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Statement regarding Rev'd Andrew Farrington's time as Superintendent of East Mercia Circuit

In response to unprecedented needs across the country, Reverend Andrew Farrington has been invited and has agreed to be stationed as Superintendent of the Leicester Trinity circuit from 1st September 2024.

Please pray for all involved in this process, particularly for Andrew & Fiona who now face an immense period of unsought change.

Click here to read the accompanying statement giving further detail which has been prepared by Rev'd Helen Cameron, Chair of Northampton District. For safeguarding enquiries and concerns, please see the safeguarding page on our website.


For safeguarding issues or concerns please contact our Circuit Safeguarding Officer.
Our safeguarding page can be accessed here.

What we believe

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

The East Mercia Circuit – a short history

East Mercia is a new Circuit in the Methodist family, formed in September 2022 when three Circuits amalgamated – these were Rugby & Daventry, Market Harborough and Kettering & Corby.

The geographical spread of the Circuit runs from Corby in the East to Rugby in the West and from Kibworth in the north to Daventry in the south. The A14 is the natural road route through most of the Circuit.

The East Mercia Circuit has 3 major conurbations in its area: Kettering (including Corby); Market Harborough; and Rugby (including surrounding villages). Alongside these centres of population, there are several rural communities which are served by Methodist Churches / Local Ecumenical Projects (LEPs).

There are 18 places where we hold worship: 15 Methodist churches, 1 LEP, and 1 care home where we provide worship each month on a rota basis with other denominations. We also use a minibus to provide outreach services.

The Circuit is blessed to have a good complement of ordained staff and lay staff who work alongside them, in specific projects in the Circuit.

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