The Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Circuit is made up of one town centre church and two village churches. It is geographically spread along a north-south line straddling the Essex and Hertfordshire border, with Bishop’s Stortford being the main church to the south. The churches are served by one full-time Methodist minister and one full-time URC minister (currently an interregnum), who also has responsibility for other URC churches in the area. Many of the churches have strong ecumenical links, and two of the churches are in Local Ecumenical Partnerships; one with the URC, and one with the URC and Anglican churches. Saffron Walden Methodist Church closed in 2014, but some of the congregation are worshipping at Abbey Lane URC in Saffron Walden. For more information about Abbey Lane URC please click on the website link below. Braughing Methodist Church closed in 2019 and the building has been sold. Worship is also led by one supernumerary minister, one associate minister, and our team of five active local preachers and six worship leaders. The churches have varying styles of worship from the traditional to the informal.
From September 2023 we are becoming part of the Herts and Essex Border Ecumenical Area (HAEBEA) and Bishops’s Stortford Circuit will no longer exist. See www.haebea.org for more details
Our two main churches have their own websites (clicking on the links below will take you away from this site)
Clavering (LEP) has a web page on this site
The current Preaching plan (prepared jointly with Herts and Essex Border Ecumenical Area)
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The next plan
Updated Aug 2023