We are a family of 30 Methodist churches across York and the surrounding area. We work together sharing staff, preachers and worship as well as supporting each other in our communities. We are committed to growing in Christ both as a body and as individuals, through worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.
You can find out more in the About Us section and meet our staff on the Who's Who pages.
Safeguarding information, including what to do if you have a concern, can be found on our Safeguarding page.
You can download our Plan of services, see what services are coming up at our individual churches, or join us online for worship.
Please do get in touch if there's anything else you would like to know.
READ: Revelation 4:11
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honour and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
THINK about a time when you have felt the spirit of God in nature. Perhaps it was sitting in a park, or on a walk somewhere – a short moment of taking in the colours, sounds and pure beauty around you. What do you remember thinking and feeling? If you haven’t been out in nature for a while perhaps find somewhere you can go and immerse yourself in God’s creation. If you can’t go out, check out Planet Earth series on TV or look at photographs online by photographers around the world.
Dear God. We thank and praise you for all of creation and the beautiful world we live in. Help us to appreciate the nature around us and to look after it. Amen
READ: Proverbs 27:18
”Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honoured”
THINK about something or someone you have been given to look after. It could have been someone else’s child, watering the neighbour’s plants or cat-sitting, or perhaps you found a wallet belonging to someone else. We have all have times in our lives where we look after something which doesn’t belong to us. It’s our responsibility to look after it, to the best of our ability, keeping it safe until we pass it on or give it back.Indeed, it is our responsibility to look after our world. To preserve it, to treasure it. For it is not ours. It belongs to no one and everyone, at the same time.
Lord God of Creation, you made everything for a reason. Help us to be better stewards, to treasure all that you have created and keep it safe for future generations to enjoy and thrive. Amen.
READ: Hebrews 10: 24-25
“let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.”
It’s easy to look at the state of the world and feel small, insignificant, downcast “what difference can little old me have?”. The verse above reminds us that if we keep encouraging and supporting each other in everything we do, we can make a real difference.
THINK about something you could do today to make a difference. Challenge yourself to make one small change in your daily routine and continue to do it so it becomes a new habit. Share your ideas with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and encourage one another.
Dear Lord, sometimes the world can seem like an impossible place and we can feel insignificant. Help us to do all we can for the environment and encourage those around to join us on this journey. Amen.