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Panto Rehearsals Promise a Fun Evening

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

Panto Rehearsals Promise a Fun Evening If you thought the Pantomime season was behind you then I have to tell you “Oh no it isn’t”.  St John’s and St Luke’s Together are putting on a production of “Cinderella” that will have you leaving Church with a smile on your face and a warm glow in your heart.   Under the always good-natured direction of Ian Thomson-Smith the amateurs of Bilton are developing and discovering an ability to entertain.  “You can’t bully people” says Ian. But watching him in action it is clear that he has set...

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Yellow Welly Time…..

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

Smelly Yellow Welly Club Smelly Yellow Welly Club is an Easter Club for primary school aged children. For those who don’t know about Welly Club we have approx 140 children each day attend for 3 mornings over Easter. They hear bible stories, play games and make crafts to take home and decorate the church. Our team has in the region of 50 Adult Helpers, 25 young adult Team Leaders and 30 Teenage Gophers. It is fantastic fun for all involved with lots of laughter, mess and mayhem. Don’t worry if you’re not an artist (if you are that’s great) as long as you can stick and glue we’ll have a...

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New Wine – Summer 2016

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Articles, Events | 0 comments

Every summer bar one for the past 11 years Fiona and I have been to the New Wine Summer Conference and have found it hugely significant in not only our own spiritual growth but also in the growth of our former church back in Boston. We are planning to attend again in the summer of 2016 and would love as many people as possible from St John’s and St Luke’s to join us. When is it? Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August What is it? New Wine is a gathering of about 10,000 Christians from across the country, most of whom camp on site though others do stay at local B and Bs, hotels etc. It’s a...

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Recruitment opens for Special Constables

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Articles, Can You Help? | 0 comments

Recruitment opens for Special Constables. Make a difference – join the team! North Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit at least 70 new Special Constables during its 2016 recruitment campaign which opens on 4 January. Special Constables are volunteer police officers who have the same uniform and powers as regular (paid) police officers. They volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to policing York and North Yorkshire and carry out a full range of operational, front-line duties. North Yorkshire Police currently has 198 Special Constables and is looking for new recruits to be based...

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Have your say on local police funding

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

North Yorkshire is the safest place in England and our police do a good job. But like everywhere, we have our challenges. When I asked the public to help set priorities for the police, 90 per cent of you put protecting vulnerable people at the top of your list. As your Police and Crime Commissioner, it’s my job to ensure the Chief Constable delivers this for you. I also set the precept for local policing. This is the amount you pay in your council tax towards running North Yorkshire Police.  However, before the precept is set for this coming year, I need to know what you think.  Do you want...

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Team Vicar Vacancy

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Articles, Thoughts | 0 comments

Parish of St John and St Luke, Bilton, Harrogate   –  Ripon Episcopal Area Team Vicar St John’s and St Luke’s are at an exciting time in their development and growth, and are looking for a team vicar who, while having primary responsibility for the St Luke’s congregation, will bring to bear his/her gifts and experience in ministry across the parish. We are praying for a person who is… a Spirit-led, prayerful leader who works well in a team and is willing to try new things; skilled in and enjoys relating to families, young people and schools; passionate about church growth and helping...

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