York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                                 18th July 2018

News from churches around the circuit this week.

 The Bus Stop

Huntington Methodist Church Community Cafe, the Bus Stop Cafe, is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 9.30am til 11.30am. All are welcome! We serve cake, bacon sandwiches, and have a children’s activity area and a quiet area. We also have free WiFi.

Summer in the West End

A concert with York Musical Theatre Company 7.30p.m. Friday 20 July in Poppleton Methodist Church Hall.

Tickets £12 (inc light supper). Info from Sheila Latto tel: 01904 797347. In aid of the Popp0leton Methodist Ruach Project

Stamford Bridge coffee morning

Sat 21st July, 10am-12.

West Thorpe coffee morning

Sat 28th July, 10am- 11.30am in aid of missions

Forest Church

When indoors isn’t big enough

Dates attached- for more information contact Becky: [email protected]

Can you spare a couple of hours to help tackle food waste and beat holiday hunger for children in York?

Every Thursday and Friday between 23rd July and 31st August York City in the Community will be providing food to families at Vale of York Academy, in conjunction with the York Food Poverty Alliance. We are looking for volunteers to help us collect food, set up the events and distribute food.

If you would like to help out then please get in touch for more details: https://goo.gl/forms/8YKLkuCSf4VcGmgy1 

Giving envelopes

At the moment West Thorpe Methodist Church purchases 30 sets of Weekly Giving Envelopes [because that is the minimum number you can order] but we really only need 15. If there is another Church who is in a similar position and would like to buy the envelopes that we don’t require, [in order to save the unused ones being wasted], please contact Jean Weston at [email protected]

 Bacon Butty Day

Sat 8th September at Dunnington Methodist, 10am-3pm. £4 including tea/ coffee. Sale of cakes, cards, gifts etc.

News from around the circuit this week.

Circuit Service

With the welcome of Andy Skitt as a local preacher.

Sunday 5th August, 4pm at Copmanthorpe.

Join us for a celebration of local preaching and worship leading, followed by refreshments.

Marriage and relationships

Attached is a scan of the handout Revd Rory Dalgliesh produced for last week’s Circuit Celebration.  We ran out of copies so feel free to pass this on to anyone who is interested.

Farewell service

There will be a farewell service for Rev Paul Carter and family at Central Methodist Church on the 22nd July at 10.30am, followed by a lunch. Paul has completed his time at college and is stationed just north of Oxford from September. All are welcome at the service, or just to the lunch afterwards.

Please confirm attendance to [email protected] or inform the church office on 01904 612171.

Help needed for Action for Children

Help needed for Action for Children’s day at St Crux on 12th September.  Can you dontate bric-a-brac or books?  Can you bake cakes, sausage rolls etc?  Can you help set up and serve on the day?

Come along to a planning meeting at Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church, Monday 3rd Sept, 7.30pm, or to volunteer or donate items please contact Elizabeth on 01904 628043, Janet 768650 or Caroline 768088.


Aroma coffee shop has a new website: www.aromacoffeehaxby.co.uk where you can find out more about the café, menu, opening hours and news.


MWiB York Circuit’s September meeting will take place on Friday the 21st September 2018 at Central Methodist Church, with refreshments and fellowship at 2.30pm, and the meeting starting at 3pm. MWiB’s aim today is to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice, however it is not exclusively for women; men and women of all ages are welcome to our meetings and events. Come and find out more about what we do at our meeting, you won’t be disappointed, and there is even rumour of cake…! For any enquiries please contact President, Alison White, or the secretary, Lydia Harrison, whose details are in the circuit directory.

Snaith Priory Absail

Get out of your comfort zone to end poverty!  13th Oct 2018.  Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abseil-snaith-priory-for-christian-aid-registration-46101184885

 1000 letters

Can you write a letter to those attending 3Generate (the Methodist church’s youth gathering)?  A letter to help them be courageous in their faith by sharing something of your own faith story.  Find out more at http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/3generate/1000-letters/

Lectionary readings

We are sorry that there are errors in the lectionary as printed on the Aug-Oct Plan.  Please use the lectionary on pages 566-599 of the Methodist Worship Book if in doubt.

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

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.