Palm Sunday

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, “The Lord needs them,” and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11

The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew, performed by award winning actor George Dillon was planned to only be a single performance on Sat 30 March but has proven so popular that an additional performance has been programmed in for 2.45pm on the same day.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – Box Office 01723 370541 (Tickets £15-£10)

Further details of the production:


The Gospel of Matthew


Experience a stunning, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told…as Jesus’s followers first heard it, in a darkness illuminated purely by candlelight and the Word.

Award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in his highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous solo staging of the first Gospel.

Short-listed for The Stage’s ‘Best Actor’ Award in Edinburgh, Dillon’s epic, impassioned performance of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God.


ECG – under 18 registrations needed

Child Registration forms now needed!

Please ensure that all child registration forms are received into the ECG office before March 15 2013 otherwise they can not guarantee space in the children’s work. Download a form here

Remember the local discount voucher for 50% off weekly tickets (download here) and the booking form to send it in with here

Ever wondered what happens in a ‘typical’ ECG day?

8.30am-9am Early Morning Communion

9.30am- 10.30am Early morning sessions including All Age Worship with the fantastic Arise Ministries.
10.30am-12.30pm 0-10’s and ECG Youth
11.00am-12.15pm Choice of Bible Studies from Ron Willoughby or the Venture FX Team

12.00- 5.00pm Marketplace Open
12.15pm-1.30pm Prayer Station
1.00pm-2.00pm Choice of receptions or ECG Scratch Choir
2.30pm-3.30pm Choice of Seminars
4.00pm-5.00pm Receptions

7pm- 9pm Choice of Celebrations in The Grand Hall or Venture FX venue.
7pm-9.15pm 3-10’s Children’s Praise Parties
7pm- 9.15pm ECG Youth

9.15pm-10.45pm Marketplace Open
9.30pm-10.30pm Prayer Station

9.45pm-11.15pm. Choice of Fringe events from acoustic musicians, comedy nights, quiz nights, Theatre productions and films.

Fresh Expressions for Holy Week

Fresh Expression events for Holy Week this year. The Easter labyrinth will be hosted again set around a lake at the beautiful Moss Lea Farm. There are some new aspects to the labyrinth this year and we hope you will be able to enjoy the reflective setting and gain some refreshment as part of your lent journey.

Easter Sunday will begin with the sonrise service with communion and include some uplifting music and reflection.

Mon March 25th Labyrinth 11—3pm Moss Lea Farm

Tues March 26th Labyrinth 11—3pm Moss Lea Farm

Wed March 27th Labyrinth 11—3pm Moss Lea Farm

Good Friday Walk of Witness 9.45 am St. William St Car Park

Sat March 30th Labyrinth 11—2pm Moss Lea Farm

Easter Sunday 5.30am Rising of the Son  St. Mary’s Grounds by ruins

Please contact Revd. Sam Foster or Shena Moray for further details

Directions to Moss Lea Farm:

From Scarborough on the A171 turn left at the petrol station at
Burniston onto    Limestone Road, Burniston. Go straight on passed the
school keeping to the left (curve in road), turn left  and continue up
Limestone Road until you get to crossroad and turn right (look out for
temporary signs with arrows giving directions). Follow road until you get to
Moss Lea Farm it is on the left (look out for a sign on the gate about 400
meters along on left.). Drive into the field, follow signs and park car’.
Toilet facilities and refreshments will be available!

Taking part in leading worship

A chance to think about what is involved in planning and leading worship.


The first meeting is at Northstead Methodist Church on

Wednesday 1st May – coffee from 7.15pm meeting starts at 7.45pm.

Six more meetings will be arranged on days to suit those who wish to attend

Who is it for?

People may come for a variety of reasons:

  • Just out of interest. It is a chance to think about what we do in public worship.
  • Involvement in Local Arrangement services on the Plan.
  • Church officers may find it helps them with their duties.
  • Some may be wondering whether they are being called to offer to become an accredited worship leader, to lead prayers of intercession or to do readings in services.
  • Others may be thinking about offering to train as a local preacher and see it as a way of dipping their toe in the water!

For further information please contact:

Mrs Diane Robinson or Rev’d Mary Jackman (use the website contact form)

or just come on the day