Lancashire Methodist District


The Lancashire Methodist District of the Methodist Church shares in the calling of the Methodist Church to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ and to live out our discipleship in worship and mission.

Update 9 December 2021 - Changes to Government Guidance


Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 8 December to move to Plan B measures (ENGLAND ONLY) to combat the spread of the Omicron variant, a number of restrictions will affect those worshipping, using or working within Methodist church property settings.  We will continue to monitor Government guidance and provide updates or further details as they become available:

What are the main considerations for using our buildings following Government Plan B guidance?

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Coronavirus Guidance for Property (

District Lay Employment Date


These will all be online, 9.30-12.30. Bookings by March 1st via Rob on with your postal address for your welcome pack, and choice of two of these workshops:


Managing tricky relationships at work: Come along and discuss how to work
well with differences

Connected Wellbeing: Explore how our wellbeing is intricately connected to God. Focussing on soulful rest, micro-prayers and diary discernment.

Click Here for the flyer

Changemakers Supporter Conference: Real People, Real Change

christian aid

20th - 25th February 2022

Following the success of last year’s inaugural online Changemakers Supporter Conference, Christian Aid supporters across the country will be joining together for an online conference on 20-25 February 2022 on the theme of Real People, Real Change.

This is an exciting opportunity to be inspired by stories from Christian Aid partners in Zimbabwe who are facing the daily reality of the climate crisis and share ideas around fundraising for Christian Aid Week, campaigning for climate justice and prayer.

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Conference 2021 Business Digest

The Conference Business Digest is a report for local churches about the business of the 2021 Methodist Conference. Please share this with the office holders and members of your church and circuit.

Download the Conference Business Digest

District Volunteer Vacancies

The District are looking for Volunteers for the following vacancies. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in volunteering can you please contact Carole Jones (District PA) on Previous office holders would be happy to provide information if you would like to know more.

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Interfaith YouTube Page

Interfaith logo

The Interfaith group now have a YouTube page and we invite you to visit our page. We also have a 
Facebook page which we encourage you to visit.

Please click 
Here to see our latest video on the Hindu Festival of Navratri.

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 7.00 pm.

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

Contact Peter Lumsden:

To view the latest Meditation and read more click Here

District Sunday services January 2022, 7.00 pm




Deadline for requests to attend is 1.00pm on Friday


The District Sunday Evening Services via Zoom are still continuing but are entering a new phase - in that we would like to invite other people to take a role in leading them in the future. Anyone who is interested in helping in this way, contact the District Office at the following email address:


Please contact to book  your place 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. 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.

Click Here 
for instructions on how to use Zoom

Worship Sheets (23rd January 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 23rd January 2022

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 23rd January 2022

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 23rd January 2022

Transforming Lives and Communities (TLC) 


Transforming means to be changed from one thing to another. A policy document is not meant to be set in stone and fixed. This is especially true if the title is “Transforming Lives and Communities.”

The purpose of this revision is to equip the Lancashire Methodist District to prepare for the 2020’s, building on the past yet seeking to be changed as we approach the next decade.

Click Here to read more

Click Here to download full document

Events around the District

We would like to remind you that we have a page dedicated to events taking place in the District.

If you would like to learn more click Here to visit our Events Page

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



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