Change in personnel Summer 2022

Circuit Notices

The farewell service for Rev Alan Jenkins and Rev Ken Chalmers took place on Sunday 17th July 2022 at Castle Methodist Church and was led by Rev Tony Miles. The Church was filled with friends and family coming together to celebrate the ministry the we have enjoyed from Alan and Ken during their years with us.

If you missed the service – or want to watch again –  here is a link to it on Castle’s  YouTube Channel


We are now very much looking forward to welcoming Rev Chris Preece as our new Superintendent Minister from September 2022. A welcome service will take place at Castle Methodist Church on Thursday 1st September 2022 at 7.30pm.

This service will also be live streamed and a link to that will be placed here afterwards.



Our Circuit Churches are open for in-person worship.

If you feel uncomfortable attending in person, are unable to do so, or feel unwell, there are online alternatives for you to use.

The Zoom evening services for the whole Circuit on most Sunday evenings, are hosted by various Churches. Your local email Hub Co-ordinator will send you an email with a link to join these. (If you haven’t received an email, please contact one of your church stewards).

Zoom groups will typically “open” 15 minutes before the start time to allow everyone to join, chat, and settle-in before beginning our Worship or Study together.

There will be no evening Zoom service when there is a 5th Sunday in the month.

All services for June to August 2022 are detailed in the Circuit Plan available on the Downloads page. The new Plan covering September to November is also now available.


For those who cannot attend a church in person, we Live-Stream the 10:30am Sunday Service from Castle.

To join future Live-Streamed services from home, please Subscribe to  Castle’s YouTube channel, and click the Notification Bell icon, to be notified when each service is about to go live. (It is free, and you can change your mind at any time. We need to reach 100 subscribers and then we can ask for a more memorable channel name, so please consider doing so if you have not already).

Contact someone from our technical team if you need more help with this.

All of our previous services are available on Castle’s YouTube Channel and you can access the Live-Stream playlist for 2021 here OR the Live-Stream playlist for 2022 here at any time. Alternatively, you can use the Live Stream link, from the Services page, on this website.

The YouTube channel for Colchester Methodists will also have the services from Castle available, but not until Sunday afternoon. Other new material may be uploaded on an ad-hoc basis.

You can still access all of our existing Circuit material, including stories for Young People, at any time on the channel. If you are subscribed to that channel, you should receive an email notification when any new material is uploaded.


Audio CD’s, and DVD’s, are being made available to anyone unable to view the online service. If you know of someone who would benefit from this please let a Minister or pastoral leader know.


Zoom Bible Study Groups:

Information about new Bible Study sessions will be updated soon.



The Methodist Church has material available to help us in our prayers and understanding of the situation in Ukraine. This includes a donations page which links to the All We Can website of the Methodist Church.


For more information about ANY activities, or to tell us about your news from around the circuit for inclusion next time, please contact

Be sure to keep yourselves safe and well.

Let someone know if you are struggling, if you need a chat, or just some shopping. Do contact your pastoral leader, or send someone an email.

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