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

Singing Vicars in Concert

The Singing Vicars (and friends) in concert!

With Frank James, Mike Lester,

Seaside Uke Strummers, Michael Grant and Mike Leigh.

Friday 19th September at 7.00 pm

at Westborough Church

(opposite railway station in Scarborough


Entrance by minimum donation of £5 (children free)

          (refreshments available after concert)


Proceeds to Christian Aid


A clergy life is not a boring one!

Quiet Day at Robin Hood’s Bay Methodist Church



On:–Wednesday 8th October 2014

 Led by—Mrs Joy Coates


        Coffee 10.00 a.m.          1st Session 10.30-12.30

        Lunch                           2nd Session 1.30-3.00 p.m.

          Closing with Tea


Everyone welcome for all or part of the day.

Packed Lunch required.  Drinks provided.

Bring and Buy Stall


Come and join us as we relax and reflect

On God’s Word



As Isaac concert at Burniston

American Christian band ‘As Isaac’ and singer/songwriter Drakeford are touring England and Ireland in September and October. As part of that tour they are putting on a free concert at Burniston Methodist Church on Friday 19th September, 7.30pm. It’s an exciting opportunity to hear quality live music and there will be a chance to donate and/or buy a CD. To find out more about the band visit

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

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



Emmanuel St John’s and Wreyfield Church Men’s Forum

Emmanuel St John’s and Wreyfield Church Men’s Forum
We invite men from other fellowships to join us at Emmanuel St John’s for our 2014/2015 series of meetings which are held on the second Wednesday of each month commencing at 7:30pm. Refreshments are served at the close of each meeting.

The first meeting of this series will be held on the 10th September when David Lane’s subject will be entitled ‘A walk through York’.