Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
The Rochdale and Littleborough Methodist Circuit has clear values and morals. We pride ourselves on what we stand for and want to share this with others.
Our mission is simple: Pray - Love - Learn- Go - Grow. Learn more about how we aim to achieve what we set out, and more about what this stands for.
We have three ministers who cover all thirteen of our churches, and one superintendent to oversee all ministry in the circuit.
1703 - 1791
Born into an Anglican household, John Wesley was one of nineteen children. From Wesley a new Christian denomination was formed: Methodism.
In 1735, John and his brother, Charles, set sail for America with the aim of spreading the gospel. During their travel, the ship was struck by a storm. John noted that the Moravian passengers on his ship were calm and collected while the English screamed in terror. When he asked the Moravians had they not been afraid, they replied that none of them were afraid to die; they were prepared to die as they knew that God was fully in control. It was at this moment that John realised he did not yet have complete faith. Upon his return to England, John experiences a profound spiritual conversion and set out to share God's word among the masses.
Wesley regularly held 'open-air sermons' and this 'field preaching' was key in the Methodist Revival. Wesley's sermons appealed to those who previously felt alienated from the Church as they emphasised God's forgiveness and love for all.
Because of John Wesley's preachings and beliefs, the Methodist Church emphasises that all people can be saved. No one is beyond the reach of God's love.