Message from our Superintendent

Dear friends,

What a joy and a privilege it is to be a minister in the church, particularly at Christmas.

When Christmas Day arrives and since Advent Sunday I will have shared in 15 services of worship, attended 5 school nativities and concerts, been to Messy Church, led 6 bible studies, eaten three Christmas dinners, baptised 1 baby, officiated at 2 funerals, given Christmas messages to and prayed with and for hundreds of people who do not normally come to church; children and their parents, Scouts, Probus and Rotary members and sung countless numbers of Christmas carols.

In addition to this I will have chaired 4 business meetings, attended our Circuit prayer meeting and met pastorally with a number of people in homes, hospitals and coffee shops.

Christmas is a gift to the church, an opportunity for us to share the good news with those outside our regular worshipping congregations.

I hope and pray that around the circuit and in each of our churches we have all managed to welcome visitors, reached out in to our communities and taken every opportunity to share Jesus (it’s not too late).

I hope also that in the midst of all the busyness you have taken time and are taking time out for personal reflection, that as you have read and heard again about the baby Jesus that you have encountered the Living, Lord Jesus, and that you will continue to do so throughout 2017.

Every blessing to you all, with love and prayers, Graham

Calling All Singers

Would you like to sing in the choir on Boxing Day at Queen Street Methodist Central Hall for their annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’.

If you would then please go along to Emmanuel St John’s Church on a Thursday evening at 7:30 pm to join the Celebration singers as they rehearse to lead the singing at this very popular event. You will be very welcome. For more details ring Elaine 01723 373016.

Burniston Methodist Church: Christmas Play

Burniston Methodist Church is proud to host the Riding Lights Theatre Company for their performance of a BUMPER new Christmas play “Three Cheers for Christmas!”

Monday 19th December at 2:30 pm

Burniston & Cloughton Village Hall, High Street, Burniston, Scarborough, YO13 0JE

Single Tickets £5, Limited Family Tickets (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15

Box Office: Burniston Post Office or online at

Briggswath Cinema~4~U

Briggswath & Sleights Methodist Church present “Dad’s Army”.

The Walmington on Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.  Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon on Thursday 17th November 2016 from 2.00 pm.

Entry is free but a retiring donation in appreciation will be gratefully received.