Welcome to Callington Methodist Church & Circuit
The foundation of all the work in this Church is grounded in the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour and that all people need to come to a personal faith in Him and experience the reality of His presence in their lives. Outreach is our priority.
Callington Methodist Church
Rev. Martyn Smith
The Retreat, 104 Launceston Road
Cornwall, PL17 7JJ
Tel: 01579 383274
Fax: 01579 383274
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We offer you a warm welcome, whether this is your first experience of a Christian church or you have been a member of a church for
And if, like most people, you have questions and doubts, you will find here that we are all on a journey of faith.
Though we all experience joy and sadness, the church is a worshipping community in which we can share our successes and concerns and
offer support to one another. Churches in the Circuit are at St. Dominick, Stoke Climsland and Albaston, this church is also
known as Tamar Valley Methodist Church. The buildings at Callington date back to 1845 and the years have seen many changes,
particularly to the chapel itself. Our ancillary premises are well used both by church groups and outside organisations.
Although I was born in Surrey, at the age of 2 our family moved to North Staffordshire
where my father was taking
up an appointment as an Anglican Rector, a
role, that he had until retirement, thirty years later! I trained to be a teacher at at St Luke's College, Exeter, where I
helped to lead a flourishing Christian Union. My first Job was at a North Devon boarding school for boys with emotional and
behavioural problems. I spent twenty years there as a full time teacher with responsibility for several sports. Having
felt God's call to offer myself, initially as a Local Preacher and subsequently for ministerial training with the Methodist
Church, I had my first appointment in 1997 as the assistant minister in the Saltash Circuit. Following a ten year stay
there, I joined the Callington & Gunnislake Circuit as Superintendent Minister, with pastoral responsibility for four congregations.