Dear Friends,

At the beginning of November, I received a surprise telephone call. I had not heard from this friend in a while and it was good to catch up with her news. We had first met at Cliff College as students. She had continued to work at the College after the course had finished and then later pursued further ministry training. As with many other people, Cliff College has played a significant role in the development and enrichment of our respective faith journeys.

“Do you want a Cross?” was her question. In summer 2016 the College had decided to make major renovations to the old Lecture Room, and produce a new bespoke series of lecture rooms for the 21st Century. Much of the old parquet flooring laid down 110 years before as part of the new Champness Memorial Wing was saved, and a great friend of the College took the wood away to make it into the Cliff Cross. The Cross has now arrived – a small, simple, sturdy Cross, smelling of polish and bearing the marks of those who have lectured, preached and walked on the floor, and swept and scrubbed it through the years.

I am delighted to have a Cliff Cross in my study and to receive one at the start of a new chapter in ministry. It was during the early weeks at Cliff College that I began to respond to a call to lead worship and to preach, although it was never an easy or a particularly natural call to follow. By the grace of God, I am always grateful for the places and situations into which the call has led me. For now, it has brought me to live in East Hull and to serve in the South Holderness Methodist Circuit and I look forward to finding out more of what the Holy Spirit is doing here, as the days unfold.

Let us think carefully of those who, through the years, have continued to pray, to worship, to put in the hours of preparation to help us understand God’s Word for the present age. How good it is to be part of a Circuit where people are listening and responding to fresh calls to explore worship leading and preaching, building on the solid heritage of faith and belief. Who has helped you to understand in a personal way the message of the grace and glory of the Cross of Christ and to experience transforming, generous worship?

As I contemplate the Cliff Cross, I hear the words: ‘Christ for all and all for Christ’. I trust you are finding joy and challenge in your journey of faith. However, if you ever want to find out more about the message of the Cross never be afraid to ask the deep questions of life. All of us have so much to learn of the width and length and height and depth of Christ’s love.

May you know the Joy and Peace of Jesus this Christmas.

Rev Debbie

Registered Charity
December 2017—February 2018

Contact Details & Diary

For contact details of Ministers and Preachers, please collect a Circuit plan from one of our Churches. Also, our dates/times for all Sunday Services’ is too large to display on this page so we will only display the Sutton Methodist diary.

Dates For Sutton Methodist Church

Date Time Location Service
3 Dec 2017 10:45am Sutton Lucas (Toy)
6:30pm Bilton Grange Circuit Service
10 Dec 2017 10:45am Sutton Winfield
6:30pm No Service
17 Dec 2017 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6:30pm Sutton Lucas (Carols)
24 Dec 2017 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
5pm Sutton Family 5pm Midnight
31 Dec 2017 10:45am Bransholme Grant (United Service)
6.30pm No Service
7 Jan 2018 10:45am Sutton Lucas (Covenant)
6.30pm Sutton Penn-Timity
14 Jan 2018 10:45am Sutton Clayton
6.30pm Holderness Rd Lucas
21 Jan 2018 10:45am Sutton Munson
6.30pm Sutton Circuit Service
28 Jan 2018 10:45am Sutton Local Arrangement
6.30pm Sutton Lucas (Holy Communion)
4 Feb 2018 10:45am Sutton Lucas (JMA)
6.30pm Holderness Rd Plenderleith
11 Feb 2018 10:45am Sutton Borwick (Circuit Anniversary)
4pm Holderness Rd Borwick
18 Feb 2018 10:45am Sutton B Richardson
6.30pm Bransholme Circuit Service Healing HC
25 Feb 2018 10:45am Sutton Ogle
6.30pm Holderness Rd Lucas

Christmas Day

Location Time
Hedon 10.30am Rev Colin
Holderness Road 10.30am Rev Lansford
Sutton 10.30am Rev Debbie
Withernsea 10am Sister Denise
Patrington 11am Sister Denise

Regular Events

Bilton Grange

  • Fresh Expression Contact Rev L Penn-Timity


  • Tuesdays 9.30am Table Top Sale
  • Friday 10.00-11.00am Prayer Meeting at Church
  • Worship Group 4pm to 5pm every Monday

Elsternwick AKA Elstronwick

  • Weekly Village Friendship Group 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Monthly Coffee Morning 2nd Saturday 10 – 12noon


  • Coffee Morning: Ist Saturday monthly 10:00 – 11:30
  • “60 Mins” bible study 2:00 pm Wednesdays

Holderness Road

  • Cake stall & book sale – 1st Friday of the month – 9.30am
  • Coffee morning Hall Wednesdays 10.00 – 12noon


  • Film Club 2nd Tuesday monthly 9.30am

Kingston Wesley

  • Coffee Morning Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.00am
  • Luncheon Club Thursdays 11.30—13.30


  • Upper Fellowship 6.30pm Mondays Southside


  • Leisure Day Monday Sept to Mar 10.15 to 3.30pm
  • Coffee morning Thursday 9.30 to 11.30am
  • Quiz night first Thursday each month 7.30pm


  • Woman’s Fellowship 2pm Wednesdays Fortnightly
  • Friendship Group 7.30pm 3rd Tuesday Monthly


  • Wives & friends 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7.45pm
  • Women’s Fellowship 2pm Thursdays
  • Thursdays 1st Messy Ch 3rd Craft Club 4pm


  • Friendship Circle Last Monday of the Month 7.30pm see Church for details


  • Yell & Natter Parent & Toddlers 1pm Fridays
  • Worship Group 7pm Tuesdays
  • Friendship Group 2nd Monday in month 7.30pm
  • Flavours Café Tuesday each week 11am to 2pm

Bilton Grange

has become a fresh expression of Worship and will be under the direction of Rev Lansford Penn-Timity during this plan. Please contact him for further details

Circuit Services

Sunday 3 December 2017 @ Bilton Grange HC Advent Service

Saturday 6 January 2018 Circuit Prayer Day –

seeking God at the beginning of the New Year

10.30 am – 3.00 pm @ Portobello MC

Starting with a time of worship – leading into space for prayer

Sunday 21 January 2018 @ Sutton MC

Sunday 11 February 2018 4pm @ Holderness Road MC

With Rev Keith Borwick

Wednesday 14 February 2018 7.30pm @ Keyingham MC

Ash Wednesday HC

Sunday 18 February 2018 @ Bransholme

MC Healing Service

You are ALL Welcome to these services

Come and Celebrate together as a Circuit

Hospital Visiting

Our Circuit representatives will contact the Churches on a Monday morning and an email will then be sent to the Circuit’s ministers and the Hospital Chaplains.

Ministers Day OFF

Please observe and respect your Minister’s day off

Minister Day
Rev D Lucas Monday
Rev C Plenderleith Monday
Rev L Penn—Timity Friday
Deacon D Creed Thursday

Should an emergency arise on your Minister’s day off, please contact another member of staff who will be pleased to help you.


Martin House Carol Service 7 December 2017 Holderness Road MC

Day of Prayer 6 January 2018 -0.30am—3pm @ Portobello MC

Missions Evening 20 February 2018 7.30pm @ Bilton Grange MC

want to know one thing, the way to heaven; how to land safe on that happy shore. God Himself has condescended to teach the way; for this end He came from heaven. He hath written it down in a book. Give me that book! At any price give me the Book of God!
— John Wesley

Circuit Website

Dates for March to May 2018 plan to Circuit Office by 15 January 2018 please

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.