About Us

Visitors to our Website will soon discover that there is much to be excited about in the Shropshire & Marches circuit.

Please take a look at some of our chapels.

In very different locations you will find Methodist congregations engaged in partnership to provide housing estate outreach; library provision using church premises; alternative worship patterns or mid-week services; ministry through links with schools, residential homes and contacts through church events, while still sustaining traditional forms of  Church life.

Mission Statement

The Shropshire & Marches Circuit exists to encourage and support the ministry and mission of all the churches in its care. It will do so in the context of mutual fellowship and responsibility between each local church and the wider Methodist Connexion.

It will seek to achieve this by providing a Ministry Team involving lay and ordained personnel supported by a centralised administration. The Circuit will seek to provide resources to enable the identification, training and support of leaders and preachers, while encouraging every member to be engaged in the ministry/mission priorities of his/her local congregation.

Map of the Shropshire and Marches Circuit

Contact Us

You can send a message to our Circuit Office or Area Office via the Contact Us page.

If you're unsure of who to contact, you can always contact the Circuit Office at:

Shropshire & Marches Methodist Circuit
Tel: 01743 874923
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