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

Quiet Day at Hunmanby

Cross Hill, Hunmanby invite you to begin a new journey with them as they offer hospitality and a peaceful environment for small groups to explore, plan or just be refreshed.

As we begin this new direction we invite you to join us for a ‘Quiet day’/Day Away….on either Tuesday 16th September or Saturday 20th September 10am -3 pm to explore the question  -

“Am I standing on the rock…?”

A day designed to take stock of where we are before we launch into a busy year of change and opportunities and to discover where our next step of faith should take us. A day for all – new to faith or further along the road.

All days supported by prayer by our home pray-ers!

Never been on a day like this before? Come and see what it is like!  Not sure its for you? Give it a try and see!

Come alone , Come as a group – all are welcome as friends and leave as family!

We are offering the day at an introductory cost of £5!

 For further information and to book please  – ring Denise 01723 512168; Liz 01723890640 asap



Circuit Prayer Diary

North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit concerns for Sept 2014

Happy New Methodist Year. Please pray for the future of our Circuit as the stationing process continues, please pray for all who will be involved. For all members of our District Synod, Circuit Meeting, Circuit Leadership Team and Church Councils and for God’s guidance for decisions to be made this month. For all who are taking up new appointments amongst us, and especially for Rev. Rosie Coles, our new probationary minister, and for Rev Elizabeth Clark and Christine Sutherby as they move on to face new challenges.
Ayton Methodist Church – Minister with pastoral oversight is Revd. Denise Free
“At Ayton we have a great concern regarding our diminishing congregation and ask for prayer to help us discover new ways to become more interesting to people in the villages that we serve. There is a thriving food and fellowship group that meets twice a month and we would really like to bring more of the people that attend this group into our weekly worship; we would also like to attract young families but struggle to find the right ways. Ayton has a welcoming well maintained building that begs to be filled. Please pray for us.”
Briggswath and Sleights Church – Minister with pastoral oversight is Revd. John Pugh.
Monday Fellowship meets at Briggswath Chapel 2pm – 4pm.
Kommunity Kraft -Most Tuesday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Open House – meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month in a home, Briggswath Fellowship-the 1st Wednesday each month at 2.15 pm. Prayer & Share -Everyone is welcome on the last Wednesday of the month between 10 am and 11.30 am for contemplation, communion and coffee. Join us for a coffee on the second Saturday monthly from 10.00 am until 11.30 am and Fit-4-You every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9.45 until 11.15 am. “In Sleights Entertainment” for the older and lonely at the village hall on quarterly dates and “In Sleights Movies” at chapel on monthly dates, as advertised. Please pray for these meetings and the community Briggswath and Sleights Chapel serves.
.Additional Circuit and District concerns and events to pray for in September :-
Tues 2nd 7.00p.m. Circuit Worship Leaders’/Local Preachers’ meeting at Hawsker
Weds 3rd Staff Away Day
​ 6.30p.m.Circuit Stewards meet with District Chair re Profiles for Stationing
Thurs 4th 7.00p.m. Circuit Finance &Property Committee meeting at Burniston
Sat . 6th 9.30 a.m. District Synod at Norton
Sun 7th 3.00p.m. Hospice Service at Queen St.
Mon 8th 10.30 Staff meeting at St Catherine’s
7.00p.m.Circuit Meeting at Briggswath and Sleights
Tues 9th 10am MWIB Commissioning of Rev.Janet Whelan Hornsea
​ 7.30 Wreyfield Drive Church Council
Fri 19th Singing Vicars and Friends Christian Aid Concert Westborough 7pm
Sat 20th Submission of circuit profile for diaconal stationing.
Wed 25th 7.30p.m. Briggswath and Sleights Church Council
Thurs 26th 6.30 p.m. Circuit Stewards Meeting
Mon 29th Ministerial Development Review meeting York 2pm
7.00p.m. Circuit Leadership Team Meeting at Northstead
Tues 30th Submission of circuit profiles for presbyteral stationing
7.00p.m. Filey Church Council
​ 7.30p.m.Emmanuel St John’s Church Council
Please use the current plan, the circuit web-site and the weekly news-sheet to inform your prayers about special services and events in our churches. Christine, Derek, Diane, Jane, Ken, Liz, Paul and Michael (Circuit Stewards) thank you for your on-going prayer support.
Please let Diane know your concerns for October by 20th September.
Circuit Office, Westborough Methodist Church Tel No 01723 355429

3D at South Cliff

A weekly meeting for fellowship at 2.30pm on Tuesdays

2nd. September Afternoon Tea
9th. September OT Heroes: Joshua. Rev Peter Cross
16th. September Myths of the Great War Jack Binns
23rd. September You can sing? Malcolm PEART
30th. September The Samaritans

Cycle the Circuit.

Cycle the Circuit

Plan of route plus church activities on route

Where no church has listed an activity for that day, they have organized a fundraiser for an earlier/later date. It is therefore assumed that the church will be closed during ‘le tour de circuit’ and Mark will simply ride past.

Friday 29th August

Arrive Westborough at 9am leave WB at 9.30 am
South Cliff 9.40
10.00 South Cliff to Cayton 10.20
10.45 Cayton to Filey 11.15
12.00 Filey to Hunmanby 12.30
1.15 Hunmanby to Burton Fleming 1.45
2.15 Burton Fleming to Wolds Valley 3pm
3.30 Wolds Valley to Sherburn 4.00pm
4.45 Sherburn to Snainton 5.15
5.45 Snainton to Ayton 6.15

Westborough: breakfast from 8.45am on Friday 29th August prior to sending Mark off on his bike ride around the North Yorkshire Coast Circuit visiting all 24 churches.
South Cliff: Coffee Morning
Cayton: getting together to cheer Mark on (intend to have a ‘sponsor the tour box’ out)
Filey: light lunches available.
Hunmanby: Drinks/loos available. There will be a few people to welcome le tour, and to give Mark a cheque for his chosen charities (money raised at a special social event a few weeks ago).
Burton Fleming: As it is downhill from Hunmanby we don’t anticipate Mark will need much beyond encouragement, tea or coffee or Lucozade and a mars bar.
Wolds Valley: will be serving coffee from 2.30 – 3.30pm on Friday 29th August and be ready to welcome Mark as he does his wonderful cycle trip. Any kind donations for the coffee will be given towards his fundraising. We hope to give out a prayer card to all who come along with a prayer for Christian Aid (Kenya) and St Catherine’s Hospice printed for folk to use in their own devotions.

Sherburn: Come along and cheer him on and enjoy afternoon tea at the same time. Teas will be served from 3.45 – 5pm and any donations for tea will be given to Rev Mark’s charities. The prayer corner will also be available with a prayer card for both charities and the option to light a candle.

End day one at Ayton (cycle home)

Saturday 30th August

10.00am Ayton to Seamer 10.15am
10.45 Seamer to ESJ 11.15
11.45 ESJ to Northstead 12.00
12.30 Northstead to Wreyfield 12.40
1.15 Wreyfield to Scalby 1.20
1.45 Scalby to Burniston 2.00
2.30 Burniston to Staintondale/Ravenscar 3.15
3.45 Ravenscar to Fylingthorpe 4.30
Northstead: having a bacon buttie/ coffee morning at church 10.30-12.30 on Sat 30th Aug. It is in aid of missions (was already pre-planned before we knew of Mark’s visit) but we’ll either have a stall or something in aid of St Catherine’s or do something to support another day. Either way there should be some people around to welcome him and give him some encouragement!
Wreyfield Drive: Coffee and scones 12 till 1.30.
(afterwards bring your own picnic to Jono’s field)

Scalby. Bring and Share Lunch 12.00-2.00pm.


Burniston: Afternoon tea from 2 to 4pm (drinks, cakes/biccys with donations to charities chosen by Mark).
Staintondale/Ravenscar: cup of tea and biscuits on offer.
End day two at Fylingthorpe 5.00 Transport Home

Sunday 31st August

Transport to Fylingthorpe

Mark will lead morning worship preaching at a sectional United Service before continuing with his bike ride.

12.00 Fylingthorpe to Robin Hoods bay 12.05
12.15 Robin Hoods Bay to Hawsker 12.45
1.00 Hawsker to Littlebeck 1.30
2.00 Littlebeck to Sleights 2.45
3.15 Sleights to whitby 3.45
4.15 Whitby to Queen Street 17.30
Hawsker: planning to have a cup of tea and a bun to celebrate Mark’s arrival. There may even be a fig roll.
Queen Street: drinks and biscuits served after the 6.30pm welcome service for Rev. Rosie Coles)


BUDS enters its 4th YEAR

of Prayer and discussion
at the Downe Arms Wykeham
Monday 8th September 2014
6.30 for 6.45pm Supper
7.30pm Meeting
Our new season opens with Prayer,
Commentary and Discussion on the significance of
Holy Cross Day, and
The Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Come and join us for supper, friendship and fellowship
or just come along to the meeting at 7.30pm
you will be equally welcome at either or both.