York Circuit Events & YORK YORSAY (FINAL) 2017

13th September 2017

To read YORK YORSAY FINAL ISSUE scroll down or use the link below to see the ‘colour version’.


Dear all,

News from churches around the circuit this week.

Attached is a list of items from Shipton former Methodist Church that need a home-

Items At Shipton That Need a Home
Following the decision to close the Shipton chapel, the stewards need to find a home for the following items. If any church is interested in anything, please contact
Martyn Holman 01904 750163.
[email protected]

church chairs – 6 red, 7 green
easy chair
gate leg table
small organ and stool
vacuum cleaner
step ladder – 3 step
bookshelf unit, of 2 cupboards & 2 shelves
portable electric heaters – 4
Hymn Books – Mission Praise – 65 and 2 music
Hymns & Psalms hardback 18 and 2 music ; soft back 25
Methodist Worship Book – 36 and 2 large print

First come, first served.

Thornton-Le-Clay Messy Church 

Sunday the 17th September from 4.00pm to 6.00pm in the Village Hall in the Circuit News, the theme is “The Unforgiving Servant”

Bacon Butty Day

On Saturday 16th September, Steven and Karen will be bringing one of their famous ‘Bacon Butty Days’ to the Methodist Church in Dunnington from 10.00am to 3.00pm. In addition to the temptation to indulge in these tasty butties will be stalls selling cakes, books, wood carvings, greeting cards, jams and bric-a- brac. Shop early for Christmas? That’s entirely up to you! Proceeds in aid of Chapel Windows Fund. Don’t miss it!

Stamford Bridge coffee morning

Sat 16th September from 9.30am, tea & coffee and stalls.  All welcome.  Proceeds for chapel funds and Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.


Harvest Festival Sunday  17th September,2017 at 6.30p.m

Preacher: Rev. Andrew Foster

Harvest Supper Tuesday 19th September.2017 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  Speaker : Rev. Neville Simpson

Harvest at Haxby

Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church will be open for everyone to enjoy the Harvest arrangements on Sunday afternoon, 1st October, 2pm to 4pm.   Cakes & soft drinks will be available, there will be no charge but donations for our Opening New Doors Project would be appreciated.

Women’s day of praise & worship

Sat 23rd Sept, 9.30am- 3pm, Side Door Church, Grimsby DN34 5BH.  £6 including lunch.  Come along and enjoy worship, fellowship and communion with your sisters in Christ.  There will be a variety of workshops on the theme of “Harvest!” something for everyone, no matter your age or ability.

For more info or to book a place contact [email protected] or 01472 883713

Melbourne Terrace Methodist Church

Friends old and new are invited to a HARVEST SERVICE on Sunday September 24th at 3 p.m.

The worship will last for about 30 mins, then there will be time to share refreshments, by courtesy of York Vineyard Church.

We are not able to receive gifts of produce etc. but there will be an opportunity to donate to ‘All We Can’ (Methodist Relief and Development).

News from around the circuit and district this week.

Carecent Harvest Appeal

Please see attached information about what items Carecent need this year.  Please also note the change of location for drop-offs.

MWIB Meeting

There is a Methodist Women in Britain Meeting at Central Methodist at 2pm for 2.30pm on Friday 15th September. All are welcome, this is a planning meeting to plan our future events. It would be great to have as many representatives for all the churches in the circuit as possible. For minutes of the last meeting and the agenda, please contact Lydia Harrison on [email protected] or phone 01904 763267

York Methodist Women in Britain

Lydia, the York Circuit Methodist Women in Britain Secretary, would like to build an up to date database of contacts for churches in the York Circuit. If you are the MWiB rep for your church, I would appreciate it if you could contact me with your details so I can make this database? If I am already in contact with you I would appreciate it if you could contact me regardless so I know you are still the rep for your church. Also if you would like to receive the minutes of meetings please contact me and I will add you to the minutes database (again, contact me regardless of whether we are already in touch).

Thank you. Lydia Harrison, [email protected] 01904 763267

MWIB: Called to Proclaim

Induction of Janice Clark as district MWiB President, Trinity Norton Methodist Church, Thursday 21st September, 10.30am.

Longing, Belonging and Balfour

The Balfour Declaration was signed 100 years ago in November. It was a key event in the development of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

“Longing Belonging & Balfour”, on tour in the UK , is an exciting, dramatic and musical re-telling of the Balfour Declaration story. It includes Jazz, Klezmer and Arabic music to entertain and challenge as the Quaker-led Bristol group “Chai-for All” throws light on Balfour and its effects, still felt today across the world. Tickets for the York performance on 22nd September at 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, YO1 8NQ can be booked on Eventbrite at £9 (waged), £7 (unwaged) or from Lorna Thompson on 01904 767033 or email [email protected]

Mental Health Training for young people

The DMLN have organised a mental health training day for young people aged 14-23. This is a free full day course delivered by If U Care Share Foundation www.ifucareshare.co.uk

Saturday 30th September 2017, 10am to 4:30pm at Boston Spa Methodist Church.  Please contact Victoria Etherington (Mobile: 07473 065856 Email: [email protected]) if you are interested.  The course will cover:

  • To raise young people’s awareness of the stigma and language surrounding mental health
  • To equip young people to feel confident in talking about these issues and the correct use of terminology
  • Raising awareness of the different models and levels of support to young people both for themselves and for their peers i.e. the ability to refer or signpost people to useful services/organisations
  • To enable the young people to prepare and deliver a workshop to a younger audience putting into practice the skills and information they have attained over the course of the day

Oberammergau 2020

I first went to Oberammergau as a teenager in 1970, and I led groups to witness performances of the Passion Play in both 2000 and 2010. It is quite an amazing experience, and I would be interested in leading a group from the Circuit in 2020 if there is sufficient interest. I realise that this is forward planning in the extreme but this is the time when things are beginning to move. If you would be interested in exploring such a trip, please send an email ([email protected]) or a note to the Circuit Office.

Supporting Neurodiversity

5th October, Acomb Methodist Church, 9.30-3pm.  Cost £5, bring your own lunch.  More information and booking at http://yadda.org.uk/

All Together Now: Bringing generations together

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 10am – 3pm

What: A FREE one day, live streamed conference exploring what it means to be intergenerational church community.  What is it? What does it look like? How could it happen in my setting? What difference could it make to my congregation? Is it all-age worship repackaged? This event will help you to think intentionally about a being a church of different generations.  Reflecting on both theory and practice – see intergenerational ministry in action!

Where: We will be hosting an event at Oxford Place Methodist Church, Leeds and all are welcome to join us! You will need to book your place with Fidge [email protected] as we need numbers for lunch. It would be great to gather as many folk together so that we can explore and enjoy the talks and themes together.  The event is free!

OR You can register for the event by yourself and either watch it in the comfort of your own home or have a local gathering with a few folk. You will need to make sure that you have a wi fi connection!

Enjoy all the rewards of this one day live-streamed conference with friends and colleagues from the comfort of your own sofa or office

Who: It’s for anyone engaging with different generations in church services and events.

Wrapped up – Gently, glowing, swaying, bubbling, rustling
Children and Spirituality and the natural world led by Rev Dr. Chris Walton
Saturday 14th Oct 2017 10.30 – 4pm (refreshments at 10am)…
Broomhill Infant School Garden, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2SA
Cost £50 (places are limited) Lunch is included.This day is for all those who are concerned to facilitate opportunities for children to experience quietness, especially in the natural world and to articulate their relationships with otherness. It will be a mixture of indoor work and outdoor experience, investigating, exploring and sharing our experience of the mystics we are privileged to know, or teach, to accompany and to love. To book https://godlyplaymutualblessings.wordpress.com/…/godly-pla…/

Lois Cross Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent

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

Tel: 01904 499661      Email: [email protected]      Website: www.yorkmethodist.org.uk

Please note that I will be away from the office on Monday 18th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September. 

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.

Yorsay Final Edition July August 2017

Hello Readers,

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


Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Psalm 23:5

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.

July 15th-17th

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


‘Being Myself’ Concert Tour

with Songs from his new album ‘Being Myself’

and old favourites

Friday 8th September

at 7.00pm

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

at 7.00pm

Elstronwick Methodist Church

Tickets £6 including Buffet from

Mary Jane Barker on 01964 670259, e-mail –

[email protected]

Or e-mail Linda – [email protected]



 Kingston Wesley Church

882 Holderness Road



[email protected]

 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