The Methodist Church
Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)
Circuit Mission Statement: “To know Christ and to make Christ known”
The Bude and Holsworthy Methodist circuit is made up of 20 local congregations of various sizes, mostly in rural settings. Our biggest church is in the seaside town of Bude; Holsworthy is a small
market town and the rest of our churches are in villages and hamlets.
We have 2.5 ministers, meaning that we have 2 full-
In the Methodist church we distinguish between presbyters (from the Greek for ‘elders’) and Deacons. As from this September (2016) we will have a Deacon working in the Bude church, looking at connecting the church to its community in a variety of ways.
In addition we have 2 circuit administrators and a variety of lay preachers to help us with the work of the circuit. Although the majority of people in our congregations are retired, we have a significant number of younger people, with families, youth work and children’s work around the circuit.
The people in our churches are involved in a variety of activities outside the church buildings: Street Pastors in Bude; Open the Book in most of our Primary Schools; Food banks, and we have people looking into Pioneer work with the intention of starting new churches.
We live in challenging times for the Church in this country, but we follow the God who said the gates of hell will never prevail against his Church, so although local congregations may close and although church may not look like it used to, as long as we follow the guidance of the Spirit of God we know that we have a glorious future and not just an idyllic past.
So if you are in the area call in and see us: you will find services on a Sunday morning and coffee mornings just about every week somewhere in the circuit. We will give you a warm welcome and if you don’t yet know Jesus, we will introduce him to you.
Yours in Christ
Rev. Martin Keenan
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER. This week has seen the publication of the first edition of
the District email Newsletter, giving news and views and details of events around
the District. It is expected that it will be published at two-