The Methodist Church

Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

Circuit Mission Statement: “To know Christ and to make Christ known”

Home Ministers Circuit Plan Safeguarding Governance Rural Worker Links Contacts

What’s happening

BMC Parent & Toddlers Coffee & Cakes & Kilkhampton

Worship at Clovelly


Together Magazine

World Church News

The Bude and Holsworthy Methodist circuit is made up of 20 local congregations of various sizes, mostly in rural settings.  Our biggest church is in the seaside town of Bude;  Holsworthy is a small

market town and the rest of our churches are in villages and hamlets.

We have 2.5 ministers, meaning that we have 2 full-time ministers

 one part-time minister, (although it is not possible to be part-time in ministry), and between us we look after the 20 churches.  In the Methodist church we distinguish between presbyters (from the Greek for elders') and Deacons.  Since September 2016 we have also had a Deacon working in the Bude church, looking at connecting the church to its community in a variety of ways.

In addition we have 2 circuit administrators and a variety of lay preachers to help us with the work of the circuit.  Although the majority of people in our congregations are retired, we have a significant number of younger people, with families, youth work and children’s work around the circuit.  

The people in our churches are involved in a variety of activities outside the church buildings: Street Pastors in Bude; Open the Book in most of our Primary Schools; Food banks, and we have people looking into Pioneer work with the intention of starting new churches.

We live in challenging times for the Church in this country, but we follow the God who said the gates of hell will never prevail against his Church, so although local congregations may close and although church may not look like it used to, as long as we follow the guidance of the Spirit of God we know that we have a glorious future and not just an idyllic past.

So if you are in the area call in and see us: you will find services on a Sunday morning and coffee mornings just about every week somewhere in the circuit.  We will give you a warm welcome and if you don’t yet know Jesus, we will introduce him to you.

Yours in Christ

Rev. Martin Keenan

Superintendent Minister

Your Weekly Notices




Conference 2018 -  Report to local Churches


Open the Book - opportunities!

Beach Pastors needed

A chance to have a presence in the community.

People from all our areas use the beach at Summerleaze in Bude so why don’t you come along and be a welcome face, offering a cup of tea/coffee a chat at the beach hut, and if you feel energetic have a game of beach volley ball.

Bring your church along and have a day at the beach hut and engage with those around you.

Cornwall Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner are backing our scheme to be a positive presence on the beaches and for us to be a signpost to services which people could benefit from.

You could engage with youngsters who would otherwise find themselves getting into trouble, or you could have a friendly chat with someone who is lonely and would appreciate your time, or just have fun in the sun with those who use the beaches. You could even start a knit and Sea, or be creative with the children. Endless opportunities to be a church who cares.


To be friendly

To be a listening ear

To signpost people

To engage with youngsters and families

To be a positive presence of the church

What it is not:

To be bible bashers


A willingness to serve God

A valid DBS (Can be obtained)

T-shirts, will be available  

It would be useful if your church could produce a colourful leaflet with all your details on and the activities you have.

Contact Deacon Debbie

Beach Pastors

Wednesday 25th 7.30pm

Anyone interested in being a beach pastor or just want to know what we will be doing please come along on Tuesday night. We will be meeting at Bude Methodist Church.