Malton Methodist Church – a challenging time!

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

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 with District Chair Revd. Stephen Burgess and past President of the Methodist Conference Revd. Steven Wild with the scaffolding supporting the failed roof truss in the background.

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!

Mothering Sunday 26th March 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Morning Worship led by Linda Stannard

Sunday 2nd April 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Holy Communion led by David Startup

Palm Sunday 9th April 9:30am at St. Michael’s in Malton Market Place

– United Service led by Revd. Tanya Short and Revd. Peter Robinson

Easter Sunday 16th April 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Holy Communion led by Revd. Tanya Short

Sunday 23rd April 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Morning Worship led by Stephen Prest

Sunday 30th April 10:30am at Trinity Church, Norton

– Circuit Service led by Revd. Tanya Short

Sunday 7th May 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Morning Worship led by Peter Osborne

Sunday 14th May 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Morning Worship led by Martin Calver

Sunday 21st May 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Locally Arranged Service

Sunday 28th May 10:15am at Malton Baptist Church

– Holy Communion led by Revd. Tanya Short

Regular events we run include:

A new event commencing in the autumn is FAMILY CRAFT AND CHAT – 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 with young people and their parents after school. More details to follow.

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 “Church Diary” opposite or in our weekly notice sheet which is handed out before worship each Sunday and can be downloaded at the top right hand side of any page of the website.