Great Ayton Methodist Church is a part of the Methodist Church within the UK. The church is a part of the Stokesley ‘circuit’ of churches which is in turn a part of the Darlington district. This circuit of six churches is led by two ministers, one based in Stokesley and other in Great Ayton. The church is also an active member of Churches Together in Great Ayton, an association of the village’s Christian Churches.
The Methodist Church in Great Britain separated from the Anglican Church in 1784. Our church on the High Street opened in 1914 but Methodists were meeting and worshipping in the village for many years before that. The calling of the Methodist Church in the United Kingdom is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission It does this through:
• Worship. The Church exists to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love
• Learning and Caring. The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care
• Service. The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
• Evangelism. The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ.
You can find out more about what this means for us in Great Ayton in the various pages of this website.
Great Ayton Methodist Church is an inclusive church that aims to share God’s love with all people.