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.
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
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 February 2017
10.30am - Club Sunday (for ages 3 to 11 year olds)
10.30am - Morning Service with Rev Malcolm Jones
4.pm - Teatime Service with Mrs Mary Hills
6.30pm - Praise & Learning Service with Rev Malcolm Jones
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