News from around The Circuit. Please send details of any news items via the email link at the bottom of this page
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
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:-
phone 07985365161 for more details and a copy of our local directory.
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.
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.
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
MALTON HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
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
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.
Why not offer to take a friend?
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.
See also "calender" for services and activities during closure
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