The Market Harborough Methodist Circuit is a circuit of four churches in the Northampton District of The Methodist Church (23/20). It is in the south-west of Leicestershire and partly in Northamptonshire. There is one appointed Minister and seven retired (supernumerary) ministers. The Circuit membership is currently 179.
Within our Circuit lies Gartree Prison, with which we have a close and long-standing association of care and pastoral ministry, undertaken now by one of our supernumerary ministers and several lay volunteers.
The Circuit Churches
For more information on the specific churches please click the church name in the top navigation menu, or click on the church image below.
The Circuit is situated at the southern tip of Leicestershire and spreads over into Northamptonshire across the A14. It stretches from Kibworth to the North-west in the direction of Leicester, south to Naseby in Northamptonshire and west to Husbands Bosworth in the direction of Lutterworth. HMP Gartree is within the circuit and a mere 2 1/2 miles north of Harborough. The churches in the circuit are within the Leicestershire Registration District except Naseby which is in the Northamptonshire District.
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The Ambassador is the Circuit quarterly News magazine. It consists of contributions sent in from people across the Circuit. If you have an article you'd like to contribute or an event you'd like announced, please email your contribution to mhambassador at gmail.com. You can view the latest edition here: The Ambassador.
The Circuit is the primary unit in which the churches relate together and support each other in the worship and service of God in the local churches and in His mission to the local community and the wider world.
We share common resources of Minister, Circuit Stewards, Local Preachers and other Circuit Officers, Church Buildings, Manse and finances, to enable us to fulfil what we believe are our God-given aims, which are to support and encourage one another for growth in God, in the making of disciples and the influencing of the society in which we live.
We aim to be:
- A people growing in the love of God.
- A resource for good in the community.
We aim to do this by:
- Living in faith and obedience to God's Word.
- Living in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Living lives that show love.
- Living to show the attractiveness of Jesus.
Activities & Events
Please see the Circuit Activities & Events page for the circuit plan and a list of forthcoming events.
For the circuit staff please see the Circuit Staff.
For a full list of local preachers and stewards, please see the circuit plan.