Flourish 23 Booking Now Open

All Flourish 23 tickets can be purchased through our online system provided by Ticket Tailor

What is Flourish?

Journey together with friends for an all-age weekend to discover how we can flourish in our faith, as a church for the future, and in being missional communities. More than a Church Meet-up. More than a Christian Conference. More than a Worship Festival.

be INSPIRED
be CHALLENGED
REFLECT and be RENEWED
have FUN and LAUGHTER
your HEART STRANGELY WARMED
be EQUIPPED to FLOURISH

with…
Speakers | Workshops | Worship | Activities

Note: Ticket prices are heavily subsidised by a district grant. Anyone for whom the cost is prohibitive should seek support from their church, circuit, district (in that order). Tickets allow you to attend any day or the whole weekend of Flourish – however, please note some workshops and parts of the programme will have limited space; the purchase of a ticket will not guarantee entry to these and you may be directed to an alternative session. We will inform ticket holders when they are able to reserve places for workshops and sessions nearer the event.

Please only buy tickets if you intend to come, as no refunds are available.

Find out more about Flourish 23 here:
https://www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/flourish23/

Circuits Support Team Leader

An exciting opportunity for a visionary and strategic leader to help shape the development and flourishing of the mission of the Yorkshire North and East District

working across the Yorkshire North & East Methodist District of the Methodist Church

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Offer spiritual and practical encouragement and support to circuits in responding positively to
opportunities for development and growth as they seek to fulfil their mission.
2) Support circuits as they face challenges in fulfilling governance responsibilities.
3) Provide leadership to other members of the Circuits Support Team, including line
management, to ensure that the team is effective in supporting the vision of the District.
4) Liaise closely with the District Chair, District Leadership Team and other Officeholders to
ensure work is well-communicated and managed efficiently.

MAIN TERMS:
An exciting opportunity for a visionary and strategic
leader to help shape the development and flourishing of
the mission of the Yorkshire North and East District
working across the Yorkshire North & East Methodist District of the Methodist Church

CIRCUITS SUPPORT TEAM LEADER
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Full-time, 5 year fixed term contract
Rate of pay: Between £30-£33k per annum
(For ordained, Methodist minister standard terms and conditions would apply)
Next steps: Email – hr@yorkshirenemethodist.org for an application pack
(if you would like an informal conversation about the role before making an application
please contact Leslie Newton, Chair of District via chair@yorkshirenemethodist.org)
Closing date: 10th June 2022
Interview: 20th June 2022

THIS ROLE IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR BOTH ORDAINED AND LAY

(In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 it is a genuine occupational requirement the post holder is a practicing Christian)

Kindness Course – Great 50 Days

We will be running District Zoom sessions of the Kindness Course. Written by the Revd Dr David Perry last year, it is a great opportunity to explore how we can be responding to the gospel by living kind, generous, open-hearted lives, that are in themselves evangelistic, because we’re reaching out in kind and generous ways. Part of our Great 50 Days initiative.

Tuesday nights
19.30pm
Starting Tuesday 24th May through till Tuesday 28th June

For the Zoom link, email:
revdwperry@gmail.com

Find out more about the Kindness Course and the Great 50 Days here:

Relight our Fire

Over 140 representatives, ministers, supernumeraries, and visitors came together on Saturday 7th May at Manor Academy in York to join in worship, conferring, conversation, talks, workshops, and more. Looking to God to relight the fire of our faith, passion, and action. A day of encouragement, challenge, discussion, and fellowship.

The full live stream of the morning is available to watch back here

Thank you to everyone who contributed to District Synod. Representative Synod is far more than a business meeting, and it was great to have many visitors of all ages!

At the link below, find:

  • Link to the live stream to watch back
  • Videos of each of the three talks
  • Details about workshops and what took place at synod
  • Links to resources on some of the topics discussed
  • Details of hymns and videos used in worship
  • Text and download of the synod prayer

Representative Synod

A reminder that our Spring District Synod is happening on Saturday 7th May 2022
9.30am – 3.30pm | open to everyone.
Manor Academy, York, YO26 6PA

Theme: Relight our fire

We’ll be looking to God to be relighting the fire of our faith, passion, and action. Including various key-note speakers and workshops on a range of topics.

Find more information about District Synod here:
www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/district/synods/

Great 50 Days District Initiative 2022

We’re excited to launch our “Great 50 Days” district initiative for 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.

Holy Week Videos 2022

In addition to our monthly district online worship (27th March and 24th April), the District is coordinating a series of daily online meditation videos for Monday to Saturday of Holy Week. Working in collaboration with people across different circuits, these 15-20 min daily videos will be something that hopefully can supplement local initiatives and be used by circuits/churches for content on social media, websites, mid-week groups, etc. or just as a shareable link to complement what you’re doing. As with all our district online material, you’re welcome to signpost people to the district versions which will be available on social media, or take and use the content locally which will be available for download in advance.

Find more info here: www.yorkshirenemethodist.org/district-services/

Job Vacancy – Circuit Support Team Leader

We are looking for just the right person to join our District team as “Circuit Support Team Leader.” (30% of the role is focussed as a Development Worker in The Ryedale Methodist Circuit.) This is open to lay and ordained.

Please see the advert here, and be in touch if you sense a call to this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

37 hours per week
30k-33k per annum
Closing date: 25th March 2022
Interview date: 4th April 2022

Email admin@yorkshirenemethodist.org for an application pack
Or if you would like an informal conversation about the role before making an application, please contact Leslie Newton, Chair of District, at chair@yorkshirenemethodist.org

Safeguarding Conference 2022

How does safeguarding influence who we are as God’s people? Three sessions reflecting on the theology of safeguarding.

Open to everyone.

Details and booking for our Safeguarding Conference 2022 are now live!

Book to attend here: bit.ly/safeguardingconf2022

Tuesday 1st February 2022 | 10-11.30am
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 | 7-8.30pm
Thurs 3rd February 2022 | 1.30-3pm

Organised by the team who brought you “Gifts outside the box” in 2021: Yorkshire N&E, Sheffield, Yorkshire West, Newcastle, and Darlington Districts

New District Wellbeing Officer

We are delighted to announce that Tara Goodall will be joining the District Team in January 2022 as our Wellbeing Officer, with a particular focus on lay employees. We have been able to create this appointment by successfully securing external funding. The role will support us in pursuing our commitment to creating a culture that enables everyone to flourish.

Alongside this role, in the New Year, we are hoping to form a Wellbeing Group within the District which would have a broader remit to improve the wellbeing of everyone involved in our church’s life. If you are interested in being part of this group please contact the District Office.

Tara moved from Hexham to Leeds in the spring with her husband David and son Jethro. They are enjoying exploring ‘God’s own country’ and Tara looks forward to working alongside you in the north and east District. Wellbeing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment – many of us have struggled to keep hold of good wellbeing these last two years and Tara looks forward to exploring and hearing from others about what has been helpful for them.

She says “I am delighted to be joining a team where wellbeing is given the importance of creating this new role. I believe carving out specific times for being rather than doing can help keep us on an even keel physically, psychologically, mentally and of course spiritually both in our home and working lives. How we do this will be different for individuals. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about what helps you. Each of us is created uniquely and we can share varying things that help.”

Tara has experience in church administration, pharmacy, massage, as a spiritual director, as a Mum to a small person and will draw on her eclectic experiences for this exciting new role.

Email: wellbeing@yorkshirenemethodist.org