Welcome to the Torridge Methodist Circuit website. The Torridge Circuit straddles the whole length of The Torridge River from source to sea. Its area includes the bustling market towns of Bideford and Great Torrington, the coastal villages of Clovelly and Westward Ho!, and many typical Devon villages linked by deep lanes winding through peaceful farmland.
Mission Statement: We, the Christian people of the Methodist churches of the Torridge Circuit, are working together to deepen our love of God through worship and service, and to express our love of God by making, and nurturing new disciples of Jesus Christ.
Mission statements of themselves will not take us very far without a vision and in particular without a vision of unity. Visions are caught not taught. They stir the heart as well as the mind. The story of one vision on this website under “Kingdom Visions” in the “Ministries” tab is that of the Pentecost Festival which is growing year on year. Check out www.sharejesusinternational.com and sign up for their e-updates. And be encouraged and inspired by the recent declaration of Pope Francis - “God will complete the miracle of Christian Unity”.
On this website you can discover details about our Ministers, our Circuit Stewards, our Churches/Chapels and find a copy of the latest quarterly Preaching Plan. The “About us” page indicates the range of material on this website, as do the tabs “Christians”, “Ministries“, “Our Heritage”, and “Our Future”, across the top bar. Local events will be found in the current Circuit Newsletter.
We have begun the process of looking for a new Minister to serve in the Circuit from September 2014. The Minister will live in the splendid Shebbear Manse just a field away from Lake Farmhouse, the historic Bible Christian birthplace; Lake Chapel (shared with Shebbear College); and the College itself. Information about all the local Primary schools is here and Secondary Schools here.
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