It is my great privilege to follow The Reverend Neville Simpson as minister to the newly formed Wolds Edge Methodist Church. We are one church, but meet on several sites. All our sites are listed on this website, and you will find information about them all, including what’s happening where! You will find a warm welcome whichever site you choose to go to!
Grace & Peace,
Rev Ann Lett
Wolds Edge Methodist Church meets on a number of sites, as listed below. See the weekly plan of services at the foot of this page, and get in touch with the contacts below for more details:
Bubwith (monthly MONDAY 2pm meeting at All Saints Bubwith) 01757 288319
Holme on Spalding Moor (9.30am weekly) 07740 282665
Melbourne (9.30am weekly) 01759 318918
Newton (9.30am monthly) 01904 607295
Pocklington (11am weekly) 07812 414812
Sancton (10am weekly) 01430 827283
St John’s, Market Weighton (11am weekly) 07835 318089
Join our Zoom worship; Thursday 9.30am & Sunday 6pm. Contact [email protected] for login details.
See ‘Our Sunday Service-Worship at Home’ tab at the foot of this page for worship sheets
See 'Connected-Newsletter' tab at the foot of this page for our latest news
At the time of writing, I’ve realised there are only two Sundays left before we enter the Advent Season. That means there are only six Sundays until Christmas!!!
For some time now, we have seen the shops begin to bring out their decorations and supermarkets have been tempting us to buy goodies by putting them on offer. The thing is, how many of us buy the goodies, only to give in to temptation, and eat them before Christmas! (That might just be me, then!)
The Christmas season seems to begin earlier and earlier. In fact, any ‘season’ seems to start much earlier than I remember as a younger adult. I wonder how many of us will spot the first Cadbury’s Crème Egg on Boxing Day??
In our house, when I came into ordained ministry, I put a ban on talking about Christmas, or the ‘C word’ I called it, until at least after Remembrance, and preferably not before Advent. When I saw decorations in the shops in September, I groaned. I’d got several harvest festivals to do that could take me well into October, plenty of harvest assemblies, Remembrance services and assemblies, let alone all the preparations needed for additional advent studies etc etc.
It's hard for us not to be caught up in the secular Christmas, however, as Christians, the period of Advent is for us, a time to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ – not just as a baby, but the second coming. For some we will have had a lifetime of Advents to prepare but are we any more prepared with each passing year? I know I’m not, and I’m hoping that with my Advent study, ’40-day Journey with Julian of Norwich’, which I should finish on Christmas Eve, I’ll be a little more prepared than I have in the past.
So, what will you, or what can you do, to prepare yourself better for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ? As I go around the Mission Area, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.