York Circuit Events

Dear all,                                                     21st March 2019

News from churches around the Circuit this week.  

Stainer’s Crucifixion on Palm Sunday 14th April

Holgate Methodist Church, 6.30pm

To be sung by a choir from around the circuit- if you’d like to be involved contact [email protected]

Trinity Spring Fair

Sat 13th April, 10am-2pm.  Cake stall, tombola, bric-a-brac, bookstall, refreshments.

Huntington Easter Fair

Sat 13th April, 10am-1.30pm

Morning coffee & lunches, stalls including cakes, crafts, plants, books, bric a brac.

Prayer Labyrinth at Trinity

18th April 6pm-7.30pm

19th April 11am- 4pm (following 10am Good Friday service)

20th April 10.30am- 12 noon

Heritage weekend at Trinity Methodist Church, Monkgate, York
Saturday 4 May from 2.00 pm -Tea and coffee will be served at Trinity Methodist Church
2.45 pm  – An illustrated talk by the Rev Dr Stephen Hatcher with discussion to follow ‘William Clowes – a Burning and Shining Light’ A bi-centenary celebration of William Clowes’ mission to Yorkshire in 1819, and of his entry to York on Monday 24 May 1819.
Drinks and cake will be served when the more formal part of the afternoon concludes – allowing plenty of opportunity for discussion
Sunday 5 May 9.45 am Morning worship led by Rev Dr Stephen Hatcher with the theme ‘The Gospel Notes of William Clowes’
Is it possible in contemporary worship today to sound the ‘Gospel Notes’ sounded 200 years ago?

Acomb’s visit of the Secretary of Conference

Acomb are looking forward to hosting the General Secretary of Conference the Rev Gareth Powell on Sunday May 12th.   This is not a circuit service but we would be happy to welcome any friends who would like to join us.   We are providing a buffet lunch afterwards – if you would like to join us for the service and/or refreshments afterwards could you please email [email protected] so we can provide sufficient seating and cater appropriately.   Many thanks Rev Andy

News from around the Circuit this week.  

Christian Aid Reflective Walk

Sat 27th April.

Join us for a reflective walk from Millington to Givendale.

It’s an opportunity to spend time with God and each other in beautiful surroundings and to learn more about the work of Christian Aid’s partners.

Please bring a packed lunch, and a plastic bag or something similar to sit on, and wear footwear and clothes suitable for the countryside.

All welcome

Meet at 11am near the church in Millington ((YO42 1TX)

Contact [email protected]/ 07970 735861

Methodist Women in Britain Quiet Day

21st May, 10am, Barlby & Osgoby Methodist, YO8 5HG

Sharing God’s Blessings with Denise Creed

Circuit Celebration “Growing in the knowledge of God” 

This year’s Circuit Celebration will be held on Sunday 14th July at Acomb Methodist Church.  From 11am- 3.30pm we’ll be meeting together for worship, a guest speaker and activities for all ages, as well as our Annual General Meeting.  We’ll be arranging coaches to help people get to the event- you will need to book.  You can book online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-circuit-celebration-and-agm-2019-tickets-56329666549 or by contacting the Circuit Office.


Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019, Scarborough Spa

Join Methodists from across the Yorkshire North and East District for a weekend of inspiration, celebration, worship and fellowship for all ages.  There will be speaker and activity all weekend from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime, so book accommodation in Scarborough or think about organising a group to go from your church for the weekend or the day.

Find out more details and book your tickets through Eventbrite (search ‘Flourish 2019)

You can watch a video to tell you more about Flourish at: http://www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/digital-resources/

Aroma news

Aroma Coffee Shop in Haxby has been serving customers and acting as a Christian presence in the community for over ten years.  Aroma has a wonderful team of staff – but did you know that also that there are around seventy people who volunteer their time to keep Aroma running – it’s one of the ways that Aroma is special. We have volunteers who wash up, serve food, operate the till, make coffee and tea – not to mention those who support Aroma behind the scenes with accounts, budgets, publicity, health and safety and a whole lot more!
We are now looking for more people who feel inspired to join our wonderful volunteer team. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you – please come into the shop and speak to one of the staff, who can tell you more – there are lots of different ways in which you could help this local community coffee shop!

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.