This page explains a little about each church in the Hinckley Circuit. You can find much more detail about each church, its people and what’s on there by following the links at the start each section.
The Hinckley Methodist Circuit is split into 4 clusters of churches.
Our churches are in towns, in suburbs and in village communities.
Led by Rev Sue Howe
Burbage is a busy and exciting suburban church, committed to rebuilding its mid-Victorian premises as part of its mission. There is a strong sense of mission and outreach as the church seeks to respond to the needs of the community.
Worship is welcoming and informal. The congregation are open to new ways of worship, with Holy Communion once a month in the morning and evening services, weekday prayer time and Messy Church.
The church is situated at the heart of the village, with recently refurbished premises making it attractive and welcoming.
Sapcote enjoys a variety of worship styles on Sundays, with All Age Worship and Messy Church held once a month, Children’s Church, and Café Worship mid-week. We also share occasional united services with the Parish Church.
Led by Rev Wes Hampton
Our church in Hinckley is fully immersed in the life of the town, with many organisations and groups meeting on church premises.
Worship comes in a variety of styles, including all-age and parade services, Holy Communion three times a month, and “Messy Church” with craft activities for younger children.
A smaller village church, Higham is a friendly society which seeks to reach out to the surrounding population and foster community. Apart from worship it provides a place where people can meet.
The Anglican and Methodist churches of Higham on the Hill have been co-operating for many years through joint worship and other activities.
Stoke Golding is a large village, with the Methodist Church offering a Christian presence in the village.
Worship is held each Sunday and there are also week-day Morning Prayers each month.
Led by Rev Andy Murphy
Part of the village, Newbold Verdon Methodist is a family of faith, hope and love, trying our best to follow Jesus and share his love with all.
With around 70 confirmed members, young and old alike, worship is held weekly on Sunday mornings and various activities take place during the week.
Another smaller town church, Barwell also exercises its mission to serve the local community.
Worship at Barwell includes All-age, Parade, Traditional, Holy Communion, Baptisms and more.
Earl Shilton is a smaller town church, very involved in the town community and located in the centre of the town. The church family are very hard-working, with a strong commitment to outreach into the town and involvement in the community.
New styles of worship have been introduced such as Café Church and Messy Church.
Led by Rev Sue Howe and Local Pastors
Sharnford church’s building is the oldest church in the Circuit, built in 1827, and the fellowship is warm and welcoming.
Quiet, reflective services are held once a month and charity coffee mornings are also held. There occasional united services with the parish church and good relationships with village groups.
In the heart of the village, Stapleton Methodist Church seeks to serve God and the community.
Worship is held each Sunday, with Holy Communion once a month.
Stoney Stanton Methodist Church offers a Christian presence in this large village.
Worship is held each Sunday afternoon, with occasional Parade Services and United Services with the Anglican church.
The Bridge is an outreach ministry, ideal for people who have no experience of church, and is based at Hastings School in Burbage.
Meetings are held each Sunday afternoon and many other activities take place for young and adults alike.