Bible Study Taster Sessions – The Expedition

Everyone from across the Circuit  and other Church family is invited to Sandylands Methodist Church as they host 2 taster sessions for their new fortnightly Bible Study.  The sessions will be on Thursday May 24th and Thursday May 30th at 7.15pm.  Join in The Expedition, exploring our journey of Discipleship.  For more information please click here .

Safeguarding Training rearranged

We have rearranged the Safeguarding Training, Foundation and Refresher courses, for Thursday 26th April at Sandylands Methodist Church.  Refreshments from 6.40 ready for a prompt start at 7pm.  If you need to attend please let either your Safeguarding Officer or Chris, the Circuit Administrator, know.

Fresh Expressions Day Conference

Saturday 18th November, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

A creative collision of conversation, interaction, workshops and keynote speakers from across the UK on all things Fresh Expressions and pioneering.  For anyone interested in finding out more about Fresh Expressions, those already involved, and leaders who want to make more space for creative Fresh Expressions of church in their locality.

Click here for more details and booking.

Exciting beginnings

September – and the start of an exciting time in the life of Kendal Methodist Circuit.

Friday 1st September saw Rev Richard Teal, District Chair, commissioning the Ministry Team;              Superintendent Rev David Stretton, Rev Wendy Thornton, Rev Les Hann and Marc Jackson                   who is our new Local Pastor.  They will be supported by Chris Palmer as Circuit Administrator.

Ministry Team Kendal Methodist Circuit

On Sunday 3 September the Rev Wendy Thornton was commissioned as Team Vicar in the Rainbow Parish at St Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale.  This is a ground breaking initiative as Wendy will be working for both the Methodist and Anglican churches in the area. The service was led by the Rt. Rev. James Newcombe, Bishop of Carlisle, and our Chair of District, Rev. Richard Teal, Circuit preached.

Wendy Thornton's Licensing Service

Wendy Thornton's Licensing Service 03 09 17

Circuit Service – Sunday 30th July 2017

“Finally” – this was the title of Rev John Simms’ reflections as he and Jude leave Kendal Circuit to take up a post in the National Forest East Circuit.  At a well-attended circuit service John shared with us how his various experiences over the last two years have impacted his life and witness.  With songs and hymns ranging from Matt Redman’s  ‘Blessed be your name’ to the old Joseph Hart hymn, This, this is the God we adore’ and his chosen Bible passage from Ephesians 6 on the armour of God, it was a time of celebrating how God works in the lives of His people.

Also during the service we thanked God for the work of our Local Preachers and in particular celebrated with Susan Hilton and Tom Fryers who have each completed 50 years on the Plan.  We also had a certificate for Wilf Barron, who after 64 years has decided to lay down his preaching.  We thank God, and indeed all our preachers, for the faithful way in which they minister to us.

Susan Hilton and Tom Fryers receiving their Local Preachers Long Service certificates

Susan Hilton and Tom Fryers receiving their Local Preachers Long Service certificates

Priorities for Action

Our Circuit came together on January 29th for a Circuit Service to launch Priorities for Action.

After much consultation with the churches the Circuit Staff and Stewards have worked to produce a set of six Priorities for Action.  This exciting and dynamic document will be used to inform and shape our Circuit’s decision making over the coming years with regard to how we deploy our resources and how we develop partnerships with others.

Click here to download the latest version of Priorities for Action 2016 – 2017