The Methodist Church

Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

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

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What’s happening

BMC Parent & Toddlers Harvest at Holsworthy Beacon

Harvest at Morwenstow

Concert with Arscott Ladies

Harvest at Clovelly

 Harvest at Marhamchurch

Harvest at Bridgerule Harvest at Stratton

Harvest at Bradworthy

Harvest at Kilkhampton

Pets Service

Worship at Clovelly

Connexion Magazine


Together Magazine

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!


Bude Beach Pastors  

We’ve had the most amazing blessed day. Hut painted and constant children and adults at the hut doing crafts having conversations, drinking juice or teas. People asking for prayer, people offering encouragement, people bringing cakes. Tillie and Kate (9 year olds) set up a children’s play team and have worked so hard all day entertaining all the children and advising us on good work practice. Brilliant!

Vacancies: District Administrative Officer

Directions to Bude Methodist Church:

Bude Methodist Church is situated in Ergue Gaberic Way, Bude, just off The Crescent. EX23 8LA. On arrival in Bude follow the road past the Petrol Station on your right towards the Mini roundabout. Take the 1st exit into The Crescent.  The next right will take you into Ergue Gaberic Way and follow the road around to the right.  You will see the Church on your right. There is limited parking around the Church so please leave this for the disabled motorists if possible please.

Alternative parking can be found at The Crescent Car Park as you will see, and the Wharf Car Park.