poppy window from outside        Poppy window inside

Our poppy window (pictured above) has been made by many members of Heworth Methodist Church and community - see Lest We Forget article .

We have been successfully gathering physically for Sunday worship in our church every 2 weeks before the latest lockdown, and we are now planning to resume worship in the church on 13th December, well spaced out and with no singing. In order to help with the seating arrangements it would be useful to know it you hope to attend. Please contact Chris Walmsley (414062) or email

We were delighted to formally welcome our new Lay Pastor Mrs Alyson Christy in a service at our church on Sunday 20th September. You can read a little about Alyson here on the circuit website

The church was decorated in readiness for our harvest themed service on October 4th - see our Harvest display gallery.

Here are some other ways to remain part of our church community.

We  will continue meeting via Zoom on alternate Sunday evenings, when there is no service at the church, at 7:45 for 8pm, with someone leading us in worship. There is also a Zoom meeting on Saturday mornngs, for those missing our Saturday community coffee mornings. It is possible to join via telephone if you do not have the internet or a computer. If you would like to join in with either or both of these, please email, or phone 01904 425966.

For details of online services being streamed or viewable online, see York Methodist circuit summary of information and worship resources.

Please do continue to pray for the situation and for those dealing with it, particularly our health services, and remember that we have faith in a God who is in control- even when the situation is difficult. 

A prayer for those who will be hit particularly hard by the current crisis:

  • We give thanks for those who volunteer to help the poor and vulnerable across our communities.  We pray for those who are unable to carry on at present due to their own vulnerability, and ask God to raise up new volunteers to take their places.  

  • We pray for those who use foodbanks and other food distribution schemes, and for those who now may be using them for the first time after losing work due to the coronavirus crisis.  We pray that these projects will have sufficient supplies and volunteers to continue their vital work.

  • We pray for those who are facing redundancy or struggling with reduced income due to the current situation.  We pray as well for those who are working long hours, often for little pay, to keep shops and services going.

  • We pray for those who use Carecent, particularly those who have no home to go to and who are particularly vulnerable to illness.  

  • We thank the God who healed beggars and cared for outcasts that he sees and cares for each one of us, whoever and whatever we are, and that he will be with us through our difficult times.


Our previous minister Rachel went on a trip to Kenya this summer to meet her bishop and also oversee sending items in a shipping container for the ACTOM charity to help Kenyan communities - Kenya trip details, photos and videos.

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