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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).

9.30am AND 7.00pm  Eucharist with imposition of ashes (Micklefield).


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

"JOURNEYS OF REDEMPTION 2019", seventeenth series of ecumenical talks, all held this year in the Methodist Church, 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.


                   12 March             The Revd Canon Terry Joyce

                                                 York Archdeaconry Training Adviser


                19 March            Mr Andrew Smith

                                                York Diocesan Director of Education


                   26 March            Mr Chris Power

                                                Headteacher of Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School


                     2 April               The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost

                                                Dean of York Minster


                     9 April               The Revd Christine Gillespie

                                                new Methodist Minister, Sherburn


ONE Tuesday and FIVE Wednesday evenings during Lent in Micklefield, 7.30pm

This year's Lent Bible Study course is called 'Approaching Jesus'.  The first session is actually on Tuesday 5 March, with remaining sessions on Wednesdays 13, 20, 27 March, 3, 10 April at 7.30pm at the home of Rita Dobson, 10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield, LS25 4AU.  All welcome, further information from John Taylor on 0113 287 2535.


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

12.30 pm No Eucharist in church this year because of the stonework restoration, so instead there will be a meeting with address by Fr Chris in the Church Hall.  The addresses this year are based on 'Pilgrim Journeys:  40 days of reflections on the Beatitudes' by Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford. 


The reflections form the basis of the 2019 LentPilgrim project (part of the Church of England's Renewal and Reform programme aimed at helping us become a growing Church for all people and for all places), and invite you to explore the unexpected and often challenging vision Jesus sets out in this crucial part of his teachings.  Copies of this small book are available for all.  Dates are 14, 21, 28 March, 4 and 11 April.


Simple lunch (soup, bread & cheese) follows, as usual - 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.




Good Friday 19 April



Sherburn, 9.30am:  Children's Service/Messy Church....My Pictures1 Assorted logos and symbolsLent to EasterEaster tomb.jpg                 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 Day 21 April

Micklefield, 9.30am:  Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden and Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter egg and flowers

Easter Monday, 22 April

Barkston, 2.00pm to 4.00pm [to be confirmed]:  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 list in church at Sherburn from the beginning of Lent; 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, 14 April, please.


Mothering Sunday, 31 March

Your help in preparing the flowers for Mothering Sunday at Sherburn would be much appreciated please.  Meet on Saturday 13 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)

Sherburn church will be being decorated for Easter on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 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 Susan (as above) or the Vicarage (01977 682122 or 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 31 March (Mothering Sunday).


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


Services for Holy Week and Easter Day 2018


Sunday 14 April    PALM SUNDAY

            9.15am       Eucharist with procession of Palms                      Barkston      

            9.15am       Eucharist with blessing of Palms                         Saxton

            9.30am       Liturgy of Palm Sunday & Parish Eucharist         Micklefield

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

          11.00am       Morning Prayer [tbc] with blessing of Palms         Aberford

            6.30pm       Evensong                                                      Sherburn


Monday 15             2.00pm       House Eucharist (10 Church Lane)                   Micklefield

Monday of Holy Week                  please see Fr Nick if you wish to attend

                               7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Tuesday 16             9.30am       Morning Prayer                                              Aberford

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

                               7.15pm       Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Wednesday 17       9.30am       Eucharist & Devotional Address                       Micklefield    

Wednesday of Holy Week 7.15pm  Eucharist                                                      Sherburn


Thursday 18        MAUNDY THURSDAY

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

                               7.30pm       Liturgy of the Lord's Supper, washing of feet

                                                and Watch before sacrament until 10pm          Micklefield

                               7.30pm       Eucharist of the Last Supper and

                                                stripping of the altar, then  

                               9.00pm       Night Prayer and Vigil until Midnight                Sherburn     


Friday 19             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

                               2.00pm       Good Friday Liturgy & Holy Communion          Micklefield

                               2.30pm       Good Friday Liturgy                                       Sherburn


Saturday 20         EASTER EVE

                               8.00pm       Easter Vigil and Service of Light                       Sherburn

                                                with Renewal of Baptismal Vows                              


Sunday 21 April  EASTER DAY

cross with flowers            9.15am       Morning Worship [tbc]                                   Barkston

            9.15am       Eucharist                                                       Saxton

            9.30am       Easter Liturgy with Paschal Candle, blessing of       Micklefield

                   Easter Garden (made by Yr 4 at Micklefield School), renewal of

                        baptismal vows and Parish Eucharist, followed by Easter Egg Hunt

          10.45am       Sung Eucharist                                               Sherburn

          11.00am       Eucharist [tbc]                                               Aberford

          no evening service