Chorley and Leyland Methodists

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 plus
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.



3Generate 2022 

3Gen sign up


We're really excited to announce that this year's Children and Youth Assembly will be back at the NEC in Birmingham and it will take place from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2nd October 2022.

For more information about this years event and booking information please click Here

As part of supporting group leaders and those working with young people who are considering taking a group to 3Genenrate this year, there are two meetings coming up soon being held via Zoom for those in the Lancashire District to come together in preparation and to support each other.

Tuesday 13th September 7.30pm

These meetings are ideal for anyone considering bringing a group of young people from within one of the Methodist Churches in the Lancashire District to this years 3Generate weekend at Birmingham NEC from 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2022. The meetings are an opportunity to come together to pray, to find out more, meet other group leaders and spend some time together in support of children’s and youth ministry. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is a bit unsure about bringing a group and also for those who have regularly been to 3Genenrate with young people last year and in previous years too.

For Zoom details please contact Simon Skidmore Children’s Youth and Family Worker at mailto:families@wpmc.co.uk





Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

MHFA

Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th September 2022, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Fulwood Methodist church, Watling Street Road, PR2 8EA


What is Mental health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. For more information visit www.mhfaengland.org.


What does it cost? Usually the course costs £300, however if you are connected to the Methodist church it has been subsidised to £50 (none refundable). Please don't let the cost deter you. If you need help paying for the course please contact us for more information.

To book click Here

Brec Seaton and Ruth Jeffries - seatonb@methodistchurch.org.uk / 0779 9900469





Methodists in Lviv


Volodymyr


On Friday, May 6th, the Rev Roger Stubbings recorded an interview with Volodymyr Prokip, United Methodist minister in Lviv, Ukraine. Roger met Volodymyr briefly at the 2018 British Methodist Conference in Nottingham, at which Volodymyr was a World Church Representative.

In this video Volodymyr gives a moving account of how the Methodist congregation in Lviv has responded to the desperate situation of refugees fleeing westward from the war torn areas in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, and of the longer term plans they have to help people in the longer term.





Orthodox Church

ukranian church


For those who may know of Ukranian Orthodox faithful searching for an Orthodox church, there are two churches in Preston - Greek and Romanian - and several in Manchester.

Here are two flyers one in Ukranian and one in English with more details



Godly Play Bus Project

godly playOUR PROJECT NEEDS MORE DRIVER

The Godly Play Bus Project is supported by the Lancashire District.

Following a very successful week in a school, we would like to make the Godly Play Bus available to more venues across our District and beyond, sharing the gospel of God’s love in schools and communities. To do this, we need more drivers.        

Could you offer your time and skills to part of our team?

If you have a clean driving licence (issued before 1999), aged under 75 years and are able to commit to offering a few hours of your time per month, to drive the bus from Freckleton to the required venue and back, we would love to hear from you!  No passengers are taken on the bus.

Driving instruction will be provided on the bus!

For more information and details of what the role entails, please contact:

Deacon Kim Gabbatiss -
01772 635858, or kim.gabbatiss@methodist.org.uk




Evangelism and Growth


The Methodist Church is committed to being a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church – so that new people become disciples of Jesus Christ, faith deepens for everyone, and diverse communities and churches experience transformation.

“Evangelism” comes from a biblical Greek word that literally means “good news”. All Christians – not just some – are called to listen for, speak of, and live out the good news. We all have good news to share! Watch this video to hear how different people are sharing good news from their own experience of God.



Worship Video from Sunday - 31st July 2022




Weekly Meditation

Christian meditation


Meditation may deepen one's experience of the presence of God, enhance self-awareness, and reduce stress and anxiety, valuable during this time of isolation.

Join a half-hour Zoom ‘guided meditation’ session, led by Peter Lumsden (local preacher in the Clitheroe circuit), every Monday evening at 7 p.m.

The sessions follow a pattern of 15 mins of spiritual reflection, combined with a focus on breathing, leading into a period of about 15 mins of silence.

Contact Peter Lumsden: pjlumsden58@gmail.com

1st August 2022




Worship Sheets Sunday 7th and 14th August 2022
vocations and worship



These short acts of worship have been produced for you if you are unable to attend church.  If you are well enough why not spend a few moments with God, knowing that other people are sharing this act of worship with you? 

Click Here for Word copy of worship sheet for 7th August 2022

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 7th August 2022

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 7th August 2022


Click Here for Word copy of worship sheet for 14th August 2022

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 14th August 2022

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 14th August 2022


DIAL-A-PRAYER


dial a prayer

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

Click Here to visit Methodist Church Website



General Data Protection Regulations

GDPR logo


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



Natasha's Law

Natashas law

The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019 (known as “Natasha's Law”) came into effect from 1 October 2021 in England and Wales.

Natasha’s Law is named in memory of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in July 2016 following an allergic reaction to a prepacked sandwich bought from Pret-A-Manger. This law makes provision to ensure all food businesses provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods that are pre-packed for sale on their premises. These types of packaged foods were not caught by the pre-existing legislation.


Click Here to read more


 

Cliff College

cliff college


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.