Launceston Central Methodist Church Launceston Cornwall

PL15 8AZ


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Who we are

Launceston, the ancient capital and gateway to Cornwall, sits astride the A30 in the agricultural heart of the Westcountry. The town is one mile from the Devon and Cornwall border and is an area of considerable beauty and charm. There is 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 which was built in the 11th Century by Brian de Bretagne, the first Norman Earl of Cornwall .

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. The circuit 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 13 Churches served by two clergy, 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.

Church Address

Launceston Central Methodist Church
6 Castle Street
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8AZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01566 772797
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Church Pastor

Revd. David Miller
Revd. David Miller
Superintendent Minister
6 Castle Street
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8AZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01566 776603
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Quote of the Day
John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

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There are ample local car parks within 50 and 100 yards of Central with no charge on Sundays. There are also some spaces available close by on the road.   Edit

Launceston Central Methodist Church Service Times

Worship at Central Methodist Church Launceston

Sunday Services are at 10.30am and 6.30pm
Worship is at the centre of what we are about at Central. Our desire is to have our lives touched by the Spirit of God.

Our services vary considerably in style as our goal is to provide for people a worship style that is appropriate for them. On the first Sunday of each month the at 10.30am there is a family service. Family Services aimed at young families and children – of all ages!

The music style involves a combination of hymns and worship songs. A worship group with tracks leads the contemporary styled music.

Once a month we celebrate Holy Communion and invite everyone who is seeking God to participate.

10.30am Sunday Morning Worship:

This starts with the whole church family together. After 15 minutes the children leave for Club Sunday (there is a crèche for 1-3 year olds).

(Club Sunday is a club for 4-11 year olds which takes place on the third Sunday of the month. Esther and Val invite you to come along at 10.30am and learn about God’s love for us through games, stories, crafts and music – with lots of fun…!)

Sunday Evening Worship Each Week
6.30pm: Traditional Worship on the 1st Sunday of the month.
6.30pm: on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays – ‘245 Revive’ worship in a contemporary style. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
6.30 pm: ‘Praise & Learning’, a relaxed home group style of service with song, prayer and teaching – on the 3rd Sunday on the month.

Healing Service: On the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. we have a healing service with Holy Communion.

Worship Bands: We do not currently have a live band but have a number of singing groups which use good quality worship backing tracks.

Weekly live worship services at Central are at 10.30am on Sunday mornings. All Covid regulations, in line with government advice, are in place, but we hope that the vast majority of the congregation will have had their vaccinations, reducing the risks significantly.

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There is disabled access on each side of the church building, suitable for wheelchairs. Seating for carers and wheelchairs is available at the front of the church. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to speak to the church steward. A disabled toilet is available.   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer Abide with us
O Holy Spirit of God, abide with us; inspire all our thoughts; pervade our imaginations; suggest all our decisions; order all our doings. Be with us in our silence and in our speech, in our haste and in our leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening; and give us grace at all times humbly to rejoice in Thy mysterious companionship.
Launceston Central Methodist Church listing was last updated on the 21st of March, 2022
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