Malton Methodist Church

At the heart of the fastest growing town in Ryedale, North Yorkshire

– a challenging time!

In the autumn of 2015 a roof truss started to fail and our Grade II* listed building was closed for safety reasons. Our minister – Revd. Tanya Short – is shown outside the closed church. This prompted a decision to re-purpose the building as both a Community Hub and a place of worship. On 7th July 2017 the project took a giant step forward when we signed an agreement with Coast & Vale Community Action who will deliver consultancy services to help us raise over £1m to fund the project. The photo of the signing shows (l to r) Phil Simpson, Strategic Development Worker and Mel Bonney-Kane, Chief Executive at CAVCA signing the agreement with Revd. Tanya Short and Project Team Leader Paul Emberley.

Malton Methodist Church occupies a building on Saville Street which links the main road from York to the vibrant market place at the centre of our fast-growing town. The church has overcome many obstacles over the years and emerged stronger and more resilient from each, but now we face one of the biggest challenges in our history.

In the autumn of 2015 a major structural failure was identified in one of the roof trusses resulting in the Grade II* listed building which is over 200 years old being closed. The congregation has been welcomed by Malton Baptist Church on Wells Lane whilst deciding what to do with the building on Saville Street.

After much debate and a determined effort by everyone, we have submitted ambitious plans – supported by the community at large – to develop the building into both a community hub and a new more flexible place of worship. Our plans, together with a vast amount of supporting information were submitted to the Listed Building Advisory Committee of the Methodist Church in Manchester at the start of July 2016.

We’re now working with our architects, PPIY Limited, to develop a number of more detailed design options and solutions to present to the Listed Buildings Advisory Committee of the Methodist Church for their consideration before Easter 2017.  In our Statement of Significance, presented in July 2016, we had previously considered the possibility of a sub-division floor constructed of structural glass to separate the proposed upper level auditorium from the ground floor, and this is just one solution that is being developed further.

When our submission to the Listed Building Advisory Committee is agreed it will mark the start of a new chapter in our journey to realise the vision we have for mission and outreach in a rapidly expanding community here in Malton.  Our attention will then turn to preparing detailed plans so the project can be accurately costed and to the fund raising that will be necessary for the project to proceed.

Join us for Sunday Worship

Here’s our service plan for the next few weeks
Everyone is welcome!

Sunday 19th November 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

Worship and Holy Communion led by our Baptist friends

Sunday 26th November 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

Morning Worship led by Janice Clark

Regular events we run include:

On alternate Tuesdays between 10 and 11:30am come and join us for a new event, COFFEE, CHAT AND CRAFTS – an opportunity for those who can sew or knit or make models to be part of this new venture – sharing skills and gifts over a cuppa and building christian fellowship. Starting on 16th May – all are welcome!

Our FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE meetings. Do please come and join us for games, dominoes, beetle and quizzes followed by tea, cake and scones. These take place at Princess Court in Malton.

Our ECUMENICAL HOUSE GROUP. The group is about building relationships and friendships, supporting each other in prayer and practical ways, developing and deepening our faith together, studying God’s word and having fun.

Our PARENTS & TOTS CLUB – Join us on term-time Fridays with pre-school tots for coffee, playtime and craft activities at Malton Baptist Church.

On the second Friday of each month it’s TODDLER PRAISE. Toddler Praise is a lovely time for toddlers and their parents/carers to learn from Bible stories, sing and make a reminder craft to take home with them. It takes place from 10.15am – 11.15am, with a little ‘chill out’ coffee and play time before we begin so that everyone gets a chance to chat and make friends, before gathering together to pray, sing and hear an interactive Bible story. We then make a craft activity. To find out more contact Rev Tanya Short 01653 692173 or simply turn up at Malton Baptist Church– we’ll be delighted to see you

All the dates appear in our weekly notice sheet which is handed out before worship each Sunday and can be downloaded from the right hand side of any page of the website.