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Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

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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-time ministers and one part-time minister, (although it is not possible to be part-time in ministry), and between us we look after the 20 churches.

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; Messy Church in schools and churches; 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

Superintendent Minister

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Sunday 1st May

Encounter presents the ever popular “Any Questions”

North Tamerton Chapel at 7pm

Chairman of the the Panel Mr John Hill


This years panel will include a Teacher, a Farmer, a Local preacher and an Auctioneer.


Please forward your questions for the panel to Godfrey and Linda Cole 

by email to

or by post to Moorlands, Whitstone, Holsworthy, EX22 6TJ

by the 26th April

With the coming referendum, troubles in the National Health, changes to church life etc. there is plenty of scope for questions.


Tea and fellowship at the end of the evening.

Invite your local MP to hear from the Children's Society Practioners before they vote to protect vulnerable 16-17 year olds.