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 re-opening for worship after the pandemic. Services will follow government guidelines & numbers are restricted, so you must book in advance using these contact numbers:
Bolton (11am on 1st & 3rd Sundays) 01759 380687
Melbourne (9.30am fortnightly) 01759 318918
Sancton (10am fortnightly) 01430 827283
Pocklington (11am weekly) 07812 414812
St John’s, Market Weighton (11am fortnightly) 01430 879664 or 07835 318089
We will let you know here when other churches & rooms to hire re-open for bookings.
Join our Zoom worship; Thursday 9.30am & Sunday 6pm. Contact email@example.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
Come and join us in a Pentecost trail to celebrate the Church's birthday! It takes place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 between 2pm and 3.30pm in the grounds of Pocklington Methodist Church at the rear of the church. To book, please contact Helen Currie, Comunity Outreach Lay Worker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07579 818750.
“Behind Closed Doors”
It has been a long time “behind closed doors” during the last 15 months for most people. The restrictions have impacted on each one of us in many different ways and loneliness has made its mark. We are by nature sociable and gregarious creatures although Joyce may disagree regarding myself. I think society functions at its best through relationships and friendship and supporting one another. That is a core part of Jesus’ teaching. He also liked a meal with people and the odd party. We have missed those things as well. However, very slowly the doors are opening and fear is being replaced with hope. We are tiptoeing out. There will be friendships rekindled and relationships renewed not only for us as we meet again as church fellowships but also for everyone else in society. I appreciate we take each step from isolation with a little bit of trepidation and each person does it at a different pace but step out we must.
I am talking about the pandemic but I could just as easily have been describing the disciples after Jesus has been raised from the dead, met with them and then ascended to heaven. Pentecost becomes the ‘new normal,’ it isn’t back to as it was before. God does a new thing and the responsibility for the mission of God is in the hands of a few ordinary people who must tiptoe out from “behind closed doors”. Well, that’s not quite true in the hands of a few ordinary people plus God Holy Spirit. Look what happens. The disciples are transformed, empowered, equipped and bold to tell people about Jesus. The ‘new normal’ has one thing in common with the ‘old normal’. God is with us.
We journey into something new and different. Things will never be the same again but there is hope and opportunity to share God’s love and Jesus’ message to those who want relationship, want healing, want love, want friendship and want a better life. It of course requires us to not stay “behind closed doors” of church life and to live out our faith on our “frontline” in our communities through our relationships and friendships with God Holy Spirit by our side.