The National Forest East circuit is part of the Methodist Church in the Nottingham & Derby District.
On 1st September 2012, the Ashby and Coalville circuit merged with the Castle Donington circuit to form the National Forest East Methodist Circuit.
The geographical area of the Ashby and Coalville circuit formed a triangle bordered by the A42 around Ashby de la Zouch to Measham; the A512 / A511 from Ashby around outlying villages towards the Whitwick and Coalville areas, linking across its southern border through Ibstock and Ellistown.
To this was added the Castle Donington circuit with churches from Melbourne in the West to Sutton Bonnington in the East and from Long Whatton in the South to New Sawley in the North. The circuit also supported the Airport Chaplaincy at East Midlands Airport.
The circuit is bounded by Nottingham Trent Valley and Nottingham South circuits in the North-East, the Derby circuit in the North, and the South Derbyshire Circuit in the West. To the south and east, we are bounded by the Northampton District of the Methodist Church.
We have churches in NorthWest Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & South Derbyshire. Click on Churches for a map showing the location of the churches.
The National Forest East Circuit brings together 18 churches, the airport chaplaincy and 4 manses - the latter providing housing accommodation for our ministers. These are situated in Ashby, Whitwick, Melbourne and Castle Donington thus generally providing convenient cover for the sections of the circuit in which the ministers concentrate their ministries.