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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 members who take part with new skills as they respond...

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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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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. Some English planters built their houses in Tudor...

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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. Cornerstone Christian Books, 17 Newmarket Street,...

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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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