Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit

Faith, Hope and Love

About Us

 John Wesley
John Wesley

 It all started back in the early 18th century when John and Charles Wesley  

 with friends as students at Oxford University began a 'holy club' which

 became nicknamed as Methodists and the name stuck. With others they

 began a movement which grew with such strength and impact that separation

 from the Church of England was inevitable. So by 1795 Methodism was

 legally and formally born.

John Wesley and friends at Oxford
John Wesley & friends at Oxford

Wesley Day also known as Aldersgate Day is May 24th when the Methodist Church recognises and celebrates the experience of John Wesley's conversion in a Meeting Room in Aldersgate Street London when he realised confirmation of his salvation through the grace of God.

 Methodism had its challenges particularly between the Wesleyans and
 the Primitives. This and other schisms were resolved and unification
 happened in 1932 to form the present day Methodist Church.

 Charles wrote over 6000+ hymns while John became a famous preacher
 whose sermons remain the doctrinal standard of the Methodist Church. It was
 John's organisational genius which developed a spontaneous movement into
 a structured body which is the origin of the world wide Methodist Church.

 If you want to find out more about the history, heritage and all that makes the
 Methodist Church of Great Britain visit

Circuit Logo

 We are the local societies or congregations of Methodist people and friends
 who make up the Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit, which is a group of
 churches served by a team of ordained Ministers, Local Preachers, Worship
 Leaders, Circuit Officers, Church Stewards and other laity.

 We offer worship & activities in:-
 Town and village Methodist churches
 Partnerships with Anglican churches
 House groups
 Residential homes
 Community centres

 People of all ages are welcome to join in worship and activities which you can
 find out about in our menu pages. Have fun exploring.

 We also produce a Circuit Plan and a Circuit Newsletter.
 These provide details of worship and activities throughout our circuit.

 Most of our Methodist churches are able to solemnise baptisms, weddings and
 funerals. Please contact our ministers for details.

 Don't worry if you haven't been to a place of worship before or attended in a
 long time as everything will be explained to you by a steward or person in
 charge.Typically, there will be someone at the door to meet and greet. You
 will be given a hymn/song book + possibly printed notices listing activities.
 There will be pews or chairs and generally we stand to sing and sit for
 just about everything else depending upon local custom. The service is user
 friendly and guided by the worship leader/preacher. It usually lasts about an
 hour and can take a variety of forms from 'traditional' to 'contemporary'.
 Often there is time after the service to socialise with simple refreshments. 

 If you have something to celebrate or experiencing a personal crisis or want
 to know more about the Christian faith we are here for you.

 Whatever the reason you will find a smile, a caring welcome and open arms.

 Leicestershire Wolds
Picture by Jez Taylor

 We live in and around Melton Mowbray in the predominantly rural and
 agricultural north-east Leicestershire landscape of limestone wolds with
 woodland and fields dissected by small rivers and streams.

  Melton Mowbray Town Centre    Melton Mowbray Street
 Melton Mowbray (pop. approx.25500) is a medieval market town with its rich
 history, heritage and named as the "rural capital of food and drink" with the
 distinctive flavours of Melton pork pies and Stilton cheese.

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie        Stilton Cheese   

 The area (pop. approx.47000) is in the parliamentary constituency of
 Rutland & Melton and locally governed by Melton Borough Council. 

                                                  Melton Borough Council
                                       (click logo for more information)

 Our circuit (no.12) is the northern part of a geographical group of circuits
 that form the Northampton District (no.23), which in turn is one of 36 districts
 that form the Methodist Church of Great Britain known as the "connexion".

 To find out

about the Northampton District click on the logo below.

   Northampton District Logo

 To find out more about the Methodist Church click on the logo below.

The Methodist Curch
(registered charity number 1132208)