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St Luke’s Christmas Fair 3rd December 11am-1pm

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

ST LUKE’S CHRISTMAS FAIR SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 11AM TO 1PM This year’s traditional St Luke’s Christmas Fair to be held at our church building in Franklin Square will have many stalls with meals and refreshments appealing to everybody.  The Jewellery stall choices are rings and necklaces along with other gifts, and the Toystall will always be a favourite with the children.  The Bookstall will have a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books along with CD’s, and the Bric-a-Brac stall will have many miscellaneous...

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Little Fishes needs Big Fishes

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Can You Help? | 0 comments

LITTLE FISHES IS OUR POPULAR ST LUKE’S AND ST JOHN’S TODDLER GROUP, MEETING EVERY THURSDAY MORNING IN TERM TIME IN ST LUKE’S CHURCH. We would love to recruit a bigger team so that we can develop the group, forming more meaningful relationships and links with our church communities. At the moment we have lots of ideas and a fantastic group of Mums and toddlers – we just don’t have enough helpers to be able to do most of the things we’d like to! You certainly don’t need your own toddlers to get involved...

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St John’s Autumn Fair

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 11am – 2pm ST JOHN’S AUTUMN FAIR So – the date is fixed, and we know what we would like at the event – though there is scope for other stalls or events if you have something to suggest. All it needs is volunteers to man the stalls etc and donate items for the stalls or refreshments or as prizes. This is traditionally an event run by the church family for the church and the community of Bilton. Please will you offer to help on the day or by donating items? Jean Burton and Maggie-in-the-office 565129 are looking forward...

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Rectors Letter Oct 16

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Articles, Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear friends If we look at the earthly life of Jesus we find that one of the 1st things he did when he began his public ministry was to choose 12 disciples with whom he could find friendship and in whom he could invest for the sake of the kingdom. At 1st they needed a lot of encouragement because although they believed he could be the Messiah and were blown away by his teaching and his miracles, they were far from the finished article. But over the next three years we gradually see Jesus giving them more responsibility along the lines of the...

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Children’s Society Boxes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Can You Help? | 0 comments

Children’s Society Boxes

HELP NEEDED TO COLLECT THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES. The boxes are brought into church or collected from your home if needed once a year in February – Rita and Kath have been doing this collection for several years and now feel it is time to ‘retire’. If this is something you feel you could help with please contact Rita Nuttall on 07901 523206 for further information.

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Refreshments

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Can You Help? | 0 comments

Refreshments

HELP NEEDED PLEASE! We need three more volunteers to join the teams who help serve refreshments after the service at St John’s. You would go on a rota and your turn would come round every six weeks. Please contact Jean Burton on 569907 if you can help in this way.

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St John’s Traidcraft Stall

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Can You Help? | 0 comments

St John’s Traidcraft Stall

In the coming year we will need more helpers at St John’s. We would like to have a rota. The stall is on the first Sunday of each month except for January and August. We also run a stall at the Summer and Autumn Fairs at both churches. Please consider volunteering for either 1 or 2 below. 1. Arrive 9 a.m. to help erect the stall prior to the 9.30 service staying to serve and leaving before the 11 a.m. service. or 2. Arrive prior to 11 a.m. service, at about 10.30 a.m. and join the team serving and staying after that service to finish serving...

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Parish Walk Sunday 11th Sept at 2pm

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Parish Walk Sunday 11th Sept at 2pm

Please join us for a group walk from Bilton to Ripley and back again along the Nidderdale Greenway. We are meeting at the Bilton Lane entrance (just past the junction with Tennyson Avenue) at 2.00pm. There will be time once we reach Ripley to have a rest with an ice cream or cup of tea before our return journey and it is not a ‘hike’ so all ages and abilities are welcome. Come on your own or with a friend and enjoy an opportunity to get to know others in our churches whilst feeling virtuously healthy!

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Step Up

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Articles, Events, Thoughts | 0 comments

STEP UP, THE RIPON AREA DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAMME, SEEKS NEW PARTICIPANTS A one year discipleship programme which has expanded to include five churches in three hub locations in the Ripon Episcopal Area is hoping to expand next year so that more people can take part. Step Up is now in its third year, and currently a record forty-two adults are taking part in discipleship courses centred on Wetherby, Harrogate and Brompton on Swale/Catterick. As well as deepening their understanding of the Christian faith, the programme aims to equip church...

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St Luke’s Summer Fair 25th June 11am -1pm

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

ST LUKE’S SUMMER FAIR Saturday 25 June 11am to 1pm The  Summer Fair held at St Luke’s Church in Franklin Square will have many stalls with meals and refreshments appealing to everybody.  The Jewellery stall choices are rings and necklaces along with other gifts.  The Toystall will be a favourite with the children.  The Bookstall will have a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books, and the Bric-a-Brac stall will have many miscellaneous bargains on offer.  The Cakes and buns stall will be well stocked, and the Traidcraft...

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