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Paul Mirfin Band

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

The Paul Mirfin Band are being filmed for the BBC Songs of Praise, they are playing at the Harrogate Railway Station on Saturday 7th May from 13:45 onwards, I have been told they are very good and if anyone would like to attend during their performance they are very welcome.

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Thy Kingdom Come

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a week-long nationwide prayer initiative initiated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York with the aim of praying for the evangelisation of our nation. It will take place from 8th to 15th May, the week leading up to Pentecost, and will have at its heart the Lord’s Prayer, but especially the phrase – ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.’ The hope of the archbishops is: For all Christians to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ For all of us to have confidence to share the Gospel For all to the call of...

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Revd Andy Patrick Licensed

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

On Tuesday 12th April Revd Andy Patrick was licensed as team vicar in the parish at a joyful service at St Luke’s, conducted by James, Bishop of Ripon. We are really pleased to welcome Andy and Claire to minister amongst us, and we hope that Andy will make a distinctive and lasting contribution to the life and growth of our two congregations and to the local community, all to God’s glory.

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The Thirst Coffee Morning Coffee Morning!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Can You Help?, Events | 0 comments

Saturday 11th June, 10am to 12 noon at St John’s Church Hall £1 for drink and biscuit.  Children free. Drink coffee to enable others to drink coffee! You are invited to the Thirst fund raising coffee morning on 11th June where you can drink coffee, buy cakes and even try out the Tombola! Thirst is every Wednesday at Dene Park Community Centre (off Woodfield Road). From 10.30 – noon the community centre rings with laughter and chat as people gather to drink quality, fairly traded coffee and tea and eat home-made cake. The computer club in the...

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Naisula School Choir

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

On Easter Day St Luke’s hosted the Naisula School Choir from Kajiado, Kenya.  They were in Harrogate over Easter for the 43rd Harrogate International Youth...

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Coffee Morning 14th May

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

To provide scholarships for poor tea estate students in Sri Lanka ‘Put the kettle on’ and ‘Let’s have a cuppa’ are familiar expressions in our households. We import teas from China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and other countries and blend them to suit our taste. Tea was first introduced to Sri Lanka in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter who arrived there in that year. Other planters followed from all over the UK and tea cultivation became established. Some estates still bear the names of English counties, namely Dorset, Devon and Somerset....

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Church on Show – The Great Yorkshire Show

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Can You Help?, Events | 0 comments

I am writing to invite you to be a steward at the Church on Show stand at The Great Yorkshire Show this year which runs from 12th -14th July. The stand is a creative prayer space and is always a blessing to be involved with, as all kinds of people with lots of faith and none wander in and take time to spend with God. We are looking for stewards to help cover the six sessions across the three days, morning (8.30am – 1pm) or afternoon (12.30pm – 5pm) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If you are interested in helping at one or more sessions...

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Songs of Praise April 30th 3pm

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Saturday April 30th, 3.00 pm at St John’s Church Hall Bilton. Worshipping God is a must for all Christians and it takes many forms as we all know. So it is that at Songs of Praise we enjoy ourselves, singing heartily, listening carefully, and sharing with each other moments and memories of importance. For those who cannot often get to Sunday worship, coming to Songs of Praise is an important means of still being part of the worshipping community of St John’s and St Luke’s Together, and it helps maintain long-held friendships for those who...

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Rector’s Letter April 2016

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Dear friends As I write I am continuing to recover from emergency surgery to put right a perforated and blocked bowel! I had no idea I was suffering from either, so all the excitement took place while we were on holiday in Cornwall – thankfully we were staying with really good friends which meant that Fiona had plenty of support and I had somewhere to go when I came out of hospital! Anyway, by the time you read this so long as I don’t overdo it, I should be nearing a return to work (the plan is somewhere around the first week in April), so...

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Cornerstone Assistant Manager Position

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

ASSISTANT MANAGER Cornerstone Christian Book Shop, an independent charitable trust, is looking to appoint an assistant manager to join their team. The position will be for a basic 25 hours per week including some Saturday working, plus holiday cover when required. Further details available from Revd Richard Atkinson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, on 01756 793522 or revrja@outlook.com Application by C.V. with covering letter by email at the above address or by post. Deadline for applications: 21st March 2016. Interviews: w/c 4th April 2016....

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