What's On

In addition to Sunday worship a wide range of events and activities take place throughout the week. Changes in worship times occur from time to time and many ‘one-off’ activities take place. These are publicised in the church newsletter and, increasingly, on our Facebook page.

Please note that, Sunday services excepted, not all these events and activities take place every week. Please check the church calendar or the person responsible the activity for further information.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 10 November 2018: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

‘Coffee and More’.

Venue: Great Ayton Methodist Church.

Coffee, cakes, crafts and more (Christmas gift ideas too)!! Proceeds to the church charities and the Texan Mission. All welcome to come and join us.

Saturday 10 November 2018: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Texan Chilli Meal and Auction of Promises and things that money can’t buy!’

Venue: WI Hall, Newton Road, Great Ayton

Chilli meal, musical entertainment and charity auction. Lots include:

  • pleasure flight in a private plane
  • beautiful handmade patchwork quilt
  • entry to local attractions and activities
  • celebration cake to your requirement
  • many more…

Tickets £6.00 per person. Tel: 01642 723717 or from a team member

Bring your own bottle and glass

Proceeds towards the Texas Mission Trip.

Sunday 11 November 2018: 9:00am

Remembrance day service

Venue: Great Ayton Methodist Church

Service in remembrance of all those who gave their lives in wartime to preserve our freedom.

Please note this service is a 9:00am and will conclude in time for those who wish to attend the service at the Cenotaph at Christ Church to make their way there.

There will be no contemporary service at 10:30 this Sunday.

 

Sunday 16 December 2018: 12:30pm

Church family Christmas lunch

Venue: Great Ayton Methodist Church

Christmas lunch for all members of the extended church family. This will be a time of feasting and fun with a traditional Christmas lunch served at your table, music, entertainment and a very special guest!

This will be a ticket only event as numbers will be limited. Further details, prices and tickets will be available soon – so watch this space!

 

Regular events

Sunday

9:00 am to 10:00 am in church

Worship.

A more traditional service format, suitable for all but one which will particularly suit those people who value the structure of this type of service and worshipping with traditional hymns sung to the organ.

10:30 am to 12:00 pm in church

Contemporary worship.

A more modern style of service suitable for all ages including families with children. Led by our worship band, this service is highly accessible to people who are seeking or newly exploring their faith as well as those who have been Christian for many years. At certain times of the year this service will take the form of café style all age worship.

Contacts: Rev Lisa Quarmby (01642 724968), Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

 

King’s Kids* in church

During this service there are activities for children that usually follow the themes considered in the church services. Children join the congregation for the beginning of the service then leave to take part in the crèche (ages 0-3) and King’s Kids (ages 4-11). They then rejoin the service for a shared time of worship.

Contact: Sally Chaplain (01642 724221)

Coffee is served between these services and after the second service.

Monday

10:00 am in a member’s home

Men’s house group

See below for more information

Contact Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

 

10.15 am in the hall

Aerobics

This activity is provided by an external group

Contact: Natalie Toogood (07900 802561)

 

1:15 pm to 3:15 pm in church

Boccia games 

Indoor floor games in the church. Open to all and attended by people from Yatton House day centre

Contact: Colin Hunt (01642 711191)

 

Evening in the hall

Brownies and Guides For times and activity details please contact the leaders below.

These activities are provided by an external group

Contacts: Alison Lambert, Brownies (01642 722565), Eleanor Albrecht, Guides (01642 724020)

 

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Living Room at church

Youth Group *

This youth group is for young people already involved in the church and those who are not but are being helped to learn about the Christian faith and explore their response to it. Young people take part in a range of activities as well as outings and weekends away. There are two groups, one for school years 7 – 10 who meet from 6.30 to 7.45 pm and one for school years 11 – 13 who meet from 7.45 to 9.00 pm.

Contacts: Rev Lisa Quarmby (01642 724968), Sally Chaplain (01642 724221)

Tuesday

10:00 am to 12:00 pm in church

Primetime Games

Indoor floor games in the church including bowling and curling type games. Suitable for all people and ages including people with additional physical needs as well as able bodied people.

Contact: Colin Hunt (01642 711191)

 

12:15 pm to 1:45 pm in the hall

Community Lunch

On the first and third Tuesday of the month  a two course meal is cooked on the premises followed by tea and coffee; priced at £4.00. On the second and fourth Tuesday a lighter ‘soup trio’ a choice of soup and sandwiches with a side salad followed by tea or coffee is served; priced at £2,80. These meals are open to anyone from the local community or visitors from further afield. This is a highly social occasion and a valuable support to many people.

Contact: David Kent (01642 722682)

 

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm in church

J Time *

After school activities for children aged from birth to the age of seven and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children receive a small healthy snack and take part in wide range of activities including video, crafts, songs and play with a Christian theme. Parents and carers can enjoy a coffee or tea and cookies and, of course, a good chat. A small charge is made

Contact: Ruth Smith (01642 723717)

 

7:30 pm and 7:45 pm in members’ homes

House groups

See below for more information

Contact: Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

Wednesday

10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the hall

Coffee and Crafts

Bring a craft you’re working on (or none) and come along for a coffee and good company. Please note this does not take place every week. Please contact the activity organiser for details.

Contact: Hannah Jackson (01287 637882)

 

7:00 pm to 9 pm in the hall

Tai Chi

This activity is provided by an external group

Contact: Keith Wilkinson (01642 723802)

 

7:30 pm in a member’s home

House group

See below for more information

Contact: Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

Thursday

9:30 am in a member’s home

House group

See below for more information

Contact: Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

 

10:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:15 pm to 2: 45 pm

Toddlers

Play and social time as well as mutual support for pre-school; children and their parents and carers. A small charge is made.

Contact (morning): not currently available

Contact (afternoon): not currently available

 

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the hall

Angrove Singers Choir rehearsal

The choir meet weekly in school term time to rehearse and perform three concerts each year in the village. New members always welcome

This activity is provided by an external group

Contact: Carol Morgan (01642 722897)

 

8:00 pm

House group

See below for more information

Contact: Jeanette Hardy (01642 714799)

Friday

6:45 pm in church

Film Club (First Friday in the month from October to March).

Showing recent releases that are suitable for general viewing. Films start at 7:00 pm and refreshments are served after the showing. Donations are accepted in lieu of a charge and go toward the current church charity

Contact: Chris Stokeld (01642 723573)

Saturday

10:00 am to 11:30 am in the hall (except the  first Saturday in the month)

Coffee Morning

Coffee, tea scones and biscuits served at a small charge to anyone in the community. A time to socialise with friends.

Contact: Eileen Cowen (01642 723241)

From time to time

Family Fun Time*

Saturdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in church

The church is transformed into an inflatable fun park with bouncy castle, inflatable slide, ball pool and soft play items. Suitable for younger children aged up to approximately school year two. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee, tea and biscuits are available as well as cold drinks for children. There is a small charge per family for this activity.

This usually takes place once per month.

Contact: Ruth Smith (01642 723717)

 

Messy church*

A special church service based on fun and craft activities for children and their families that includes a snack meal.

This usually once per term on Saturday afternoon, times may vary.

Contact: Doreen Hunt (01642 711191)

House groups

House groups follow a set programme of topics following the themes that were preached on in the previous Sunday’s sermon. House groups vary greatly in their composition, style and the way they tackle the study material. However, all are friendly, supportive and are a great way of getting to know people and finding your place within the church. Ideas and visions arising from house groups are a major source of the mission work undertaken by the church. Anyone who would like more information about a particular house group, house groups in general or to join a group should contact Jeanette Hardy, the worship portfolio leader on 01642 714799.

*Leaders of children’s activities and clubs are DBS checked and comply with the church’s safeguarding procedures and commitment to making church a safe and enjoyable place for children

View the full church calendar here