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 has been 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 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, is funding the 5 year appointment of a Pioneer Ministry Enabler on Buckshaw in 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.


What's New on the Website

   CLR 2018           logo         
  CHURCH LIFE REVIEW               APPOINTMENT                  


Empowering All

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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 / office.chorleyandleyland@gmail.com)

Saturdays 9.30 am - 12.00 noon (breakfast to start)

16th March 2019 (Empowering METHODISM) - Leyland Methodist Church
18th May 2019 (Empowering SPIRIT) - Chorley Methodist Church
21st September 2019 (Empowering WORDS) - Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall
16th November 2019 (Empowering LIFE) - Spendmore Lane Methodist Church, Coppull

Click Here for the poster



Church Life Review

CLR 2018
The September 2018 Circuit Meeting approved a 
proposal from the Circuit Leadership Team (CLT)
to undertake a year-long process of strategic review throughout our Circuit.

We are calling it our
Church Life Review.

 


In the light of a shortage of minsters (presbyters and deacons) across our denomination (and indeed the wider Church); with real issues concerning the sustainability of some of our church buildings, a widespread shortage of office holders and a struggle to make new disciples, our churches are being asked to grapple with some serious and urgent questions. Our prayer is that through the process, we’ll be challenged about different ways of doing things – particularly how ministry (in the broadest sense) takes place in our churches. There is a contemporary challenge to the whole church to explore discipleship, vocation, ministry and particularly Lay ministry. For some really interesting articles see the 
Connexion magazine.


Click Here to read more


NewsShare

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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.

 

Circuit Stewards

circuit logoCircuit 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); b.king47@hotmail.com or Revd Andrew Mashiter; Superintendent Minister, (Tel 01257 263251); andrew.mashiter@btinternet.com


Click Here for more information