Welcome

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 Methodist Centre in Lincoln Street is open Mondays to Thursdays, supporting the vulnerable and homeless across the city and beyond. Donations of food are welcome. Please note that they are no longer able to accept donations to the Charity Shop, the shop is now permanently closed.


COVID - 19 update

I want to thank everyone for their patience, help and support during these past year. Please check the COVID 19 section of this homepage for the most recent Methodist advice on what lifting the restrictions mean for Managing Trustees. Recognising that the government has ended lockdown restrictions, most of our churches have reopened for worship and community activities, please check locally for more information.

Responsibility for protecting our communities now lies with individual choices we make especially at the 'R' rate continues to rise in our area.

Please continue to 

  • wear a face covering in indoor spaces, to show your respect for others, including frontline workers
  • wash your hands, give people space, open windows where you can and choose to leave crowded places if you feel uncomfortable
  • use regular rapid tests and get your vaccinations
  • continue to isolate if asked 

Please continue to show kindness and consideration to others as we all take this next step together.

The Circuit Office is open on a limited basis until September, please either email or phone for an appointment 0117 951 7044 to ensure that someone is available. Due to the forthcoming change of Superintendent, e-mails to the Superintendent Minister may not be answered until September when Rev. Novette Headley takes up the position.

Rev. David Alderman

Superintendent Minister

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Rosalind Hick Artwork 

An exhibition and sale of Rosalind's artwork is taking place in Lydney from 20th July to 1st August.

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COVID 19 

Guidelines and latest information

Last updated :  Thursday 22nd July

Coronavirus Guidance updated 21st July

More information from the Connexion and Circuit will be posted as it become available.

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