Yorkshire North & East District

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The Methodist Church

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Committed to Faithfully Growing

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Flourishing Missional Communities

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Welcome to our District

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Welcome to our District

As Chair of the Yorkshire North & East District, I welcome you to our website, your starting place for information and resources for churches and circuits in our area.  We are developing and shaping our vision and priorities. We are committing ourselves to growing Flourishing Missional Communities.  We recognise our need to develop a new culture which inspires vocations, sows generously, appoints leaders and changes structures for growth. We are now  pursuing four priorities to help us achieve our vision:

Growing Lay Leadership

Recognising our Methodist heritage and that we were a growing movement when we had well-equipped, released and accountable local lay leaders.

Re-Imagining Worship

Recognising, for instance, that often the preaching plan is not an effective tool for developing excellence and local ownership of worship.

Developing "Our Voice"

Recognising that we need to build confidence in sharing our faith, telling our stories and how we speak out and take action on injustice in all its many forms.

Remodelling Governance

Recognising that often we sacrifice our best people on the wrong altars. We're committed to undertake all that is encompassed by 'governance' really well.


District Services

Online worship produced by the District once a month

Find information and links to our monthly district services, including where to watch and how to download. These new services are being produced once a month for circuits and churches to utilise in our District – started in November 2020.

Praying Together Online

Weekly District Prayer gathering on Facebook and Zoom

A Prayer Gathering every Thursday evening focussing on seeking God’s renewal for our lives, church, and our world.

Latest News

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Flourish 23

Get your calendars at the ready! We are excited to share that we have new dates for our postponed Flourish District Gathering…
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April 2023
at Scarborough Spa
A time of inspiration, exploration, worship, celebration, and fellowship
Bringing people together from across the District in a weekend for all ages
Further details in due course…

District Initiative 2022

The Great 50 Days of Easter run from Easter Sunday (17th April) to Pentecost Sunday (5th June) and this year we’re offering an opportunity to explore more urgently and more deeply than perhaps we have for some time, just how we’re called to be ‘Easter People’, filled with the hope of Christ alive within us; ready
to experience more of God’s spirit in us and through us, transforming the world.

Click the link below for more information on the different options available for you and your church to engage with, either in full or in part. You will also find resources to download and details of other ways we are resourcing local circuits, churches, or individuals to make the most of these opportunities.

District Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter from the District Office to keep up to date with the latest news, events, learning opportunities, job vacancies, and more.