Cayton Methodist Church: Christmas Tree Festival

Cayton are holding their Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday 12th and 13th December.  The theme is “Singing the Faith – Advent and Christmas Hymns”

On Saturday 12th viewing of trees from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.  There will be refreshments and various stalls along with a soup and sandwich lunch from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm.

On Sunday 13th Rev Rosie Coles will lead the service at 10.30 am, followed by coffee and mince pies and viewing of trees from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm.

Proceeds in aid of the Disaster Emergency Committee for Refugees.

Advent Bible Study: ‘Journey to the Manger’

In this time of Advent as we prepare ourselves for Christmas.  Not just buying presents, selecting recipes and endless carol services, but really preparing ourselves to celebrate the origins of Christmas in celebrating the incarnation (God with us).

I give an invitation to you all to Journey with me towards the manger, in a 4 week Advent Bible exploration.  Based on Paula Gooders excellent book ‘Journey to the manger’ we will reflect on Gospel passages detailing the origins, the announcement, the arrival and the aftermath of the Christmas narratives.

The journey begins on Friday 27th November at 1.30 pm at Northstead Church with a cup of tea.

The weekly sessions will be finished by 2.45 pm to allow for school pick-ups.  We will meet each Friday until Friday 18th December.


A few booklets will available from Northstead Church, or I will have some at Scalby, (please ring or text me on 07788 407726, if you would like one).  Everyone is welcome, we aim to have open discussions as we journey and explore together.  Rev Emma Morgan and Christine Sutherby.

Light up a Life Appeal 2015: St Catherine’s Hospice

The 2015 Light up a Life is in a new format there will be six indoor services across our region and an outside service here at the Hospice on Thursday 10th December at 6.00 pm.  The service will take on a more reflective and remembrance feel.

There will be two outside Light up a Life trees, one here at the Hospice and one at Whitby Day Hospice.  At each indoor service there will be a symbolic lighting of the Light up a Life tree and everyone will be given their own candle to light during the service.  Which they can then take home and light again with friends and family during the Christmas period.

The dates for the other services are:

Mon 30th November at 6.00 pm at Driffield Methodist Church

Tues 1st December at 6.00 pm at Filey Methodist Church

Wed 2nd December at 6.00 pm at St Peters Church, Norton

Thurs 3rd December at 6.00 pm at St Hilda’s RC Church Whitby

Sunday 6th December at 3.00 pm Bridlington Priory

Mon 7th Dec at 6.00 pm at All Saints Church Helmsley

Visit of Adrian and Bridget Plass to Westborough

Visit of Adrian and Bridget Plass with Christian musician Rob Haligan to Westborough Methodist Church on Saturday 28th November 2015 at 7.30 pm.  I hope you have already seen the publicity for the above evening. It should be a good night out. If you would like a ticket for the event, Peter Cross has a small number priced at £6 available on a first come first served basis. Telephone 01723 372266 or email

Talking of marriage and relationships: District Study Day

The Methodist Conference has urged all Methodists to engage in deep reflection and conversation about marriage and relationships and to consider the mission and pastoral responsibility of the Church around human relationships in the present age. These study days are to help support conversations across the District.

Saturday 21st November 2015 Westborough Methodist Church, Scarborough.The study day will be 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and will be identical in format registration from 9.30 am. Refreshments provided (bring a packed lunch).

Who is it for?

These are open to all Methodists in the District, but specifically designed for Presbyters, Deacons, Local Preachers, Circuit Stewards and Lay Employees.

How to book

Booking is not essential, but helps us to ensure we have enough resources and refreshments. To book a place, please contact the District Office / 01904 786275 and say which date you wish to attend.