19th July 2017
To read YORK YORSAY FOR JULY scroll down or use the link below
to see the ‘colour version’.
Just one email with news from churches and the circuit this week.
Attached is a report on this year’s Methodist Conference- do have a look to see what the Methodist Church’s governing body has been up to!
Post office birthday
Rufforth Post Office will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on Monday 24th July. We would be delighted to welcome anyone from the circuit on that morning to join us for coffee and cake to mark this occasion. Usual time, 9.30 to 12.30.
Coach to the District welcome service (see below)
A second stop has been added to pick people up for the coach to the District Welcome Service on Sunday 27th August.
The coach will be leaving St George’s Fields Car Park, York at 2.30pm, with a further stop at Memorial Gardens, near the rail station (Leeman Rd), leaving at 2.35pm. This is to arrive at Ashville College, Harrogate for 3.30pm. Please let us know which stop you wish to get on at.
There will be a charge of £6.50 for the coach travel (this does not include parking). You can pay in cash on the day or by cheque made out to ‘Huntington Methodist Church’ and posted to Rosemary Freeborn (347 Huntington Road, Huntington, York, YO31 9HJ).
Please book your place on the coach via the circuit office, including which stop you will be embarking at.
District Welcome Service
Sunday 27th August at Ashville College
Afternoon tea from 4pm and service at 5pm.
To celebrate the start of the new Yorkshire North & East District and the welcome of Leslie Newton as District Chair.
More information on getting to Ashville College at http://www.ashville.co.uk/where-we-are/156.html
Don’t forget to book your afternoon tea by contacting Sian [email protected]
Safeguarding Refresher Module: 24th July 2pm at Stamford Bridge
PLEASE BOOK VIA THE CIRCUIT OFFICE for all courses.
A reminder to all church and circuit stewards, local preachers, worship leaders and ministers: you are expected to have completed the Foundation module, and if this was 4 or more years ago you are expected to complete the Refresher module in addition.
Help is needed Wednesday 13th Sept for the Action for Children fundraising event at St Crux, York. Can you help serve refreshments, bake cakes or donate bric-a-brac and books? Contact Elizabeth on 628043 or Caroline on 768088.
MWIB: Called to Proclaim
Induction of Janice Clark as district MWiB President, Trinity Norton Methodist Church, Thursday 21st September, 10.30am.
Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent
Circuit Office, Strensall Methodist Church, The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS.
The office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but it is best to call or email to check before visiting.
Subject: YORSAY JULY/AUGUST 2017 FINAL
Yorsay Final Edition July August 2017
I feel very privileged to be able to write a passage for the final YORSAY edition within the York and Hull District. The York and Hull District, and its ecumenical partners, have said a fond farewell to the Revd Stephen Burgess with a huge thank you to him for the work and service he undertook within the life of being a District Chair for the last 13 years. I am sure Stephen and Barbara have long prepared for their new venture as they move to Cambridge and settle into their next chapter of life’s journey. We all wish them a happy and healthy future.
On reflection of all that has been going on recently within our District, the word that springs to mind is PREPARATION.
We think of ……..
Preparation for the Methodist Conference in Birmingham on 22-29 June. The York and Hull District 2017 representatives joined together for a preparation meeting last week, to discuss topics of interest and who would travel with who to Birmingham. We have a mixture of ordained and lay representatives and we look forward to good fellowship and hopefully some interesting debate. This year, and new to Conference, is the “overseas buddying scheme” and we will be accompanied by a member of the Methodist Church in Mexico. The Sunday Worship service (and the business sessions) will be available to view live and transmission will start at around 10.25 am on the Sunday to allow those who wish to screen the service in their church. We will also have the opportunity to witness the Ordination of 3 of our Ministers, Rosie Coles, Tanya Short and Iain Ballard, as they prepare to fulfil their commitment to the Methodist Church.
Preparation for the New District – the Yorkshire North and East District from 1 September. With this comes new beginnings, our new District Chair, the Revd Leslie Newton, and we welcome all 15 Circuits under the new umbrella of the Yorkshire North and East District, with district officers taking up new roles within the new District. This is a very exciting time for us all. We also thank all those who have served the York & Hull District in previous years.
Preparation of the farewell gathering service for the Revd Anne Brown, who has served as a District Chair for many years, but more recently, as the Leeds District Chair and also as Deputy Chair of York & Hull during Stephen’s sabbatical period. Anne’s farewell gathering service will take place on
20 July at Woodlands Church Hall, Harrogate at 7.45 pm followed by a bring-&-share supper. We also prepare and look forward to the welcome service of our new Chair, the Revd Leslie Newton. This service will take place at Ashville College, Harrogate on 27 August starting with afternoon tea and cakes at 4 pm followed by a service at 5 pm.
Preparation of the Autumn Synod taking place at the Manor Academy, York on Saturday 9 September 2017 chaired by the Revd Leslie Newton at the first Representative Synod of the new District. Therefore, as we prepare for new beginnings, let us remind ourselves of the many bible passages about prepare, see a couple of verses below which reassures us that in all our preparations, God is with us. Let us unite together and in doing so may our cup overflow with goodness and mercy as we strive to do the work God wants us to do in the name of our saviour and our friend, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
God is with us,
Jackie Gaitley, Synod Secretary
Yorkshire North & East
27 August at 5 pm,
Ashville College Harrogate HG2 9JP
Leslie Newton’s Induction Service and
new district inauguration service.
Light afternoon tea served from 4.00pm
Beverley Methodist Circuit
Children and Families Worker
Based at Norwood Methodist Church and The Church in Tickton (Anglican/Methodist LEP)
8 hours per week £8.45 per hour (Living Wage)
We seek a committed person to facilitate and support the children and families work of the two churches and to promote that work internally with the churches and externally with the local communities.
It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a current participant in the life of a Christian Church or Christian Community
For further information or an application pack, please contact:
Alister McClure, 07734 410733, [email protected]
Applications are to be returned to [email protected] or to
Norwood Methodist Church, Norwood, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9HN
Closing Date for applications: Monday 26th June Interviews will be held on: Monday 3rd July
This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure
Holderness road Methodist Church hull (opp Boyes)
The Knitted Bible
The exhibition is on loan from St George’s United Reform Church, Hartlepool where it was created and has been travelling around the UK since 2008.
Saturday 15th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 16th 12 noon – 6:oopm
Monday 17th 10:00am – 4:00pm
Refreshments on sale each day
Entry is free but donations for Butterflies, (dementia charity), SACTS (Send a child to school in Sierra Leonne and Malawi) and to cover costs will be very welcome. Thanks
PAUL FIELD RESCHEDULED
‘Being Myself’ Concert Tour
with Songs from his new album ‘Being Myself’
and old favourites
Friday 8th September
Clowes Methodist Church, Hull
Tea and Cake in the interval
Tickets £6 from Nigel Shaw on 01482 850557
e-mail – [email protected],
Saturday 9th September
Elstronwick Methodist Church
Tickets £6 including Buffet from
Mary Jane Barker on 01964 670259, e-mail –
Or e-mail Linda – [email protected]
SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL
Kingston Wesley Church
882 Holderness Road
http://www.sacts.org.uk] Registered Charity 1164946
Tel 01482 711386 & 788728
Flight Booked for Freetown February 2018
Learn to Read—Read to Learn
On my last visit I found that there was an lack of reading books in the schools I visited and I remember my own children becoming free readers in primary school due to reading the school’s books. So I would like to in-
crease the children’s chances by supplying relevant books.
I have named this project, ‘Learn to Read – Read to Learn.’
If you have access to any books please contact me
Or if you would like to donate please write or go to
Thank you Bruce