Chorley and Leyland Methodists


Growing Through Change and Conflic

Growing through change

Tuesday 27th September 2022, 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

A great training day for anyone who encounters change in their contexts and the inevitable conflict that can arise.  Learn about your own attitude to conflict and how you might respond effectively and appropriately.

Bookings here

Information about other courses in the Positive Working Together suite

Further information from Brec Seaton

All Inclusive? - Seminar for Church Leaders

supporting families

Supporting families

Thursday 29th September 2022, 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Understanding and supporting, practically and pastorally, families of children and young people with additional needs.

All Inclusive? - Seminar for Church Leaders


Making sense of our senses

Thursday 6th October 2022, 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Understanding and supporting, practically and pastorally, families of children and young people with additional needs.

Leading Worship on Things that Matter:  What were they arguing about along the way?

leading worship that matteers

Saturday 8th October 2022, 10.00 am - 3.15 pm

The day will be led in person at Prescott and Whiston Methodist Church, L34 5QN and on Zoom

The day will equip preachers and worship leaders to lead worship around conflict and resolution.  The aims of the day are to explore worship leading and preaching through the lens of conflict:

To equip people to preach and lead worship around conflict and resolution
To not to be afraid to address conflict in worship
To embrace difference in a manner that means we can peaceful progress
To consider how to engage in worship when you disagree

We will be joined by Carolyn Merry, Director of Place for Hope. The day will offer insights into the opportunities presented by conflict and tension, as well as its more challenging aspects. Alongside a key note speech given by Carolyn Merry, there will be discussion, activities, a choice of workshops and worship.

Booking link

Further information from 
Brec Seaton

All Inclusive? - Seminar for Church Leaders


Disability equality

Thursday 13th October 2022, 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Understanding and supporting, practically and pastorally, families of children and young people with additional needs.

British Methodist Youth Choir


Saturday 15th October 2022

257 Stratford Road, West Midlands, B90 3AL

Come and sing with us to celebrate 40th Anniversary of the British Methodist Youth Choir. Anyone who enjoys singing, find out more by contacting 

Equipping Supervisees for Supervision

supervision skills

When you begin Supervision for the first time it can be a little bit disorientating.  You might not have a clear view of what it is, its aims, what to bring and how it will take place.  If you are full of questions either as a complete beginner or as someone who has been in supervision for a while but want to get more from it one of these online courses will be just right  for you.

Being a Supervisee Part 2: Getting the most out of your Supervision Sessions

20th October 0930-12.30 or Tuesday 8th November 1400-1700 hrs

For more information on Part 1 contact Kristie and on Part 2 contact Alison

The contact details of the team can be found here on our Learning Network web page (you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page!)

Reflect Day Conference - Loving the Church


November 5th 2022, 10 for 10.30am to 3.30pm

Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2AS

Keynote speaker - Rev Graham Thompson, President of the Methodist Conference 2022-2023

Afternoon workshops - to include Labyrinth, guided meditation, heritage tour, singing etc.

All are welcome—Admission is free, donations accepted to cover expenses

Tea and Coffee will be provided—please bring your own packed lunch, or order one for £3.50, to be paid on the day

To book your place, click 

For the conference programme, click Here

District Pilgrimage to Iona


Tuesday 11th April - Friday 14th April 2023

TRAVEL  by minibus, picking up and dropping off at points alongside the M6 north from Preston up to Lancaster.

ALL ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD COSTS INCLUDED  the accommodation, in the historic and beautiful Iona Abbey, is shared accommodation. You will be sharing a room with at least one other person, hopefully from our own group of pilgrims.

Do instruct us of any allergies or dietary requirements you may have We’d suggest you bring a packed lunch for the first day’s travel.

COST  a maximum of £400 per person (may be a little less). Iona Abbey offers a discounted cost of accommodation and food if you are in any of these categories (50% reduction):

- students in full time education
- people whose only income is from state benefits or state pension
- people paid beneath the real living wage (£9.90 / hour)
- those who are homeless, a refugee or asylum seeker

To secure your place, before Friday 7th October, please confirm your details and arrange to send a deposit of £80.00 if you can (if that’s difficult right no w, do speak with Phil Gough or to Lancashire Methodist District – 01772 372160 //


Check our Iona Community’s website

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Cumbria and Lancashire District event

26th April 2023, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Online Event

Booking and workshop details to follow.

Contact Kristie for more information