Yorkshire Day

Filey Methodist Church are celebrating Yorkshire Day on August 1st with a Spud’n Pud Lunch from 12 noon.
Jacket Potato with choice of filling, Homemade Dessert, Tea or Coffee
Donations welcome (£3.50 minimum please)

12 Hour Table Tennis Marathon

It’s getting closer…

12 Hour Table Tennis Marathon to be on Saturday 21st September 2013 at South Cliff Methodist Church Hall… sponsorship is for Cancer Research UK.

This will be the third table tennis marathon for Cancer Research UK between South Cliff Friendship Club and Westborough 60+ Youth Club. Last year £2,500 was raised.

Sponsorship is required and there will also be a coffee morning on the day from 10-12 with a cake stall (donations of cakes will be welcome!).

The tournament is from 9am to 9pm and spectators are welcome throughout the day.

Induction of Rev Jason McCullagh to the Pastorate of Emmanuel St John’s Church

Induction of Rev Jason McCullagh to the Pastorate of Emmanuel St John’s Church

Saturday 24th August 2013

You are invited to the Induction Service for Rev Jason McCullagh which will commence at 2 pm. It would help if you would confirm numbers attending this service as seating capacity may be limited. The Church is located in St John’s Road in the Falsgrave area of Scarborough at YO12 5ES. Car parking space is limited and cannot be guaranteed. On Street Parking is time limited to 3 hours for which parking discs will be available at the church if required. Please use Public Transport if at all possible

Please use the contact form for your reply. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Pringle, Church Secretary


NYCC Celebration Service

Just to remind everyone, Deacon Helen Webster was ordained last weekend at Sulfolk Cathedral.

As celebration of all Helens hard work and in thanksgiving, a testimony service will take place at Eskdale School, Whitby on Sunday 28 July @ 4.30 pm. Please remind everyone about this event and encourage people to come along and support Helen on this special day.

The day will not only be in celebration of Helen’s Ministry but will be a great day for the circuit to meet together. Helen has chosen to have an All-Age celebration including some ‘Messy Church’ style worship and prayer stations alongside hearing Helen’ testimony.

The all-age celebration service would be a great way of bringing some of our families together, and with this in mind we are hoping to arrange a coach, starting in Filey and picking up along the coast to encourage this.

Times are a little sketchy at the moment, but pickups will start at 12.30 in Filey 1-1.30 through Scarborough, arriving in Whitby for about 2.30, thus allowing some free time in Whitby before the service at 4.30 pm

Please let me know by Thursday 18th if you have families at your church requiring transport.

Transport costs to be covered by donations, (please if you can’t come could you support others by donating if possible.

Telephone 01723 515265

Thank you and Every Blessing

Christine Sutherby ….

World Church Morning

South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Rd, Scarborough invites you to a World Church Morning
on Saturday 29th June at 10:00 a.m. for 10:30 a.m..

The speaker will be Rev Francis Nabieu who has recently returned from a visit to Sierra Leone.

After the meeting a Ploughman’s Lunch will be available – payment by donation.
(If you would like lunch please E-mail through the contact form by 22nd June)

We look forward to seeing you.

Syria Appeal


The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) is continuing to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria.


According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, nearly 1.3 million Syrians have now registered as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. Thousands more are fleeing the conflict every day and at present over 200,000 are still awaiting registration.

MRDF is responding to the crisis through the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) partners, the global network of churches and related relief organisations. MRDF supporters have so far donated over £18,000 to its Syria Crisis Appeal. These funds will go to support the work of ACT member agency The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which is working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Through a programme coordinated by its Department for World Service (DWS), the LWF has been providing relief and support for Syrian refugees at Za’atari Camp in collaboration with the Jordanian government since August 2012.


Za’atari Camp (Learn more Za’atari Refugee Camp in pictures. – photos taken Nov.2012)


Since it opened in August 2012, Jordan’s Za’atari Camp has been a 24 hour-a-day operation.

This camp is now home to over 100,000 refugees, with more arriving every day. In a report on the situation, the ACT Alliance have said that the number of Syrian refugees is also putting pressure on national resources in Jordan including food, water, health, and education. This is contributing to increased tensions between host and refugee communities.

Prices of food and other commodities are constantly rising and many Jordanians blame the increasing Syrian refugee population for the soaring cost of living. Because of this, humanitarian agencies are planning programs to ease tensions between the two groups and to promote peaceful coexistence.


LWF have been working hard to provide shelter, camp management, psychosocial support and education services to improve conditions. Over the winter, LWF provided 2,200 winterised tents with cooking gas and prefabricated shelters. One of the main priorities was distributing warm garments for 33,000 people as temperatures dropped below freezing.


A safer place to play


One family who has benefited from LWF’s help is that of 55-year-old grandmother Omm Yaser. ‘We received the shelters during the rains, but before the snowfall. Our first night in the prefabricated shelter was the first night we felt safe and warm in Za’atari refugee camp’.

The shelters have also provided an alternative safe space to play for her grandchildren. Amjad, Yaser’s 30-year-old son, explains ‘We were always worried about the kids playing outside. The only outdoor spaces are basically in the street where camp vehicles are operating, making it dangerous for them to play. When we received the six prefabricated shelters, we arranged them to make an inner courtyard which became a safe playground for the children’.


Refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Armenia still desperately need your support. Please give whatever you can to help agencies like LWF to provide life-saving assistance to those in greatest need. See website http://www.mrdf.org.uk

If you would prefer to donate by telephone using a credit or debit card, call 020 7224 4814. To donate by post, send a cheque made payable to ‘MRDF’ to MRDF, 25 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5JR, stating your gift is for the Syria Appeal.