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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

12 January 2020
BAPTISM OF CHRIST (First Sunday of Epiphany)

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 warm welcome to all, and congratulations to The Revd Wendy Plant on the first anniversary of her ordination to the Permanent Diaconate.

URGENT!  Coffee Rota 2020, Sherburn – volunteers needed to do coffee on the third AND fourth Sundays of the odd-numbered months (ie Jan, March, etc).  If you can help please contact Angie.

Micklefield – Churchville House:  following a fire in the kitchen this facility is closed for the foreseeable future for repairs and redecorating. A number of groups use it for small meetings; if any wish to use St Mary’s as an alternative, please do contact Sharon Beanland or Ann Hughes to make arrangements.

Christmas Memory Tree (Sherburn): put the name of a loved one to remember, and a small donation, in the box by the tree.  The name will be written on a bauble and put on the tree, which will remain in place until Candlemas (2 February).  More info Cora Allen, 01977 683172 or 07759 317544.

Christingle envelopes and collecting 'candles' are still available at the back of Sherburn Church, which you can take away and fill, to bring back at Candlemas (2 February), in aid of The Children's Society.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  18 January - In memory of Doreen Wootton, died this day 2009, by J A Wootton.  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:  a minimum of 25 participants is needed for this fantastic trip to be viable – and really, we still need a few more.  If interested, please let Fr Chris or Angie know as soon as possible – first deposits will be due very shortly. Leaflets available in church.

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, Florence Charlesworth.
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, Carol Law, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Yvonne Lawton, Gwen Laycock, Peter Johnson, Lynda Atkinson, Neil Williamson, Barry Milnes, Iris Poppleton, Julie Priston, Gordon Jukes.  Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Rosemary Carter (83) [d 24 Oct, ashes interred Sherburn 7 Jan], John Marshall (64), Rosemary Carter (83), Keith Robert Woods (35), Hugh McNally (88), Peter Simpson, Laura Marie Wood (31), Guy Johnson (55), Cyril Melvin (Mel) Jackson, David John Addy (68) [funeral & interment Saxton, Tues 21 January, 12.30pm], Eric Reed (91), Audrey Sugden.  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Years Mind (Micklefield):  Maurice Taylor, June Benton, Alec Walton.

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


Today, 12 January

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 13 - Hilary;

Kentigern; Charles Fox

11.00am  Funeral of Hugh McNally (Micklefield) followed by cremation at Pontefract

11.00am  Funeral of Cyril Melvin Jackson (Methodist Church) followed by interment at All Saints

Tuesday 14


  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

11.00am  Funeral of Keith Robert Woods (Methodist Church) followed by interment at All Saints

  6.30pm Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 15


  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)

  2.50pm  Micklefield School Assembly

  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn)

  7.30pm  Study Group at 10 Hallfield Avenue, Micklefield

  8.00pm  Sherburn Standing Committee meeting (Vestry)  CANCELLED

Thursday 16

11.00am  Funeral of Eric Reed (Micklefield)

  6.40pm  Choir practice (Sherburn)

Friday 17
Antony of Egypt;
Charles Gore

11.45am  Funeral of Laura Marie Wood (Sherburn) followed by cremation at Pontefract

Saturday 18
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Amy Carmichael



Worship next Sunday, 19 January

  9.15am  Morning Prayer (Barkston)
  9.15am  Eucharist (Saxton)
  9.30pm  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  Sung Eucharist celebrating Epiphany, & Sunday School (Sherburn)
11.00am  Eucharist (Aberford)
(Revd Francis Loftus)
  6.30pm  Sung Evensong for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Sherburn) (see below)

Sunday 19 January, 6.30pm, Sherburn: service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Sung Evensong) where we will be joined by our friends from the Methodist and Roman Catholic churches.  This year's theme: 'They showed us unusual kindness' (Acts 28:2) - move from shared prayer to shared action.

Wednesday 29 January – Sherburn PCC meeting.

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

January/February 2020 flower donor rota (Sherburn):

  5 Jan    Mark & Bev Fletcher
12 Jan    Jean Glover
19 Jan    Eileen Macey
26 Jan    Angie Wilton*

  2 Feb    Rosemary Garton
  9 Feb    Bruce & Emily Scriven
16 Feb    Yvonne Lawton
23 Feb    Keith Shaw (to pay for aumbry flowers during Lent)

Flowers are £20 per week, payable before the end of the preceding month please (ie, Jan should all have been paid by now!), to Angie.