Church Family News 15th November

Updated: Nov 17

Dear Church Family, We hope you are well and were able to join us for our united worship online today. We are one community even though we might be worshipping in different places. Why not have a look again at the readings, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and 1 John 4:7 and reflect on them this week? May you continue to know the blessing of God's love and be strengthened with faith, hope and love as we trust in him who loves us so much and is the ground of all our hope. SERVICES You can watch the online service again via the church website. For those not able to join us online, we do hope you will continue to find the resources we included last week helpful. If you need a copy just let us know. Next Sunday we gather at 10:15am online. All online services can be accessed via the Website, Facebook or Youtube. ANNUAL MEETINGS Congratulations to St WIlfrid's who managed to get the annual meeting in person during the window before this latest lockdown! The remaining parishes will now meet via Zoom. These meetings are to report for the year to 31st December 2019. We had planned to be in person but will now need to meet via zoom. St Mary's, Thirsk Next Sunday 22nd November as advertised, we will be conducting St Marys's APCM via Zoom during the coffee slot using the same sign in details below. You can join the meeting by following this link Or use these details: Meeting ID: 835 8694 1587, Password: Thirsk St Lawrence's, Carlton Miniott will be via zoom on 23rd November at 7pm Meeting ID: 856 5637 1691 St Leonard's, Sandhutton will be via zoom on 24th November at 3pm Meeting ID: 832 1809 2035 It is possible to join the meetings by phone with audio only by dialling +44 203 481 5240 or +44 203 901 7895 and entering the appropriate meeting ID when prompted. If you would like a hard copy of the Annual Report or any help with technology, do get in touch.

CHURCH FAMILY PRAYER MEETING Prayer is at the heart of all that we do and our next gathering together as a church family to pray for our communities is on November 24th at 7pm .

So please come if you can, using this link: or use these details: Meeting ID: 889 0518 5527 Password: prayers PRIVATE PRAYER If you would like to spend some time in private prayer in our church building at St Mary's, then do contact us and we will make that possible. Just phone or email. St Lawrence's and St Wilfrid's will continue with their pattern of opening church buildings. For more information please contact a churchwarden.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS PLANS Advent begins on 29th November. For each of the Sundays our worship will come from one of our Benefice churches. The Children of our local schools are collecting for Childrens' Society as usual and are being invited to come to church on Saturday morning 5th December from 10am to 12noon to leave their offering and collect a 'Christingle in a Bag'. The Christingle Service will be online at 3pm on 6th December and we hope the young people will join us with their families and share pictures of their Christingle on facebook. We are also planning a life-size Nativity Tableau outside church. Each day we will add something and link it with an online Advent Calendar on We are continuing to plan for in person and online services and carols for Christmas. Watch out for details.

GIVING Thank you so much for continuing to give as part of your worship. If you would like to give online you can do this through our website at, or do get in touch if you would like details to set up a standing order or gift aid. Faithful one, whose word is life: come with saving power to free our praise, inspire our prayer, and shape our lives for the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. With blessing in Christ to you for the coming week,

Derek, Helen, Mary, David, Tracey & Jill


Our Safeguarding Officer, Terry Cussons is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk.


You can contact him on:

01845 523826

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Rev. Derek Simpson

The Rectory

Cemetery Road



01845 574742

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