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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, 14 February

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


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

"JOURNEYS OF REDEMPTION 2018", sixteenth 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.


                   20 February       The Rt Revd David Wilbourne

                                                 former Bishop of Llandaff, and prior to that Rector of South                                                      Milford, Archbishop's Chaplain, and Vicar of Helmsley


                   27 February       Fr Michael McCarthy



                     6 March            The Ven Sam Rushton

                                                Archdeacon of Cleveland & York Diocese Warden of Readers


                   13 March            The Revd Peter Barnett

                                                Superintendent Minister for the Methodist Goole & Selby Circuit


                   20 March            The Revd Leslie Newton

                                                Chair of the Yorkshire North and East Methodist District



Wednesday evenings during Lent in Micklefield, 7.30pm

The Lent course this year is based on the Book of Jonah.  The introductory session has already taken place, and the main sessions are on 21 & 28 February, 7, 14 & 21 March at 7.30pm at the home of Rita Dobson, 10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield.  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 'Christ and the Chocolaterie',  a Lent course inspired by the film 'Chocolat' (which was in turn based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris).  Using the film as a starting point, the course explores issues about God, the world, and what it means to be human:


                    22 February           (1)  Giving up - the prelude to change

                     1 March              (2)  Giving out - the power of a gift

                     8 March              (3)  Getting wise - the possibility of change

                   15 March              (4)  Getting real - the power of acceptance

                   22 March              (5)  Growing up - the process of change


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).


Barkston Ash:  please note that there will be NO Lunches in Lent at Barkston this year.





Mothering Sunday, 11 March

Sherburn Church Hall, 2.00pm:  Café Church.  BREAKFAST??????


Good Friday 30 March



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. 



Easter egg and flowers


Easter Monday, 2 April

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




Lent collections will be made to USPG (now stands for United Society Partners in the Gospel).  There will be 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 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, 25 March, please.


Mothering Sunday, 11 March

Your help in preparing the flowers for Mothering Sunday at Sherburn would be much appreciated please.  Meet on Saturday 10 March at 10.00am in church, for about an hour.  Just turn up, or ring Susan Cox on 01977 682426 or the Vicarage on 01977 682122.


Easter liliesDecorating for Easter (Sherburn)

At Sherburn, the church will be being decorated for Easter on Easter Eve, Saturday 31 March 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 Susan or the Vicarage (01977 682122, avmw28@aol.com) know in advance if you are able to help.


British Summer Time:  the clocks go forward one hour at 2.00am on Sunday 25 March (Palm Sunday)


please turn the page for details of Holy Week and Easter Day

Services for Holy Week and Easter Day 2018


Sunday 25 March           PALM SUNDAY [NB clocks go forward]

            9.15am       Eucharist with procession of Palms                      Barkston      

          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 26              7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn

Monday of Holy Week



Tuesday 27             9.30am       Morning Prayer                                              Aberford

Tuesday of Holy Week 7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn



Wednesday 28        7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn

Wednesday of Holy Week



Thursday 29        MAUNDY THURSDAY

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

                               7.30pm       Eucharist of the Last Supper and

                                                stripping of the altar, then 

                               9.00pm       Night Prayer and Vigil until Midnight                Sherburn     



Friday 30             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

                               2.30pm       Good Friday Liturgy                                       Sherburn



Saturday 31        EASTER EVE

                               8.00pm       Easter Vigil and Service of Light                       Sherburn

                                                          with Renewal of Baptismal Vows                              


Sunday 1 April    EASTER DAY

cross with flowers                     9.15am       Eucharist                                                      Barkston

                     9.15am       Eucharist                                                      Saxton

                   10.45am       Sung Eucharist                                               Sherburn

                   11.00am       Eucharist                                                      Aberford

                   no evening service