Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: image003Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Circuit

Beds, Essex and Herts District 34/18


The Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Circuit is made up of one town centre church and three village churches. It is geographically spread along a north-south line straddling the Essex and Hertfordshire border, with Saffron Walden being the main church to the North and Bishop’s Stortford the main church to the south. The churches are served by one full-time Methodist minister and one full-time and one part-time URC minister, both of whom also have 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 on Palm Sunday 2014, but many of its congregation are now worshipping at Abbey Lane URC in Saffron Walden. A Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome between Abbey Lane URC and Saffron Walden Methodist Church was signed on Easter Day at Abbey Lane. For more information about Abbey Lane URC please click on the website link below.  Worship is also led by one supernumerary minister and our team of ten local preachers and nine worship leaders. The churches have varying styles of worship from the traditional to the informal, and an evening circuit café worship service is held every quarter.


Two of our churches have their own websites (clicking on the links below will take you away from this site)

Bishops’ Stortford Methodist Church   Stansted Free Church (LEP)  


Our other churches have web pages on this site:

Braughing Methodist Church     Clavering (LEP)  


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External Links:  Abbey Lane URC Saffron Walden    The Methodist Church   Beds, Essex and Herts District       


Updated Feb 2018