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Sorted goes to Sneaton Castle 2018

Sorted Youth Church, a fresh expression of church run by Rev Tracy Milne, of the Church Army, meets each week at Thackley Methodist Church.

In their latest newsletter, they write:

“Sorted will take up to 36 young people on their annual residential next year to Sneaton Castle. This will be a life changing experience for some of our local young people, as they struggle with a lack of self-esteem and confidence. Talking to a young person recently, Tracy mentioned the opportunity of going away next year with Sorted. The response is incredible: “I have not even been to Ilkley Moor or Baildon Moor ... never mind Whitby. I have never seen the sea.” The young person is nearly fifteen years old. “My dad says if it costs more than £20 then it’s too much.” The overall cost for each person is £168 excluding transport.

Please, if you are able to help us achieve the impossible by raising funds for young people to discover their potential, please use the donate button or contact us using the email address. We would love to hear from you, as we make a huge difference to those who are less fortunate than others.”

As a church we are hoping to hold a fund-raiser at some point in the coming months; however, if you wish to donate to this cause, you can do so at or email:

We look forward to welcoming Tracy and hearing more about Sorted’s work in our worship at 10.30 am on 4 February 2017. You are very welcome to come along. 

Ruth W, Thackley Methodist Church


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