There is much to be excited about in the Shropshire & Marches Methodist Circuit. From Knolton in the North to the South's Garway Hill, stretching from Builth Wells to Hopton Bank, the Shropshire and Marches Circuit is geographically one of the largest in the UK.

In our chapels, in their varied 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.

Our Ministry Team involving lay and ordained personnel supported by a centralised administration seeks 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.

Our vision is:

  • to offer good news to our rural communities, unafraid to speak of Jesus and offering a welcome to all,
  • to be light on our feet and light in our community, cherishing what is past but unafraid to change for the sake of the future,
  • to ensure that the church is recognised as the people who gather rather than the building they gather in,
  • to work from about 30 local churches, some of which will offer mission and ministry in more than one location, sharing resources and energy for the sake of the gospel,
  • to ensure that our primary focus is always about how do we best proclaim the message: "The Kingdom of God is at hand".

The Shropshire & Marches Circuit was formed in September 2010, when the Cwm & Kingstone, Leominster, Presteigne & Kington, Llanymynech, Marches, Oswestry Ellesmere & Chirk, Shrewsbury, South Shropshire, and Wem & Prees Green circuits merged.

Daily Bible Study

Ephesians 1:15-23

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance amongst the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of this great power. (vs. 17-19)

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