The York and Hull District is one of the larger geographical districts in Methodism. It encompasses the three cities of York, Hull and Ripon, as well as large rural areas, and a long coastline. The District is divided into 14 Circuits, and each Circuit is made up of several churches served by one or more ministers, deacons and lay employees. We are currently looking at our structures and how they might be adapted and developed to better serve our mission purpose.
Working ecumenically in the district is a priority and there is plenty of opportunity both around the two Cathedrals of York and Ripon and in the rural areas where declining populations demand innovative solutions from their Christian communities. We work especially closely with the Church of England and the United Reformed Church, in covenanted partnership, to provide a Christian presence wherever possible.
So, welcome to the York and Hull District. We hope you will find time to get to know us.
The primary purpose for which the District is constituted is to advance the mission of the Church in a region, by providing opportunities for Circuits to work together and support each other, by offering them resources of finance, personnel and expertise which may not be available locally and by enabling them to engage with the wider society of the region as a whole and address its concerns. The District serves the Local Churches and Circuits and the Conference in the support, deployment and oversight of the various ministries of the Church, and in programmes of training.