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
NMC GROWING LEADERS BIBLE MONTH
GREAT BRITAIN RESOURCING DAY
Message from our Superintendent Minister
Growing Leaders Course
2nd March 2020, 7.00 pm
Hillside Methodist Church
Hillside Methodist Church presents 'Greater Than Gold' - The Story of Mary Jones and her Bible (A musical by Roger Jones)
Performed by Hillside Church and St Johns School Choirs, joined by local guest singers and musicians.
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Bible Month Resourcing Day
Another exiting opportunity for churches and circuits to focus on a single biblical book and get deeper engagement with a particular biblical book in innovative ways. In 2020, Bible Month focuses on the book of Ruth.
Once again the Methodist Church has decided to team up with Roots and the LWPT to produce materials to help you to engage with Bible month in 2020 this time to unpack the book of Ruth.
There is a day in this region, to prepare preachers and small group leaders for the Bible
14th March 2020, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Knutsford Methodist Church
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NMC - Great Britain
NATIONAL METHODIST CHOIR GB
Launching in 2020
Keep up to speed with all the details by following us at:
Facebook - fb.com/methodistchoir
Twitter / Instagram / Facebook - @methodistchoir
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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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