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.
Spiritual Sustenance When Isolated
The Methodist Church have compiled a list of resources to help nourish you on a daily and weekly basis. These are mostly resources that are provided centrally.
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
Godly Play Bus
The Godly Play Bus Project is supported by the Lancashire District. We're hoping to be able to take the Godly Play Bus to many venues across the District and beyond, sharing the gospel of God's love in schools and communities.
Could you be part of our team?
If you have a clean driving licence and are able to commit to offering a few hours of your time per month, we would love to hear from you; training will be provided.
For more information and details of what the role entails, please contact: Deacon Kim Gabbatiss - 01772 635858 or email - email@example.com
Local Preacher and Worship Leader Taster Session Monday 20th September 2021, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm on Zoom Wondering if Worship Leading and/or Preaching is for
you? Have you had a nudge from God (maybe via the people you know)?
Come along to this taster session for conversation with accredited Worship
Leaders and Local Preachers.
The District Policy Committee have approved grant funding for 3Generate as follows:
1/3 of the cost of the ticket for the event
(whether that's for the whole weekend, or for day passes); the FULL cost of train fare to Birmingham / NEC
for all young people and adults in attendance.
Please note, there are no other transport costs
which will be covered (e.g. cars / minibuses / coaches) - it's a District
desire to be as environmentally-friendly as possible with 3Generate, so we
encourage booking train tickets. PLEASE do consider the cheapest way to travel by
train - perhaps group tickets, and certainly explore Family Railcard options (2
adults and a number of children)
Further details about the Family and Friends Railcard can be found Here; contact the District office for more details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous office holders would be happy to provide information if you would like to know more.
The Interfaith group now have a YouTube page and we invite you to visit our page.
We also invite you to watch the latest video about a religious Sikh Festival called Vaisakhi:
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF YOU MIGHT VOLUNTEER FOR A LAY ROLE IN CHURCH LIFE, OR EVEN EXPLORE ORDAINED MINISTRY OR PAID LAY WORK?
If you have a sense that God might be nudging you in to a role in church life, but you’re not sure and you don’t want to make a fuss at church, then you can come to this event and meet people from other churches.
The Conference has declared 2020/2021 a year of prayer so that our Church-wide commitments to evangelism, church growth, church at the margins, and pioneering and church planting will flow from a deep, contemplative orientation to God’s grace and love.
Be part of this movement of prayer as we ask the Holy Spirit to help us be a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church of gospel people. Click Here to read more
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.
UPDATE: REGULAR ATTENDERS ONLY NEED TO REQUEST TO ATTEND AS WE HAVE ALL YOUR DETAILS.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.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 note the deadline for applying to join the weekly service is 1.00pm on Fridays. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuitwith administration. Click Herefor instructions on how to use Zoom
Worship Sheets (1st August 2021)
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 1st August Click Herefor pdf copy of worship sheet for 1st August Click Herefor Large Print pdf of worship sheet for 1st August
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