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 continues to be open on a limited basis, please either email or phone for an appointment 0117 951 7044 to ensure that someone is available.
Rev. Novette Headley, Superintendent Minister
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Guidelines and latest information
Last updated : Tuesday 1st March
As all remaining COVID legislation have ended we need to mindful that the infection is still in our communities. Those accessing our churches for worship and other activities will hold different views and opinions on the timing and appropriateness of restrictions ending. They will also have different levels of vulnerability and anxiety over the coming weeks. Each church building and community of people is unique and it will be difficult to continue to enforce the wearing of masks and to require people to sanitize hands.
However, it is appropriate for churches to still stress the importance of keeping ourselves and others free from infection, this part of our commitment to ‘love one another.’ Whilst we may choose to continue to suggest people wear masks and have hand sanitizer available, perhaps 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.
The Circuit encourages churches to look at their local context and offer recommendations that seem most relevant and appropriate.
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.