The Northwich and Winsford Circuit of the Methodist Church.
The circuit comprises the two towns and surrounding villages with a combined population nearing 100,000, both developed with the salt industry and in Northwich, heavy chemical industries.
Today, there is a growing emphasis on light industry and distribution. Both towns are part of the commuter belt with good transportation links to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Crewe and London via road and rail. We have 20 churches – urban, suburban and rural with a total membership of roughly 630.
This is an era of change and we are aware of the challenge to be open to the transforming power of God. The circuit seeks to encourage churches and individuals to be aware of the “bigger picture” of not just local church but beyond. There is a strong emphasis on providing accessible and relevant worship to support and nurture growth in faith and service. We are also seeking to respond to the growing need to cater for families and young people.