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Thy Kingdom Come! May 2018

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

As we have done over the past 2 years, in May we are participating in the Archbishops’ global prayer event, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. The idea is in the 10 day period between Ascension (Thursday 10th May) and Pentecost (Sunday 20th May) to get Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. This year the event coincides with Christian Aid Week (13-19 May) so we will be making available a prayer booklet that allows folk to pray for God’s Kingdom to come through the ministry of Christian Aid. We also have available...

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JAM & Coffee

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

Hello and Welcome, Click Here to see our Poster   We are a new group for babies, toddlers and pre-school (with their carers). Each structured session includes singing, bible stories, chat, dance, games, play and craft, followed by refreshments. Where?               St John’s Church Bilton What time?         10am – 11.30am. How often?         Every two weeks during term time How much?         Free For more information: Call Ruth on 0758881334 Facebook :  JAM-Play-and-Praise Dates for your diary: Tuesday 24th April Tuesday 8th May Tuesday...

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Parish Administrator Vacancy

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Can You Help? | 0 comments

The Parish of St John and St Luke, Bilton, Harrogate Vacancy for Parish Administrator (part-time) – Click here for the full job Description Due to the upcoming retirement of the present post holder, we wish to appoint a new Parish Administrator from 4th June 2018. He/she will be an enthusiastic team member with a servant heart, whose attributes will include: (i) good organisational skills (ii) clear self-awareness (iii) the ability to be pro-active in facilitating and co-ordinating the day-to-day administration of a busy church office...

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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: carol.stenner@leeds.anglican.org 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 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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