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News from the March Circuit Meeting 12.9.18

Welcome to

Rev Richard Andrew (Chair of District);
Rev Charity Hamilton (incoming Presbyter);

Rev Mike and Jo Harland who have moved back into this area.

The welcome service for Rev Charity Hamilton will be held on Epiphany Sunday, 6th January 2019, 6.00pm at Grove Hill church

Communications

Thanks to David Everitt we now have a new circuit website address memc.uk
GDPR forms – due to some errors in completing the forms, initially, the production of the circuit directory has been delayed and will now be available in January

Ormesby Church

The members of Ormesby Church after much prayerful discussion led by Rev C Wood-Archer have reached the decision to cease to meet and this was fully respected and supported by the Circuit meeting.

Synod Reps

The Senior Circuit Steward (or rep)

Keith Johnson - rep for Normanby/Eston Grange/Ormesby (Rev C Wood-Archer )

Dawn Harris - rep for Grove Hill/Trinity/Linthorpe (Rev C Hamilton) Ruth Lewis - rep for Nunthorpe/Marton/Stainton (Rev Sue Greenwood)

Synod 2019

This will be hosted by our circuit on 27th April. The event will be based at Kings

Academy and planning is in progress. Julie O’Key and Pat Barrett are leading on this.

Sharing News

TFFC (Trinity Family Friendly Centre)

The Feast of Fun events at Easter and over the summer were very successful. There was money left over which will be used to provide similar events at half term and Christmas

Trinity Community Cafe up and running and is being well used.

Boogie Bounce – funding has been granted to support a trampoline exercise scheme

initially to target young girls/women who through disadvantage do not engage in exercise.

Youth Club is up and running with numbers attending of between 45 and 60.

The Avenue Project continues to be very successful with the premises being used every day of the week by 14 regular groups

Grave talk – about 20 people attended and benefitted from the session which was

held at Nunthorpe in a relaxed environment over tea and cake.

Appointments

Overseas Mission Secretary – Mrs Judith Bone Trustee for Map (Social Justice rep) – Mr John Hinton

Safeguarding

A revised ‘Advance Module’ training programme is being implemented. This will

replace a previous training programme and is compulsory for Ministers, Local Preachers, Worship Leaders and anyone else in positions of authority. Details will be forwarded to churches re dates in due course.