York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                                18 04 18

News from churches around the circuit this week.

Spring Fayre at Haxby & Wigginton

There will be a Spring Fayre at Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church in aid of the ‘Opening New Doors’ project on 21st April from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.  Not only is there a car wash but you will be able to take advantage of seeing the new improvements to our premises and the goods available on the following stalls – Cakes: Crafts : Plants : Jigsaws & Books : Jam & Preserves : Tin Stall : Tombola and of course, tea or coffee and bacon sandwiches! We look forward to seeing you.

Spring Fayre at Trinity

28th April 2pm

Cakes, books, tombola, bric-a-brac and more!

Christian Aid Big Brekkie


Come and join Poppleton Churches for an early launch of Christian Aid week

and hear, at the service, how donations are used to improve People’s lives.


Acomb’s Plant Sale Plus

There will be a Plant Sale and coffee morning on Saturday 12th May from 10am-12 noon, at Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street, Acomb, YO24 3BX. (on the number 1 bus route) Herbaceous perennials, bedding, vegetable plants and shrubs. Cakes produce, cards crafts and books, Coffee and cake.  Come early to avoid disappointment and see our new church garden too. Raising money for Madalitso projects in Malawi. More information, from Gillian Mason, 01904 270286. Offers of help or donations of plants etc welcome.

Riding Lights Roughshod: Deliver

Central Methodist 12th May, 7.30pm.  Tickets £5 from 07508 870431.

Five young people in search of their future reveal some surprising stories of hope in the new faith-filled show for 2018.  Mixing comedy, dramatic storytelling, spoken word and personal experience, Riding Lights deliver a show that asks: what happens when God intervenes in ordinary lives?

Projector needed

Dunnington Methodist church wonder if any other church in the circuit might be able to occasionally lend them a projector for their community cinema as they are having technical difficulties.  If you can help please contact Chris Spedding 01904 481867 [email protected]


News from around the circuit this week. 

Constitution review meetings reminder

A chance to find out more about changes to the circuit’s Constitution.

Wednesday 18th April, 7.30pm at Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church, YO32 2JJ

Saturday 21st April, 1.30pm at Heslington Church, YO10 5EE


Revd Keith Albans is now well into his pilgrimage to walk to each church in the circuit.  You can see updates from Keith on the circuit Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yorkmethodistcircuit).  His itinerary for next week is attached if you want to join him to walk for part of a day.

‘Looking into Prayer’

Sat 21st April, 9.30am- 12.30pm at Heslington church, with John Pritchard (former bishop of Oxford).  For all those who lead worship or who lead prayer in church, house groups or other events and anyone who would like to learn more about praying together.

To book contact [email protected] or 01904 709713.

3Generate 23rd-25th November; Pontins, Southport.

3Generate is the national youth and children’s assembly for the Methodist church; this is an opportunity for young people to have their voices heard. Over the weekend there are workshops asking them about their concerns as well as crafts, worship, swimming alongside a variety of other activities e.g. silent disco, Segway’s and trampolining. They also get the opportunity to elect their Youth President and Representatives for the year. Following the weekend a manifesto is published and shared with the wider church. It was used as the basis of the afternoon workshops at Synod last weekend!

About 1000 young people go, last year we took about 30 young people from the district.

The cost of the weekend is £110, but the district and circuit have agreed to a four way share with the families and churches, so the cost per young person will be £27.50 for the weekend. It is held at Pontins, Southport, we will probably organise a coach…not sure if the District will fund that yet, so the transport coast may need to be factored in as well.

More information can be found here http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/3generate/

This is open to anyone aged 8-23, activities are arranged in streams according to age…so it is a great opportunity for the young people to get to know others of their age from across the district. Adults from the district come along as leaders…so if you fancy a weekend at Southport, do let me know!

Although it seems early to be asking you booking opens on 24th April and tickets sell out quite fast! If your child would be interested, please let me know as soon as possible.

Bible Month: Jonah

Once again we are hoping to take part in Bible Month during June 2018.  As well as preaching on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June, we hope that study groups, cell groups, home groups etc will take part using study material prepared by the Methodist church.

To help group leaders get to grips with Jonah, and to encourage anyone who is interested to start new groups for Bible month, we will be running two sessions for group leaders:

Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm at Huntington Methodist Church

Thursday 17th May, 7.30pm at Huntington Methodist Church

Ordinands Testimony Service

A service is being arranged to give an opportunity for ministers who will be ordained this year to give their testimony about their calling.  This will be on Sunday 17th June at Pocklington Methodist Church, 4pm.  Do consider going along to support John Schofield!

Pentecost Party

Sunday 20th May, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Pentecost Party: An event for all ages
John Charles Centre for Sport, Hunslet, Leeds, LS11 5DJ (https://active.leeds.gov.uk/findacentre/JohnCharlesCentreforSport)
Worship led by Stuart Townend.
With Revd Dr Roger Walton and Jill Baker, Vice President of the Methodist Conference.
Bouncy castles, live music, picnic area
For details and to book your (free!) ticket, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yorkshire-west-methodist-district-pentecost-party-an-event-for-all-ages-tickets-44218599020

Shipton chapel Organ

Galanti x 365 2 manual electronic available for a very modest donation  – enquiries to Martyn Holman either via email

[email protected] or phone  01904 750163.

 Methodist Women in Britain, York

Please see attached a list of upcoming events and a poster for the Easter Offering 2018 service.

Quiet Day

‘Called to Proclaim’: Creativity and Prayer

Stanbrook Abbey, Wass, Weds 18th April from 10am.

Released for Mission – Growing the Rural Church in Yorkshire

Saturday 28th April from 9.45am until 3.30pm, Norton College.  Booking essential- To book: www.releasedformission.eventbrite.co.uk

More information dioceseofyork.org.uk/news-events/events/

or [email protected] 01904 699504

Data Protection

New laws on data protection (GDPR) come into effect from 25th May 2018.  The circuit will be providing some assistance to churches to comply with these new laws, in the meantime please contact the circuit office if you have concerns.

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Circuit Office, Strensall Methodist Church, The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS.

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