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About Us

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At Helston Light and Life Free Methodist Church, we are committed to spreading the word of God and the joy of living a life of faith. We believe in a personal relationship with God and in the power of prayer. We strive to create an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and understanding, and we are open to all who seek a closer relationship with Him.

We offer a variety of worship services and events. Whether you are looking for a place to learn, grow, serve, or simply fellowship, we invite you to join us and experience the warmth of our church family.


meet the team



Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)

Our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) here at Helston Light & Life are those who work closely with our pastors to oversee the life of the church. Though day-to-day decisions (setting the sails) are made by Pastor Michael; the SLT provide encouragement, challenge and accountability. Their role is to ensure the church is healthily pursing its mission statement.

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Shirley Bassett

Shirley is our organised Church Secretary and has been working with us since 2004. Shirley runs the Church Office and helps with the smooth running of life here at church.


Lesley Bretton

Lesley has been working with us since 2014 and serves West Cornwall Light and Life as the bookkeeper. 

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Rebecca Lugg

Rebecca is our dedicated Safeguarding Lead, helping with organising DBS checks and training for all who work with our children.


Michael Lesley Bretton

Pastor Michael and his wife Lesley have been leading the church since 2009, before which Michael served at Carnforth FMC. 


 Mike & Meg Britton

Mike has been leading our youth ministry since his arrival in March 2021. Along with Meg they continue to respond to God's call in this part of West Cornwall and as part of the Light and Life Family.

Our Values

loving God

God centred: revering the Father, Son, and Spirit in lives of worship and prayer. (Psalm 29:2)

Spirit led and biblically anchored: walking by the Spirit in accordance with His word. (1 John 3:24)

Faith filled: living lives of expectant faith in obedience to God’s direction. (2 Cor 5:7)

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Our Mission
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loving His Church

Committed to community: believing in the church as an authentic, inclusive, and healing family. (Heb 10:24-25)

Transformational: encouraging the development and growth of all believers to become more like Jesus. (2 Cor 3:18)

Self-sacrificial: generously giving ourselves away in every aspect of our lives for the sake of others. (Phil 2:3-4)

Gifted to serve: empowering every believer in their God-given gifts for the benefit of the whole body. (1 Peter 4:10)

loving His World

Gospel focused: living lives of everyday mission, seeking  to share and be the gospel. (Matt 28:19)

Culturally aware: seeking to communicate eternal Truth in ways all people understand. (1Cor 9:19-23)

Committed to those in need: serving the whole community, particularly those on the margins of society recognizing everyone’s worth as an image bearer of God and their need to be restored to Him. (Isaiah 58:6-11)

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"To know and make known the life-changing love of God"

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Image by Louis Reed




Methodist Church UK

Light & Life is a part of the Free Methodist church in the UK, if you're interested in what's going on regionally click below.

We in the UK are part of the global Free Methodist Movement which currently ministers in over 80 countries worldwide. Check out what we're up to globally using the site.

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