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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.

See also the Events Page for more details and for worship material for use at home


Latest Government instructions
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Thinking of shopping for Fairtrade items this Christmas? Look no further than your local
shops for Fairtrade food and crafts. Malton and Norton have a range of shops selling many Fairtrade   gifts. Just look for one of these logos or our website:- , or
phone   07985365161 for more details and a copy of our local directory.

"Burning Issues"   Malton Area Magazine
         Burning Issues no 83 online edition           print edition

Ryedale Community Kitchen
. We are passionate about providing healthy meals to people living in Ryedale and are dedicated to helping tackle poverty and social isolation, so you know when buying a meal from us you are helping the whole community in this area.   more information

MHA New Fundraising Appeal and TV Advert.
My name is Katie Tomlinson and I am the regional fundraiser for
Yorkshire here at MHA.
We have some very exciting news……..
We have launched a new fundraising appeal entitled ‘Dedicated to connecting
communities and tackling isolation’ to raise much needed funds for the charity to continue supporting people in later life throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Read more............

                   Visit CoronaPrayers Southern Ryedale now on Facebook

Please share it from the CoronaPrayers page and make a comment like: Ryedale prays the Lord's Prayer.
Share and like the Corona Prayers Southern Ryedale page!
and "tag" the Corona Prayers page in the post so it stays connected to the page and gives people an easy way to find out more.

Dial-a-Prayer from

FREE phone lines for prayers and news
. Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514 and Listen to news: 0808 281 2478

Content is updated weekly on Thursday afternoon

More information can be found on the The Methodist Church Coronavirus guidance page

Ryedale Volunteer Network

trusted network that can assist people and the local authorities to deliver services to our community in this crisis

Circuit Magazine



Linda Stannard has finished offering chaplaincy at the hospital but is happy to continue visiting members of the circuit if they are staying there. Please let her know.  email


Join us on the second Thursday each month for a cuppa, a chat, cake, and company. More...

Helmsley Methodist Church is offering Ham Salad Teas for coach parties £8 per person.
For more information or to book contact Christine Wright   email

A new regular happening at Slingsby
Join us on the first Tuesday each month for  a cuppa, a chat, cake, and company. More...

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 ease that isolation.
 More Details...........
Why not offer to take a friend?

Next Steps Ryedale

This is a group based in the Community Café in Norton with groups that also meet in Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. More..........

Saville Street Methodist Church, An exciting future!
The structural issues recently discovered within the roof of Malton Methodist Church in Saville Street have caused the congregation to consider carefully the future of the building, which is grade II* listed and more than 200 years old.
read more.......

See also "calender" for services and activities during closure

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