Easter 2017

 

He is Risen!

Easter is about more than egg hunts, bunnies and extra days off work.

Come and worship the risen Lord with us at Central. Services at 10:30am and 6:30pm.

Holy Week and Easter 2017

Holy week and Easter are a very special time to Christians, so there are a number of special services and events occurring which everyone is welcome to join.

Palm Sunday (9th April): Services at Central at 10:30am (Family all-age worship led by Circuit children & families worker) and 6:30pm (Holy Communion led by our minster).

Holy Week Monday: Lent lunchtime discussion group room 1 at Central

Maundy Thursday: Services around the circuit at various times. eg 2pm New Earswick Chapel or 7.30pm Stillingfleet Chapel.

Good Friday: Services around the circuit at various times, plus Walk of witness with the cross from Parliament St, followed by Ecumenical service at York Minster. (6.45pm & 7:30pm).

Easter Sunday: 9am: Easter breakfast at Central, 10:30am: Worship at Central, including Holy Communion, led by Rev Dr Michael Chester, 6:30pm: Worship led by Vic Paylor.

 

Roof works at Central

Work starts at Central Methodist Church in St Saviourgate York to address urgent roof repairs.

Last year, Central Methodist Church successfully applied for the grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund. Further funding was obtained from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme and the wider Methodist Church. Work begins by local firms JMark Construction and Mass architects to put the plans into action on Monday 13th March, to be complete by early June.

It is hoped that the repairs grade 2* listed chapel will make the roof water tight and prevent further water damage. At the same time the ornate ceiling will be strengthened to preserve it for future generations.  In the meantime the church and halls remain open for bookings six days a week, as well as continuing our traditional Sunday morning and evening services to which all are welcome.

Over the last three years Central Methodist Church has invested over £200,000 of its own funds seeking to find new ways of conserving and adapting the city centre church and its ancillary buildings for the continuing benefit and welfare of the community of the city and its visitors.

Angie Creswick, York Methodist circuit resources manager said “’The outcome of the project is to secure this important 1840 Grade II* listed building from further water ingress and stabilise the highly ornamented plaster ceiling pending the development of future conservation projects. The chapel includes a balcony and seats over 1000 people with original box pews and a large historic pipe organ.”

The congregation meets weekly for worship and the building provides spaces for several local charities and community events. Carecent, a charity providing breakfast for homeless people, has been based at the church for over 30 years.

Lent 2017 at Central

In the word of our minister, “May God bless us this Lent as we engage in journeying with our Lord on his way to the cross and beyond”.

There will be a service of Holy Communion with the imposition of Ashes on Wednesday 1st March at 12:45pm at Central.

We will be studying the booklet “Holiness and Justice” in our Lent groups this year. There will be meetings planned for Monday lunchtimes at 12:30pm at Central starting on March 13th and running for 5 weeks until 10th April. All are welcome to meet and discuss.

Maundy Thursday (April 13th) services at New Earswick (2pm) and Stillingfleet (7pm)

Good Friday (April 14th) services at Heworth (10am) and New Earswick (2pm)

Residents’ festival 2017

Our church will be open from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 28th January. This is officially part of the York Residents’ Festival. The inside of our chapel is usually a wonderful surprise for residents who visit during the festival.

You’ll be very welcome to pop in and have a look around the chapel; some of us will be around to answer any questions you may have.  We hope to have a number of organists playing during the day too, so it’s an opportunity to hear what is generally regarded as one of the best organs in the city.

There’s no need to book in advance and you don’t even have to be a resident.

Details of other unusual locations open to visit for free can be found on Visit York’s website: http://www.visityork.org/residents-festival-attractions.aspx

Covenant Service

‘I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing,
put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you,
or laid aside for you,
exalted for you,
or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.’

The Methodist Covenant Prayer

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Advent and Christmas 2016

Advent is the season of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. It’s an important time in the life of our church.

Here is a selection of activities during Advent and Christmas at Central.

Sunday, 4th December10.30amworship led by Stephen Peaker (gift service)
Sunday, 4th December4.00pmcircuit service at Haxby & Wigginton
Sunday, 11th December10.30amworship led by Revd Christopher Humble (holy communion)
Sunday, 11th December6:30pmworship led by Prof Edward Royle
Saturday, 17th December1:30 to 3pmCarol singing in Kings Square in aid of 'Action for Children'
Sunday, 18th December10.30amworship led by John Freeman
Sunday, 18th December4:00pmCarol service
Monday, 19th December12:30pmAdvent group looking at Hymns, Carols & Poems (meets in Carecent room 9)
Thursday 22nd December3:30pmSing Along Community Carol Service:
Sunday, 25th December10.00amChristmas Day worship led by Revd Christopher Humble
Sunday, 1st JanuaryMorning and EveningNo service
Exterior view of Central Methodist Church in winter.

Exterior view of Central Methodist Church in winter.

 

World’s biggest coffee morning

Coffee Morning

We’re holding a Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan.

When

10:30AM – 12:30 on 8 October 2016

Where

Central Methodist Church
St. Saviourgate
York
YO1 8NQ

RSVP

What is Coffee Morning?

If you can’t come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 074 2606.

Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Macmillan will receive 95p of every £1 donated in this way. Obtain bill payers permission first.