Welcome to The Website for the Methodist Churches in the Pocklington & Market Weighton area

Welcome

As a minister in the Pocklington and Market Weighton Methodist Circuit group of churches may I welcome you to our website. You will find information on all of our churches 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.”

If you would like to know what to expect on Sundays click here or contact me or the circuit administrator for more information.

Best wishes,

Rev Neville Simpson

 

Our churches are open for worship 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:

Bolton (11am most weeks) 01759 380687

Bubwith (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 from 5th Sep) 01904 607295

Pocklington (11am weekly) 07812 414812

Sancton (10am weekly from 5th Sep) 01430 827283

St John’s, Market Weighton (11am weekly from 5th Sep) 07835 318089

Join our Zoom worship; Thursday 9.30am & Sunday 6pm. Contact methnews@gmail.com 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

  

News & Events

Jan 10
Art & Craft Groups

Join one of the upcoming sessions for anyone who enjoys crafting and chatting; held 10am-12pm on Mon 10th Jan at Melbourne and Mon 17th Jan at Bolton. A time to draw, paint, knit, stitch, craft, or finish an unfinished project. All welcome.

Bolton with Fangfoss - Main Street, Bolton, YO41 5QT Melbourne - Main Street, Melbourne, YO42 4QJ 10th Jan
Jan 06
Knitted jumpers

There’s just time to finish your knitting before the end of this month!  

Last year Bolton and other churches in the circuit knitted and sent jumpers and hats to Wullinkamma Arribaja clinic, Gambia, for babies under a year old whose mothers have died. Another collection of jumpers is being planned for January, to send early February. Any queries, please contact Kathryn 01759 2380687.

 

       

6th Jan

Pause for Thought

 

“Give the gift of hope”

Last year I wrote in my Christmas message headed “Christmas is not cancelled” and thought we would be able to meet with family and friends. In the end we faced a Christmas separated from loved ones and it was tough.  Hopefully, this year we will be able to meet and socialise with those we love. 

Socialising is an integral part of Christmas celebrations for most however it’s not Christmas. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus coming into the world to change it forever. The Word became flesh as John describes it and dwelt among us. Isn’t that wonderful! God loves us so much that he comes to bring hope for the times we live in. In his time on this planet Jesus gave hope to the marginalised, hope to the poor, hope to the corrupt, hope to the stranger, hope for the foreigner, hope for the prisoner, hope to the ordinary and often missed, hope to the rich. Hope for all including you and me. Jesus changes lives.

Paul says, ‘May the hope of God fill you’ ‘so that you may overflow with hope’ (Romans15: 13). We are to be filled with the hope of God today because of Jesus not so that we can feel self contented or it sustains our Christian discipleship rather so that hope can overflow from us. Overflow implies it goes somewhere and doesn’t just stay with us. Overflow also implies you being continually topped up with hope otherwise overflow would happen only once. Christian hope flows from us into the world. Living in hope means we expect God to be at work in the world today. In the New Testament and early church just look at the emphasis given to seeking justice, peace, reconciled relationships, reintegration into community and on love of neighbour. Hope drives our commitment to social action and to the sharing and proclamation of the Good News. What a Christmas gift of hope we can give to others this Christmas!

May you and all those you care about know God’s love, hope and peace this Christmas and may you give the gift of hope to others.

Rev Neville

 

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