Macclesfield Methodist Circuit
Macclesfield is an ancient market town just west of the Peak District. It was once the centre of Silk manufacture in this country and has many old silk mills which are now converted to other uses. On the sixth of August 1762 on a visit to Macclesfield, John Wesley wrote “I preached at Macclesfield in the evening to a people ready prepared for the Lord. An impetuous shower began just as we came into the town; but it did us no hurt". Those impetuous showers still come from time to time, but the Macclesfield Circuit is a great place!
There are eight churches in the circuit, and all are welcome at any of them!
The mission of Macclesfield Methodist Circuit is to seek to order our life so that we engage fully with the Five Marks of Mission in everything we do.
1.Tell. To Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2. Teach. To teach, baptise and nurture believers
3. Tend. To respond to Human need by loving service
4. Transform. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to peace and reconciliation pursue
5. Treasure. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, to sustain and renew the life of the world.