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Welcome to Central Methodist Church Launceston UK

malcolm1 fullWe 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.

We would like to know you better and would encourage you to contact us by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Revd Malcolm Jones, Tel: 01566 776603 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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...

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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 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 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.
If you would like to receive Central's weekly text update on all the family events and worship at Central please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name and mobile number and we will ensure you are kept up to date with all the news for families. Be assured your details will not be shared with anyone.

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.

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.


Lent Prayer Course - Monday 27th February

A six week Lent Prayer Course starts on Monday 27th February in Central's Epworth room The evening is from 7.30 untill 9.00pm and is for the whole Launceston circuit. The Course will be led by Janet Barriball and Pauline Smith and will be using video and discussion to look at aspects of the Lords Prayer. For more info or to book please call Pauline on 01566 776007 or Janet on  01566 773916.

Action for Children & the Methodist Church

actionforchildren logoAction 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

kernowcreditunionKernow 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 February 2017

19 February 
10.30am - Club Sunday (for ages 3 to 11 year olds)
10.30am - Morning Service with Rev Malcolm Jones - Teatime Service with Mrs Mary Hills
6.30pm - Praise & Learning Service with Rev Malcolm Jones

26 February
10.30am - Club Sunday (for ages 3 to 11 year olds)
10.30am - Morning Service with Mrs Jude Jones
6.30pm - 245 Revive with Rev Jo Smart

'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

Today's Events at Central

Tuesday 21st February: From 10am to 12 noon there is a Coffee Morning for the Memory Café. From 9.30am to 11.30 the Kernow Credit Union is also available - both in the church hall. At 7.30pm there is a Tuesday Group meeting.

Dairy Dates

Wednesday 15th February 
9.00am-12.00  Chattabox for under 5’s. £1 per child 
2.30pm Wednesday Fellowship– Mr Mike Stearn
Thursday  16th February 
10.00am- 12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning-Tel: 777661. 
Sunday 19th February  
10.30am Club Sunday 
10.30am Morning Service with Communion  Rev Malcolm Jones 
4.00pm Tea Time Service  Mrs Mary Hills 
6.30pm Praise & learning  Rev Malcolm Jones
Tuesday 21st February
9.30–11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10.00 - 12.00 Coffee Morning - Memory Café
7.30pm Tuesday Group
Wednesday 22nd February
9.00am-12.00 Chattabox for under 5’s. £1 per child
2.30pm Wednesday Fellowship - Miss Elizabeth Rodgers
Thursday 23rd February
10.00am- 12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning-Tel: 777661.
Sunday 26th February
10.30am Club Sunday
10.30am Morning Service with Mrs Jude Jones
6.30pm 245 Revive with Rev Jo Smart

Sermons at Central

Sermons recorded at Central's Sunday worship services:

21 Feb 16 am - Rev Malcolm Jones
28 Feb 16 am - Rev Howard Curnow
6 March 16 am - Mrs Jude Jones
6 March 16 pm - Rev Howard Curnow
13 March 16 am - Mr Richard Wright
20 March 16 am - Rev Anne Curnow
3 April 16 am - Mr Andrew Baker
3 April 16 am - Rev Malcolm Jones
10 April 16 am - Mrs Janet Barriball
17 April 16 am - Rev Malcolm Jones
22 May 16 am - Rev Keith Roberts
5 June 16 pm - Rev Malcolm Jones
12 June 16 am - Mr John Ware
3 July 16 am - Rev Malcolm Jones
3 July 16 pm - Mr Eric Rowland
17 July 16 am - Rev Keith Roberts
24 July 16 am Mr Andrew Baker
28 August 16 am Mrs Pauline Smith
4 September 16 am Mrs Mary Hills
11 Sept 16 am Rev Malcolm Jones
4 Sept 16 pm Rev Malcolm Jones
18 Sept 16 am Mrs Jo Parsons
2 Oct 16 am Mr John Bailey-Harvest
2 Oct 16 pm Mr John Bailey-Harvest
9 Oct 16 am Mr Neville Helme
16 Oct 16 am Rev Malcolm Jones
23 Oct 16 am Mrs Marguerite Smith
30 Oct 16 am Rev Howard Curnow
6 Nov 16 am Jude Jones
6 Nov 16 pm Rev Malcolm Jones
13 Nov 16 am - Mr Andrew Baker
27 Nov 16 am Rev Malcolm Jones
4 Dec 16 am Sue Rowell
4 Dec 16 pm Rev Malcolm Jones
1 Jan 17 am Mrs Ann Rowe
15 Jan 17 am Mrs Jo Parsons
22 Jan 17 am Rev Malcolm Jones
29 January 17 am - Rev Keith Roberts
5th February 17 am Eric Rowland
5 February 17 am - Rev Keith Roberts
12 February 17 am- Rev Anne Curnow


12 June 16 pm - Peter Coombe
26 June 16 pm - Peter Coombe
10 July 16 pm - Tim Hibbins
24 July 16 pm - Tim Hibbins
28 August 16 pm - Sam Beazley
9 Oct 16 pm - Rev Steve Wild
13 Nov 16 pm - Rev Paul Smith
22 Jan 17 pm Jonny Libby
12 Feb 17 pm Rev Malcolm Jones


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