As has already been announced, Revd Elizabeth Clark will be leaving the Circuit during August to take up a new appointment as National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches.

From September 2014: – Revd Rosie Coles becomes probationary Presbyter with oversight of Queen Street and Cayton. Revd Peter Cross will become Rosie’s supervisor. Continue reading

Street Angels

Invitation to a service to celebrate and pray for the work of Street Angels in Whitby

with Paul Blakey – founder of Street Angels and Christian Nightlife InitiativE

Thursday 13 November


Flowergate United Reformed Church, Whitby join us to give thanks to God and pray for the volunteers and the continuing work of Street Angels in Whitby and around the country

For more information contact Deacon Helen Webster – 01947 602248 – email: or Jean Hobbs – 01947 601408 – email:


Open meeting at St James Parish Hall on Tuesday 4th November at 7pm for anyone interested in getting involved in SASH – a charity working together with the public at preventing homelessness in young people.

SASH are also planning a sponsored Sleepout in Scarborough on the night of 6thMarch, in the grounds of St James Church (at the junction of Seamer Road and Valley Road). There are also plans for a fundraising concert in the church that evening, before the Sleepout gets underway. Both events will be raising awareness of youth homelessness locally.

Please come along to the meeting on 4th November and find out how you can be involved: organising, helping, taking part – or just curious to know more!

This is an event for the whole community – all ages, all faiths and no faith.

Coffee Stop Extra at Burniston



The coffee stop team are organising a special event on Saturday November 1st at Burniston Methodist Church from 10am until 2pm to raise money to help combat the Ebola Crisis.

Come and sample our delicious homemade cakes and fair trade hot drinks. There will also be a sale of good quality “pre-loved” clothing, unwanted gifts and household items, and high class bric-a-brac.

(This is no ordinary jumble sale!)

Everyone welcome.

Please tell your friends.

All proceeds will go to the Ebola Crisis Appeal through Oxfam to buy medical equipment to help stop the spread of this devastating disease.

Donations of money, extra cakes, clean suitable clothes for men, women and children (if possible on a hanger), gifts, household items and bric-a-brac are urgently needed. (Sorry no electrical items please). Perhaps it is time to look in your wardrobe and cupboards to see if you have good quality items you no longer need! These can be dropped off at church on Friday morning 31st October between 9am and midday or we can collect items if required. Please contact Sally and Chris on 01723882159 for more information or queries.

Day of Prayer

25th OCTOBER 2014.   You are invited to share…                                                            ..EXPERIENCES  OF  PRAYER THROUGH..




Organised by Crofters Spirituality Group


SCARBOROUGH. YO11 1TS [opposite the Railway Station]

Arrive 9.30 for 10am {last session ends 3.30pm.}


Session 1[10.00-11.30]: Music with Rev.Mike Leigh,


Session 2[11.45-1.15]:Pilgrimage with Rosie Coles and Pat Bennett,



(please bring your own packed lunch, tea/coffee will be provided).


Session 3[2.00-3.30]: Imagination with Sr Cecilia Goodman CJ,

There is no charge for this day but a donation toward running costs would be most welcome. For further information contact:

Diane [01723363002] or Chris [07517134898]







Hope Whitby

Hope Whitby are now mid way through the fifth series of Hope Hubs at Sanders yard cafe on Church Street. Another successful series has seen some talented musicians and insightful talks and this next one on Friday 24th October, will no doubt display the same high standard of entertainment!

To perform some acoustic renditions of popular songs will be Hub regulars Isabel Mastrolonardo and Megan Evans, and then local musician Paul Wheater will follow with a short talk and a performance of some of his own Christian Music.

Sanders Yard offers a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere where this event has really taken off. So why not go along and see what’s on offer to ease you into the weekend.

Hope Hub runs every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Doors open at 7.20pm, entry is free and the cafe will also be open for the sale of refreshments.

For more information or to be involved, contact Leigh
or to see what goes on at the Hope Hub, check out our wall at