About Us

Currently, Holgate Methodist Church is used not only as a place of regular Sunday worship, but also houses a playgroup and toddler group, is headquarters for a large number of Scouts and Guides, as well as being the offices for the York Schools & Youth Trust (YoYo). Also on offer is a form of alternative worship, Messy Church, held monthly, which sees a thriving amount of young people and families attend, whom worship through crafty activities, sharing in food, and a short child-friendly worship session.

Holgate Methodist Church was officially opened on the 14th September 1910, with the first services being held on the 18th. Originally the current church building was planned to be only a Sunday School, with the main Church being built on the adjacent land, which now acts as a grass playing field. During 1999, extensive renovations were made to modernise the church.


Sunday Morning Worship: Sunday 10.30-11.30am – Young Church & Creche available, Tea & Coffee is served afterwards.

Sunday Evening Worship: Sunday 6.30-7.30pm – Only on the occasional Sunday at Holgate, please see the circuit plan for more details.

Messy Church: Saturday 4-6pm, monthly (usually on the 3rd Saturday) – a new form of alternative worship where we do crafts, share tea, have a sing-song & listen to a bible story. Fun for all the family. For more information please visit our Messy Church Page.

Methodist Faith & Our Calling

The calling of the Methodist Church 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:


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



The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice



The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ



To find out more about the Methodist Faith please visit The Methodist Church website.