to pay for essentials such as an industrial washing machine, cooking stove, beds and other furniture, blinds, carpets and curtains.
‘Back in Hungary we were their spiritual family and support system, loving and mentoring them. Now you could be the spiritual family of these unloved (by their parents) children. You could (not literally) adopt them – one church/child. We could send cards to them, we could support their tutoring, we could send them gifts and we could support the home (orphanage) where they live.’
Haiti hurricane appeal
The Methodist Haiti Hurricane Appeal has now raised more than £54,000 following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October. So far, money has been spent on essential food supplies as well as resources to support the rebuilding of homes and schools that were damaged.
Check here for the latest updates.
Methodist Grant Fund
The Methodist Church is to respond to the changing face of poverty in the UK through a redesigning of its national grant programme supporting projects that work with people experiencing poverty, following a decision of the Methodist Conference today.
‘Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice’, formerly the ‘Mission Alongside the Poor Programme’, is a grant giving stream of the Methodist Church which has access to over a million pounds in grant funding each year to encourage and support community projects to help impoverished people in the UK.
World Methodist Council
Did the initials WMC mean anything to you before you started reading this little article? Maybe not Let’s learn something together!
The World Methodist Council is a worldwide association of 80 Methodist, Wesleyan and related Uniting and United Churches representing over 80.5 million people. It engages, empowers and serves the member Churches by encouraging Methodist unity in witness, facilitating mission in the world, and fostering ecumenical and inter-religious activities.
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.