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.”
If you would like to know what to expect on Sundays click here or contact me or the circuit administrator for more information.
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
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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
“God’s plan is not always our plan”
You will see as the new preaching plan is circulated that it is again somewhat different for us in Wolds Edge Methodist Church. If you look back to when I arrived almost ten years ago to serve with you it is unrecognizable. We can lament that, we can rationalize it, or we can wonder if God is at work.
At Wolds Edge Methodist Church Council we took the difficult decision to change the pattern of worship so that we gather together for one service in one location every other week at least through June to August. We will discuss it further at the General Church Meeting on 19th June and everyone is invited.
We are living in challenging and changing times but God is at work and Jesus walks with us. So far we have opened ourselves up to the possibilities of that. We are now one multi-site church working together. We are from 1st September part of the Bridge Circuit I think the first non-geographical circuit in the country. Both of those massive and brave decisions we have taken seeking to be faithful as we discern what is required to serve God and follow Him in this present age.
I wonder whether the changes now happening are another nudge from God on that journey? I wonder if it is one we did not expect yet and do so reluctantly? We can see it as another step of faith as Jesus reveals himself to us as he did to two disciples on the road to Emmaus and let our “hearts burn” or we can trudge on reluctantly wondering why “these things have happened”. I urge you to pray and be open to the journey before us that we might as a modern hymn called Have You Heard God’s Voice says,
"Will you walk the path that will cost you much and embrace the pain and sorrow?
Will you trust in One who entrusts to you the disciples of tomorrow?"