13/03 Stockton

Home » Circuits » 13/03 Stockton

Stockton Methodist Circuit Website
Report to Spring Synod 2019
The Stockton Circuit had a year of changes. The retirement of Rev Christine Hey, and no replacement being stationed, has led to new ways of working including the Authorisations for two of our Local Preachers to preside at the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and a reshuffle of pastoral oversight. The closure of South Billingham church in May was a time of sad celebration.

The baptismal project has taken shape and the extra resources has meant some creative actions being taken to engage with families requesting baptism. These have had a variety of responses from the families and from the local churches which is being used to discern the future direction of this ministry. We once again thank the District for support for this post.

We have launched a project to look at the ways we care spiritually for ourselves and for older member of the circuit community as we age. We have been using a training resource from BRF which was developed in Australia in conjunction with Aberdeen university. We are now into our second group and trying to develop resources that will be of use to local churches in this ever growing area of ministry.

We have seen developments in the ecumenical relationship at St Paul's Newtown which has led to an Ecumenical Letter of Welcome being issued to the Methodists so that a Church of England initiative of church planting can be supported in the parish. New life has been breathed into St Andrews Methodist church on the Hardwick estate with an increasing number of families attending a wider variety of worship opportunities. Through a property review and a willingness by some of the churches to work together we are hoping to find new ways to be a missioning presence in the community through renewal of buildings.

Peter Catford
Superintendent

Carlton

Carlton Village, Carlton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 1DX

map | website | facebook

Greens Lane

Greens Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 5HP

map | website | facebook

Maltby

High Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, TS8 0BE

map | website | facebook

North Billingham

Marsh House Avenue, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 3TG

map | website | facebook

Norton

Norton Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1AE

map | website | facebook

St Andrew's

Hardwick Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8JX

map | website | facebook

St Paul's Newtown

Bishopton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4PA

map | website | facebook

Thornaby

Stanstead Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9DZ

map | website | facebook

Trinity

Witham Avenue, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0AD

map | website | facebook

Yarm

High Street, Yarm, TS15 9AJ

map | website | facebook

Yarm Road

Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NW

map | website | facebook

© 2018 - 2019 Darlington Methodist District

supporting and encouraging Christian communities