Circuit Mission Statement: “To know Christ and to make Christ known”

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The Methodist Church

Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)


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Medical Centres:

Ruby Country Medical Group

See their August Newsletter


Stratton Community Hospital

North Devon District Hospital - Barnstaple

Derriford Hospital, & Plymouth  Hospitals


Holsworthy Community College

Holsworthy Primary School

Budehaven Community School

Route 39 Academy

Callywith College

The Circuit seeks to appoint a Superintendent Minister to help lead, direct and develop the transition to a Lay-led ministry that has been ongoing since September 2018.  The Appointment is for September 2020.  It is hoped that the information below will be helpful to prospective Presbyters.


Waitrose - Holsworthy

CO-Op - Holsworthy

CO-Op - Bude

Co-Op  - Kilkhampton

Morrisons - Bude

Sainsburys - Bude

Lidl - Bude

Asda-  Bideford

Sainburys - Barnstaple

Bude Street Pastors

Surfing in Bude

Some taste bites of who we are seeking…

Our circuit borders North Devon and Cornwall and is voted one of the happiest and healthiest places to live. We incorporate both stunning seaside scenery with a mixture of town and rural churches. Our Ecumenical links are mixed with further opportunities to develop.

One of the circuit’s strengths is its lay peoples willingness and ability to take on roles, alongside chapels taking on responsibility for completing its governance matters.

Bude is currently in the 3rd year of its development programme reaching holiday-makers as well as those in the local and surrounding area. Our circuit also plays a part in and contributes towards a Youth Chaplin in Holsworthy and a Rural Worker in Devon.

Challenges are its geography and the need to encourage some vulnerable chapels. There is also an opportunity to encourage cohesion and our connectedness.

Our circuit is looking for an enabler, team leader, motivator, facilitator, a person with a sense of fun who is willing to journey with us.