Welcome to Central Methodist Church Launceston UK
We extend the love of Jesus Christ to you and invite you to join with us through this site, or in the various church programmes and activities, or in opportunities for worship, in learning how Christ loves and how that love may grow within us and through us.
If you have visited us we trust you have experienced the presence of God and sensed the friendliness of the People.
Our goal as a church is to love as Christ loved and to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ through its variety of worship services, through spiritual development, outreach and mission.
What is distinctive about Methodism?
The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible, but there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive...
Methodists Against Racism
The Methodist Conference of 2016 has unanimously passed a resolution calling for respect and tolerance in our national life in the wake of the divisive EU Referendum Campaign.
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world. The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.
The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:
- on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
- for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
- on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
- on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.
The statement is also shared on the website www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.
The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).
Join Central's 'Club Sunday' for ages 3-11 year olds at Central
Club Sunday starts at 10.30am to 11.30. From then on it will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Messy Church at Launceston Central Methodist Church
Join us at Central for Messy Church on the first Thursday of each month from 3.30 to 5pm in the Epworth Room. Messy church is for children and accompanying adults and is a time of creative family fun. There is also a time of hospitality to share food together and to celebrate Gods love for us.
Messy Church is a way of being church for families involving fun and is found across the world. The values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. See more
Launceston Community Toy Library
The Launceston Community Toy Library at the Bridge Community Centre is open on Tuesdays from 12.30-2.30pm and Fridays from 2.30-4.30pm.
The library is for families with children between 0 and 5 years old and there are lots of toys and story sacks to borrow.
The annual subscription is £10 or for 6 months £6.
Come and see us at the Bridge Community Centre on the Pennygillam Estate - you will be most welcome.
Holiday Club 2016
The Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club took place at Central from 15th - 19th August and concluded with a family celebration service on Sunday 21st August. Each day the children enjoyed fun, games, puzzles, activities and craft and a brilliantly fun aerobic warm-up time with songs. There was also a drama and plenty of high activity games along with a daily video and stories which brought back the light back to the city! During the week the children also used the faith-based Guardians of Ancora app available for android and apple tablets and phones.
Do you have pre school children? ...join us at Chattabox
Chattabox is a toddler group for pre-school children, that is run by Launceston Methodist Church every Wednesday morning 9am-12pm during term time. Each session has craft, making or sensory activities aimed to engage and excite the children. The group takes place in the Epworth room hall, which is located at the top of the alley by the side of the church.
Take the Bible Society #AdventChallenge
Spread the joy of Christmas this year by taking on the Bible Society #AdventChallenge and bring the Bible to life for those around you this Advent. The online Advent calendar challenges you to do a small, practical act of kindness every day, to share goodwill and make a difference in the season of Advent.
Read More and watch the video here...
Action for Children & the Methodist Church
Action for Children has been working in partnership with the Methodist Church for over 140 years to give society's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people the support they need. You can access further information on the partnership, its history and its future together with fundraising ideas for your Church together with resources for study and prayer here.
On Sunday 10th July there is an Action for Children Family Lunch at Central from 12 noon onwards. Tickets; adults £8, children £3.50
Kernow Credit Union at Central
A Kernow Credit Union Service Point is available during the Tuesday coffee morning in the church hall every week from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. where a friendly team is available to help you with any advice.
If you want to know more about Kernow Credit Union, see the full information and contacts which are available here:
Kernow Credit Union
Services at Central during December 2016 & January 2017
4th December - 2nd Sunday of Advent
10.30am - Family Service led by Mrs Rowell
6.30pm - Traditional Service led by Rev Malcolm Jones
11th December - 3rd Sunday of Advent
10.30am - Christingle Service with Rev Malcolm Jones
6.30pm - Celebration Praise with Drama, Readings & Carols led by Rev Jo Smart
18th December - 4th Sunday of Advent
10.30am - Nativity Service with Mrs Maryanne Parsons
6.30pm - Carol Service with Mr Richard Wright
Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve
4.00 pm. Crib Service
11.30 pm. Midnight Communion
25th December - Christmas Day
10.30am - Christmas Day Family Service with Rev Malcolm Jones
1 January 2017
10.30am - Morning Service led by Mrs Rowe
8 January 2017
10.30am - Circuit Covenant Service with Sacrament with Rev Malcolm Jones
6.30pm - 245 Revive with Mrs Barriball
15 January 2017
10.30am - Club Sunday (for ages 3 to 11 year olds)
10.30am - Morning Service with Mrs Jo Parsons
4.pm - Teatime Service with Mr John Hogarth
6.30pm - Praise & Learning Service with Rev Jo Smart
22 January 2017
10.30am - Churches Together in Launceston United Service
6.30pm - 245 Revive with John Libby
29 January 2017
10.30am - Club Sunday (for ages 3 to 11 year olds)
10.30am - Morning Service with Rev Keith Roberts
6.30pm - 245 Revive Social
'The goal of Launceston Central Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship,
discipleship, evangelism and mission.' (Mission statement set in 2000)
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. John Wesley