Coronavirus Latest announcement
Following the Government announcement that the whole of North Yorkshire will go into Tier3, the Circuit Leadership Team met and agreed to follow the District guidelines and recommend that all churches close for worship for the coming weeks. We are all aware of the rise in Covid cases locally and nationally and while we recognise that worship and fellowship are helpful to people's spiritual and mental health, we feel for the physical health of our congregations, the District’s direction advice is the right guidance.
However, local churches can make their own decisions and can open where they feel the need exists. Churches must operate safely and understand that the local leadership is responsible for ensuring that all safety arrangements are met. Where congregations meet with the Anglicans or others, there may be other guidelines applied. If worship continues, the following Government guidelines must be strictly applied:
Places of Worship can be open, but those attending can not interact with anyone outside their household or support bubble. Outside the building you should not mingle in groups greater than 6.
At present Helmsley is remaining open for weekly worship all others are closed
Online and printed worship will continue to be available on this website.
The latest information, support and material for home worship can be found here and on our News page
Services which can be used at home
Sunday 17th January
Worship from Ryedale Methodist Circuit Youtube Channel
10.30 Rev Ken will host a Zoom service of the Word. The details for these will be sent on Saturdays as usual. If you do not have these please contact Rev Ken.
The Vine at Home. A short act of worship for use in peoples homes
This short act of worship has been prepared for you to use at home as you are unable to attend church.
Rev Peter will host a Tea/Coffee & Chat Zoom on a Tuesday afternoons at 3.00pm with a short devotional time.
Links for this will be sent out. If you do not have log in details please contact Rev Peter
The animated film, Pilgrims Progress (recently released) is available for a limited time as a free download to watch.
While the circuit is still in lockdown, people may like to watch something more spiritual
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!!)
Find out more.....
Coffee every Saturday morning at Malton Wesley Centre, 10.00 -
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