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Vicar:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122

Associate Priest:  The Revd Nick Plant 0113 287 6064  ~ Permanent ('Distinctive') Deacon: The Revd Wendy Plant 0113 287 6064 

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




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 today to Kristen Louise Firth being baptised at Sherburn and to all her family and friends.


Church Electoral Roll:  don't forget, a completely new roll has to be prepared this April, so please complete an application form, regardless of whether you were previously on the roll or not.


Day by Day Book (Sherburn): today, 17 March - Birthday of George Jackson (1896) by the Jackson family.  See back of church for a form to fill in to remember a special day.  


Your prayers are asked for those who are ill:  Saxton with Towton June Pick.  Aberford: Julie Ward, Margaret Taylor.  Micklefield: Allen Walker, Michael Needham, Jennifer Hudson, Abbie Flynn, Finley Black. Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Norma Duncan-Grant, Jennifer Sibson, Keith Baldwin, Michael Sterling, Guy Johnson, Vicky Loughnane, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, John Townend, Claire Walker, Robert McGonagle, Jacqui Jolleys, Fiona Clark, Abigail Hope, David Lovatt, Chris Edwards, Norman Craven, Ged Murray, Myrtle Hall, Louise Stead, Carolyn Cox.  Please tell Angie of any amendments to this list.


We pray for those who have died recently:  Margaret Jukes (89), Christopher Brian Jackson (76), Pamela Ewer (formerly Odell) (86) [funeral date change to Mon 25 March, 1.00pm Sherburn], Mary Mytum (90), Caroline Monkford (Provincial & Diocesan Registrar), Shirley Anderson (74) [funeral Tues 26 March, 11.00am], Rt Revd Lord (John) Habgood (91), (former Archbishop of York)May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Years Mind (Micklefield): Margaret Hill, Margaret Tucklely, Lily Evans, Joyce Watson


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



Today, 17 March

12.30pm  Holy Baptism (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 18 - Cyril

  9.30am  Selby Deanery Clergy Chapter meeting (Drax)

Tuesday 19


  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  6.30pm Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  7.30pm  Ecumenical Lent Talks, Journeys of Redemption, seventeenth series

                 (Sherburn Methodist Church – note venue this year)

                 (2) Mr Andrew Smith, York Diocesan Director of Education

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

  8.15pm  Sherburn Local History Society (Sherburn Church Hall)

Wednesday 20



  9.30am Eucharist (Micklefield)

  2.45pm  Micklefield School Assembly

  7.30pm  Lent course 'Approaching Jesus' (3) (Rita Dobson's, 10 Hallfield Av, Micklefield)

  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn) followed by

  8.00pm  Sherburn PCC Meeting (Church Hall)  – would all members please make every effort

                                                    to attend; this is the last meeting before the APCM on 10 April.

Thursday 21

  Thomas Cranmer

12.30pm  Sherburn Lent Lunch with address (2) (all in the Church Hall – see below)

  6.40pm  Choir Practice (Sherburn)

  7.30pm  Eucharist & Stations of the Cross (Micklefield)

Friday 22


Saturday 23



Worship next Sunday, 24 March


  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)


10.00am  Benefices Eucharist (Barkston)

(note the time)


no other services today (NB no Evensong)


PLEASE NOTE: services on 24 and 31 March (fourth and Fifth Sundays of the month) have been swapped to so that all the churches will have a service on Mothering Sunday.


Worship Sunday 31 March



  9.15am  Eucharist (Barkston)

  9.15am  Morning Prayer (Saxton)

  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)

10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn)

11.00am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)


•  Lent:  Ecumenical Lent talks five  Tuesdays, 7.30pm, this year in the Methodist church.  Speakers still to come: 26 March - Chris Power (Head, Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School); 2 April - Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost (Dean of York Minster); 9 April - Revd Christine Gillespie (Methodist Minister).


Sherburn Lent lunches five Thursdays at 12.30pm, this year all in the Church Hall (restoration work in the church). Talks are on 'Pilgrim Journeys - 40 days of reflections on The Beatitudes'.


Micklefield Lenten Bible Study, 'Approaching Jesus', five Wednesdays 7.30pm. Info John Taylor 0113 287 2535.


•  Second Thursdays, 2.00pm, Sherburn Church Hall: 'Chat-a-Cake' – informal tea, chat and get-together.  Everyone is very welcome. Info Cora Allen, 01977 683172 or 07759 317544.


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


•  Sherburn Church-Sitting:  details Brenda Thornton, roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com or 01977 684168.  Church sitting starts again Monday 1 April, volunteers always needed!


March 2019 flower donor rota (Sherburn):

No flowers in Lent

Help needed please  to prepare Mothering Sunday flowers at 10.00am on Saturday 30 March (apologies, NOT 13 March as indicated in Lent leaflet!).  Help with flowers always welcomed by Susan Cox (01977 682426), especially for major occasions – next will be on Saturday 20 April, to decorate for Easter Day.  List now in church for Easter lily donations, £3.50 per stem, perhaps in memory of a loved one.


Selby Food Bank: collection box at Sherburn.  NB – please, NO perishable goods, only long-life, which must be well in date.