Serving Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Northwest of England

Important Information

Circuit Welcome

Join us to give Rev’d Linda Bishop and Deacon Julia Hudson a rousing WELCOME as they join the Circuit and take up their new posts. The Service will be held at Farnworth Methodist Church, Derby Road, Widnes, WA8 9JX on Sunday 3rd September 2017 commencing at 6:30 pm.

About Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit

 Overview Of The Circuit

The Sankey Valley Circuit is an exciting and creative circuit in the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church.

We aim to become a Circuit which is growing spiritually and numerically in which the love of God is shown to all and ministry is both supportive and outward looking.

The Circuit is made up of 24 churches, including three ecumenical partnerships and New Song Network, a fresh expression of worship which became a church in 2014.

Worship around the Circuit includes a variety of styles; e.g. café worship, messy church, reflective prayers, informal family services.

Our Circuit also includes Heald Farm Court Methodist Home at Newton-le-Willows and Nutgrove Methodist Primary School, one of only two Methodist Voluntary Aided Schools in the United Kingdom.

Within this site you will find information about the Methodist Church in the Ashton-in-Makerfield, Prescot, St Helens, Warrington and Widnes areas of Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

We hope that you will find these pages useful, and we warmly invite you to join us for worship, meetings or events at any of our churches.

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Our ordained staff comprises of a number of Ministers, including the Superintendent Minster, The Rev’d David Easton and 2 Deacons.  The Circuit Leadership Team, comprising the Ministers, Circuit Stewards and the Circuit Meeting Secretary are jointly responsible to the Circuit Meeting for deploying the resources of ministry, which includes people, property and finance.  Individual ordained Ministers have responsibility for different aspects of Church life throughout the Circuit, including mission, evangelism, worship, pastoral care and fresh expressions and there is a commitment to a new way of the staff team working collaboratively. In addition, the ministers have pastoral responsibility for members in a defined geographical area. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sankey Valley Circuit is to make and nurture disciples of Jesus Christ and explore the Kingdom of God.

Vision Statement

We aim to become:

A vibrant Circuit to which our member Christian communities are pleased to belong and to which everyone wants and feels able to contribute for the greater good of all.

A Circuit which is growing spiritually and numerically in which the love of God is shown to all and ministry is both supportive and outward looking.