Welcome to the Website for Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit.
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 , 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.
Members 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.
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.
Our 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.
What's New on the Website
FAITH IN OUR FUTURE
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Message from our Superintendent Minister
Our Churches value commitment in a whole variety of ways...
So, our Circuit invites YOU to discover, or further develop, your skills in the leading / influencing of others. Each of these FOUR sessions stands alone - but why not put ALL dates below in your diary!
Further information and booking through Kathryn Townson - (07914 919023 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturdays 9.30 am - 12.00 noon (breakfast to start)
16th November 2019 (Empowering LIFE) - Spendmore Lane Methodist Church, Coppull
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Christian Aid Harvest Appeal
Churches urged to help Christian Aid tackle crisis and build resilience as floods devastate parts of South Asia
Christian Aid is urging churches across the Lancashire District to support this year’s Harvest appeal. Christian Aid’s partners are working hard in India and around the world to help people build resilience, grow skills, gain social status and be able to save and plan for the future.
People born into the Dalit community are marginalised socially and economically, often enslaved by their work and facing barriers to health care and education. The charity’s Harvest Appeal this year focuses on India’s EcoVeg project which has reached almost 5,000 farmers giving them an opportunity to grow vegetables without chemicals and sell them for a fair price.
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Faith in our Future
Saturday 12th October 2019, 10.30am - 4.30-m
Crossgate Church Preston, Landmark, St Mary's Street North, Preston, PR1 5LG
This event will celebrate diversity of Christian traditions and will engage with issues that concern us all
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Firstly, the Circuit Leadership Team (CLT) want to say a very big “thank you” to everyone who responded to the Church Life Review Questionnaire – that’s both individuals and groups within our churches. Your efforts have been appreciated; much reflection and prayer is evident in what you submitted.
On 3rd April 2019 the CLT met at Midge Hall church for a significant part of the day and, having read the responses from all the churches, shared thoughts and began a process of working out what to concentrate on as we explore future possibilities. We heard of your optimist hopes – and the reality of the challenges that are faced.
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
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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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 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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