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.
Methodist Conference 2021
Please find a link below for anyone who may be interested in attending Conference 20201 in Birmingham. Please return completed forms to Mrs Carolyn Hothersall, Synod Secretary, by Saturday 5th September 2020 at the latest.
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Message from our Superintendent Minister - May 2020
To read previous message from our Superintendent Minister click Here
Worship, Sunday 26th July, 10.30 am
District Sunday service August 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
The weekly Sunday Evening Services via Zoom will continue to take place at 7.00pm on the Sundays throughout August, however, due to holidays the codes for the 9th and 16th have been distributed or will be available by contacting Revd Rick Ormrod at email@example.com. Please bear with us during this short period as our usual provision of checking bookings and circulating hymns and prayers is limited, therefore, if you haven't already received the codes book early to secure a place.
For the 23rd August onward the booking system will return to the usual format, the instructions for which are below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in both cases and not the District Office email from which this message has been sent.
Please note the deadline for applying to join the weekly service is 1.00pm on Fridays. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuit with administration.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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