Welcome to The Market Harborough Methodist Circuit

for all those associated with the Methodist Churches of Market Harborough, Kibworth, Naseby, Husbands Bosworth and the surrounding areas. (And any new friends – welcome!)

We hope you can find plenty of helpful material here if you want to PRAY or worship at home, WATCH a video message, READ some inspirational material, or LISTEN to one of our recent sermons. Please see the menu bars above.


Following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister, we would like to emphasise, on behalf of the Methodist Churches of Kibworth, Naseby and Market Harborough, that those of us responsible for the safety and wellbeing of our church congregations have been looking very closely at the guidelines, and making decisions which put your health and welfare as our highest priority.

At Harborough, we are currently arranging for Communion Services each Sunday and Wednesday up to Wed 12th August, then worship each Sunday after that. These services are for limited numbers, booked in advance. If you haven't heard anything from us, and would like to come to worship some time soon, please get in touch with Rev. Andy Murphy or Catherine Clarke.

Kibworth Chapel re-opened for worship on the afternoon of Sun 2nd August. Again, pre-booking is required in order to keep numbers to safe levels.

If you're not returning to church, for very good and understandable reasons, please know that we will be thinking of you as we gather for worship. And we ask that you also pray for the church, and for all of the preparations and precautions, for everyone's safety and peace of mind. You are invited to continue to join with us in worship, prayer and reflection using our online resources from wherever you are.

During the Coronavirus Crisis:

Our churches will be closed for public worship.

There will be no church meetings or social events and we strongly discourage other groups from meeting together also.

We urge all those who are vulnerable because their age or health (or the age or health of someone they live with) to take special precautions, avoiding any unnecessary contact with others, in line with the recommendations of HM Government.

We urge all people of faith to join with us in praying for our nation, our communities, our NHS, and our loved ones at this time.

Please join us from wherever you are in a time of prayer on Sunday - at either 10.30am or 5.00pm (or both, if you like).

Video message

During this time we will be posting videos to our newly created Youtube channel, which you can find here: Market Harborough Methodist Circuit: NEVER ALONE.

Video message for Sunday 9th August

For Sunday 9th August, Rev John Rackley explores Psalm 23 (The Lord's My Shepherd) and invites us to think about the difficult changes we face in our lives and how we can approach them with faith. Download / view John's reflection, which expands on the video here: Reflection on The Lord's My Shepherd.

A short introduction to our "Never Alone" video channel with Rev. Andy Murphy:

If you are isolated, ill, anxious or vulnerable:

Please know that we are daily praying for you.

Please contact one of the people named below, who will be able to talk with you, and try to arrange any practical help you may need.

Rev. Andy Murphy 01858 462889.

Pastoral co-ordinators:
Margaret Cox (Market Harborough) 01858 466942
Carol Pople (Kibworth) 0116 2790116
Ruth Watson (Naseby) 01604 740845

Stewards of the churches:
Catherine Clarke (Mkt Harborough) 01858 419276
Kathy Morrison (Kibworth) 0116 2792815
Ruth Watson (Naseby) 01604 740845

Safeguarding officers:
Maggie & Neil Hadkiss 01858 431665

Senior Circuit Steward:
Peter Arnold 01858 446102

Please take some time to look through the resources on this website, for prayer, worship and inspiration, which will increase as time goes on.

Know that as you share in these resources, you are connecting with God who loves you, and joining with others from God’s universal church.

A prayer in times of crisis

Dear God,
Help us to remember that
though we may be isolated, we are never alone;
though we may be afflicted, we are not crushed;
though we may be confused, we will not despair;
though we may be tormented, we are not forsaken;
through we may be struck down, it will not be our end;
for the light and love of God shines in our hearts,
the life of Jesus is already seen in us,
and we will be raised, with Jesus, into God’s presence for ever.

(Based on some words of St Paul from 2 Corinthians chapter 4.)

by Andrew T. Murphy © 2020


The Safeguarding of everyone (especially children and vulnerable adults) is of paramount importance to the whole Methodist Church. We emphasise that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. To help us do this properly and thoroughly, we have regular training for those who lead groups and activities, we are diligent about official checks, and we have appointed Safeguarding officers who can be contacted at any time (as well as the Minister):

Circuit & Harborough:
Maggie and Neil Hadkiss, Tel: 01858 431665
Christine Hodgson, Tel: 01858 467666
Ruth Watson, Tel. 01604 740845
Jo Elliott, Tel. 0116 279 2803

For our Circuit Safeguarding policy, please see Market Harborough Circuit Safeguarding Policy 2018.