Welcome, and thank you for visiting Wrexham Methodist Circuit website. We consist of nine churches and we hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. More information can be found on clicking in the boxes above.
You can also learn more about us by connecting through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Some of our churches also have their own website and you can find links to these by looking at our Churches page.
Wrexham Methodist Circuit consists of churches in Caergwrle, Ruabon, Llangollen, Brymbo, Wrexham, Overton, Rhosddu, Rhosymedre and Gresford. We are part of the Wales Synod and the Methodist Church in Britain.
Our mission is to proclaim and affirm our conviction of God's love in Christ, for us and for all the world; and renew confidence in God's presence and action in the world and in the Church.
Welsh Learners Service
We will be holding a Welsh learners service on zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. The short service will include the opportunity to sing Welsh hymns, learn the Lord's Prayer, hear the Bible and read and enjoy conversation with other Welsh learners. Learners at all levels are welcome. Contact us for more information.
Many of our activities are currently being held on line. If you would like any help or advice on how to use Zoom please message us here
Circuit Prayer Meetings
A circuit prayer meeting is held on Zoom at 10am on the first Saturday of the month.
Other prayer meetings are held around the circuit. Please see either our Circuit Newsletter, Facebook page or contact our Deacon Lisa Rathbone for latest information
Services have now resumed in person at most of our churches. Please see the Circuit Plan for more information.
Each church has carried out a risk assessment and are following measures to keep us all safe when coming to worship. We are also still running a weekly service on Zoom at 10.30am. Message us if you would like details. Check out https://www.methodist.org.uk
for the Methodist service sheets at home.
On the first Sunday of every month we hold an outdoor service in different venues around the circuit. Please contact Lisa Rathbone for more information.
Please click here for more information on how we are responding to Covid - 19
Book of the Month - a book group reading the Bible
We have come to an end of our journey through the books of the bible . If you would like to continue your studies why not try "A History of the Bible" by John Barton, published by Penguin.
We welcome back our Minister, Rev Richard Parkes who has just returned from Sabbatical. Richard will be sharing some of his reflections in a Sabbatical Feedback meeting at Gresford Methodist Church on the evening of Thursday 7th October. You will also be able to connect through Zoom.
Richard also plans some daily devotions on WhatsApp and Facebook based on hymns. Contact Richard if you would like to be added to the WhatsApp group or look out for them on our Circuit or individual churches Facebook pages.
A message from Rev Phil Poole from our Circuit Newsletter
The lectionary has focused on Jesus as the bread of life for several weeks recently. Jesus' words may seem clear and uncontroversial to us, but his first hearers were horrified, especially when he told them that they needing to 'eat his flesh and drink his blood' - something that we now recognise as a reference to communion. Chapter 6 of John's Gospel starts with over 5,000 people following Jesus and hanging on his every word. But by the end of the chapter only the disciples were left. Jesus' difficult teachings had caused everyone else to give up on him and turn for home. Jesus was clearly upset by this mass desertion and turning to his disciples asked them, "Do you also wish to go away?" Typically it was Peter who answered for the disciples and he spoke some wonderful words of praise and affirmation to Jesus, which have become part of the church's devotional language, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. And we have believed and come to know that you are the Holy One of God." Weeks and months of travelling with Jesus had caused Peter and the others to become absolutely convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, the Savior, the Son of God. They knew there was no one else like him - and no they weren't going to leave him.
And then Jesus said something really affirming back to them. He said, "Did I not choose you, the twelve?" I think Jesus was pleased by Peter's response, and was saying, "What a good choice, I made, when I chose you twelve disciples. The others may have left, but you have stuck by me through everything." Jesus was telling them he was proud of them though he knew already that one of them would betray him.
Like Jesus's first disciples we have believed and have come to know that he is the Holy One of God. We've found that he has the words of eternal life, the answers we are looking for to those big questions of life and death, and so we are sticking by him, despite Covid 19 and all the problems of church and the problems of life we have to work through. And today I believe Jesus would want to say, "Well done" to those who have stuck by him and stayed faithful to him for years, for decades, through all kinds of ups and downs, and most recently through the pandemic and through the closure and reopening of the church. Well done, I chose well, when I chose you,. I knew I could count on you."