| Colchester Methodist Circuit is contiguous with, the Colchester Borough Council area, with the exception that Dedham and various villages on the Dedham side of Colchester which are part of Tendring Circuit.
Ministers are allocated to the circuit, which has ten churches that meet regularly as shown on the Circuit preaching plans page. Our ministry team consists of Alan Jenkins, Ken Chalmers and from September 1st 2016, Rev'd Steve Swann. With his wife Julie, Steve will be living in Stanway, Steve will be focussing his Ministry almost entirely in the West Colchester area.
In addition Colchester Circuit benefits from the services of two retired Methodist Ministers, known in the Methodist Church as 'Supernumerary Ministers'.
Ministers of other denominations also make themselves available to preach and lead worship in churches of the circuit.
Several Local Preachers and Worship Leaders appointed in the circuit also lead worship when an ordained Minister is not available. In addition to the Sunday services shown on the Circuit preaching plan page of this web site, on the first Thursday of each month (from September to May) at 1.00pm an ordained Minister who will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Castle Methodist Church. Anybody wanting to take part in this Sacrament is welcome to join this act of worship.
The circuit is part of the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District of the Methodist Church under the leadership of the Chair of the District.