Flourish District Gathering Event

Yorkshire North & East District

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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.

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Re-live Flourish

Our first District Gathering in 2019

Take a look at everything that happened during our District Gathering – catch up on notes, videos and photos from our event which saw over 1200 Methodists come together in Scarborough across the weekend of 18-20th October 2019 for celebration, talks, worship, activities, workshops and more…

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Flourish 21

Rooted in Love

We’re thrilled to release the theme for “Flourish 21”, our District event taking place next year! Weekend 17th – 19th September 2021 | Scarborough Spa. After the success of our Flourish District Gathering in 2019, Flourish is returning in 2021. New focus. Same great event. Bringing people together from accross the District in a weekend for all ages.