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Safeguarding Policy


News from the March Circuit Meeting  -  March 2017

Invitation and Stationing

Rev Huw Sperring leaves our Circuit summer 2017.

Rev Christopher Wood Archer takes up his appointment summer 2017. Rev Una Mclean is to move in summer 2018 and the invitation committee will start the process of Stationing in September
Rev Sue Greenwood, due to move in 2018 but has requested an extension of 2 years.

Farewell service for Rev Huw Sperring at Normanby

On 30 July, 6.00pm.

Welcome service for Christopher Wood Archer and his wife, Judith on 3rd September, 2.30pm at Eston Grange.

Rev Sue Greenwood will be on sabbatical for three months from the end of April.

Circuit Appointments

Mrs Julie O’Key has been appointed to be a Circuit Steward and will take the place of Brian Glover whose term of office finishes at the end of August this year


changes within safeguarding come into place in

September and the Darlington District is working to ensure all our

churches are fully prepared. Updates to training and DBS renewals are ongoing. Three ‘Creating Safer Space’ training sessions were held.

More than Gold/Feast of Fun

as reported previously there will not be a ‘More than Gold’ event this summer but rather our circuit is supporting summer holiday clubs which are being run in different churches and organised through ‘Ageing Better Middlesbrough.

Linthorpe Road – Resource Centre

A breakfast club runs on a Wednesday which is very well used. It is hoped to extend this and to also run a lunch club.

A new project, ARIADNE (MAP and other partner organisations - Red

Cross, Open Door, Justice First) uses the centre every Thursday and offers support and assistance to Asylum Seekers and Refugees. An Asylum Seeker who has been granted Asylum Status has been appointed to work with Ailsa. MAP also has a new website


there have been two events so far this year, at Eston Grange and Grove Hill and a third one is planned for Normanby

Nunthorpe film club

a successful first event held at Nunthorpe had 22 attendees. A second film club has been planned

Rediscovering Middlesbrough

A group of year 11/12 students are working on a project to create an electronic resource for use in RE in schools. Using the internet and producing a map of the area

our churches can be pinned on the map and information about each

church can be attached.

Chinese Congregation

planning is in place with Rev Lawrence Law for the Chinese congregation to become established as the Chinese Church in Middlesbrough.

Rev Christopher John Wood-Archer

Rev Wood-Archer joined the Middlesbrough and Eston Methodist Circuit in September 2017.

Songs Of Praise   For Advent -  December 3rd 2017 at Trinity 6pm

Three themes… we put them out to churches to see if anyone would like to take one and come up with a presentation on it.

  1. The start of the Church Year
  2. The coming of the Kingdom
  3. Working for the Kingdom.


'Sing we the King'  (starter)     'Joy to the World'    'There's a light upon the mountain'    'Mine eyes have seen the glory'   'Hark what a sound'   'Rejoice your Lord is King'  'Tell out my soul'  'For the healing of the nations'

'Judge Eternal'

Readings; Isaiah ch 40 v 1-15     John ch 1 v 1-14

This will go out to churches with a request that any volunteers submit details by October 29th

Dave and Ron  26-09-17

Service of Celebration For The Life Of Stuart Nimmo

Stuart passed away on the 10th June 2018 at home with his family.

A service of celebration for his life will be held at Marton Church at 1.30pm on Thursday 21st June.  Everyone welcome

New Web Address  is our new web address. I thought you would find it easier to type the the Middlesbrough and Eston Methodist Circuit . Org . Uk
You have a year to get ready for the new format, the old address will continue.