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Lent Holy Week and Easter

The Benefices of Sherburn in Elmet with Barkston Ash and Saxton, and Aberford with Micklefield

















Ash Wednesday, 1 March

9.30am  High Mass with imposition of ashes (Micklefield)

7.15pm  Benefices Eucharist with hymns and address, and imposition of ashes (Sherburn)


FIVE Monday lunch-times during Lent in Barkston (Lunches in Lent)

Lent Lunches:        12 noon, informal get-togethers over simple lunch (bread and soup),

                             all at The Old Post Office, home of The Revd Martin Otter.  Dates: 

                             6, 13, 20, 27 March and 3 April.  More details from Martin, 01937 557254


FIVE Tuesday evenings during Lent (Benefices & Ecumenical, at Sherburn):

"JOURNEYS OF REDEMPTION 2017", fifteenth series of ecumenical talks, all held at the Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph the Worker, Sherburn in Elmet, 7.30pm - 9.00pm, and including light refreshments.  All are welcome to attend any or all of the talks, which are always well worth listening to.  Retiring collections for Christian Aid after each talk.


                     7 March            The Ven John Day                                                                                                       Adviser in Mission Strategy & Church Revitalisation, Assistant                                                      Chaplain to the Archbishop, & Priest-in-Charge of St Chad's, York


                   14 March            Captain Neil Walpole CA

                                                Church Army Evangelist, Selby St James


                   21 March            Fr Simon Lodge

                                                Parish Priest of St Joseph's RC Church, Pontefract, and

                                                Dean of the Pontefract Deanery


                   28 March            The Revd Robert & Mrs Lisa Opala

                                                Former Catholic priest and Carmelite nun


                     4 April               Dr Richard Vautrey GP

                                                Deputy Chai of the GPs' Committee of the BMA and a former                                                    Vice-President of the Methodist Conference


Wednesday evenings during Lent in Micklefield, 7.30pm

The Lent course this year is on 'John - the Gospel of Light and Life' looking at the way John describes Jesus.  The prologue was covered in the meeting on 15 February, the other sessions are on 8, 15, 22 & 29 March, and 5 April at 10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield.  DVD video will be used - please bring a Bible to follow text. All welcome, further information from John Taylor on 0113 287 2535.


FIVE Thursday lunch-times during Lent in Sherburn (Lent Lunches)

12.30 pm Eucharist in church, with addresses by Fr Chris on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book 2017, 'Dethroning Mammon - Making Money serve Grace'.  Simple lunch (soup, bread & cheese) in the Church Hall follows - volunteers to do lunches each week would be much appreciated (please have a word with Angie).


                     9 March              (1) What we see we value

                   16 March              (2) What we measure controls us

                   23 March              (3) What we have we hold

                   30 March              (4) What we receive we treat as ours

                     6 April                (5) What we give we gain/What we master brings us joy



Mothering Sunday, 26 March

Sherburn Church Hall, 2.00pm:  Café Church.


Good Friday 14 April



Sherburn, 9.30am:  Children's Service/Messy Church - ..\..\My Pictures\1 Assorted logos and symbols\Lent to Easter\Easter tomb.jpghelp build the Easter Garden during the service.  Refreshments after the service.


and Annual Decorated Egg Competition:  hard boil a hen's egg and decorate it in whatever style you like!  Judging to take place during the refreshments after the Good Friday morning Children's Service. 


Micklefield, 1.00pm:  Children's Workshop, followed by Mass at 2.00pm.


Easter egg and flowersEaster Day, 16 April

Micklefield, 9.30am:  Parish Mass with Easter Egg hunt.


Easter Monday, 17 April

Barkston, 2.00pm to 4.00pm:  Easter Egg Hunt in the church garden and Village Hall, followed by refreshments.



This year, we will revert to giving our Lent collections to USPG, though it now stands for United Society Partners in the Gospel, rather than United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, after a brief spell know simply as United Society.  Retiring collections after all services, in all the churches, and donations after the Lent Lunches at Sherburn.


Easter Lilies (Sherburn and Barkston)

If you would like to give any Easter lilies for the altar, perhaps in memory of a loved one, the cost is again £3.50 per stem.  Sign-up lists in church at Sherburn; please give your money for the flowers to the churchwardens please, or to Martin at Barkston or Angie at Sherburn (or you may put it in the box on the wall), together with a note of your name, the amount, and what it is for.  All needed by Palm Sunday, 9 April, please.


Mothering Sunday, 26 March

Your help in preparing the flowers for Mothering Sunday at Sherburn would be much appreciated please.  Meet on Saturday 25 March at 10.00am in church, for about an hour.  Just turn up, or ring the Vicarage on 01977 682122.


Easter liliesDecorating for Easter (Sherburn)

At Sherburn, the church will be being decorated for Easter on Easter Eve, Saturday 15 April from 10.00am.  Lots of foliage and any donations of yellow or white flowers, or of any additional money towards the cost of the flowers, would be much appreciated.  Again, just turn up or, preferably, let the Vicarage know in advance (01977 682122, avmw28@aol.com) if you are able to help.


British Summer Time:  the clocks go forward one hour at 2.00am on Sunday 26 March (Mothering Sunday)


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Services for Holy Week and Easter Day 2017


Sunday 9 April      PALM SUNDAY

            9.15am       Eucharist with procession of Palms                      Barkston      

9.15am procession of Palms from 10 Church Lane for 9.30am Mass       Micklefield

          10.30am       Family Service with blessing of Palms                   Saxton

          10.45am       Eucharist with procession of Palms                      Sherburn                                                      (NB service starts in Church Hall)

          11.00am       Morning Worship with blessing of Palms             Aberford

                               6.30pm       Evensong                                                      Sherburn


Monday 10              7.00pm       Stations of the Cross & Compline                    Micklefield

Monday of Holy Week 7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Tuesday 11             9.30am       Morning Prayer                                              Aberford

Tuesday of Holy Week 7.00pm       Stations of the Cross & Compline                    Micklefield

                               7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Wednesday 12        9.30am       Low Mass                                                      Micklefield

Wednesday of Holy Week 7.00pm   Stations of the Cross & Compline                    Micklefield

                               7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Thursday 13        MAUNDY THURSDAY

                                    11.00am          Chrism Eucharist (blessing of the oils)                           York Minster

                               7.00pm       Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

                                                          and Watch until midnight                      Micklefield

                               7.30pm       Eucharist of the Last Supper and stripping of the altar, then  

                               9.00pm       Night Prayer and Vigil until Midnight                Sherburn     


Friday 14             GOOD FRIDAY

                               9.30am       Children's Service/Messy Church                     Sherburn

                             11.15 am      Stations of the Cross                                     Sherburn

                             12 noon       Good Friday Liturgy                                       Aberford

                             12.15pm       Ecumenical Procession of Witness                   Sherburn

                                                starting All Saints, Sherburn, and ending Sherburn Methodist                                                                    Church, followed by lunch at the Methodist Church

                               1.00pm, 2.00pm    Children's workshop and Mass              Micklefield

                               2.30pm       Good Friday Liturgy                                       Sherburn


Saturday 15        EASTER EVE

                               7.00pm       Easter Vigil of the Lord's Resurrection              Micklefield

                               8.00pm       Easter Vigil and Service of Light                       Sherburn

                                                          with Renewal of Baptismal Vows                              


Sunday 16           EASTER DAY

cross with flowers                     9.15am       Eucharist                                                      Barkston

                     9.15am       Eucharist                                                      Saxton

                     9.30am       Parish Mass & Easter Egg Hunt                        Micklefield

                   10.45am       Sung Eucharist                                               Sherburn

                   11.00am       Eucharist                                                      Aberford

                   no evening service