The season of Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) that lead up to Easter Sunday. It is a time for inner reflection, sometimes with a practice of giving up something, or taking on a pattern of kind actions.
This year the Methodist Church is taking a theme from Charles Wesley’s famous hymn ‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’. It talks about Jesus as “unbounded love” – a kind of love that cannot be contained, that works in our lives and in our world to free us and heal us. It holds together our commitments to be a justice-seeking Church, and a people who experience and proclaim the good news of God’s uncontainable love.
We are hold Sunday morning worship services in all our churches except once a quarter when we hold a Circuit Together Service held in one of our churches. See the current Spring Plan (March to May 2024). There is also a monthly evening Healing Service plus an online service and other ad-hoc services marking special events. All details in the plan.
Spring Focus 2024
The latest edition of the Circuit magazine is available to read Spring Focus here.
We cover a fascinating and diverse area in the city of Brighton & Hove, and the Methodist churches reflect that diversity and variety. The Circuit has five churches: Dorset Gardens, Hove, Patcham, Stanford Avenue and Woodingdean. Together, as a Circuit we are a small part of the South East Methodist District.
We seek to serve our local communities through a variety of activities – parent and toddler groups, uniformed organisations, youth clubs, lunch clubs for the elderly, leasing our premises to various users, and providing numerous cups of tea and coffee to those who simply call in.
Go to the Churches page and click on each individual church for more detail and location maps.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information. You can email us at: email@example.com
The circuit boundary matches that of Brighton & Hove City Council. Its area of 34 square miles contains 277,200 inhabitants with a population density of 8,153 per square mile. 85.4% of the permanent residents are white. 31% claim to be Christian, a figure significantly lower than the national average. There are five member churches and we are served by two presbyters. Ecumenical links are well established across the circuit.
Circuit Mission Statement
To spread the Good News and show the Love of God to the people of Brighton and Hove by word and action consistent with the Word. Ministry and leadership are delivered through team-working emphasising inclusiveness and encouragement.
On Sunday 26th March there will be a Service of Healing & Communion: 6.30 pm at Dorset Gardens. Led by Revd Cynthia Park and Shirley Veater. A quiet, meditative service that will include communion and the opportunity for the laying on of hands. Open to all. Next date is 28th April.