Welcome to the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit. We are a friendly family of 40 churches and two Methodist / Anglican schools and outreach and social projects serving communities across Bristol and South Gloucestershire with a membership that spans all ages. We are part of the wider Methodist Church in Britain and working with local churches to become an Eco-Circuit. Our 2000 members come from many different countries and backgrounds and we aim to help everyone feel at home.

The Circuit oversees, supports and resources local churches in living out the Calling of the Methodist Church in the communities in which they serve through the 'Our Calling Groups' :

Worship - to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love

Learning and Caring - to help people to learn and grow as Christians, through mutual care and support

Service - to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice

Evangelism - to make more followers of Jesus Christ

The Circuit Office is open Mondays to Thursdays, 10.00 until 4.00. Please either email or phone 0117 951 7044 to make an appointment  to ensure that someone is available. 

Rev. Novette Headley,  Superintendent Minister

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Circuit Welcome Service

To welcome our new Superintendent Minister, Rev. Teddy Kalongo

Sunday 4th September 4.00 p.m. at Horfield Methodist Church and on Zoom

John Wesley's New Room

A number of family friendly all-age activities are taking place during the Summer holidays.

More information and booking details 

Introducing Messy Vintage

Four sessions have been planned to introduce this new resource

Dates, times and booking details 


Current Job Vacancies


Guidelines and latest information

Last updated :  Monday 1st August

The COVID infection is still in our communities with rates rising in the last few weeks with a number of people across our Circuit testing positive. Those worshipping and attending activities on our premises continue to live with different levels of vulnerability and anxiety. 

It is still appropriate for churches to stress the importance of keeping ourselves and others free from infection, this is part of our commitment to ‘love one another.’ 

Some people still choose to wear face masks. It is important to continue to have hand sanitizer available and posters which promote good levels of hygiene.  The most important point to stress is that people do not attend our buildings if they have COVID like symptoms or have had a positive lateral flow test.

Thank you for your continued co-operation and commitment.

Marriage and Relationships

Following the Conference decision to allow Methodist churches the option to hold same-sex marriages in our buildings, Conference has produced some resources to help local churches and Ministers explore these issues.

Resources for conversations produced 20th September 2021

A link to our website resources

Conference 2021 confirms resolutions on marriage and relationships