North Bedfordshire Circuit The Methodist Church

Latest Circuit Plans


Langford 18/3/18 - Short changed to Jarrett

Preaching plan:

December 2017 to February 2018 - (PDF Document) PDF

March 2018 to May 2018 - (PDF Document) PDF

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Circuit Office Opening Hours

The office is open on Wednesdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please contact Stephanie Field via email at if you would like to visit the office at a different time. We welcome visitors, so please feel free to pop in for a tea or coffee

Please note that job vacancy advertisments have now been moved to their own page Jobs

Brave New World?
In a time of political turbulence, social upheaval and climate change, the 2018 Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) conference will be looking at how Christians can live prophetically and faithfully.
Brave New World? Faithful living in a time of change takes place in Manchester on Saturday, 17 March 2018.
The one-day conference is a unique opportunity to explore in detail a faith-based perspective on some of the most pressing political issues of our times. There will be workshops covering topics as varied as the changing face of poverty, tackling hate crime and counteracting climate change.
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Churches call for support on treaty banning nuclear weapons

A two-minute video calling on Christians to safeguard God's good world through working towards a future free of nuclear weapons has been released this week. The video, which is being distributed digitally to thousands across the world is a joint call to action from five Christian denominations: the Baptist Union, the Methodist Church, the Quakers, the Church of Scotland, and the United Reformed Church.

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Stockings on the Street
99 sets of hat, scarf and gloves, packed up and ready to be given to SMART Prebend, complete with a personal note and chocolate coin. A HUGE thank you to all of the folk who have given to this year's Stockings on the Street initiative.
Stockings on the Street
ButterField Trust
William Butterfield was a member of Newnham Avenue Church, Bedford (now Priory Methodist Church) and he was a local preacher in the Bedford North Circuit. Under the terms of his will, the Trust can provide for the benefit of the North Bedfordshire Circuit and its churches.
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Mission Shaped Ministry Course
An exciting new course is starting in the area of Beds and Herts in October this year: Mission Shaped Ministry - an ecumenical one year learning journey equipping you to:
* help your church be more effective in mission
* start up and develop fresh expressions of church for all contexts and traditions.

The sessions include 6 Tuesday evenings and 3 Saturdays at the brilliant Youthscape Bute Mills venue in Luton and a weekend residential at High Leigh Conference Centre. The course is for all - it doesn't matter if participants have lots or very little experience of leadership. For further details please visit:
Unwanted Bibles, Hymn Books ...
If you have any unwanted Bibles, Hymn Books or Service Books, we can send them to churches in Zimbabwe and for Yarlswood or Bedford prison.
Park Road Methodist Church is collecting old Hymn books and Methodist service books for churches in Zimbabwe, where there is a great shortage. If you have any to pass on then please call 0790 3739049.
Bibles are also always welcome for Yarlswood Immigration Removal Centre (via Rev Andrew Hollins) and for Bedford Prison (via Rev Caroline Weaver). Please contact Caroline or Andrew if you have old clean Bibles to dispose of.
The Wall of Answered Prayer
A Motorway Prayer Landmark is planned with each of one million bricks representing an answered prayer. Find Out More
Circuit Transition Plans
Please take a look at the ministerial responsibility plans for the future Find Out Moredownload
Church Chairs available
Willington Methodist Church, Bedfordshire has traditional church chairs surplus to requirement, any number up to 60 with some needing attention, free to churches in North Bedfordshire circuit otherwise delivery and price negotiable. These are beech framed with book rest below seat, red vinyl seat and back rest and metal linkage brackets. If interested please respond as soon as possible to Mr. Paul Phipp telephone 01234 838 747 or email
TWAM - Tools With A Mission
TWAM's aim is to help people earn a living and support themselves and their families. In many countries for many people this is impossible without help. TWAM collects and refurbishes tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sends them overseas. Find Out Moredownload
Circuit Organogram
View and download the Circuit Organogram.
Organogram Find Out Moredownload
Safeguarding Policy
The Methodist Church has issued an updated Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance document Find Out Moredownload
Circuit Healing Services
will be held around the circuit - the next is at Kempston East Methodist Church on Sunday 29th April at 6:00 pm. Specific prayers for people or situations in need of healing will be offered. If you would like the names of people or situations mentioned in the prayers, please send details to Rev. Andrew Hollins using the email address - northbedshealingprayers@
or post to 4 Coles Close, Bedford, MK41 9TW or submit in writing on the evening of the service. Those who wish to receive the laying on of hands for healing will do so.

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