Somerset topography is dominated by Exmoor and the Mendip Hills. The Somerset Mendip Circuit, spreads across the Mendips and down onto the Moors and Levels of Somerset.
Twenty two Churches (2018) make up the new (formed 2009) Circuit of Churches, known as the Somerset Mendip Circuit. Three Circuits came together to form this new group; Somerset Mission Circuit, Frome Circuit and West Mendip Circuit.
Ministers and Lay Workers look after each of the Churches, Local Preachers and Worship Leaders assist the Ministers with regular worship. Local Preachers will leave their 'home' Church and lead worship in many other locations. Thirty Worship Leaders also contribute to the worship. Not forgetting the Organists, Musicians and Stewards.
Outreach programmes encompass the young and old. Youth Clubs and uniformed youth work, Women's meetings and many other activities compliment worship activities. Check each Church page to see their programme.
Circuit Worship, walks and weekends away contribute to the Circuit life. Over 40 Circuit Preachers work alongside the Ministers and lead the worship week by week.
Always regarded as one of the strengths of the Methodist Church, the Circuit help each other with support and encouragement.
The Circuit is very diverse, large buildings and large congregations to small village chapels with a few members. Not all fellowships have their own buildings. Joint Churches with other denominations and the sharing of premises.
...the churches in their life and witness to God's love
Supporting the churches in a changing world
Encouraging the churches to live out God's mission
Challenging the churches to grow
These aims will be guided by the 'Our Calling' document and the
'Priorities for the Methodist Church',
and achieved through all we do together,
The ministry and work of the Circuit Leadership Team
The ministry and work of our Local Preachers
The ministry and work of the Circuit Meeting
The Menu of Suggestions
Visits to the Churches