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Sunday Service Times & Plan  March/April/May(pdf doc)

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



Sat 10th
7.30pm. Concert by Malton Male Voice Choir in village hall Newton on Rawcliffe. This is organised jointly by  Anglican and Methodist churches, donations to SAMOS Volunteers. Tea and biscuits will be served.

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

Fri 16th 10.00 -10.30
. MWiB District Meeting at Lidgett Grove Church, York.  Coffee “Called to Proclaim – Good News” Everyone welcome to a time of sharing and learning about what’s going on in MWiB. Annual Communion Service led by Revd. Ruth Parry  Please bring something for a “Bring and Share” lunch for day events. Drinks are available.

Sun 18th
 Leavening service with Ruth Stannard will be at 10.30am, not in the afternoon as shown on the plan.

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

Sun 25th
Palm Sunday

10.00 a.m. Kirkdale Parish. Palm Sunday Procession through Wombleton Village

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.

p.m. Stations of the Cross  at St Leonard's Catholic Church,  Malton, Churches Together in Southern Ryedale. All are warmly invited.

Thurs 29th
Maundy Thursday Services

.00pm. Thornton Dale Revd Ruth Duck.

.00pm. Pickering  with Revd Tony de Boltz

Fri 30th
Good Friday
. Ecumenical service in Pickering Market Place Pickering chapel open from 12-3 on Good Friday with prayer stations and quiet time for reflection.   

.   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

Fri 13th
.00pm. Thornton Le Dale Methodist Church. Come and join us for An Evening of Easter Favourite Songs and Readings.  Led by Thornton le Dale Friends Followed by Light Refreshments.  Collection for Church funds.

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

Sat 14th
Step Up - Youth Synod (For 11-18 year olds) Get your voice heard!   Trampolining at Energi & multi-generational workshops based on the 2018 3Generate  Manifesto. Meet at Manor Academy (YO26 6PA) at 9.15am or at Energi (YO26 6RU) at 9.45am. Finish at Manor at 3pm.

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 20th 1.30 to 5.30pm.
Pentecost Party. As part of the Thy Kingdom Come initiative the Methodist Church is arranging for four beacon events around the Connexion. Our regional event will be in Leeds (venue tbc) on Pentecost Sunday,  Worship will be led by Stuart Townend and the preacher will be Mrs Jill Baker (Vice President of Conference). More details to come, but it would be good to be encouraging people to be a part of this and to  consider amending plans accordingly, where feasible. L Newton District Chair.



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

Fri 29th 7:30pm
. Norton Bethel Chapel Anniversary Service led by Rev. A. Coates



Fri 6th
Circuit Quiet Day. Keep the date.  Stanbrook Abbey to be led by Sr Philippa.

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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