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
Join us for Light & Shadows at Pocklington (a creative afternoon responding to the theme of light and darkness) - Saturday 8 Oct 3-8pm. No charge (donaitons welcome). Food is bring your own picnic or go into town for a takeaway. All welcome. More details www.kairosmovement.org.uk.
“From the old we travel to the new”
Well happy new Methodist year on 1st September! New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on what has happened during the last twelve months.
In our Church life and in your personal journey of faith how has it been? I have found that a difficult question to answer for myself as your Minister and as a Christian in this place. There has been much change, big decisions made and a time of unsettling. I wonder if that’s God’s way and the journey of faith is an uncertain and at times precarious journey. Sometimes we sing the hymn “God who sets us on a journey” it contains these lines, “should we stumble, lose our bearings, find it hard to know what’s right, we regain our true direction focused on the Jesus light.” Perhaps we have needed to stumble and lose our bearings to make us fix our eyes on Jesus again.
The other thing we do at New Year is thinking about what is hoped for in the next 12 months. As we go into a new multi-site church joined together with a new way of working what do we hope for on the journey? The same hymn has these lines, “keep us travelling in the knowledge you are always at our side; give us courage for the journey, Christ our goal and Christ our guide.”
My hope is that we are Christ centred and Christ guided on a journey into new waters and new ways of working open for new mission opportunities. May our confidence not be in the map but in the one we journey with. An exciting year awaits us!