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Websites for individual churches in the circuit can be accessed from their own page.

METHODIST CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN website gives "help desk" access and links to Methodist websites across England, Scotland and Wales. It also includes information about what the Methodist Church stands for, who is responsible for different aspects of the church's work at connexional level, and the latest Methodist Church press releases.

THE YORK AND HULL DISTRICT Methodist website gives details of what is happening across the district, reports and minutes from district synod, and access to YORSAY, the monthly newsletter put together by the District Communications Officer.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN, formerly known as the National Children's Home or NCH, supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives. The oganisation was founded in 1869 by a young Methodist minister, Thomas Bowman Stephenson, who was shocked by the plight of homeless children on the streets of London. Today (2012) the charity works with more than 50,000 children and young people, runs 480 projects across the UK and tackles issues such as child abuse and neglect.

CHRISTIAN AID
is a charity with a vision for an end to poverty the world over. To this end it offers a huge range of resources to help people understand the poverty trap and to challenge them to help. It also runs regular appeals, like the annual Christian Aid Week appeal, and responds major crises with emergency disaster appeals

ALL WE CAN
Formerly the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) makes small miracles possible for people living in the world's poorest communities and tries to empower people to change structures that are oppressive and unjust. One of its aims is to contribute to the eradication of poverty through transformative long-term development and disaster relief. It works through a series of partner agencies and also produces resources to inspire and challenge churches to respond to its appeals.

METHODIST WOMEN in BRITAIN)
was launched in 2012 to take on the role formerly carried out by Network and Women's Work. The website enables you to access resources for prayer, Bible study and reflection, discover more about the social action campaigns the organisation is involved with, and meet some of the personnel who hold office. It works through a national office, and through districts, circuits and local churches.

CARECENT
is an ecumenical centre for all homeless, unemployed or disadvantaged members of the York community and is based at Central Methodist Church in St Saviourgate, York. In conjunction with other agencies, its aim is to seek ways of moving people forward to an improved lifestyle. In order to achieve this, Carecent provides food, clothing and fellowship in a clean and friendly environment on a daily basis all year round. You can also find more information on the Carecent page.

THE AROMA COFFEE SHOP in the middle of the Haxby shopping area was set up by Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church in 2008 to provide a place in the heart of the community where people could come and meet and enjoy good quality food and drink as well as enjoying each other's company. The idea for Aroma grew out of a church vision of being a "beacon" in the local community. The aim is to show God's love for all in a number of ways and this has enabled Aroma to highlight events that are happening in the life of the church as well as in the community.

THE BESOM exists to form a bridge between a church and its community. It takes that which someone wants to give, whether it is time, money, skills, things or a gift pack, and finds someone who genuinely needs it.

SAFEGUARDING is a concern of The Methodist Church, and the whole Christian community, which is charged to love and care for all people everywhere and in particular for the most vulnerable members of society. Children, young people and vulnerable adults have particular needs and the church needs to ensure that those who are working with people in these categories are working under safe guidelines. These websites have specific links for the latest information on safeguarding. http://www.isa.homeoffice.gov.uk/ and http://www.methodist.org.uk/ministers-and-office-holders/safeguarding.

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