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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 www.springharvest.org 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 samarasaid.org 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 samarasaidsappeal.org/care-packs. 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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Richard Taylor Prayer Group

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

Are you a parent at Richard Taylor or just someone who really believes that praying makes a real difference to our schools? A small group of parents currently meet monthly to pray for the school and they would love some new members. The group meet to pray for about 45 minutes in the staff room at 2.30pm – the dates coming up are June 23rd and July 2nd. All...

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Cafe Church June & July

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

SUNDAY 18th JUNE CAFÉ CHURCH 4.30-5.30pm at ST LUKE’S. Celebrating Father’s Day ‘The Father’s Love’.  Please come and join us for fun, food and fellowship. CAFÉ CHURCH PICNIC SUNDAY 16th JULY in ST JOHN’S CHURCH GROUNDS 4.30 – 5.30pm, in the hall if wet. It would be great to have some garden games so please can you sign up if you have any, stating what you will be bringing. Simon would also love a volunteer to organise a treasure hunt around the church grounds – any offers to Simon please!  

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St John’s & St Luke’s Summer Fair

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

ST JOHN’S & ST LUKE’S SUMMER FAIR SATURDAY 8th JULY 11.30am to 3.30pm We are just a few short weeks away from our big summer event which will take place as usual in the grounds of St John’s Church. This year we’ll have all the usual favourites plus lots of games, entertainment, competitions and even a Rodeo Bull experience! There are sign up lists at the back of both churches for anyone who can offer their time on the day to help run a stall or game or to help set up/clear up and details of our fantastic...

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