Wigton Road

Methodist Church


Part of North Cumbria Methodist Circuit

Sunday Services 10.30am (and 4.00pm at Newtown MC)

North Cumbria Methodist Circuit Charity for 2017-18


This year the Circuit’s Mission Project is to learn about and financially support Tearfund’s Toilet Twinning campaign.

The funds the Circuit hopes to raise during 2016-17 wll go to the work of Tearfund partners globally to provide people in the poorest communities on the planet, especially in Africa, Asia and South America, with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. It’s the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap.

This vital combination works together to prevent the spread of disease. Children are healthier, and able to go to school; parents are well enough to work their land and grow enough food to feed their family. With better health, and more ability to earn a living, men and women discover the potential that lies within them to bring transformation. 

More than a third of the people on this planet still do not have somewhere safe, clean and Hygienic to go to the toilet and it only needs £60 to build a household latrine in an impoverished community and £240 will build a block for  school use.

The Circuit will be having various fundraising events throughout the year, the first one is at Wigton Road Methodist Church on 22 October  (7.00pm) when the well known Bede Wind Orchestra from Gateshead will give a concert entitled “As long as I have music.”

More information about Toilet Twinning may be found on Tearfund’s dedicated website:-


The North Cumbria Methodist Circuit Charity for 2016-17

At the Circuit Meeting held in March, it was decided that the next annual Circuit Charity (for 2017-18) will be Blood Bikes Cumbria. This a registered charity set up some three years ago by a group of local volunteers to provide an out of hours emergency response service to the NHS. to deliver blood and other urgent medical supplies between hospitals and blood transfusion banks, primarily but not exclusively, in Cumbria.

The volunteers also deliver a daily supply of blood to the North Air Ambulance regardless of the weather.

 More details will be made available in time for the commencement of the Methodist New Year on 1st September.