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.

Welcome Service

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20th August 2022, 4.00 pm

Wesley Hall, Fielden Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ

Join us as we welcome our new Interim District Chair, Rev'd Phil Gough.

Presiding Minister - Rev'd Michaela Youngson (Assistant Secretary of Conference)

Preachers - Rev'd Stephen and Deacon Myrtle Poxon (Former President and Vice President of Conference)

Parking facilities for those attending the Welcome Service of Revd Phil Gough on Saturday 20th August at 4.00pm at Wesley Hall, Feilden St, Blackburn BB2 1LQ will be available in the multi-storey car park opposite the venue.


Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course


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

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 - / 07799900469

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

Methodists in Lviv


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

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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


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

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 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:

Monday 15th August 2022

Here to visit the Weekly Meditations page

District Sunday services



Worship Sheets Sunday 21st August 2022
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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? 

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 21st August 2022

Click Here 
for pdf copy of worship sheet for 21st August 2022

Click Here 
for Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 21st August 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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