Welcome to the Farnworth & Worsley Circuit website.
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The Farnworth & Worsley Circuit is made up of 8 worship centres (churches) and 2 schools which are Methodist supported. We are situated in the city of Salford and town of Bolton on the junctions of the M60/61/62. The area was traditionally a mix of coal mining and cotton mill communities and has a mix of modern and traditional housing estates around a cluster of towns.
The circuit has a membership of over 630 which is ecumenical having United Reformed Church, Anglican and LEP congregations. It is served by 3 ministers, the Superintendent Minister Reverend Darren Garfield, minister Reverend Stuart Wild, minister Reverend Sarah Knebel and an Anglican team minister along with the administrator and the Community Centre and Cafe Manager at Wharton & Cleggs Lane is Mrs Christine Thiao; who together with 6 circuit stewards make up the Leadership team. We work in a collaborative, lively and challenging way taking all that is best from the denominations and actively sharing a living faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Our circuit vision is ‘They shall mount up on wings as eagles’ taken from Isaiah 40v31a.
The circuit is focused on discipleship, both making and growing disciples of Jesus. We are proud of our connections with St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School in Walkden (OFSTED – ‘Outstanding) and Boothstown Methodist Primary School (OFSTED – ‘Good’ with outstanding features). We also have active links with Mytham Primary School (Little Lever), North Walkden Primary School (North Walkden) and Spindle Point Primary School (Kearsley). The ministers regularly lead assemblies. We also run one week summer holiday clubs at various locations throughout the circuit.We also support Unite youth work at Christ Church. Our young people are supported to enjoy a weekend away of fun, fellowship, worship and teaching each year.