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Job Vacancy

The Upper Thames Circuit and Highworth Methodist Church are seeking an enthusiastic and committed MISSION ENABLER. To commence duties in September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a new full time position.

To see full details of the advert, please download here.

Upper Thames Circuit of Methodist Churches

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 can be contacted at 34 Wrde Hill, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7BX
  • Home: 01793 763359, Office: 01793 764544


  • Circuit Newsletter for April 2017.

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

    Circuit Newsletter for March 2017.

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


    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. Please contact Rev Keith Osborn for further information.

    Circuit Plan, Quarter March to May 2017.

    To see the new plan, for the quarter March to May 2017, then you can download the plan here (pdf file)

    Circuit Plan, Quarter December to February 2017.

    To see this plan, including lectionary readings, for the quarter December to Febraury 2017, then you can download the plan here (pdf file)

    Bristol District Youth Work Update

    The Bristol District are holding a number of events focusing on Youth and training. Please see the attached newsletter.

    Lay Work in the Circuit

    We employ 4 lay workers across the Upper Thames Circuit. See the attached poster for details of who they are, what they do and how you can pray for them.

    'For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life' - John's Gospel Ch. 3 v.16

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