Post of Director of Music/Organist

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

Our parish, with its two churches, is seeking to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue our rich musical tradition, centred around our high quality SATB choir. The successful applicant will be comfortable with a wide variety of worship styles, have good people and leadership skills, and be expected to share in the ongoing development of worship in our two churches. The organ is a two manual with pedals and a number of beautiful solo stops, built by Hill and Sons of London, with pipes by Lewis & Co also of London. We are...

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Young Families Welcome

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

You are warmly invited to YOUNG FAMILIES WELCOME! This welcome event for young families will be a great opportunity to find out more about St John’s and St Luke’s – who’s who, what we do, and how you and your children can get involved. Not forgetting free coffee, bacon sandwiches, and party bags for the children! 26th November, 11.30am PLEASE RSVP TO THE CHURCH OFFICE – OFFICE@BILTON-COFE.ORG.UK OR PHONE...

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Lay Training

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

From Discipleship to Discovery Discovering God’s Call in my life Date: 18 November 2017 Time: 10.00am — 4.00pm Tea & Coffee available but bring a packed lunch (or explore local eating places) Venue: Leeds Diocesan Office Church House 17-19 York Place Leeds LS1 2EX How to Book Email: Phone: 0113 353 0281 A day to enable people to have the time and space to think through, in a structured way, their passions, personalities and place i.e. where God has put them and from that unearth their own personal vocation...

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Clergy Letter September 17

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Articles, Thoughts | 0 comments

Sabbath in September? It’s the middle of August, I’m sitting at my kitchen table and outside it’s raining. In fact that’s an understatement- it’s absolutely pouring- sheets of cold, driving rain! Not really holiday weather…. However… whatever the weather, August always feels a bit different; even when it’s raining, even when we are still working, even when our days are uncomfortably filled with children who are not at school. There’s just a gentle slowing down of the frenetic pace that surrounds so much of modern life. There are few evening...

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Clergy Letter August 17

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Articles, Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear all, There is an analogy to which I often return and that I’d encourage you to reflect upon (if you’ve not already heard me rabbit on about it!). It’s a picture of two lakes – The Aral Sea and Blue Lake. The Aral Sea (…which is a lake despite the name) lies between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. If you’re struggling to think where those two countries are then it might help to know that it is south of Russia, and kind of north of Iran (with Turkmenistan in between). If you’re still none-the-wiser then dust off your atlas or have a quick look...

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Spring Harvest is coming to Harrogate

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Exciting news! Spring Harvest, an annual gathering of thousands of Christians from all across the country, is coming to Harrogate for the first time in 2018. It runs from 3rd to 7th April, just after Easter. More details to follow but do visit to find out more. It will be a great event for all the family. We hope lots of us will go but if you want to get ahead, booking opens on 21st June!

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Clergy Letter July 2017

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Articles, Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear friends, As I write it’s still less than a year since this country voted to leave the European Union; it’s less than 6 months since Donald Trump took office; it’s less than a week since the general election resulted in a hung parliament. Thus, ‘Wasn’t expecting that’ might be the recurring response to these events and there is therefore little doubt that we live in uncertain and challenging times, especially as we don’t really know how things will work out. Then throw into the mix the terrible terrorist attacks that we have endured in...

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Refugees in Syria Collection

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Can You Help?, Events | 0 comments

St. Marks are organising a collection for the refugees in Syria on behalf of over the weekend of the 9th-12th June. How can you help: Donate good quality clothing for men, women and children. Come and help sort and pack. Details to be confirmed. Could you team up with a home group/some friends and donate some of the items for care packs – the website has details of what’s needed For more details and information please contact Becky Onslow 07961 170225 or email...

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Ordained Priests in Ripon Cathedral

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

RUTH IS BEING ORDAINED PRIEST IN RIPON CATHEDRAL ON SATURDAY 24th JUNE AT 3pm.  All are welcome to attend. Please pray for those to be ordained:- Barnoldswick & Bracewell Julie Clarkson Bilton Team Ruth Donegan-Cross Bedale Benefice Stephen Hanscombe Broughton, Marton & Thornton Alex Ladds Wetherby Stroma McDermott Ingleborough Team Tim Madeley On Sunday 25th June at St John’s Ruth will be presiding at Communion for the first time and this will be a joint service with St Luke’s followed by a bring & share...

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Welly Club 2018 – Planning Ahead!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

WELLY CLUB 2018 We are looking ahead to next year at dates for our 25th Welly Club. The Schools don’t break up until Maundy Thursday so we would normally hold Welly club the week after. However Spring Harvest are also for the first time holding one of their events in Harrogate which will run over the same days 4th to 6th of April.  It would be helpful to know how many of our helpers would be looking to go to Spring Harvest so we can work out numbers. Please let the Welly Team know if this will affect you or email Helen Tennison at...

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