Sewerby Methodist Church

Sewerby Methodist Church


Church Activities


Luncheon Club

Meet: Generally on the third Monday of the each month commencing at 12.30 pm.

Club contact: Mrs Joan Bayne tel: 01262 678327

Why do we have a Luncheon Club at Sewerby Methodist church?

There is no better way to make friends than to invite them for a meal and so in May 2004, the first invitations were sent out and now 40 people meet regularly for lunch once a month. A main consideration when setting up this group was to serve the community in which the church is situated. Therefore the members attending have either an affiliation to our church or live in the village of Sewerby itself.

The running of the Club is only made possible by the willingness of so many people who offer a helping hand to cook and serve the meal, to transport the less mobile to and from their homes, or to chat or just listen to those who come.

After two main courses, a cup of tea and 1½ hours of fellowship, the volunteer drivers arrive and so bring the happy gathering to a conclusion.

List of 2018/19 dates for the Luncheon Club:-  12th November *; 3rd December *; 21st January; 11th February*; 18th March; 15th April*; 20th May; 17th June; 15th July; 19th August;16th September; 14th October*; 11th November* & 2nd December*.

* means   ‘not the third Monday



We have 23 pastoral visitors who each support by visit and telephone a designated group of members, however this task is shared by all and extended to adherents and visitors. We feel it is essential that all feel welcome in this Church family. We are proud to have an excellent network.

Flowers are sent weekly to the sick and bereaved and also to those celebrating special birthdays or wedding anniversaries. Members over 90 receive harvest and Christmas gifts and all those in Retirement Homes receive an Easter card. Our Wednesday afternoon services and Thursday coffee mornings are valuable pastoral contacts.

Contact:       Sue Sugdon

Telephone:     01262  676446.


Tuesday Circle

Our Purpose is to provide contact and fellowship for all ladies from the Church, from the community and from the Bridlington area – anyone really who would enjoy a good chat, some company and a good cuppa!

October 2015: This has been a very productive and pleasant year for our group.  Our membership has now increased to 32. We have been busy knitting blankets for children in care homes, and the Kingfisher Trust, handbags for  the Ugandan Children, articles for the shoebox appeal and crotcheted & knitted poppies for the British Legion.We had a Christmas Fayre, Easter Bonnet parade plus  a Spring Fayre.  We are now looking forward to this years Annual Christmas Lunch, with the usual cards, mince pies and tea in the Hall afterwards.Thanks to all who have supported us.  We are now able to present our Chapel with a cheque for £1000 !  If you are interested in joining or attending please contact any of the members .Cynthia Hunn  ( Circle Treasurer )

Recent activities include:

  • Some months ago, a fashion show
  • Knitted and Supplied 120 teddies for children
  • Days out to Beverley, Hornsea and Sigglesthorne
  • Christmas lunch at The Martonian followed by carols in the Chapel Hall .

Future events include:

  • Easter Bonnet Parade.
  • Afternoon tea & stalls.
  • We meet on Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm

A NEW SESSION HAS JUST STARTED – Contact – Cynthia Hunn, 77 Viking Road, Bridlington.  YO16  6TW


Tuesday Focus

"Tuesday Focus" meets on the first and third Tuesday mornings in the month
from October to March.

Coffee is served from 10-30a.m. and the meeting commences at 11-00 a.m. until 12 noon
Interesting speakers covering a variety of topics address the meetings and time is allowed for questions.


Rambling Group

Formed in 1991, we usually meet on the second Monday in the month in the church car park to share cars to the start point of the ramble. They are between 4 and 5 miles long, followed by a pub lunch.


Banner Group

A small group of ladies meet on a Wednesday morning once a fortnight to create banners. The background  is of varied fabrics in different colours. The main techniques used are applique, embroidery and ordinary hand sewing. A variety of threads, fabrics, ribbons, beads and other craft materials are used.

Banners are made to celebrate Church  Festivals and  other special  events and to enhance worship.

The group are having a break at the moment  the date of recommencement will be announced.



Methodist Homes for the Aged  (MHA) is a charity which has the reputation for meeting the highest standards of care and accommodation, supporting over 17,000 people with:

  • Care Homes -- Residential, Nursing and Specialist Dementia care,
  • Sheltered Housing,
  • Housing with Care and
  • Community support services for people living in their own homes.

If you wish to find out more about the MHA, please visit their website at

So much of our contemporary media suggests that old age is a '.burden'. M.H.A. have worked for over 75 years to create 'Communities that Care'….whether that is in M.H.A. homes, retirement villages or in individuals' homes through the Live at Home scheme.

In Sewerby and throughout the circuit, we try to raise funds towards financing such schemes. Homes in this area include Willersley House in Willerby, Priseholme in Scarborough and the newly developed retirement village of Mickle Hill in Pickering. We do this through individual donations, stalls, and a coffee morning. Thanks to the generosity of so many people in Sewerby, we were able to contribute £590 to central funds.