York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                            18th September 2019

News from churches around the Circuit this week.

York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Concert
Supported by Dunnington community choir.
Dunnington Reading Room, Saturday 21st September 2019, 7.30pm
In aid of Dunnington Methodist Church.  Tickets £7.50.  For booking details see attached poster.

Can you help?

A message from Steph Cooper: Our Indian friend at the university was supposed to move house this week and the owner has just contacted her to say the previous occupant has asked to stay in the room so it’s no longer available. She’s a PhD student who will return to India in March so she is looking for a room for 6 months. If you know anyone with a spare room to let, please let me know as soon as possible ([email protected], 761605, 07762103083). Even if someone has a short term place it would buy her some time to find somewhere else. She can stay with friends until 1st October but needs somewhere after that.

Table Top Games Event At Trinity
Thursday 19th September, 4pm – 7pm

Free entry with donations in aid of our ‘Faith up Front’ fund.
Future events:
Jacket Potato Stall Sat. 5th Oct. 10-30 am – 3 pm.
Big Breakfast Sat. 26th Oct. 10 am – 1 pm.
Big Breakfast Sat. 16th Nov. 10 am – 1 pm.
Christmas Fair Sat. 30th Nov. 10 am – 3 pm.

Have you got your Christmas cake yet?

If not, Joy at Trinity will make it for you!  See poster attached for details of cakes.  Tel: Joy on 01904 761685 or email  [email protected] to order before 10th November.  Proceeds for Trinity’s ‘Faith up Front’ appeal.

Stamford Bridge Drop In Coffee Morning
Saturday 21st September
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Proceeds for Chapel Funds
All welcome

Spud & Pud Lunch

Saturday September 21st  –  12 noon to 2.30
Drop in to Haxby & Wigginton Church for a jacket potato with a choice of filling, and a home made pudding.
Donations in aid of the extension and refurbishment project ‘ Opening New Doors ‘  No booking necessary

Thornton-le-Clay Methodist Church

Invite you to join them for their Harvest Celebrations on Sunday October 6th –  All Age worship at 10-30am when the service will be led by Revd. Ruth Duck continuing on Monday October 7th at 7-15pm when the speaker will be Revd. Andrew Foster following the service there will be a supper and sale with the proceeds going to charity.

Heworth Methodist Church Debate Club 

for 10 – 14 year olds, Tuesdays 7-8.15pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Board Game Church

Sundays starting 22nd Sept, 4pm-6pm, Acomb Methodist Church.  Age from 11+. Engage with the bible and play board games- contact Revd Andy Lindley for more information.

Reflective Harvest Service

Sunday 22nd September, 6.30pm, Huntington Methodist Church.

Autumn Fair at Huntington

28th September, 10am to 1.30pm.  Stalls including cakes, crafts, bric-a-brac and plants. Morning coffee and lunches.

Proceeds for charities.

Floral Designs for Christmas by Fiona Hogg

Dunnington Methodist Church, Weds 27th November, 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50 including refreshments

Proceeds to Dunnington Methodist Church



News from around the Circuit this week.

Safeguarding courses

Attached is a list of dates for safeguarding courses over the next year.  Please check with your church safeguarding officer if you need to complete the course, and book via the Circuit Office.

Carecent Harvest appeal

This year’s list of items for the Carecent Harvest appeal is attached.  Items can be brought on a Tuesday afternoon between 2-4pm (from Tuesday September 17th up until Tuesday October 22nd). It would be helpful if you could ring us on 01904 624244 during the morning session (8.30am-10.45am) and let us know when you are intending to make a delivery.  It is very helpful to us if you can deliver, however we do understand that this is not always possible, so if you are unable to bring your donation to us then please let us know by emailing [email protected], and we will arrange collection.

A Conscious Advent Event donations request

On the 9th November there is a Circuit Sustainable Christmas event held at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist 10-4pm. We want to encourage people to have a Christmas that doesn’t cost the earth. There’ll be workshops and present swaps which we want to make out of existing materials. So if you have any of the following bits and bobs of craft and other items, please drop these off at the Circuit office in Strensall (please check first that someone will be there when you visit) or call Lorraine on 07910 083965.

Fabric (suitable for making bags)
Gifts/decorations for exchange
Leftover craft items (card, tissue paper, stickers, decorations etc)
Unused Christmas cards
Old gift bags
Gifts/toys for others (eg Salvation Army)/food hamper donations
Knitted mittens (child size)
Books (novels)
Beads and buttons
Brown paper (eg left over from amazon parcels etc)
Empty coffee pods

Oberammergau Passion Play 

Keith Albans will be hosting a Christian Guild Holidays trip to the Oberammergau Passion Play in September 2020, and and he would be delighted if some from this Circuit were able to be part of the trip.  Details are available at https://www.christianguild.co.uk/img/content/ttm3396-christian-guild-ober-austrian-tyrol-lo.pdf

UN International Day of Peace

During this Season of Creation, please find attached a poster warmly inviting you and members of your church or organisation, to an event being held in St Martin Coney Street, York, to mark the UN International Day of Peace, and the World Council of Churches Day of Prayer for Peace on 21st September.


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.

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!  See poster attached for details of cakes.  Tel: Joy on 01904 761685 or email  [email protected] to order before 10th November.  Proceeds for Trinity’s ‘Faith up Front’ appeal.

Stamford Bridge Drop In Coffee Morning
Saturday 21st September
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Proceeds for Chapel Funds
All welcome


or more information.