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Vicar:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122

Associate Priests:  The Revd David Hayes 07739 364755 ~ The Revd Nick Plant 0113 287 6064 ~ The Revd Peter Brindle 01977 680026

Readers:  Mrs Wendy Plant 0113 287 6064 ~ Mr John Taylor 0113 287 2535 ~ Mr Norman Sutcliffe 0113 281 3460~ Dr Keith Shaw 07825 823 793


          25 February 2018 - SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


please remember to keep the last five minutes before the services, and especially the time during the administration of Holy Communion,

for quiet prayer and reflection (a bell will be rung before the main service at Sherburn)



A SPECIAL WELCOME to Lucy Joyce Allanson and Eleanor Jane Cawkwell Slade being baptised at Sherburn today and to all their families and friends.


Sherburn Christingle candles and Gift Aid envelopes: last call please for any moneys to be sent to the Children's Society.


The Revd Martin Otter will be instituted in his new parish on Monday 5 March at 7.30pm at All Saints, Rufforth, and everyone is very welcome to attend this service to support him.  If you need transport, please speak to Fr Chris or the churchwardens.


Easter Lilies: the list for Easter lilies is now available at the back of Sherburn church.  Lilies are £3.50 per stem, and may be given in memory of a loved one.  Please give money to Angie or a churchwarden, together with a note of your name and how many lilies, by al Sunday, 25 March.  Similarly at Barkston, lilies are £3.50 a stem, money to be given to Gwyneth or Peter.


'JUST TEXT GIVING' (Sherburn):  give to church via your mobile!  Text 'ALLS25 £5' [or other desired amount] to 70070.


Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  today, 25 February - In memory of Dot Shaw, died 1998, by Keith Shaw; 28 February - death of Kathleen Beatrice Harding 2007, aged 87, by Ann & John Moore; 1 March - death of Alexandra May Harding 1976, aged 22, by Ann & John Moore.  Forms available at the back of church to apply to remember a special day.


Your prayers are asked for those who are ill:  Saxton with Towton --Aberford: Julie Ward, Margaret Taylor, Colin Rudderham.  Micklefield: Dorothy Hick, Florence (Flo) Charlesworth. Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra & Wally Jackson, Norma Duncan-Grant, Jennifer Sibson, Tony Anderson, Keith Baldwin, Michael Sterling, Linda Greatwich, Guy Johnson, Rose Wharton, Mavis Pearce, Steve Boothroyd, Fr Peter Brindle.  Please tell Angie of any amendments to this list.


We pray for those who have died recently:  Jean Elizabeth Hey (82), Ann Dunning, Hilda Margaret Winifred Stott (Winnie) (85), Kathleen Bower (99) [funeral Weds 7 March, Barkston + crem], Kathleen Margaret Dean  [funeral Fri 16 March 12 noon, Sherburn + interment], George Spalding (83) [d 6 July 2017], Jennifer Livesey (xx) [d xxxxxx]+), Joy Atkinson (89) Mrs Fletcher.  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.


Please tell Fr Chris if you know of anyone needing Communion or a visit at home, or who is in hospital.



Today, 25 February

12.30pm  Holy Baptisms (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 26

  7.30pm  Saxton PCC Meeting (at Philip & Dawn Younge's)

Tuesday 27

  George Herbert


  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  1.00pm  Saxton school assembly

  6.30pm Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  7.30pm  Journeys of Redemption - 2: Fr Michael McCarthy  

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 28


  9.30am  Low Mass (Micklefield)

  7.15pm  Eucharist (Sherburn) 

  7.30pm  Micklefield Bible Study Group Lent Course (2) (10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield)

Thursday 1 March


12.30pm  Lent Eucharist & Lunch - 2: Giving out- the power of a gift (Sherburn)

  6.40pm  Choir practice (Sherburn church)

Friday 2


  5.30pm  CHAOS and CALM youth groups (Sherburn Church Hall)

Saturday 3

9.00am  Yorks Association Bell Ringers' Meeting (Sherburn Church Hall)


Worship next Sunday, 4 March 2018 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT 


  9.15am  Family Service (Barkston)

  9.15am  Eucharist (Saxton)

  9.30am  Parish Mass (Micklefield)

10.45am  First Sunday Service (Sherburn)

11.00am  Eucharist & Holy Baptism (Aberford)

  2.00pm  Interment of ashes of George Spalding                      (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)



•  LENT (see leaflets for full details of Lent and Holy Week)

(1)  Journeys of Redemption, five Tuesdays, 7.30pm at St Joseph's, Sherburn, retiring collections for Christian Aid;


(2) Sherburn Lent Lunches with addresses on 'Christ and the Chocolaterie', five Thursdays, 12.30pm, Eucharist in church, then lunch in the Church Hall.  Collections for USPG.  Volunteers to make soup and set up for the last two sessions (15 and 22 March) welcomed! - please speak to Angie.


(3)  Micklefield Bible Study Group Lent Course Wednesday evenings, on the book of Jonah, 7.30pm,  10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield.  More info from John, 0113 287 2535.


•  The next Café-Breakfast at Sherburn will be  held on Sunday 25 March (Palm Sunday), 9.00am, Sherburn Church Hall.


•  Sunday 30 September 2018 (a fifth Sunday): Service of Confirmation by the Bishop of Selby, at Sherburn.  Please contact Fr Chris if you wish to be confirmed.


•  The next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be early next year, 11-22 February 2019.  Please speak to Fr Chris as soon as possible if you are interested - names, numbers and deposits are needed by mid-March.


•  Mondays 7.30pm-9.00pm: Sherburn Ecumenical Home Fellowship - no meetings until after Easter.


•  The Pilgrim Course (Tuesday afternoons) resumes after Easter.


•  Sherburn Church-Sitting starts again at Easter.  Details Brenda Thornton, 01977 684168, or  roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com.


•  'OASIS': Quiet time in Sherburn Methodist Church on Tuesdays & Fridays 1.30-3.30pm.  More info Howard Croft (01977 682919).