The Duke of York’s Community Initiative is a Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire. The schemes need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve; of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others. Individual awards are also given in recognition of exceptional leadership skills.
Driffield Methodist Church is an award holder in both the project and leadership skills categories.
Generously supported by AllChurches Trust Ltd and the Methodist Insurance Fund
Driffield Methodist Church
Driffield Methodist Church is part of the Driffield-Hornsea Circuit. We have a variety of worship within the circuit and you are assured of a warm welcome at any of the Churches. We are also part of the Yorkshire North and East District of The Methodist Church of Great Britain.
The move of utilities is completed and the demolition contractor has taken over the site as from 5 November 2018. It is expected that the demolition will take 10 weeks, followed by archaeological investigations. In the meantime we will be setting up the YORHub Framework for delivery of the rebuild phase and preparing documentation for the Tender process.
Message from our Superintendent
There has been a Methodist witness in the village of Kelk since 1854 and we have shared sadness at the closure of the society. We place on record our thanks for the work of Christ that the members have shared through public service and Christian witness in its many forms. Sometimes, closing a chapel can be an act of faith. We are not people who keep museums; we are people who live by faith. And when our church life becomes a burden rather than a joy then we reach a point when the work is finished and it can truly be seen as a ‘completion of witness’ and it is time to move on.
People from all over the Driffield-Hornsea Circuit celebrated in a ‘service of closure’ for the building that has stood on the site since 1795. The Revd Leslie Newton, our Chair of District shared with us the image of a hinge. By all means give thanks for the past but let’s not stay there. Let our new building be a sign and a base for mission in the future. Demolition will take place over the next couple of months and then after an archaeological survey building will start in the hope that we can open the new Methodist Centre by Christmas 2019.We give thanks for those whose hard work, prayer, encouragement, gifts and grants have enabled the church to rebuild.
A certificate was presented to Deacon Keith Gough in recognition of 42 years as an accredited Local preacher.
The hymn that truly expresses this message is
“We’ll praise him for all that is past and trust him for all that’s to come” (STF 67)
May God bless you all as we celebrate the story of the birth of the Christ child this Christmas.
Rev Robert Amos
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The Four aims of Methodists
Methodism's activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:
· To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
· To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
· To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
· To make more followers of Jesus Christ.
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17 November 2018