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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

17 November 2019

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 Harriet Beatrice Shillito being baptised at Micklefield today, and to all her family and friends.  Also to those attending Sunday School/third Sunday Club at Sherburn and Micklefield, and to Revd Francis Loftus officiating at Aberford.

Arrangements are in hand for a pilgrimage to Turkey, 'In the Footsteps of St Paul', in April 2021.  If you may be interested, please let Fr Chris or Angie know as soon as possible – first deposits will be due in January, and a minimum of 25 participants is needed for the trip to be viable; we still need a few more.  Leaflets available now.

£oose change for Bp Matthias: collection jar in Sherburn church for any loose change you can give for the Diocese of Ho. Also, all coins of 5p or less in collections will be added to the jar. 

Sherburn Sunday School: weekly in term-time, 10.45am in the Church Hall (not First Sundays) - today, 24 Nov, 8, 15 Dec.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  17 November - in memory of Sheila Burdett, died 2011, by Susan Nicholls; 21 November - death of Alec Bernard Harding 2007, aged  82, by Ann & John Moore.  Application forms available in church to remember a special day.

Your prayers are asked for those who are ill: 
Saxton with Towton:
June Pick. 
Aberford: Margaret Taylor. 
Micklefield: Allen Walker, Michael Needham, Jennifer Hudson, Finley Black, Maggie Moss, Gail Clark, Mildred Brook, Hugh McNally.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Vicky Loughnane, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, Jacqui Jolleys, Fiona Clark, Norman Craven, Nicola Sorby-Woodcock, Carol Law, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Yvonne Lawton, Gwen Laycock, Peter Johnson, Lynda Atkinson, Neil Williamson. 
Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Mary McNally (82), Iris Edwards (87), Amanda Young, Susan Oates (63], David Nattriss [funeral Church Fenton, Mon 18 Nov, 11am].  
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Years Mind (Micklefield): Kathleen Thompson, Andrew Colligan, Ronald Bousfield, Jose Simpson.

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


Today, 17 November

12 noon  Holy Baptism (Micklefield)

afternoon – filming in Sherburn churchyard by Runestone Pictures

  2.30pm  Fundraising tea party in aid of the Blue Cross (Sherburn Church Hall)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 18 - Elizabeth

  9.30am  Selby Deanery Chapter Eucharist and meeting (Sherburn church and Church Hall)

Tuesday 19



  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  6.30pm  Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 20


Pricilla Lydia Sellon


  9.30am  Eucharist  (Micklefield)

  2.50pm  Micklefield School assembly

  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn)

  7.30pm  Planning Meeting for 2021 Commemoration of Peckfield Disaster (Churchville House, Micklefield)  All welcome.

  8.00pm  Combined PCCs/DCC meeting (Sherburn Church Hall) – would ALL

                PCC/DCC members please do their best to attend

Thursday 21

    6.40pm  Choir practice (Sherburn)

Friday 22


11.00am  Funeral and interment of Susan Oates (Micklefield)

  2.00pm  Eucharist (Highfield Nursing Home)

Saturday 23 - Clement

  9.30am  Diocesan Synod (Manor Academy)


Worship next Sunday, 24 November

(Sunday Next before Advent)

   9.15am  Eucharist (Barkston)
  9.15am  Morning Prayer (Saxton)
  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  Sunday School & Eucharist (Sherburn)
11.00am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)
12.30pm  Holy Baptism (Sherburn)
  2.30pm  Interment of ashes of Dorothy Mottram               (Aberford)
  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Friday 29 November, 7.30pm (note correct time, not as on posters):  Concert by Alasdair Jamieson and the Vale Voices Singers (formerly the Amici Singers) (Barkston church). Tickets £10 including refreshments, from Virginia Chard (07974 035554) or the Vicarage (01977 682122).

Saturday 30 November, from 10.00am:  Sherburn Christmas Fair and Draw.  Contributions for stalls still needed please, especially tombola, nearly new, & bottles.  We have some fantastic prizes for the Prize Draw, so please, please, get tickets from Ken and sell as many as you can.  Not long now!

Sunday 1 December, 2.00pm-4.00pm (NB change of time), Christmas Fayre, Churchville House, Micklefield: There will be three church stalls at this event.  Donations for the tombola and grab-a-bag welcome, plus promises of cakes etc.

Sat 7 & Sun 8 December:  first Saxton Christmas Tree Festival, a joint church and school venture: We are inviting families, individuals, businesses, clubs and societies to display a tree. For more information please contact Dawn Younge allsaintssaxton@btinternet.com or 01937 558475 (or see flyers for full details).  Free entry, and a small prize for the tree with the most votes from visitors. The Family Service that weekend (10.30am on 8 December) will include the No-Rehearsal Nativity, with carols.

Sunday 8 December – tickets now on sale for Sunday soup  & rolls and quiz at Micklefield.  Please see Bev Walker for more details.

December 2019 flower donor rota (Sherburn):

No flowers in Advent

•  Decorating for Christmas on Saturday 21 December from 9.30am – as many as possible are invited to help please, to get ready for the Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30pm on Sunday 22 December.

•  Help also needed please following the morning service on 22 December to make the Christingles for the 6pm Crib Service on Christmas Eve.