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.”
Rev Neville Simpson
Some of our churches are now open for worship after the pandemic. Please get in touch with the contacts below for more details:
Bolton (11am fortnightly) 01759 380687
Holme on Spalding Moor (9.30am fortnightly) 07740 282665
Melbourne (9.30am fortnightly) 01759 318918
Newton (TBA) 01904 607295
Pocklington (11am weekly) 07812 414812
Sancton (10am fortnightly) 01430 827283
St John’s, Market Weighton (11am fortnightly) 07835 318089
We will let you know here when any changes are planned to these arrangements and when other churches (& rooms to hire) re-open for bookings.
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
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“Have your cake and eat it”
As human beings we want to “Have our cake and eat it”, to have the best of all worlds even when they’re not mutually compatible. For example many want to go on holiday abroad but not to allow people from other countries on our shores. Some want freedom to do what they want but think others should be restricted in their behaviour because of Covid. We are delighted the Yorkshire Wolds is to be recognized as a place of outstanding natural beauty but don’t want to be inundated with tourists. We want to lose weight but eat anything we please. I’m no different so don’t think I’m having a go at you.
Jesus is asked by a rich young man “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-31) He had lived an exemplary life but something was stopping him from being a follower of Jesus. “And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me”. He could not. Herein is the challenge that we must offer all. This account isn’t about money it is about what holds us back from following Jesus because we want “to have our cake and eat it”. We want to be a follower of Jesus but do it on our own terms, which is impossible. I wonder what is it that Jesus is challenging you to let go of right now? May you be willing to let it go and journey on with Jesus?