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.
Hot off the Press
Message from our Superintendent Minister - May 2020
To read previous message from our Superintendent Minister click Here
Bible Month - June 2020
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
District Sunday service 28th June 2020, 7.00 pm
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 email@example.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
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
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
Prayer 21 - Praying for Lancashire
Prayer for our schools, colleges, universities
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
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.
Click Here for more information