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METHODISTS turned out in force to say "Thank you" to three ministers retiring from service in the York Circuit.

Lidgett Methodist Church, in Acomb, was full for the York Circuit service on August 28 with its themes of "passing on the baton" and "new beginnings".

The occasion marked the retirement of Deacon Ian Cartwright who has been involved in the work of Lidgett Methodist Church, Acomb Methodist Church and Copmanthorpe Methodist Church for the past four years.

It also marked the retirement again of Deacon Cedric May and the Rev David Priestnall, who had both come out of retirement a year earlier to look after Trinity Methodist Church, in Monkgate, York, and Clifton Methodist Church.

Deacon Cartwright was praised for the way in which he had used his community work expertise to help churches see the needs of the communities they served and develop a strategy for the future. For example, there is now a thriving community café at Lidgett which has helped to take down boundaries between church and community. There was also praise from Lidgett Church Steward Jean Stubbington for his enthusiasm for retelling Bible stories.
All three men were thanked by York superintendent minister Leslie Newton and senior circuit steward Christine Stephenson for their contributions to the life of the circuit.

The preacher was the Rev Graham Carter who said Jesus demonstrated that there are no boundaries to God's love. For the Jews of his day that meant a major change in attitude to the Gentiles. The church through history had struggled with this thought.

Speaking as a member of the church at Lidgett, Rev Carter said Ian had helped them to see there is no such thing as "them and us".

Many thanks to Bob Lawrence for photo and text. Click on the photo to see all ministers being thanked.

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Lidgett — Three Day Accredited Godly Play training course -- Wed 26th -- Fri 28th April 2017
Lidgett Methodist Church, Wheatlands Grove, York YO26 5NH

This certificated course is being led by accredited members of the College of Trainers of Godly Play UK. Over 3 days (minimum 25 hours training) this training develops your ability to use Godly Play methods and understand its principles. The training follows an action/reflection model of learning -- learning through hands-on experience and reflection rather than lectures. There is a mixture of trainer-led sessions, and opportunities for coached participant storytelling presentations. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources. Each day focuses on different kinds of Godly Play (sacred stories, parables and liturgical action/Church practice) so you will learn how different genres of Christian language can support spiritual exploration. Workshops in the core module also cover: Setting up a Godly Play Environment, the Spirituality of Childhood, your particular concerns and questions.
Godly Play story telling techniques are being used in more and more settings and situations from churches to schools and care homes so the course is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The cost is £295 per person which includes a detailed training handbook, lunch each day as well as refreshments in coffee/tea breaks.
The course runs from 8.30am each morning and finishes on the first and second day at 6.30pm and the final day at 5.00pm.
Bookings need to made through Godly Play UK and you can find out more and download an application form via their website:
http://www.godlyplay.uk/2016/11/18/acomb-york-3-day-accredited-training-course/

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Lidgett — Three Day Accredited Godly Play training course -- Wed 26th -- Fri 28th April 2017
Lidgett Methodist Church, Wheatlands Grove, York YO26 5NH

This certificated course is being led by accredited members of the College of Trainers of Godly Play UK. Over 3 days (minimum 25 hours training) this training develops your ability to use Godly Play methods and understand its principles. The training follows an action/reflection model of learning -- learning through hands-on experience and reflection rather than lectures. There is a mixture of trainer-led sessions, and opportunities for coached participant storytelling presentations. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources. Each day focuses on different kinds of Godly Play (sacred stories, parables and liturgical action/Church practice) so you will learn how different genres of Christian language can support spiritual exploration. Workshops in the core module also cover: Setting up a Godly Play Environment, the Spirituality of Childhood, your particular concerns and questions.
Godly Play story telling techniques are being used in more and more settings and situations from churches to schools and care homes so the course is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The cost is £295 per person which includes a detailed training handbook, lunch each day as well as refreshments in coffee/tea breaks.
The course runs from 8.30am each morning and finishes on the first and second day at 6.30pm and the final day at 5.00pm.
Bookings need to made through Godly Play UK and you can find out more and download an application form via their website:
http://www.godlyplay.uk/2016/11/18/acomb-york-3-day-accredited-training-course/

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Lidgett — Three Day Accredited Godly Play training course -- Wed 26th -- Fri 28th April 2017
Lidgett Methodist Church, Wheatlands Grove, York YO26 5NH

This certificated course is being led by accredited members of the College of Trainers of Godly Play UK. Over 3 days (minimum 25 hours training) this training develops your ability to use Godly Play methods and understand its principles. The training follows an action/reflection model of learning -- learning through hands-on experience and reflection rather than lectures. There is a mixture of trainer-led sessions, and opportunities for coached participant storytelling presentations. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources. Each day focuses on different kinds of Godly Play (sacred stories, parables and liturgical action/Church practice) so you will learn how different genres of Christian language can support spiritual exploration. Workshops in the core module also cover: Setting up a Godly Play Environment, the Spirituality of Childhood, your particular concerns and questions.
Godly Play story telling techniques are being used in more and more settings and situations from churches to schools and care homes so the course is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The cost is £295 per person which includes a detailed training handbook, lunch each day as well as refreshments in coffee/tea breaks.
The course runs from 8.30am each morning and finishes on the first and second day at 6.30pm and the final day at 5.00pm.
Bookings need to made through Godly Play UK and you can find out more and download an application form via their website:
http://www.godlyplay.uk/2016/11/18/acomb-york-3-day-accredited-training-course/

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