the Pocklington and
Market Weighton Methodist Circuit)
Welcome! We are an active and
friendly church of about 150 members with a total community roll of 340 in the market town
of Pocklington. The town
is on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds in one of
the driest areas of the country being sheltered by the Wolds to the east and the Pennines to the west.
The town has a population of approx. 10,000, is still growing and has become a
commuter town serving York, Hull & Leeds.
This page was updated March 2013 ( where indicated
The Services/Events page is updated weekly on Sunday afternoons and covers both
Pocklington and Market Weighton
Sectors of the Circuit.
LINKS Chapel Location for location of the Pocklington Methodist Chapel.
Services/Events for details of Worship Services
and Future Events throughout the Circuit. History for history of Pocklington Methodism including visits by John Wesley Village chapels. for details of the 5
Pocklington area Circuit village chapels St. John's Market Weighton Methodist Church our sister church at Market Weighton
Methodist the Methodist Connexion Website Methodist News if you would like to see news about Methodism and Methodist Churches
Pocklington for the town's Website All Saints Church our associated
Pocklington Anglican church Christian Fellowship Church our associated
Pocklington Christian Fellowship Church
Pocklington church is part of the York and Hull District and the central Chapel of the Pocklington
and Market Weighton Circuit which includes 13 chapels.
If you are in the area, you are most welcome to join us for
worship or at any of our other events, our Chapel is a place of worship and
prayer which is open to all, at the same time it is truly multi-purpose. The
disabled are served by level wheelchair access, disabled toilet and hearing aid
loop system in the Worship Area. A large car park is located behind the Chapel -
go right viewing from the front - then
left, left again and the park entrance is 80 yards on the left.
Hire of rooms Some of the Chapel rooms are
available for hire by outside organisations, both for single occasions or for
regular events. If you are interested in such hire please contact or E
Mail Kerry on
phone 01759 303499 #
Regular weekly (unless stated) events (see also the
link for more details) include:
Sunday Club for Children during Morning Services at 10.30am
Youth Meetings on last Sundays in each month, contact 01759 380645 or 302990:
'The Teddies' (9 to 12years) 4 to 6pm, 'Agape' (13 to 18years) 6 to 8pm
'Funday Monday' Parent and Toddler's Group on Mondays 9.00am to 11.00 am
Women's Fellowship on Tuesdays at 2.30pm
Coffee Morning at Bolton Chapel on Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.00 noon
Women Together on Wednesdays (1st and 3rd each month) 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Evening Bible Study Groups (as announced - see Future Events)
Interdenominational Welcome Centre on Wednesdays 11.00am to 1.15pm with a Fair
Trade Stall including Traidcraft
and other fairly traded foods and crafts, on the third
Wednesday of each month
Arts and Craft Fellowship on Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Circuit Choir Practice on Thursdays at 7.30pm
Early Communion first Friday each month 9.15am
Coffee mornings on Fridays 10.00am to 11.30am
Praise Evening at Barmby Moor Chapel last Friday in the Month at 7.30pm
Concerts, Parties, Recitals etc. as announced.
The Choir is enriched by including not only Methodists but also singers from all the other Pocklington Churches and other towns and villages.
Our Church is part of an ecumenical grouping, titled 'Churches Together In Pocklington' (CTIP), with the Church of England, Christian Fellowship and Roman Catholic Churches in Pocklington. There are joint services held in rotation at each church (see the
The CTIP run a Welcome Centre in our premises which provides a meeting place for friendly fellowship, refreshments including light lunches and activities for adults and accompanying children.
The CTIP also operates an ecumenical walking group.
Our Superintendent Minister is the Rev. Luke Smith (01482 708991)
Joint Ministers: Rev. Geoff Dougill
(01759 304806 or g.dougill @btinternet.com)
and Rev. Anne Cox (01759 305103)
Our Circuit is also served by Rev. Sue Pegg (01430 873407) and
Rev. Alison McDonald plus #
Rev. Allan Bailey,
Rev. Charles New, Rev. Malcolm Smalley
and Rev. Michael Willson - Supernumerary Ministers and Deacon
Brenda Fuller - Supernumerary Deacon
If you need a Minister please ring 01759 304806 (if unavailable ring 01430
Our mission statement
Primary aims are:
To proclaim and offer Christ to all people
To offer worship to God
care for the church family and its neighbourhood
To exercise responsible stewardship of all God's gifts
To serve the community locally, nationally and internationally
wishes to take the opportunity to provide a Christian witness in Pocklington, in fellowship, caring for others and service to the local community.
Alongside all ventures the Church maintains its contributions to the life of many families in the town and surrounding area through ordinary worship, home visits, weddings, christenings and funerals.
The work of the Ministers, Bible Study, the Choir, Junior Church (Sunday Club)
and Women's Fellowship may easily be taken for granted but they are all at the heart of what the Church is all about.
Year in year out, the church community gives financial support to the National Children's Home, Christian Aid, Cancer Research and Methodist Homes for the Aged amongst others.
Our relief and development fund gives help throughout the world wherever and whenever it is needed.