Job advert for Priceholme



Priceholme, Scarborough

10 hours per week •  £9.11 p/h • £4,737 per annum (actual)

MHA is a charity providing care homes, housing and support services for older people. We are looking for a chaplain (a lay person or an ordained minister) who will take the lead on pastoral care, and the spiritual and worship aspects of life within our Care Home at Priceholme, Scarborough.   As a key member of the staff team, you will also be responsible for building good working relationships with local faith communities.

For an application pack and an informal discussion, please contact 01332 221831 or email

Closing date:                Friday, 9th November 2012

Interview date:  Tuesday, 20th November 2012

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Priceholme is the Methodist Home for the Aged in Givendale Rd, Scarborough, where 32 Residents are cared for by a dedicated staff. There is also room for respite care.

The ‘Friends’ headed by an elected committee aim to befriend both residents and staff.

Funds are raised by membership subscriptions (minimum of £1 per annum) and special events. The money is used to provide many ‘extras’ which are needed in the Home in addition to the care already provided by Methodist Homes. For example in recent years we have been able to pay for an outside decking area, a large screen TV for the lounge, special bath with hoist, fish tanks to provide interest, and many other amenities. Every year we hold a New Year Party and a Summer Tea Party which are much enjoyed. The gifts for Christmas and Birthdays which each resident receives are enhanced by funding from the Friends group.

In order that the work may continue, it is important that new Friends are enlisted whenever possible. Forms are available if you would consider becoming a Friend from treasurer Beryl Pollard or Secretary Anthea Purdy (please use the contact form the request details)


Several Churches in Scarborough provide tea and homemade cakes etc, once a month on Tuesday afternoons.This is done on a rota basis. The residents really enjoy these occasions, and the chance to chat with the church folk who come. We would be grateful if some of the churches in the new North Yorkshire Coast Circuit would like to join in. If you are able to commit to this scheme please inform Anthea Purdy(see above).

Waves of Praise Concert and FISS fundraising day

Burniston Methodist Church presents…

a day of fundraising in aid of FISS (Faith in Scarborough Schools

Saturday 20th October

10am – 3pm Car Wash * Bric-a-Brac Stall * Cakes
Bruce Clark will be available during the day to talk
about his work with schools in the area

7.30pm WAVES of PRAISE
evening of celebration & praise
45-strong choir from Cullercoats + drama and dance
£5 entry (to evening event – tickets also available from Seeds Café in advance)

Visit of the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir to Scarborough and Whitby

The internationally acclaimed ‘Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir’ will be touring the UK again this autumn to raise much needed funds for their schools and homes back in Uganda. Children being cared for by the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation will wow audiences with their mix of traditional African music, dance and drumming.

Visit of the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir to Scarborough and Whitby

Friday 28th September: Westborough Methodist Church at 7p.m.

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South Cliff Methodist Church stage their annual ‘MEN’S COFFEE MORNING’ (when the ladies are waited upon by the menfolk) plus ‘Best Baked Scones’ competition for the men, on Wed. 10th Oct. at 10.15am in the Church Hall.

Celebrity organist Howard Beaumont will officially open this fun event with a musical introduction with all funds raised going to the chapel’s maintenance fund.

Various stalls & Bumper Raffle. Admission & refreshments FREE but donations welcome.