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

Assistant Curate:  The Revd Philip Grayson 01977 680234 & 07969 859317

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

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

17 January 2021
(Year B)
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 all! A reminder that during the current lockdown there are only services, very much curtailed, at Sherburn and Micklefield, but which all are welcome to attend.  The Sunday evening service at Sherburn is Compline (Night Prayer), which is shorter than Evening Prayer.

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, under the auspices of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) runs from 18 to 25 January.  Usually, we have a Unity service on the Sunday of that week, joining with our Methodist and Roman Catholic friends to share in worship, but obviously this year that is not possible.  This year's theme of Abiding in Christ, has been prepared by the Grandchamp monastic community in Switzerland – "Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit", based on John 15:1-17.  If you would like to know more, please go to https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/.

Christingle (Sherburn):  any donations to the Children's Society in the collecting candles or the special envelopes need to be back to Sherburn by Candlemas, 2 February, please.  You can also give online – see button on church Facebook page (must be online to give via Gift Aid).

Morning Prayer 9.30am & Evening Prayer 5.15pm: daily from Tuesday to Friday, led by Phil, on Zoom again during lockdown, same times, Zoom Meeting ID 554 147 3838.


Flowers at Sherburn:  please, please will someone take on the organisation of the 'arranging' rota and generally running the flower rota, including making sure there are fresh flowers every week, that dead flowers are disposed of, etc.  ALSO, more helpers to do altar flowers are very much needed too, please!  No experience or flower arranging 'skills' needed – simply flowers in a vase are absolutely fine, so long as we have fresh flowers by the altar and aumbry each week.  Please speak to Angie asap if you can help with either (or both) of these. 

Micklefield - Food Collection: St Mary’s sent 30kg of food etc to Selby Food Bank. Please continue to put items in the box at the back of church. There is also a box for clothes for the homeless. Thank you to everyone who has donated.

Selby Foodbank: unfortunately, due to road conditions, Philip & Dawn were unable to take donations on Friday, and so will now be taking them next Friday, 22 January, at 10.00am.  Collecting box in the Vicarage porch at Sherburn for dry goods, tins, toiletries etc (but please, NO PASTA or tinned vegetables (apart from tomatoes) at present!) 

Churches open for private prayer: (NB Covid-19 precautions and Track & Trace – scan the QR code on the official NHS posters)

Micklefield - Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Weekly pewsheets available at the back of church each Saturday afternoon. 

Sherburn - Sunday afternoons, between the services.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  18 January - in memory of Doreen Wootton, died this day 2009, by J A Wootton; 21 January - in memory of May Bentley, by Alan & Deborah Bentley; 22 January - in loving  memory of a dear father Harold Issatt, b 15.9.1898, d 22.1.1959.  Forms available in church to request a 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, Andrew Moakes.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, Jacqui Jolleys, Yvonne Lawton, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Neil Williamson, Margaret Mackman, Carlo Raimondo, John Payne, Rob Braithwaite, 'a friend', Peter McCleave, Mary Moore, Emma Williams, Dan & Judy Atkinson. 
Please tell Angie of amendments to this list.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Julia Anne Hardaker (66), Richard Brook (87), Irene Thompson (98), Rodger Standen (81), Wilfred Thomas Morris (85), Jacqueline Reay (57); baby Elliot Alan Jon Halliday Fawcett (4 days).

Micklefield Years Mind:  June Benton
May they rest in peace and rise in glory

 D I A R Y 

Today, 17 January 2021

6.30pm  Compline (Sherburn)

Monday 18
Amy Carmichael

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Tuesday 19

  1.00pm  Funeral of Irene Thompson (Cottingley crematorium)

Wednesday 20
Richard Rolle

  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn) also on Facebook & via WhatsApp

Thursday 21

 No Choir Practice (Sherburn)

Friday 22
Vincent of Saragossa


Saturday 23



Next Sunday, 24 January 2021
Third Sunday of Epiphany

  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn)
  6.30pm  Compline (Sherburn)

•  Feedback request re the weekly notes and introductions to the Sunday readings and psalm prepared by Norman Sutcliffe: please let Angie know if you find these helpful.

•  £oose change for Ho:  collecting jar in Sherburn church for your loose change to help support Bp Matthias and Diocese of Ho, Ghana.

January 2021 - Sherburn Flower Rota
24 Jan    Angie Wilton*
31 Jan    Rosemary Garton

Flowers are £20 per week, payable as soon as possible please, to Angie.