York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                         20th September 2018

News from around the circuit this week.

Memorial for Revd Linda Day

A memorial service will be held at Snaith Methodist Church at 2.30 pm on Thursday 27 September.

For those wishing to send expressions of sympathy and support, it is requested that cards and letters should be sent to Linda’s address in York and these will be collected by her daughters. The address is 31 Chestnut Avenue, York, YO31 1BR and the names are Rachel Crossley and Laura-Jane Smith.

Great North Run – A message from Keith Albans

Thank you so much to folk around the Circuit for your kindness and generosity in supporting my recent participation in the Great North Run. I’m pleased to say that I was the 638th man aged  60-64 to finish (37,347th overall), and I dipped under my target time finishing in 2 hours 57 minutes and 50 seconds. It looks as though I have raised around £1250 for MHA. Thank you!

Carecent Harvest Appeal

Attached is a letter with details of Carecent’s Harvest appeal.  Please note the arrangements for dropping off donations (Monday evenings between 6-8pm (from Monday September 17th up until Monday October 22nd at Be Independent, Unit 3 & 4 Geralds Court, James St, York, YO10 3DQ).  Also included is the list of items that are needed.  Please circulate this to your congregations- Carecent is entirely dependent on donations and needs your help!

Minutes of Conference

Keith will be at the following places and times for any supernumerary ministers or ministers’ widows who would like to collect their Minutes of Conference.

Wednesday 26th September 9.30am-10.30am at Lidgett Methodist Church’s Community cafe.

Wednseday 26th September after the midweek service at Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church (from 11am ish).

If you cannot make either of these dates we will find a way to get them to you afterwards.

Melbourne Terrace Methodist Church

Friends old and new are invited to a HARVEST SERVICE on Sunday September 30th at 3 p.m.

A short informal service with 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)

Safeguarding training

Attached are dates for Foundation and Refresher module training for the next few months.  Everyone who is a church or circuit steward, or who works with children and young people, or is a pastoral visitor (among others) must attend the Foundation course.  If it is 4 or more years since you attended the Foundation course you need to attend the Refresher course.  If you do not attend one of these courses you will not be able to continue in your role.  Talk to your minister or church safeguarding officer if you have any concerns.

Please note the training on 25th September has been cancelled.


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

 Training for those who manage Lay Employees

Line management training is required for all who manage lay staff within churches, circuits or district. If you have not yet completed this one-day training, please sign up as soon as possible.
Where: Leeds Institute, Leeds
When: 15 October
Booking: [email protected]

Would your church like a fundraising concert?

Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company are looking for venues for their spring 2019 concert series.  If you would be interested in hosting one please contact Lois on [email protected]

If you’d like to see the kind of thing we do, why not come along to Princess Ida at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre from 20th-22nd September?  https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/eventids/1043

Suffrage 125
19 September 2018 is the 125th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Parliamentary elections. The Methodist Church played a significant role in the campaign.
Attached is a special souvenir put together by the Methodist Archives celebrating the Methodist Church and women’s suffrage – please share!
It is made to print out on A3 paper and in colour so if you can, set your printer to A3 paper size and colour.
For further information, please contact: Jo Smith Archivist Email: [email protected]

News from churches around the circuit this week.

Trinity Harvest Pie & Peas

Sat 29th September, 5.30pm.  Please book by ringing Joy on 01904 761685.

Trinity Breakfast for Faith up Front

Sat 20th October and 17th November10am-2pm, £5 for a cooked breakfast.  All welcome.

 Christmas Cakes

Please see attached offer to make Christmas cakes for you, in aid of Trinity’s Faith up Front appeal.

 Come and sing The Gift on Advent Sunday

A one-day event on 2 December 2018 – Advent Sunday at Holgate Methodist.  All welcome from across the circuit churches and beyond.  We’ll be singing Make Way for Christmas, subtitled The Gift, written by Graham Kendrick in the late 1980s.  If you would like to sing, please let Adrian Rodaway know no later than Sunday 14 October.  Offers of interest from musicians no later than Sunday 30 September so that I can start the arranging process! There will be a single rehearsal on the afternoon of the Sunday – 2 December – followed by a Faith (shared) Tea and a 6.30 evening service built around the musical piece. Children are very welcome to join in. Start time to be confirmed.  Music available from Adrian Rodaway.

Contact [email protected] or text 07970 070525 to sign up.

Auction of Promises

Friday 28 September 2018 at 7.30 P.M.

in The Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton

Free entry, Nibbles and drinks available

Catalogues of promise £5 from Café Refresh, Heather Hairdresser or Sheila tel:797347

In aid of Poppleton Methodist Church Ruach Development project

Harvest flowers

Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church will be open for everyone to enjoy the Harvest flower arrangements on Sunday 30th September from 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. The theme this year is “Giving thanks for the contribution of women to the life of the world” Tea and cakes will be available, there is no charge but donations for our Opening New Doors Project would be appreciated.

Huntington Autumn Fair

There will be a Charity Autumn Fair on Saturday October 13 from 10am to 1.30pm at Huntington Methodist Church. Refreshments including morning coffee and light lunches will be available, stalls include cakes, crafts, gifts, plants and bric-a-brac. All proceeds to be shared between The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Martin House Children’s Hospice and Carecent.

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 out of the office on 17th, 20th and 21st September 2018.

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.