Welcome

People

The West Pennine Moors Methodist Circuit is situated in the historic and beautiful county of Lancashire.The members of the Circuit seek to serve the community by living out the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Our Ministry

The Church exists to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love; to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care; to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice; to make more followers of Jesus Christ.

What is distinctive about Methodism?

All can be saved

"All need to be saved. All may be saved. All may know themselves saved. All may be saved to the uttermost."

Assurance of God's love

If we have mixed feelings about faith, or are unsure whether we are feeling the right things, or unable to get away from feelings of guilt, it helps to know that we are not alone.

Living a holy life

The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

A grassroots movement

It is a strong feature of Methodism that ordinary lay people play a major part in the running of the Church.

A covenant with God

Methodists hold an annual Covenant Service, at which we celebrate all that God has done for us, and affirm that we give our lives and choices to God.

Born in song

Methodists are well known as enthusiastic singers, in choirs and congregations. Singing is still an important means of learning about, sharing and celebrating our faith.

Small groups

Early Methodist gatherings were called 'societies'. John Wesley encouraged different kinds of small group to develop.

Methodists and the Bible

Christians need to be familiar with the Bible and to immerse themselves in it.

The Methodist Quadrilateral

Methodists traditionally use a fourfold approach to learn about our Christian faith and apply it to contemporary issues and to our Christian practice:

The Connexion

Methodists belong to local churches or ecumenical partnerships, but also feel part of a larger connected community, the Connexion.

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Baptisms

A baby being baptised.

According to the Methodist Worship Book, baptism (or Christening) marks entry into the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of which the Methodist Church is part. The Methodist Church, like most denominations of the Christian Church, administers the sacrament to both adults and young children.

All This For You booklet is a pocket-sized book for people who want to think about the meaning of Baptism in the Methodist Church.

More information on the Methodist Church of Great Britain web site.

Please contact us if you wish to arrange a baptism in one of our churches.

Weddings

A wedding couple.

If you are planning to get married and are considering a Methodist church, here are guidelines to help you.

Usually a couple wishing to get married should approach the Methodist Minister of the church at which they wish to be married.

More information on the Methodist Church of Great Britain web site.

Please contact us if you wish to hold your wedding in one of our churches.

Funerals

Funeral flowers.

Christians believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ give them hope and cause for thanksgiving in the face of death. In this faith we entrust those who have died to the infinite mercy and love of God. A Methodist funeral service acknowledges this hope and offers bereaved people the opportunity to remember their loved one's life and offer them into God's care.

More information on the Methodist Church of Great Britain web site.

Please contact us if you wish to arrange a funeral in one of our churches.