Circuit Farewell and Welcome


On July 19th the 6.30p.m Circuit Service at Queen Street Central Hall, Scarborough will provide us all with the opportunity to say Farewell, God-Speed and Thank-You to our Superintendent Minister Revd Mark Haynes and Revd Clare Stainsby. Refreshments will be available at Queen St from 4.30p.m. on the 19thJuly, so there will be an opportunity to share informally in fellowship too. Mark’s ministry in Scarborough began in September 1997 and Clare came to us as a probationer in 2002 so we have a total of31years of dedicated ministry to celebrate!


On September 6th a Service of Welcome for our new Superintendent Minister, Revd Graham Morgan; Revd Emma Morgan and Deacon Pippa Kirby-Girdlestone  will be held at 6.00p.m in the Ballroom of the Scarborough Fair Collection at the Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff. There is ample parking available and the venue will be available to us from 4.00p.m. with free rides on the ‘galloping horses’ carousel and reduced prices for any wishing to try other vintage rides in the fascinating collection, the café will be open until 5.30p.m. and we hope that there will be an exhibition in place re the life of the circuit’s 24 churches. More details to follow…

Film Night at St Mark’s

Our film nights at St Mark’s continue in September.  All films are shown at 7.00 pm in the Church.  We are showing those below and details are on the attached poster.

Tuesday 8th September     Still Alice
Tuesday 6th October          12 years a Slave
Tuesday 10th November    Woman in Gold

We hope to continue the showings in the New Year and will let you know of any dates.  If you have suggestions for a film to show please contact Mike.

There is no charge.  Any donations will go towards our building fund.

We look forward to seeing you in September, it will be a good film.

Message from Rev Clare Stainsby and Rev Mark Haynes

Clare and Mark would like to thank everybody for their generosity and the many expressions of thanks and best wishes as we journey on; Clare to Salford and Mark to Kirkbymoorside and a new job with the County Council.  The circuit service at Queen Street last Sunday evening will live long in our memories, thank you for sharing it with us.  And thank you to all of those who made it possible.  A thank you to everyone too for their cards, gifts and good wishes in these last few weeks.  We have had many very happy years in Scarborough, and we both know that we will miss everyone very much, though we are both excited about what comes next for us in ministry.  This isn’t goodbye, but … until we meet again … God bless you all!

Thanks too for the amazing generosity of so many people and so many churches who engaged with a year of fundraising for Christian Aid and St Catherine’s Hospice.  When the total of Sunday’s offering (£975.94) is added to the previous amounts, we were able to present to Christian Aid – £11,150.98 – and to St. Catherine’s – £7,637.64 – a total of – £18,788.62.  Steph Cooper for Christian Aid and Carolyn Jackson from St Catherine’s attended the service and both were truly thankful to all of the people of the North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit.  Our thanks are joined with theirs, with all who benefit from the hospice and the people of Kenya and Burkino Fasa whose lives are being changed by the work of Christian Aid.

To one and all, thank you and God bless.

South Cliff Summer Concerts

Mondays 7.45pm. South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Road, Scarborough. Tickets £5. Refreshments – Donations to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

August 3rd. Frank James and Friends

August 10th. Summer Special

August 17th. Tenor XI

Summer Concerts at Seamer

2015 Summer Concerts at Seamer
Methodist Church
Sat 30th May
Simply Brass
Sat 27th June
Hackness Ladies Choir
Sat 25th July
“Mandy” Clayton, Karl Keegan and
“Seamer S.F.F. Choir”
Sat 26th September
Driffield Male Voice Choir
ADMISSION £6 includes a buffet supper