York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                                    11th March 2020

News from churches around the Circuit this week.  

Lent films at Haxby & Wigginton

See attached flyer.

Saturday 14th March 10am – 12 pm  Poppleton Methodist Church.  You are invited to drop in for coffee and cakes with friends, to  find out about benefits of clean water from boreholes and to browse and buy Kenyan goods.  This borehole was initiated by Revd Rachel Muthoni, one of the ministers in our Circuit and operated through the ACTOM Foundation, a charity registered in Kenya and in the UK .

A CONCERT FOR KENYA – .A blend of British and Kenyan music, entertainment and refreshments with Revd Ian & Lizzie in concert, Rachel and family and The Yorkuleles.  Poppleton Methodist Church Hall @ 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 4th April.  All proceeds to Tearfund Connected Church for ADSMKE Kenya in aid of village Development. Tickets £7: John & Sheila: tel:795826, mob 07963784356, email: [email protected]

Poppleton Quiz

There is a new quiz called Islands available from Frances Priestnall, proceeds to Poppleton’s Ruach redevelopment projects.  So far over £7,300 has been raised from quiz sales.

Keep a Child Warm

Are you linked with a school or a children’s/  young peoples group?  Maybe this is something you could get involved in. We will do all the hard work, we have a short 5 minutes video and ask the children to bring any unwanted winter clothes at a time of mutual convenience We have letters to give to parents and arrange a date to come and pick up the donations (no money) if it’s something you would consider we are happy to come and talk it through with you. Maybe your group is looking for a speaker we go all over the district to share our story. Do get in touch
[email protected] 01904769034

Big Breakfast at Trinity

10am-1pm Sat 21st March.  £5.  Proceeds for Faith up Front fund.

News from around the Circuit this week.

Volunteer evening

17th March, Acomb Methodist Church, 7pm-9pm, with food from 6.30pm (please let [email protected] know if you are coming for food).

Do you volunteer in messy church, youth groups, parent & toddler groups, Sunday school, holiday clubs or any other area of children, youth or family work? Meet with others to share stories, ideas, highs and lows.

breathe- new life in worship

Breathe is a new monthly time of innovative worship, drawing together people from around the Circuit and further afield to enjoy and grow in our musical, creative and worship leading gifts.  You are welcome to come along as we launch our contemporary worship meeting on 21st March, 5-6pm at Acomb Methodist.

Circuit Fayre Sunday 12th July 2020

This year’s Circuit Celebration will be a Fayre at Joseph Rowntree School, New Earswick.  See attached poster for more details!  All welcome!

Bible Month 2020

This year’s Bible Month book will be Ruth.  You can find out more at http://www.preachweb.org/biblemonth

We hope your church will join in on Sundays during June as we look at what this story can tell us about welcoming the stranger and God’s plan for all of us,

Save the date!  Flourish 2021: 17th-19th September at Scarborough Spa

Many from around the Circuit went to the District Flourish event last autumn.  Another event is being planned for 17th-19th September 2021 so make sure the dates are in your diary!


Whether you are an old hand at bringing the Bible to life in schools, or a newbie, or simply want to find out what we get up to. Come along to our ‘core training’ to find out more. It’s a great refresher for those who have been doing it for a while and a good introduction to those just starting out. Refreshments provided but please bring a pack up. Tuesday 24th March at Strensall Methodist 10-3.30pm. See flyer for more details. Contact Lorraine Jones on  07910 083965.

God in Love Unites Us

There will be an opportunity to discuss the Methodist Conference report “God in Love Unites Us” about marriage and relationships arranged by the District at:

7.30pm Thursday 12th March 2020 at Toll Gavel Methodist Church

7.30pm Tuesday 17th March 2020 at Pickering Methodist Church

District Lay Synod

Sunday 3rd May, Copmanthorpe, 10.30am-3.30pm, including morning worship.  Including local people who will tell their stories about their calling.  Bring a packed lunch- drinks provided. Afternoon workshops.  This is an exciting time in our District as lay and ordained work together.

The day will be of interest to all lay people whether or not you hold office in the church.

Please put the date in your diary. Further details will follow. If you would like to book now, please let Siân Henderson at the District Office know [email protected] Tel 01904 786275

Lois Cross

Circuit Support Manager & PA to the Superintendent

York Methodist Circuit Hub
Melbourne Terrace Methodist Church, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AF

01904 499661     [email protected]

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