CIRCUIT  (23/9)
01 March 2015

Welcome to our Circuit . . .

The Circuit Leadership Team and members of the fellowships that compose this Methodist Circuit invite you to browse through the pages of this Internet site and discover more about the people, churches, witness and ministries of the Leicester West Methodist Circuit.

Our mission, first and foremost, is to declare that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour of all, most especially of those who would receive Him by faith, and who receive by His grace full forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life.

Services held in all of our churches are controlled via the Circuit Plan which holds the full details of the times of worship for each individual church, plus which Minister or Local Preacher is appointed to lead worship.  The Circuit Plan covers a period of three months in the life of our Methodist circuit of churches and is a vital instrument in supporting our congregations, who in turn form the living body of Christ here in the Leicester area (along with all our brothers and sisters in the other Christian churches of the area).

"The Leicester West Circuit exists to increase awareness of God's transforming presence by encouraging and enabling local churches to share their faith through mission-minded witness and service within their communities.  We do this by placing prayer at the centre of all we seek to be and do, and by supporting and equipping people in growing their faith to become committed followers of Christ."

The concept of a "Circuit" was introduced by John Wesley in the early days of Methodism

as a means of grouping Churches so that their spiritual and administrative needs

could be attended to on a rational basis and that they could derive mutual Support.   

This is still the purpose of the Circuit.