Summer concerts at South Cliff Methodist Church

Summer concerts at South Cliff Methodist Church are already under way on a Monday night starting at 7.45 p.m. (Season tickets £25) £5 on the door or buy a ticket in advance for £4 or just arrive carrying a summer concert leaflet and pay £4. (Leaflets are available from Malcolm Peart  or John Hastings or Circuit Office, Westborough MC).

This Monday, June 17, we have Scarborough Music Centre with their Clarinet Choir and their Easy Band,  playing music from the swing era.

Please come along and support them.  All are welcome!

A Service of Celebration of Food and Farming (for Lammas Time)


You are invited to A Service of Celebration of Food and Farming (for Lammas Time)

Saturday 3rd August 2013

at 11am (please note time)

to be followed by a BBQ

Donations towards the cost are welcome. Any profits given to Farming Help charities

Bentrigg Farm, Ravenscar, YO13 ONG (on Bentrigg Lane, off Church Road)

Speaker Howard Petch CBE

Previously principal of Bishop Burton College, Active in Rural Church, Education and Farming circles

Celebrating and Growing the Rural Church

You are invited to a day conference on Celebrating and Growing the Rural Church from 10am on  Saturday 22 June at Wydale Hall.  This ecumenical day will look at ways we can have confidence in our rural churches, and how we can be a Christian presence in our communities.  Everyone is welcome to come, whatever denomination your church is, and whatever role you play in your church.


The keynote address will be by  Canon Dr Jill Hopkinson, National Rural Officer for the Church of

England, speaking about Confidence.  Howard Petch CBE, former Commissioner for Rural Communities will be talking on being an effective presence, and the Revd Graham Jones, National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, will be speaking about collaborative ministry and future mission.  Worship will be led by Andy and Jo Bowden of The Well, and there will be time to share what’s happening in your church.


There will also be a chance to attend workshops with:

  • Jo and Andy Bowden: children, young people and the rural church
  • Jill Hopkinson: continuing the theme of confidence
  • Howard Petch: future issues in agriculture and food production
  • Graham Jones and Fr Tim Bywater on collaboration and ecumenism
  • Phil Thomas: using your church building imaginatively


To book a place, email or call 01904 699504.  There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be provided, please do let us know if you have any dietary requirements.  Wydale Hall is the Conference and Retreat Centre for the Diocese of York, and is located at Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9DG.

Priceholme 50th Celebrations

On Friday 21st June 2013 Priceholme will have been open for 50 years. To celebrate this, we are having a Thanksgiving Service at Northstead Church at 1.30 p.m. This will be led by Rev. Dr Keith Albans MHA Group Director (Chaplaincy & Spirituality).

We do hope that you will be able to come. Could you please let us know before Friday 14th June by telephoning Priceholme 361022

On Saturday 22nd June we are having a garden party at Priceholme. The day will start at 10.00 a.m. and finish about 4.30 p.m. There will be singers, musicians, games, charity stalls, B B Q at lunch time and Strawberry Cream Teas later.

It is going to be a busy and fun weekend and we really hope that it will be good weather. We do hope that you will be able to come especially to our Thanksgiving Service on Friday as it would be good to have the church full.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Elaine Evans (Chaplain)

Christian Aid Concert

Christian Aid Concert  on Friday 21st June
at 7pm at Westborough Church
Tickets will be £5 on the door and the concert will include Hackness Ladies Choir, Barrowcliff School Choir, plus soloists Victoria Wright and Jamal Rahman.

Go karting for South Africa

Rebuild South Africa

My page:

Please share this link with congregations as the fund raising page for South Africa Rebuild. If any one wishes to take part in the South Africa Rebuild fund raiser, then please contact Ade and Kath Sartain, Burniston.

The evidence of youth Christian growth from the Mexico Rebuild shone through at a recent Sunday @ 8 service at Burniston Church which is a great encouragement to fund raise for the South Africa Rebuild – allowing more young people to have the opportunity to participate in a project that will encourage them in their faith, and thus cascade into their peer groups.

Go karting for South Africa

July 14th 2013

16:15 Warm up laps

17:00 Race time!

2 hours, teams of 6. £120 per team. £20 each. Contact Kath Sartain

Encounter – Taster Session

Want to deepen your Christian faith and explore what God might be calling you to do? Then Encounter might be for you!
Encounter is a programme of exploration into discipleship and vocation developed by the Methodist Church in Yorkshire. Through a variety of approaches it aims to help people know themselves better, to identify their gifts and explore various possibilities for all types of ministry and service. Find out more at this short taster session.
To book a place contact Julie Fairweather
tel: 01723 355429

Taking part in leading worship

By request….a day-time chance to think about what is involved in planning and leading worship, set in the southern part of the circuit but open to all.


The first meeting is at Cross Hill Methodist Church, Hunmanby, on
Tuesday 11th June – meeting starts at 2.30pm.
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 use the contact form.