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Have you noticed the vast amount of coverage on the TV lately about loneliness? So many folk, old and young in our communities are facing long days without conversation. We have a range of activities across the Circuit to which we could easily invite folk to just to ease that isolation. 
Why not offer to take a neighbour to something? (for lunches it might be wise to phone first – but I am sure you will be made very welcome!!)

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and any special Church events via the email link at the bottom of this page

Lent 2018

Please let Ann know if you are running a Lent Course this year, so that a comprehensive list can be produced. If there are no courses running in your own Church, please consider attending one elsewhere.

Ryedale Christian Council Ecumenical Events In Lent 2018

Helmsley - Thursdays at 7.00pm. starting 22nd February for 5
weeks. Talks and discussion on The Meanings of the Cross. Led by local clergy at the Methodist Schoolroom, Ashfield Road ending with Passover Meal on Wednesday 28th March. Contact Rev. Tim Robinson 01439 770983. Also Rev. Ken Gowland. email: for other events.

- Tuesdays at 12.00 noon - l.00pm starting
20th February. Lent Reflections on The Last Seven Words from the Cross given by a different tradition each week. Soup lunch. Hosted by Churches Together in Kirkbymoorside at the Methodist Church. Donations to Water Aid. Contact Janet Brown 0L751 433001.

Kirkdale Benefice - Wednesdays at 7.30pm startin
g 21st February for 5 weeks. York Course 'On the Third Day'. St. Hilda's Millenium Room .
Contact David Trill 01439

Lastingham - Wednesdays at 10.30am starting on Ash
Wednesday 14th February. Study of the book 'Jesus - Man ofPrayer' by Sister Margaret Magdalen. The St. Cedd Centre (Vicarage). Please contact Bishop Godfrey 01751 417344 ifyou wish to attend. 9.30am Wednesday Eucharist in church as usual.

Oswaldkirk - Tuesdays at 7.30pm starting 20th February.
Ecumenical York Course 'On the Third Day'. Contact Helenand David Goodman at Ledbrooke House. 01439 788401  Also Pilgrim Course 'Church and Kingdom' Dates, time and place to be arranged. Contact Ian Henley 01439 788274.

More Lent Meetings

. A series of ecumenical meetings during Lent will take place on Tuesday mornings 10.00 am at Shalom,  4 Riverside Cottages, Sinnington. The dates are: 20/2, 27/2, 6/3, 13/3, 20/3.

Thornton Dale
. Louise Hayes will be leading ecumenical Lent Reflections at Thornton Dale  at 11.15am - 12.00 noon on 28th Feb, 7th March & 14th March followed by bring and share lunch at  The Old Grammar School.  

. Louise will also be leading the same 45 minute sessions at Hovingham between 10.30am and 12.00 noon on 14th Feb, 21st and 28th March. Venues and exact times yet to be decided.

At the Manse 1.30 - 2.30 starting Wednesday 21st February "Worship in the Wilderness” for 6 weeks




Weds 14th 7.00pm
Ash Wednesday Service.  Kirkbymoorside with Holy Communion. Sat17th Day of Prayer and Fasting  see separate leaflet for more detailed information. Please let Ann know if you are running a Lent Course this year, so that a comprehensive list can be produced. If there are no courses running in your own Church, please consider attending one elsewhere.

Fri 16th 7.15pm
. An evening with  Ken and Nancy Allanson at Kirby Misperton Methodist Church. ALL WELCOME

Sat 17th
The Ryedale Circuit invite you all to join together in a day of prayer and fasting as we journey through Mark’s gospel, through scripture, reflection and prayer.

Sun 18th    6.30 p.m.    Rievaulx Sunday Evening Special led by Karen Pattison

Tues 20th 9:45am for 10:00am
. Salvation Army Norton. Women's World Day of Prayer Bible Study led by Major Matthew Bennett

Sat 24th 10.30am - 3.30pm.  `How to Mind Your Language.` Oxford Place Methodist Church, Leeds. LS1 3AU

Sat 24th  09:30 – 16:30
. Germinate Enterprise: One Day Course in East Yorkshire - St Michael's Centre St Michael & All Angels Church, Main Street, Cherry Burton, Beverley, East Yorkshire  'Germinate Enterprise' is a programme designed by experienced business and social enterprise  entrepreneurs that will help you think through how to start a business or social enterprise especially if located in a rural area. This one-day workshop is a fast-moving version of the full programme suitable for: • Anyone considering starting a business • Anyone interested in becoming a facilitator/trainer willing to guide others through the process of starting-up or developing an enterprise • Representatives of organisations in rural areas that may be willing to host 'Germinate Enterprise' workshops, e.g. church groups, rural charities, etc. "A brilliant course, well delivered, excellent workbook" "Well worth while attending" "Very useful and enjoyable” See:



Fri 2nd  2:00pm
.  St Mary's Priory Church, Old Malton.  Women's World Day of Prayer Service

Fri 2nd  2
.00pm. Womens World Day of Prayer service, prepared by the Christian Women of Suriname, at Terrington Church , conducted by Rev Taffy Morgan. Ecumenical service arranged by The Street Churches, Hovingham and Slingsby Chapels and All Saints Church, Terrington. All welcome

Fri 2nd
7.30pm Tinity Methodist Church, Norton. A Harmonia Concert for Independent Domestic Abuse Service

Sat 3rd
. Pocklington Methodist Church. Information Morning. Come and find out about more about One Opportunity. This is open to anyone, not just young people.   
Contact Carol Carter to book 01904 764610 or

Sat 3rd
 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Hovingham Chapel are serving refreshments at the award winning Hovingham Village Market It is our main fund raising event so if you fancy a bacon sandwich, mouth watering cakes or just a hot drink please visit us in the Village Hall.

Tues 6th
.00pm. Hovingham Womens Fellowship have invited a representative of Camphill Village Trust communities to talk at their meeting in the Village Hall.

Weds 7th
6.45pm.  Norton Bethel.  Monthly Circuit Prayer Meeting

Thurs 8th 10:30am to 11:30am
. Hovingham T-Spot join us at the Rolling-Pin Café (The Bakery)  for a cuppa, chat and company, cost £2.50.  Organised by Hovingham Methodist Chapel.  If you need transport please call Louise (628064) or Sue (628077) and we will pick you up.  All ages welcome.

Sat 10th
10.30 to 4.00pm. Yorkshire North and East District invite you to our annual Lay Synod. Haxby Methodist Church

Sun 18th  6.30 p.m.    Rievaulx Sunday Evening Special led by Rievaulx Singing Group.

Sun 25th
Palm Sunday

2.00 p.m.
Palm Sunday Procession through Rievaulx Village handing out Palm Crosses to all we meet, singing songs and retelling the story of Palm Sunday.   Please meet at the Chapel at 2.00 p.m.

Fri 30th  2:30pm
.   Norton Bethel.   Good Friday Service Beneath the Cross led by Mrs J. Brown



Sun 1st  6.30 p.m.   Rievaulx Easter Sunday Worship & Holy Communion led by Rev. Ken Gowland.

Thurs 12th 7:00pm
.  Norton Bethel.  Monthly Circuit Prayer Meeting

Sat 14th
9.30am - 4.00pm Day Conference. Ryedale Christian Council. Alban Roe House, Ampleforth Abbey.

Sun 15th
6.30 p.m.  Rievaulx Sunday Evening Special led by Rev. David Emison.

Fri 20th - Sunday 22nd
MWiB Residential Weekend, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU, Cost £170 ‘Oceans of Justice, Rivers of Fairness’. If you have never been to Swanwick because of the cost then you might like to apply for a bursary of £150 which leaves £20 for you to pay.  There are a number of these available so if you would like the experience then please take this opportunity.  Arrival and registration on Friday 4.00pm - 6.30pm, Programme starts with dinner at 6.45pm on Friday  and ends after lunch at 2.00pm on Sunday. Further details from Ann.

Sat 21st 2:00-5:00pm
. Norton Bethel.   An Afternoon Around the Word Bible Study led by Rev. D. Morris

Sun 29th   Rievaulx Chapel Anniversary.           

10.30 a.m.      All Age Worship led by Stephen & Rachel Prest followed by  lunch
. (Slingsby’s congregation have agreed to join us for lunch)                  
6.30 p.m. Evening Worship
. Preacher  Mr. Mike Fitton



Fri - Sun  4th-6th
Pickering Wedding Festival. Were you married at a Methodist Church in Pickering? Do you have any memorabilia or even your wedding dress which could be shown at the festival? Please contact Revd Ruth Duck or Barbara Watts

Mon 7th  7:00pm
.  Norton Bethel.  Monthly Circuit Prayer Meeting

Christan Aid Pilgrimage to York Minster. Have you read the District Newsletter 7? Who would like to be part of the Christian Aid Pilgrimage to the Minster? Further information: John Eckersley

Sun 20th  6.30 p.m.    Rievaulx Sunday Evening Special led by Rev. Rob Barker



Sun 24th 10.30 a.m. Rievaulx All Age Worship led by Mr. Stuart Wilkinson.



Sun 29th 3.00 p.m.  Rievaulx Open Air Service in the former Cricket Field adjoining the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey  -   Preacher:   Mr. Harry Hutchinson     6.30 p.m.  Evening Worship – Preacher:  Mr. Harry Hutchinson



Fri 3rd  7:30pm
.  Norton Bethel. Sankey Evening



Sat 15th
7.00pm An Evening with Bobby Ball at Rievaulx Methodist Church.  Bobby Ball from Cannon and Ball fame has been sharing his faith in God since 1997 and churches throughout Great Britain are reporting many people finding faith in Jesus Christ through his obedience.   In his own comedy style Bobby testifies how God has changed his life and speaks on real issues in a way that can be easily understood.



Sun 14th  Rievaulx Harvest Thanksgiving
. 10.30 a.m. All Age Worship and 6.30 p.m.  Evening Worship both services led by Mr. Chris  Fawcett    

Tues 16th 7.00 p.m.    Rievaulx Harvest Thanksgiving
. Service led by Mr. Terence Maw.     





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