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BENEFICES of SHERBURN in ELMET with BARKSTON ASH & SAXTON, and ABERFORD & MICKLEFIELD

www.sherburninelmetgroup.org.uk

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

23rd February 2020
SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

please remember to keep the last five minutes before the services, and especially the time during the administration of HolyCommunion, for quiet prayer and reflection (a bell will be rung before the main service at Sherburn)

A special welcome today to Luna Grace Myers being baptised at Sherburn, and to all her family and friends.

Sherburn Choir:  more singers (all voices) urgently required! If you are interested in joining the choir, speak to Rosemary after any service, or come along to choir practice on Thursday evenings to try it out. We would love to increase our numbers and keep the choir and yourself in good health (singing is very good for you)!

Micklefield Spring Clean! Saturday 14 March, 9.30am-12 noon:  everyone is invited to join together to tidy up Micklefield ready for Spring. Further donations of small chocolate bars etc would be welcome!  If anyone can help with teas etc on the day, please have a word with Wendy.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  24 February - lovingly remembering my dear husband Derek Kilburn, born 5.3.1931, died 24.2.2017;  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.  Application forms in church to remember a special day.

Sherburn Sunday School: weekly in term-time, 10.45am in the Church Hall (not First Sundays).

Pilgrimage to Turkey, 'In the Footsteps of St Paul', in April 2021:  we're now contemplating a slightly smaller group for this fantastic trip, but it would be good to get just a few more.  If you may be interested, please let Fr Chris or Angie know as soon as possible. Leaflets with the itinerary are available in church.

Your prayers are asked for those who are ill: 
Saxton with Towton:
June Pick. 
Aberford: Margaret Taylor, Lauren Ward. 
Micklefield: Allen Walker, Michael Needham, Jennifer Hudson, Finley Black, Maggie Moss, Gail Clark, Mildred Brook, Florence Charlesworth, Edna Whinn.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, Jacqui Jolleys, Fiona Clark, Carol Law, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Yvonne Lawton, Gwen Laycock, Peter Johnson, Lynda Atkinson, Neil Williamson, Barry Milnes, Julie Priston, Gordon Jukes, Margaret Mackman, Mick Clarke, Laura Murray, Alan.  Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Laura Marie Wood (31) [ashes 22 Feb]; Yvonne Lily Gladys Mason (95), Joan Audrey Roberts (87), Nellie Cockrem (97), Iris May Poppleton (87), Arthur John Healey (84), Vicky Loughnane (43) .  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Years Mind (Micklefield):  Dorothy Hick, John Reed, Ian Witchell, Marjorie Inman, Lily Cartwright.

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

 D I A R Y 

Today, 23 February

 12:30pm  Holy Baptism (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 24

 

Tuesday 25

  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  6:30pm Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 26
ASH WEDNESDAY

 

  9.30am  Eucharist with imposition of ashes and time for silence and reflection (Micklefield)

  7.15pm  Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, with hymns, address and imposition of ashes (Sherburn)

  7.30pm  Eucharist with imposition of ashes as this morning (Micklefield)

Thursday 27
George Herbert

  6:40pm Choir practice (Sherburn)

Friday 28

  2.00pm  Eucharist (Highfield Nursing Home)

Saturday 29

 

 

Worship next Sunday, 1st March
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

  9.15am  Family Service (Barkston)
  9.15am  Eucharist (Saxton)
  9.30pm  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  First Sunday Service (Sherburn)
11.00am  Eucharist (Aberford)
  6.30pm Healing Eucharist (Sherburn)

•  LENT (leaflets with full details now available)

(1)  Ash Wednesday, 26 February - see above

(2) Tuesdays - Ecumenical Lent Talks, Journeys of Redemption 18th series:  Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March, 7.30pm-9.00pm in St Joseph's Roman Catholic church.

(3) Wednesdays – Micklefield Lent Bible Study course, 'Times with Jesus', led by John Taylor, Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25  March, and 1 April, at 10 Hallfield Avenue.  Please take a leaflet (plus another for a friend or neighbour).  It includes details of the focus passage each week.  This is an excellent way to spend a little extra time in Lent thinking about your Faith and to do this with the support of a group of fellow Christians.

(4)  Thursdays - Sherburn Lent lunches: 12.30pm  Eucharist with address in church, followed by soup lunch in the Church Hall, Thursdays 5, 12, 19,26 March, 2 April.  If anyone can make the soup and prepare lunch any week, please speak to Angie.

Thursday 12 (tea-time) to Sunday 15 (lunchtime) March:  Northern Bishops' mission to the Diocese of York.  Details later.

Sunday 29 March, 10.00am – Benefices Eucharist, Micklefield.  Don't forget, the clocks go forward that weekend!

Monday 30 March: church-sitting begins again at Sherburn.  If you can spare a couple of hours a week to help, please contact Brenda Thornton, roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com, or 01977 684168.

Friday 1 May, 7.30pm – Simon Lindley Organ Concert, Aberford.

Sunday 31 May 2020 (Pentecost): service of Confirmation by the Bishop of Selby at Sherburn.  Preparation classes will start the week after Easter, but if you are interested in being confirmed please speak to Fr Chris as soon as possible.

 Flower donor rota 2020 (Sherburn) :

(This is separate from the flower arrangers rota)

We still have a vacancy on 12 July.  Flowers are £20 per week, payable before the end of the preceding month please, to Angie, unless you choose to buy and arrange your own flowers.

If you would like to join the arrangers' rota, please tell Susan Cox or Angie; no special skills required, just enthusiasm (though guidance given if needed) - the important thing is to have fresh flowers by the altar each week.