We are one of the eight churches that make up
the Dorking & Horsham Methodist Circuit
The others are to be found in Cobham, Effingham, Leatherhead, St Martin's Dorking, Horsham (London Road and St Andrew's), Southwater and Partridge Green.
There is a United Pastorate in the north of the Circuit.
This embraces our churches in Leatherhead, Effingham and Cobham, as well as the URC churches at Christ Church (Leatherhead) and Cobham.
The Pastorate is served by a Methodist minister (Revd Lynda Russell) and a URC minister (Revd Kim Plumpton).
Our Superintendent Minister is Revd Gavin Hancocks.
He lives in Horsham, and oversees the Churches at London Road and Partridge Green.
Revd Kath Jones is Minister at St Andrew's and Southwater.
Circuit news and events are published in the Circuit Newsletter which comes out quarterly in March, June, September and December. Copies are available in church.
Superintendent's letter in the December issue:
Greetings! This edition of the Newsletter anticipates the beginning of a new calendar year and with it Covenant and Lent, our journey to Easter. I am immediately drawn to that wonderful benediction in Hebrews 13:20-21. Hereís Eugene Petersenís rendition of it from The Message:
May God, who puts all things together,
makes all things whole,
Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
up and alive from the dead,
Now put you together, provide you
with everything you need to please him,
Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
All glory to Jesus forever and always!
Oh, yes, yes, yes.
I simply offer it to you as a focus for reflection and meditation in the coming quarter as you reaffirm your relationship with God in the Covenant and receive the gift of Easter.
On a different note we bid farewell to Frank & Pat Smith.
After 24 years of fellowship and friendship, they are moving to Redhill to be closer to family.
We wish them every blessing, giving thanks to God for their faithful service amongst us.
The Circuit Meeting (the governing body of the Circuit)
meets next at Effingham Methodist Church at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22 March 2018.
The Circuit in turn is part of the South-East District of the Methodist Church,
which embraces much of Surrey, Sussex and Kent, and parts of Hampshire and Berkshire.
Our Circuit is in what is known as the Western Area of this District.
Our Chair is Revd John Hellyer, and information about the District can be found on its website:
Revd Conrad Hicks is the Assistant Chair for our Western Area.
The District Synod meets next on Saturday 14 April 2018
at Kent College, Pembury
10.30 am - 4.00 pm