Holy Habits: Deeper into Prayer July to September 2018


Deeper into Prayer will be led by members of the Crofters Spirituality Group at the invitation of the North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit.  Crofter members include qualified Prayer Guides and those experienced in leading people to explore and deepen their prayer life.  ‘Crofters’ is an ecumenical group who request that sessions are advertised locally and ‘open’ to anyone wishing to participate.  

Each session will be 90 minutes long (including refreshment time) and will ‘stand-alone’ but there will be maximum benefit if the full course is attended.  

The circuit is providing the venues and hospitality for a 6 week course + 1 introductory session and 1 closing session. We are very grateful to the churches listed below who have responded so generously to the request to host sessions.

We offer each session twice in a week, held in different areas of the circuit and at different times of day i.e. 1 during the daytime and 1 evening session, to give the opportunity for as many people as possible to attend.  Hospitality and refreshments will be provided by the hosting church.  

Week 1Circuit Introduction to ‘Deeper into Prayer’ to include refreshments and a short act of worship at Westborough Methodist Church

Tuesday 3rd July 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Week 2‘Who is God’ led by John McGlinchey and Diane Robinson

Wednesday 11th July from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Emmanuel St John’s LEP
Thursday 12th July from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Filey Methodist Church

Week 3‘I have loved you with and everlasting love’ led by Joyce Bell and Pam Beattie

Tuesday 17th July from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Northstead Methodist Church
Thursday 19th July from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Snainton Methodist Church

Week 4 ‘God in all things’ led by Chris Dyson and Madonna House

Wednesday 25th July from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Queens Street Methodist Church
Saturday 28th July from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fylingthorpe Methodist Church (an extra ½ hour has been added to allow participants to bring a packed lunch if they wish to spend longer in this beautiful spot.)

August will be a ‘meditation month’ of local prayer events: walks/pilgrimages/retreats/labyrinths etc to be arranged by the local churches, with invitations to members of other churches to join in, please advertise your event via the circuit notices.

Dates, times and venues for Sessions 5-8 will be announced shortly.  (Poster attached).


Holy Habits: Praying in Filey

A beach pilgrimage on Saturday 11th August.  Meet at Filey Methodist Church at 9:30 am for coffee.  A walk to Hunmanby Gap and return.  Come for all or come for part.

A meditation on prayer on Wednesday 15th August at 6:30 pm at Filey Methodist Church led by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd.  Followed by a bring and share supper.

A Prayer walk on Tuesday 21st August at 1:30 pm.  Meet at bottom entrance to Wharfedale estate (nearest to railway crossing).  Afternoon tea to follow.

Christian Aid in Scarborough Event: Westborough Methodist Church

Come and hear all about the success of Scarborough area churches in supporting Christian Aid’s work to fight poverty and injustice throughout the world on Monday 23rd July at Westborough Methodist Church, Scarborough from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  

Learn about our exciting new Partnership Project in Ghana and about all our plans for future events.  Hear the latest news from Christian Aid from Stephanie Cooper the Regional Director for Yorkshire and the North East.

All are welcome to share in this important work.

For more information contact Sally Garforth (Secretary to Scarborough Christian Aid Group) on 01723 882159.

Big Brekkie for Christian Aid: Burniston Methodist Church

On Saturday 7th July from 8:30 am until 10:30 am you can come along to Burniston Methodist church for your breakfast. There will be a wide choice of delicious food including porridge, bacon or sausage butties, cereals, toast, yoghurt, fruit and including some gluten free and vegetarian options.

Do come along and support the launch of our new partnership project for Scarborough Christian Aid which will enhance the learning opportunities for young people in Ghana.

Fairtrade Open Meeting and AGM: Westborough Methodist Church

The Borough of Scarborough Fairtrade Group have their Open Meeting and AGM on Friday 13th July 2018 from 6:30 pm 8:00 pm at Westborough Methodist Church (oppositeScarborough Station, West End).

Join us for pre-meeting Fairtrade Refreshments in the Coffee Lounge served from 6:00 pm -6:25 pm.

Celebrate with us our 10th Anniversary year as a Fairtrade Borough ‘Fairtrade, the future?’

Guest Speaker: Paul Chandler, non-exec director of the Co-op and former CEO of Traidcraft sharing Thoughts on Fairtrade and its future after Brexit.  Songs by Global Voices, Short AGM, discussion, stall, opportunities to ask questions.  All Welcome.  

Vacancy for Circuit Financial Officer

North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit www.northyorkscoastmethodist.org.uk

are seeking to appoint a


for 16 hours a week

The circuit office is based in Westborough Methodist Church, Scarborough.  (Open Tuesday – Friday 8:15 am to 1:15 pm).

We are looking for someone to provide and ensure effective recording and reporting of all financial transactions of the Circuit and its various funds.

We are looking for someone with some finance qualifications and experience working in an office environment.

Attendance at evening meetings may be required.

Salary £10.34 per hour.

Closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 19th July 2018.

Interviews to be held late July/early August 2018.

Starting date asap.

For more information and an application pack please contact Mr Michael Broddle, Senior Circuit Steward on 01723 372822 or email mandsbroddle@bbzone.co.uk  Completed Applications to be returned to:

Mr Michael Broddle, Senior Steward

c/o North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit

Circuit Office

Westborough Methodist Church


North Yorkshire​​YO11 1TS