As a minister in the Pocklington and Market Weighton Methodist Circuit may I welcome you to our website. We are now called Wolds Edge Methodist Church; one church which meets on several sites. You will find information on all of our church sites and events taking place in the area. Please come along to any service or event of interest to you. We seek to provide all who come with a warm welcome and opportunities for faith and friendship. Our desire is to be an “Attractive, welcoming, church community transforming lives for God.”
Rev Neville Simpson
Wolds Edge Methodist Church meets on a number of sites, as listed below. See the weekly plan of services at the foot of this page, and get in touch with the contacts below for more details:
Bubwith (monthly MONDAY 2pm meeting at All Saints Bubwith) 01757 288319
Holme on Spalding Moor (9.30am fortnightly) 07740 282665
Melbourne (9.30am fortnightly) 01759 318918
Newton (9.30am monthly) 01904 607295
Pocklington (11am weekly) 07812 414812
Sancton (10am weekly) 01430 827283
St John’s, Market Weighton (11am weekly) 07835 318089
Join our Zoom worship; Thursday 9.30am & Sunday 6pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for login details.
See ‘Our Sunday Service-Worship at Home’ tab at the foot of this page for worship sheets
See 'Connected-Newsletter' tab at the foot of this page for our latest news
"May we aspire to live the Jesus way"
As I write this for Connected the world of politics in this country has just hit some more potholes in the road. Our prime minister has been issued with a fixed penalty fine for not wearing a seatbelt, an allegation has been raised that the hiring of the new BBC chairman was influenced by a loan arranged for our former prime minister and the former chancellor has been fined for unpaid tax. I’m not saying this to make political points or because I can claim the moral high ground although I assure you I don’t owe millions in unpaid tax!
The question it leaves me with is, “What do we expect from our leaders?” Or to put it another way what ethics should we all live by including our leaders. As Christians we are called to live by the teaching of Jesus who is our example. Jesus goes out of his way to teach about both money or to be more exact the use of it and how we treat our fellow human beings. How we use what God has given us is important whether that be our money, time or abilities. Jesus calls us to be less self-centred and more aware of the needs of others and how we can in humility serve and love and share. Paul puts it like this in his letter to the church in Rome,
“Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honour to those who are in authority. Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbour, you will fulfil the requirements of God’s law”(Rom 13:7-8)
May we aspire to live the Jesus way respecting those in authority and loving those in need. May we also pray for our political leaders it is difficult living in the glare of the spotlight day by day.