York Circuit Events

Dear all,
A very happy new year to all.  News from churches around the circuit this week.

Contacting the circuit office

The number 01904 499661 should now once again connect you to the circuit office during opening hours (generally 9.30am-4pm).  However, owing to a related email problem, please use [email protected] or [email protected] instead of [email protected]

Organ Vespers at Central

Sunday 20th Jan, 6.30pm

An opportunity to hear music for Epiphany and Christmas on the grand organ as well as readings and traditional hymns.

350th Anniversary of the birth of Susanna Wesley
This January marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Susanna Wesley, “the mother of Methodism”. Famous for her sons John and Charles, Susanna deserves recognition in her own right as a writer, theologian and teacher.
Did you know that Epworth Old Rectory, the family home of the Wesleys is only about 40 miles south of York, approximately an hour’s drive away? The house is open to visitors from March to October with guided tours given by volunteers, giving an opportunity to see how the Wesley family lived and learn about the influences on their early life there. https://www.epwortholdrectory.org.uk/
Prayer to mark 350th Anniversary of Susanna Wesley’s Birth
Living, loving God, Trinity in Unity, We praise and thank you for the life of Susanna Wesley, Mother of Methodism.
Inspired by her regime of private prayer and meditation, may we grow in our devotion to you.
Following our conscience as she did, may we think for ourselves and dare to act on Kingdom values.
Aware of her programme of teaching her children, girls and boys alike, may we value and nurture all in our care, sensitive to individual needs.
Encouraged by her determination to build up the faith of her family and the parish of Epworth, may we lead others to follow Christ more closely.
Discerning the Holy Spirit moving powerfully in the life of the nation as she did, may we be open to new challenges and expect great things from you.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Spirit.
by Jenny Carpenter
GLOW District Youth Gathering

Ashville College, Friday 1st Feb, 7.30pm
Worship, Community, Fun and Food with the President of Conference, Revd Michaela Youngson.  Email [email protected] for mor einformation.
Releasing Creativity in Worship
An opportunity to look at new ways to enrich worship through presentations and workshops led by the President of Conference, Revd Michaela Youngson, with keynote talk entitled Weaving Worship- drawing together the strands of God’s love.
Sat 2nd Feb, 10am-3pm, Trinity Methodist Church Norton, YO17 9JA.  Please book via [email protected]  No charge but bring your own lunch.
Mental Health Training Day

Sat 9th Feb, 10am-12 (refreshments from 9.30am), Copmanthorpe Methodist Church.  This training event, led by Mark Willis from York Mind, is designed to equip pastoral visitors with skills to assist them in providing pastoral care to those with mental health issues but all who are interested are welcome.
Grant writing workshop
Saturday 9th February 2019, 10am-12, Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church
Would you like to know more about how to apply for grants?
Would you like help in persuading funders to give to your project?
Do you know how to tell the story of what you are doing to inspire people to help?  Come along to find out what help is available and get advice on how to write your application.
Worship: Leading and Preaching Open Forum
Thurs 17th January 2019, 7pm-9pm, The Bar Convent, York.  All Tutors, mentors and students and anyone else interested in learning about Worship: Leading and Preaching course are invited to attend.  Please contact Sian Henderson ([email protected]) to book.
Lay Synod
Sunday 17th March 2019, 10.30am-4pm, Pocklington Methodist Church.  ‘Together into the Future’ as we work together, lay and ordained.  Opportunity for discussion and sharing experiences.  This day will be of interest to all lay people.
If you would like to be present please let Siân Henderson at the District Office know ASAP giving your name and letting us know if you would like lunch. [email protected] Tel 01904 786275.
Vocations day
Called to ordained ministry? A day of worship, prayer, reflection and discussion.  Sat 19th January 2019, 10.30am-3.30pm at Leeds Church Institute (LS1 6DE)
Contact [email protected]/ 07799 902574 or [email protected] 01246 823180 to book a place.
District Conversations exploring Marriage and Relationships
The District is arranging six Conversations around the District to provide opportunity for people to engage together honestly, prayerfully and graciously in reflection and discernment about these matters.
7.30pm – 9pm Friday 25th January: Norwood, Beverley
10.30am – 12 noon Saturday 2nd March: Trinity, Norton
7.30pm – 9pm Tuesday 2nd April: Wesley Centre, Nidd Valley
7.30pm – 9pm Wednesday 1st May: Central, Goole
7.30pm – 9pm Thursday 6th June: Lidgett, York

Lois Cross
Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent

Circuit Office, Strensall Methodist Church, The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS
01904 499661     [email protected]

The office is generally open between 9.30am and 4pm but please call or email to check before visiting.