A Message from the Methodist Conference


The Methodist Conference unanimously agreed to ask churches to read out the statement on this web page on Sunday, or as soon as possible thereafter; asked all Methodists to call on their MP to challenge racism and discrimination (you can also use this web page to do so); and to encourage all to wear a safety pin to show solidarity against racismhttp://www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife

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Replacement of Trident is “unwarranted” and “unethical” say Churches

(from the Methodist Church website)

The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Quakers in Britain have said that the proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system are “unwarranted” and “unethical.”

This announcement comes in advance of the Parliamentary debate on Trident is to take place, where the UK Government will seek approval to spend £41 billion on building new submarines to carry nuclear weapons.

The Churches have previously expressed dismay that the UK Government is resisting discussions sponsored by the United Nations on multilateral disarmament. UK Churches have been represented at Non-Proliferation Treaty conferences in New York and have sought for many years to influence Government policy on nuclear weapons. In 2015, 26 faith leaders called on the UK Government to join with others in developing a robust plan of action to lead to a world free of nuclear weapons.

With a combined membership of over one million people in the UK alone, the leaders of the five Churches are encouraging all to pray and  write to their MPs.

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Priceholme events

Priceholme Friend’s Support Group AGM postponed The AGM of the Priceholme Friend’s Support Group due to be held on Tuesday 5th July has had to be postponed. It will now take place on Thursday 15th September at Priceholme 11.00 am.

Priceholme Thursday Entertainment Mornings

Priceholme invite the local community to join us every Thursday morning from 10.00 am to enjoy our entertainment of New Penny and will also be offering refreshments biscuits/cakes, all welcome!! There will be no charge but obviously any donations to the home are greatly appreciated as these will help fund any entertainment and activities we have in the home.

Summer Concert Programme for South Cliff

The season of South Cliff Summer Concerts offers a wide range of musical and other talents drawn from the very best soloists and groups from Scarborough and the surrounding areas; many include professional or semi-professional artistes as well as very talented amateur groups and individuals.

All the concerts this year will have an interval at half time with refreshments provided.  All seats are £5 at the door and represent good value for money.  You can save money by buying a season ticket for just £30 for all 15 concerts.

All the proceeds raised from these concerts help to support our Methodist Church and also the Macmillan Cancer Support whose supporters provide the free refreshments and will gratefully receive any donations you care to give for this service.

For Season Tickets and Group Bookings contact Malcolm Peart on 01723 377861 or mr.peart@btinternet.com

Come and join us on Monday evenings at 7.45 pm for some amazing concerts.

30th May​Village Voices

6th June​The Scarborough Community Choir

13th June​U3A Choir

20th June​The Dalesmen

27th June​Ballads, Songs and Snatches

4th July​Staxton Singers

11th July​The Hackness Ladies Choir

18th July​A Cappella

25th July​Tenor XI

1st August​Frank James and Friends

8th August​Ladies Evening

15th August​Summer Special

22nd August​FOS Library Music Group

29th August​Bridlington Beat

5th September​The Other Three Tenors

Welcome Service on Friday 2nd September 2016

The Welcome Service for Rev Jane Carter and Deacon Andrew Carter starts at 6.30 pm with refreshments (tea and cakes) from 5.30 pm.

The service will be held at St Hilda’s Anglican Church, Church Square, West Cliff in Whitby.

An easy access coach has been arranged for the Welcome Service.  The pick-up locations and times are as follows:

Filey Methodist Church at 3.45 pm

Westborough Methodist Church at 4.30 pm

Bus Stop opposite Burniston Methodist Church (cars can park at the Church) at 5.15 pm

Arrive at St Hilda’s Anglican Church for 6.00 pm

To book a place please contact Christine Hughes, Circuit Support Manager on 01723 355429or email nycmcircuit@gmail.com


Places are on a first come first served basis and must be made by Sunday 31st July.  If there is not enough take up then the coach will be cancelled.

There will be an easy access coach that will pick up at Filey – Westborough – Burniston, details to follow.

Circuit Services on Sunday 3rd July 2016

There will be two services both of which will start at 3.00 pm followed by tea and cakes to finish at 5.00 pm.

At Fylingthorpe there will be All Age Worship and at Robin Hood’s Bay there will be a Taizéservice led by Rev Chris Kirkman and Mrs Anne Kirkman.

There will be an easy access coach that will pick up at Filey – Westborough – Burniston, details to follow.

Service changes at Burniston Methodist Church

Please note the following changes to services being held at Burniston Methodist Church:

Sunday 17th April there will now be one joint service at 10.00 am, which will include Holy Communion, instead of services at 9.30 am and 11.00 am.

Sunday 1st May the service will be at 10.00 am and not at 10.30 am as shown on the Plan.