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Vicar:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122 frwilton@aol.com

Associate Priest:  The Revd Nick Plant 0113 287 6064

Permanent ('Distinctive') Deacon: The Revd Wendy Plant 0113 287 6064

Licensed Lay Worker:  Mr Philip Grayson

Readers:  Mr John Taylor 0113 287 2535 ~ Mr Norman Sutcliffe 0113 281 3460

Benefices Administrator:  Angie Wilton 01977 682122, 07866 801046, avmw28@aol.com

9 August 2020 – NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (Proper 14)
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)

Welcome to our services.  Sherburn services continue being recorded and posted on Facebook and WhatsApp.

MASKS: it is now compulsory to wear face coverings in church, as of yesterday, Saturday 8 August.  Please do continue to follow instructions, and thank you everyone for your patience in complying with all the very necessary precautionary measures.

Congratulations to Fr Nick & Revd Wendy Plant on their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 15 August.

Worship in church: we're gradually getting back to the usual pattern of services, and are hopeful that social distancing requirements can now be worked out at Barkston, although last week's outdoor Family Service went very well.  It does mean now that ….

Saturday evening Eucharists at 6.00pm will continue, to avoid any possibility, however unlikely, that Fr Chris could carry any infection from one church to another on Sunday mornings, and from next weekend will alternate between Barkston and Saxton, starting with Saxton as there is no Saturday evening service this weekend (8 August).

August: as usual in August, no evening midweek Eucharist and no Sunday evening services, BUT Morning Prayer, Thursdays at 9am on Zoom led by Phil (Zoom-joining details below, in diary, which remain the same each week) WILL carry on throughout August.  The 9.30am Eucharist on Wednesdays at Micklefield is also carrying on throughout August if you wish to attend a midweek Eucharist.

August also has five Sundays, and so there will be the usual Benefices Eucharist on the Fifth Sunday (30 August, Bank Holiday weekend), at the usual Benefices Eucharist time of 10.00am.  It was originally scheduled to be at Barkston, but will instead be at Sherburn, which gives sufficient space for social distancing.  There will be no other services that day, and no Saturday evening Eucharist on the 29th.

From 6 September, the morning service at Micklefield on the first Sunday of the month will be lay-led Morning Prayer. 

Normal church-sitting at Sherburn is beginning again, but more volunteers to church-sit are desperately needed.  If you can  spare a couple of hours a week to help, please contact Brenda Thornton, roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com,  01977 684168.

Private prayer:  Micklefield church is open 10.00am to 4.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday, and Saxton church is open on Sunday afternoons.

Selby Foodbank: box for donations is in the Vicarage porch at Sherburn, or you can donate cash instead. Thanks as usual to Philip & Dawn for taking supplies to Selby; NB change of date for the next collection which will be this Friday, 14 August, at 10.00am.  Please contact Angie to arrange collection if need be.

Regular giving:  do please consider giving by standing order or bank transfer instead of weekly collections or envelopes.  NB  there is now a button on the Benefices website for online giving, though for Sherburn only at present.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn): 11 August - wedding anniversary of David & Kathleen Lovatt (1962).  Forms in church or from Angie to request a special day to remember.

Your prayers are asked for those who are ill:
Saxton with Towton: June Pick. 
Aberford: Margaret Taylor, Lauren Ward. 
Micklefield: Michael Needham, Jennifer Hudson, Maggie Moss, John Oliver, Frank Chappell, Mandy Jones, Andrew Moakes.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, Jacqui Jolleys, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Yvonne Lawton, Neil Williamson, Barry Milnes, Margaret Mackman, Carlo Raimondo, Joan Waters, John Payne, Philip Leach, Rob Braithwaite, 'a friend', Eric Ingham, Ian Lough-Scott.
Please tell Angie of any amendments to this list.

We pray for those who have died recently: Emma Silver (37), Norma Macauley (88), Michael John Clarke (58) [funeral Fri 21 Aug, 11.00am, Sherburn + Ponte crem]

Micklefield Year's Mind: Stanley Hick, Katherine Griffin, Joanne Bulmer, Michael Bowls..
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 D I A R Y 

Today, 9 Augist

  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn)
(also on Facebook & WhatsApp)
11.00am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)
  6.00pm  Wedding Rehearsal Clarke/Chamberlain (Sherburn)

No Evening Prayer (Sherburn) – next is 6 September)

Monday 10


Tuesday 11
Clare of Assisi;
John Henry Newman

  3.00pm  Marriage of Simon Brearley & Sophie Metcalfe (Cawood) conducted by Fr Chris

Wednesday 12

  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
next evening Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn) on Wednesday 2 September

Thursday 13
Jeremy Taylor;   
Florence Nightingale; Octavia Hill

  9.00am  Morning Prayer on Zoom, led by Phil Grayson
meeting ID: 995 6864 8385, meeting password: 49 56 84

Friday 14
Maximilian Kolbe


Saturday 15

  1.00pm  Marriage of John Patrick Clarke & Anna Marie Chamberlain (Sherburn)
  6.00pm  Eucharist (Saxton)


Next Sunday, 16 August

  9.15am  Morning Prayer (Barkston)
  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield) (Fr Francis Loftus)
10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn) (+ Facebook & WhatsApp)
11.00am  Eucharist (Aberford) (Fr Francis Loftus)


Sherburn Flower Rota  - August
16            Jean Glover (arr Cora Allen)
23            Rosemary Garton (arr Sue Anderson)
30            Peter Chittock (arr tbc)

Sherburn Flower Rota  - September
  6            Jonathan & Hayley Sharp (arr Sheila Hawking)
12            Gillian Harrison (arr Sarah Macauley)
20            Rosemary Reid (arr Lizzy Allanson)

Flowers are £20 per week (give to Angie please,  or pay by bank transfer and tell Angie) OR *you supply & arrange them yourself