New Chair of District


At a special Synod meeting held at Pocklington Methodist Church, on  the8th October 2016, it was unanimously agreed by those present and voting that the name of Rev Leslie Newton be put forward to the Methodist Conference in July 2017 as the Chair of District for 6 years from 1st September 2017.

Leslie is described in the recommendation from District Policy Committee as:-

‘a very able and inspiring spiritual leader and strategic thinker. He currently serves as Superintendent in the York Circuit and has been a presbyter for 20 years. He brings to the role of Chair a wealth of ministerial experience, deep passion for the work of God in the District and a creative vision for what Methodism can still be and do with renewed confidence and imagination. He is also realistic about the challenges the circuits face and is committed to supporting rural mission and ministry and further developing youth ministry and leadership.

Leslie is an excellent communicator, a thoughtful and articulate preacher, and an organised and effective administrator. He listens sensitively to those with pastoral concerns. He is supportive and open with colleagues and, when necessary, can challenge thoughtfully. He is excited about, and committed to, enabling lay and ordained partnership in ministry.

Leslie brings a profound spirituality to the role of District Chair and a capacity to enable others to grow deeper in their relationship with God and to seek the Kingdom growing among them in their community and neighbourhood.’

Quiz night

Calling all quiz enthusiasts…Ian Popely is hosting a quiz night in the Staitondale Village hall this Saturday October 22nd at 7.30pm teams of 4 of any age will be very welcome. £4.00 per head includes a tasty supper. Prizes for the winners and a raffle as well.
In aid of church funds and enjoyment!!

Baby McGarry has arrived!

Wonderful news. Laura and Jamie McGarry are pleased to announce that baby George arrived on Sunday morning, both Laura and George are doing well and are at home.  Please surround this new family with prayer as they start this exciting phase of their lives together, a time of so many firsts and so little sleep.