Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit

Welcome  

Welcome to the Website for Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit. 

We are proud to be Members of the METHODIST CHURCH in Great Britain. OUR CALLING was re-affirmed in 2018 and is expressed in the following 4 areas:

                Worship Calling                Learning Calling               Service Calling               Evangelism Calling
                      Worship                             Learning                           Service                           Evangelism

  
Not only does this website inform you about who we are and what we do, it also provides links to the 
Lancashire District, Partner Organisations and the wider community. 
We are also now on Facebook facebook, click the logo to visit.

 

The Three Priorities of our Circuit
Early in 2017, the Leadership Team of the Circuit discerned the following as God’s Priorities for the work we are called to. They continue to inform the use of our energies and other resources. 
E1000Members of the Methodist Church are disciples of Christ and we are almost a thousand strong in the Chorley & Leyland Circuit! Together we are called to many tasks and need to be encouraged and resourced in this work. Our “Growing Leaders” course is just one way that people are being empowered, but other wider initiatives are in the pipeline.
 

contagious pioneering

 
The Circuit, with District help, are funding a 5 year appointment of a Pioneer Ministry Enabler on Buckshaw from 2018. This is an exciting new work with ecumenical partners. But we hope the creative exploration of such ministry will be catching and all our local churches will be inspired for new initiatives.

 

Schools plusOur ongoing Schools worker project expresses our commitment to working with children. This Schools Plus Priority seeks to expand & integrate work in schools with the important children’s work in churches, including Messy Church. We aim to strengthen existing church/school links through school “Champions" & establish new links with community schools.


Hot off the Press

Hot off the Press

We are pleased to announce that we have set up a trial 'Dial in' facility for those that are unable to watch our Worship services online. Currently we have the introduction to Week 2 of the book of Ruth for Bible Month provided by Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley.

If you know anyone within your churches that would benefit from using this facility please pass this information along. All you need to do is call 01772 963008 and you will hear a short message 'Welcome to Chorley and Leyland Methodists, the recording will start shortly' and the recording will start shortly thereafter.

Currently we are in the 'Trial' phase so there will be a message prior to this letting you know that this is a trial account and to press any key to move forward.

The cost to those ringing in will be the charge of a normal call, therefore if you get free minutes it shouldn't cost you anything. If you can access our services and messages online, please continue to do so, as there is a cost to Circuit for this phone line, per minute used.



Message from our Superintendent Minister - May 
2020



To read previous message from our Superintendent Minister click 
Here



Bible Month - June 2020

Book of Ruth We are really excited for Bible Month this year, and as well as our weekly celebrations focusing each week on one of the four chapters which make up the book of Ruth, we have bible study groups which we'd love you to think of joining.

It would be helpful if you watch the introductory videos, and make some notes, if that's helpful, for discussion in the groups during the week. Watch out for emails, and for posts on our Circuit Facebook Page (Chorley and Leyland Methodist) and our Circuit YouTube Page (Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit), where there will be regular updates and reflections during this coming week, to get us going. Click Here to read more



Worship, Sunday 28th June 2020, 10.30 am 





Gregorian Chant

Gregorian ChantFor the past six weeks Andrew Kesiak, Community Pioneer Enabler, has been preparing a Gregorian Chant service.

Whereas Gregorian Chant is communal singing and communal prayer, the current situation forces us to take a different approach to services and initiatives that, under normal circumstances, would retain their traditional character. 

Please find below the video and do share with others this beautiful service.







District Sunday service 28th June 2020, 7.00 pm

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UPDATE: REGULAR ATTENDERS ONLY NEED TO REQUEST TO ATTEND AS WE HAVE ALL YOUR DETAILS.

 

Deadline for requests to attend is 1.00pm on Friday

 

A weekly Sunday Evening Service via Zoom will continue to take place as usual at 7.00pm on the remaining Sundays in June (14th, 21st, 28th) and beyond.

When booking you only need to state your circuit and church if it is your first time of attending, otherwise, please just send an email requesting the codes.

Please contact lancashiredistrictzoom@aol.com in both cases and not the District Office email from which this message has been sent.

Deadline for requests to attend is 1.00pm on Friday. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuit with administration.

Click Here for instructions on how to use Zoom



Coronavirus Update - Property

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19th May 2020


The Government launched its new strategy to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in its document - Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.  A number of points within the plan will have an impact on churches and their properties across the Connexion.  In response to this the Conference Office, Connexional Property Team and TMCP have co-ordinated their approach to develop a set of property related guidance for managing trustees.  This guidance is outlined below under relevant ‘themed’ headings to help trustees find the specific guidance which is relevant to their church, or signposts to other websites for other relevant information.


Click Here to read more



Coronavirus - Official Guidance

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Tuesday 12th May 2020


A statement from the Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference:

“Methodists have missed being able to gather for worship in church buildings over the last two months and look forward to the resumption of public worship when it is safe for this to happen.

Click Here to read more



DIAL-A-PRAYER


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FREE phone lines for prayers and news from the Methodist Church
 

Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon

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Prayer 21 - Praying for Lancashire
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From Paul Davis, 10th June 2020



It has been some weeks since I wrote Praying 21 which has been used across the District.  I don’t think I am alone in finding this is probably the time to try something different. Here is a new offering to help you pray at nine pm. Keep praying 21 but if you want a new format here it is.

An Explanation:

I have a great fondness for acrostic prayers, where each line builds into something. In the prayer handbook I chose Respond here I have chosen Lancashire.

Click Here to read more

Click Here to read original Prayer 21 information



Prayer for our schools, colleges, universities

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Lord Jesus, Word of Life,
we lift to you, especially today, all engaged in our education system in the UK.

We pray for Head Teachers, Principals and all leaders in education, managing their provisions under increasingly difficult circumstances.  Grant them wisdom, compassion, clarity, strength, resilience and lots of encouragement and support.

We pray for all children and young people as their schools and colleges close - especially those anxious and fearful of what the next few weeks and months might be like - those for whom their school is a constant safe space.
May Your peace and protection surround them.

Click Here to read more



NewsShare

NewsShare


Look out for our new look Circuit news sheet / magazine. We hope it is one way in which we can keep 
everyone up to date with what’s going on and who’s involved in what.

It now incorporates the Circuit Preaching Plan - an essential document for many Methodists!  - but hopefully our mini-articles and pieces like the Circuit Meeting Digest will keep you briefed on important aspects of Circuit life. With your suggestions (and contributions!) this format could grow. Let’s share good news!




 

General Data Protection Regulations

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The Church has always been interested in individuals in a caring, pastoral way and has sought to undertake its mission by having sufficient information available to function effectively and communicate efficiently. From the start of Methodism, John Wesley knew the value of lists!


The church, like all other bodies that hold information on people, is now required to follow regulations about how that such information is held and used. GDPR is being embraced by the church as a way to ensure the very best “good practice” as well as compliance with the law.

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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.