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Our mission is that, together, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will have confidence, excitement and freedom in Jesus Christ to glorify God through worship, faith and service. In the various sections of our website you’ll find information about our beliefs, our church vision, who we are, our Sunday services, activities and mission work as well as how to find us and get in touch.

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If you feel called to support our work as a church you can give in a number of different ways.

You can do so now by clicking the button to the left, or by clicking here. This will take you to the website of our donation partner ‘Give A Little’ where you can donate securely using your credit or debit card. You can choose to receive an email receipt if you wish.

For other ways of giving, including regular donations through our offering schemes, please visit our ‘Giving’ page.


Coronavirus updates

Great News! Easter Sunday will see us opening the church building to allow people to attend worship in-person rather than online for the first time in 2021. Until then we continue to stream Sunday services live on YouTube and there will be a Good Friday service of meditation and reflection which will also appear on YouTube. Until we re-open ‘After-church coffee’ will take place on Zoom at 11.30 am; the link to this is included in the church newsletter.

Click here for more information and what you need to do if you intend to come to church.

Please look out on our What’s On page here, or on our social media accounts for updates as things change.

Church online

Over the last ten months or so Great Ayton Methodist Church has done a great deal of work to develop its online presence. This has been a key mission area for us and we expect that this will continue after we begin to be able to meet for worship in person again. Our YouTube channel is averaging around 220 views each week which probably represents close to 300 people taking part in online worship. You can also engage with us via our social media channels using these links:

Church charity

We’re delighted to be supporting the Russ Devereux Headlight Project as our nominated charity for 2021. This project is local to us and works with children and adults who need support with their mental health. You can read more about our fundraising here.  We continue to support Middlesbrough Foodbank and to support a local village driven initiative to provide meals for people who are vulnerable in Ayton.

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come takes place from 13 – 23 May and  is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ

Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus

Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Find out more.


Latest Blog Posts

Wesley Mouse: A Different Easter

A ‘different’ Easter Little Wesley Mouse was cosying away in his little hidey hole, snug as a bug. He knew that some people were quite poorly at the moment and couldn’t visit his home - the church. He was safe and well, with enough food and nibbles to keep him going...

Wesley’s Wish – a Christmas story by Wesley Mouse

Wesley’s Wish Wesley and his little friend Charlie, who had come to stay over the Christmas holidays, were busy putting up the last few Christmas decorations in Wesley’s mouse -sized home and nibbling away on mini mince pies made with butter pastry. “Oh, I do wish...