Welcome to Central Methodist Church Launceston UK

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Launceston, the ancient capital and gateway to Cornwall sits astride the A30 in the agricultural heart of the Westcountry being one mile from the Devon and Cornwall border.


It is an area of considerable beauty and charm with easy access to both the North and South Coasts of the peninsular as well as to the cities of Exeter, Plymouth and Truro.


Dating back to Celtic times Launceston is the only walled town in Cornwall and is steeped in history being dominated by its Castle built by Brian de Bretagne the first Norman Earl of Cornwall in the 11th Century.


Launceston Central Methodist Church is part of the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit which surrounds the town stretching from over the Devon Border to the edge of Bodmin Moor and is organised so as to care and support the full range and life of the church. The Church Council (Trustees) consists of representatives who are elected from the church membership and a number of representatives from the various church committees and other organisations.


The strong tradition of Methodism in Cornwall and the Westcountry is represented by the Launceston Area Methodist Churches circuit, which has 17 Churches served by two clergy, a Children & Families Worker, a youth worker and a circuit administrator.


To find the Launceston Central Methodist Church from the main A30 road take the exit at the Pennygillam junction and follow the signs for the Launceston town centre. Follow the main road, bearing left into St. Thomas Road at the junction by the Town Hall and opposite the castle.


After approximately 500 metres take the first turning on the right into Dockacre Road. Take the next turning on the right into Tower Street. This road is quite steep. On the left, as the road bends sharply to the right, there is a car park and at the top of the road (Castle Street) is the Central Methodist Church.


Car parking is also available on the road (only on Sunday) and in another car park to the right by the Church. Central is also in easy walking distance from the Launceston town centre.


Local Methodist History: John Wesley started a small group in Launceston in the mid 18th Century. Our current buildings were constructed between 1860 and 1890. The Central congregation is an amalgamation of the Wesley Methodist Church, the Tower Street Methodist Church, and most recently the St Stephens Methodist Church.

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Today's Events at Central

Sunday 25th February Second Sunday in Lent: At 10.30am the Morning Service will be led by Mr Eric Rowland. At 6.30pm there is a 245 Revive service with the speaker Mr Chris Clarke.

Diary Dates

Friday 23rd February
7.30pm Barn Dance at Eagle House
Sunday 25th February Second Sunday in Lent
10.30am Morning Service with Mr Eric Rowland
6.30pm 245 Revive with Mr Chris Clarke

Monday 26th February
2.00pm Bible study at Costa Coffee
7.30pm Property & Finance committee meeting
Tuesday 27th February
9.30-11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10am-12.00 Coffee Morning - Bible Society
12-2pm Bible Society hot lunch
7.30-9pm Lent Prayer Course Epworth Room
Wednesday 28th February
9.00-11.30am Chattabox for under 5’s - £1 per child
2.30pm Wednesday Fellowship with Revd Howard Curnow
Thursday 1st March
10am–12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning - Tel: 777661.
10.30am Ladies Friendship Group, Talking Donkey
7.30pm Film Night
Sunday 4th March Third Sunday in Lent
9.30am Family Service Church Breakfast
10.30am Family Service with Mr Eric Rowland
3.00pm World Missions Event with Dr Andrew Dye
6.30pm No Service

Sermons at Central

Sermons recorded at Central's Sunday worship services:

Click here for sermons in 2016

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
19 Feb 17 am Rev Malcolm Jones
12 March 17 am Rev Howard Curnow
19 March 17 am - Mrs Janet Barriball
2 April 17 am - Rev Keith Roberts
2 April 17 pm Rev Malcolm Jones
16 April 17 pm Rev Malcolm Jones
30 April 2017 am - Rev Anne Curnow

14 May 17 Rev Malcolm Jones

21 May 17 am Mr Eric Rowland

28 May 17 am Pauline Smith

11 June 17 am David Pett

18 June 17 am Phil Parsons

25 June 17 am Jude Jones

2 July 17 am Andrew Baker

2 July 17 pm Rev Keith Roberts

9 July 17 am Rev Malcolm Jones

16 July 17 am Jo Parsons

23 July 17 am Richard Wright

30 May 17 am - Rev Keith Roberts

6 Aug 17 am - Rev Malcolm Jones

1 Oct 17 am - Mr John Hill

1 Oct 17 pm Rev Malcolm Jones

5 Nov 17 am Rev Malcolm Jones

7 Jan 18 am Rev Malcolm Jones

7 Jan 18 pm Rev Howard Curnow

14 Jan 18 am Jo Parsons

28 Jan 18 am Richard Wright

4 Feb 2018 am Mary Hills

1 Jan 18 am rev Malcolm Jones

18 Feb 18 am Mrs Ann Rowe


12 June 16 - Peter Coombe
26 June 16 - Peter Coombe
10 July 16 - Tim Hibbins
24 July 16 - Tim Hibbins
28 August 16 - Sam Beazley
9 Oct 16 pm - Rev Steve Wild
13 Nov 16 - Rev Paul Smith
22 Jan 17 Jonny Libby
12 Feb 17 Rev Malcolm Jones
12 March 17 Richard Heard
26 March 17 Jill Duke
9 April 17 Prof Roy Sambles

9 July 17 Sam Beazley

23 Jul 17 Debbie Marsh

12 Nov 17 Rev Graham Thompson

26 Nov 17 Rev Tim Wilkinson RN

14 Jan 18 pm Mandee Beazley

28 Jan 18 pm Jonny Libby

11 Feb 18 pm Mr Tim Aldridge


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