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.

Methodist Churches in Lancashire Remain Closed

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Following the recent announcement to allow churches to open for private prayer from the 15th June the Superintendents of the eleven Lancashire Circuits met to decide a unified response.

We have decided that at this point we will not be opening the Methodist Churches across Lancashire for private prayer even though we will have the permission of the government to do so.

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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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Prayer 21 - Praying for Lancashire


From John Morton, 29th July 2020

Taking up the challenge of providing a prayer for possible future use within the District – I offer the one below. It is made up of books of the bible beginning with each letter of the word 'CHALLENGE', and then based on chapter 2, verse 1 (keeping the 2100 theme alive) of that particular book to form a prayer.

On that basis I have used chapter 2, verse 1 of the following books of the bible.

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From Rev'd Paul Davis, 10th June 2020

It has been some weeks since I wrote Praying 21 which has been used across the District.  I don’t think I am alone in finding this is probably the time to try something different. Here is a new offering to help you pray at nine pm. Keep praying 21 but if you want a new format here it is.

An Explanation:

I have a great fondness for acrostic prayers, where each line builds into something. In the prayer handbook I chose Respond here I have chosen Lancashire.

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District Sunday services August 2020, 7.00 pm




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 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 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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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.

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Events around the District

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

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Coronavirus Guidance for Property



The Government is due to give an update on its lockdown guidance on Sunday May 10. We will consider any changes carefully and update our own guidance as necessary. The Secretary to the Conference will meet Ecumenical colleagues later this week and District Chairs and the Warden of the Diaconal Order on Monday May 11 and will discuss any possible changes with them.  As usual, any updates will be shared on the Methodist Church website and on our social media channels. 

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