Welcome to the website of the Christchurch and Wimborne Methodist Circuit.
I am sure that you have realised by now that all the Circuit Churches are currently closed for worship; even though churches are permitted to remain open for communal worship. I, as Superintendent, and the Chair of the Southampton District both encouraged circuits and churches to have conversations about taking a more cautious approach and not open/re-open for acts of communal worship. This is not simply to protect the health of congregations but to set a positive example to wider society in following the advice to 'stay at home' unless there are reasons which mean you need to leave home as detailed now in the Government advice.
I know these are difficult decisions as we take our responsibilities to save lives and protect the NHS, whilst supporting the well-being of our members, and I am sure that updated advice will be posted on the Methodist Church/TMCP websites in due course.
With my prayers and best wishes for you all as ever,
On behalf of all the Circuit Stewards Liz Ward has sent a Circuit Report for January 2021, which contains much information of interest across the circuit. Please click CIRCUIT REPORT
Sunday Worship Transcripts and Videos, together with related articles, now appear under the one title of "Worship for (date)", and can be found under the News Stories and on the News tab along the menu bar at the top of this page.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Methodist Church is publishing weekly updates of what is happening across the Connexion. It contains news and links to other sites and can be found via the Links page along the top menu bar.
Our Circuit: Who are we? We are made up of:
- 15 churches running from Blandford in the west to Brockenhurst in the east
- large, medium and small churches, all of whom are passionate about our purpose and vision
- congregations who want to be disciples of Jesus Christ whoever we are and wherever we are
- people who want to be together for worship, conversation and learning
- people who want to welcome others
What else matters to us?
Life outside the church! You'll find us, for example.....
- in schools,
- in residential homes,
- in youth centres,
- in Wimborne square in the early hours of Saturday morning
- wherever Methodists work and live, shop and swim.
The circuit's heartbeat is people across our churches whose lives have taken on board God's love, compassion, forgiveness and welcome of all and who want to try and live the ways of Jesus Christ. Supporting this vast army of people are 6 lay workers and 5 ministers.
Enjoy reading more about us on this website, and please get in touch if you want to know more.
The current CIRCUIT PLAN can now be found under Our Life on the menu bar above.
To view our Mission Statement please follow this link: MISSION
To read about our Retreat Centre please follow this link: RETREAT CENTRE