Central Methodist Church Launceston

reaching out with Christ at the Centre

All Church Services and Social Meetings are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic

Service sheets have been produced by the Methodist Church and will be provided each week on this site.
We are encouraging chapels to use this at the same time as their chapel service would have been on Sunday
so that we feel that we are still worshipping together, although not physically being together.

 
During the pandemic, Services adapted for no physical congregation will be live streamed from Wesley’s Chapel in London
Service times: Wednesday 12:45; Thursday 12:45 ; Sunday 9:45 and 11:00.
 


A Warm Welcome from Central Methodist Church Launceston, CORNWALL, 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.

 

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

 

All Church Services and social group meetings  are currently cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. 
 
Further information will be given as soon as the situation improves.

 

 

 

 Central Methodist Church Launceston

Mission Statement set in 2000
'The goal of Central Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.'

Reflection

Until about 3 weeks ago I was expecting March 29th at Central to be my last service before my sabbatical, so I’m missing seeing you all. My last service was at Barry’s funeral, back on the 15th, which seems a lifetime ago, as the Corona Virus Crisis has changed our lives so radically in the meantime.
 
I hope you are all finding that you are adapting to this strange situation, and that you are getting what you need, whether that is food, supplies or medicine, virtual contact with family and friends (even the phone is virtual!), exercise or spiritual refreshment.
 
Please feel that you can call on your pastoral visitor to pass on any messages requesting help, and there do seem to be several local initiatives using volunteers to provide it.
 
You may have seen on the church website my reflection on the opening of Luke 24:13-35, how Jesus draws near to us as we walk through this difficult situation. If we go further into the passage, we see that for many, as for the disciples, all that they relied upon has disappeared, and they have gone through a time of grief as Jesus died on the cross, before being given the hope that he had risen.
 

 

They, and we, have to go back to the basic necessities of life. As we have seen, that can mean panic buying and selfishly depriving others of necessary items. On the other hand, there seem to be multiple examples of acts of kindness being offered to neighbours. We are still able to communicate with our church friends and a familiar voice is reassuring. I would like to assure you that I am still around at home for most of the next few months, and available for a chat on the phone if needed. Please leave a message on the answerphone if I’m not around.

Even as the two friends welcomed Jesus into their home for a simple meal (which we clearly can’t do at the moment), it was only then that they recognised him in the familiar action of breaking bread. I hope we can find that we recognise Jesus at work in our own lives in those simple acts of kindness, even if we have to keep our physical distance!
 
I hope that we can find a way back to normal life sooner rather than later, that we may find our hearts burning within us as Jesus imparts his Holy Spirit when out of  the death of so many things we hold dear, we may find hope rising as we celebrate Easter in our homes.
Every blessing, Malcolm

More info

Our Minister

Contact :

Revd Malcolm Jones 

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 01566 776603


 

Foodbank Appeal

Can you help?

In the current epidemic crisis there is a very big need for food contributions for the Launceston Foodbank.

If you can help, please leave your contributions in the collection points at Tescos or the Cooperative food stores who support the scheme.

More information here


 

Spring Harvest

for all the family online … and its free!
Sadly, this year’s Spring Harvest event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. However even though this has left them with a £1.5m hole in their accounts which threatens their very future they are planning to launch the event online via Spring Harvest Home on YouTube from 13th – 17th April.

We can’t go to Spring Harvest this year so they're bringing Spring Harvest to us! - and it will be free and accessible for all. This is an amazing annual event for absolutely all of the family and will include adapted versions of the Big Start, Bible teaching, worship, seminars and perhaps some more light-hearted viewing, right through the day.

The team are currently working non-stop (in self isolation of course) to ensure this reaches us.

Spring Harvest Home will be on YouTube at the following link: SH2020 ...and please subscribe to the Spring Harvest channel and put the dates in your diary.

Moving forward, Spring Harvest believes that they will be able to deliver Spring Harvest again in 2021. Nobody knows what the long-term consequences Covid-19 will have for the event and our nation, but with us standing with them, they firmly believe they will be back next year.