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Circuit Policies

The Circuit has published a number of important policies. These can be viewed by scrolling to the end of this page.

Welcome to the Web site of The Upper Thames Methodist Circuit. We do hope that you will find the site of interest. Our Churches are located in the beautiful Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire countryside. We are a Bible-based and Christ-centered group of Churches which include a number of Churches which are made up of people from a variety of denominational backgrounds. There are thirteen Churches in our Circuit. You are most welcome to join us in worship in any one of them.

The Mission statement of the Upper Thames Methodist Circuit is 'To grow in the love of God, to preach the gospel of Christ, and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to reach out to others'. We want to know Christ and to make him known. To this end many of our Churches run Alpha courses and are active in evangelism in a variety of ways.

We take seriously 'Our Calling' which can be summarised as Worship, Evangelism, Service, Learning and Caring and seek to apply these in each local situation.

We aim to support one another and enable mission and ministry in a variety of ways in each local area whilst also remembering that we are part of the world wide Church of Jesus Christ. Youth work is important and full time Youth and Families Workers are employed in most parts of the Circuit.

Our Superintendent Minister

Our Superintendent Minister is Rev Keith Osborn. He is now on sick leave. In his absence, please contact Rev David Perkins.
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  • Circuit Newsletter for April 2018.

    To see the latest edition, for March, then you can download it here. (pdf file).

    The Circuit Plan.

    Circuit Plan, Quarter March to May 2018.

    To see the new plan, for the quarter March to May 2018, then you can download the plan here (pdf file)

    Circuit Policies 2018

    Safeguarding Policy.

    The Upper Thames Circuit takes the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. We have a circuit safeguarding policy with a circuit safeguarding officer, and also each church has its own policy. Procedures will always be followed.
    To see the Safeguarding Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)


    To see the Complaints Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Lay Employment Policy.

    To see the Lay Employment Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Volunteer Management Policy.

    To see the Volunteer Management Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Social Media Policy.

    To see the Social Media Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Risk Management Policy.

    To see the Risk Management Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Conflict of Interests Policy.

    To see the Conflict of Interests Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Data Protection Policy.

    To see the Data Protection Policy then you can download it here (pdf file)

    Please email the web site administrator if you have any comments or questions about this website.