Coronavirus and Holy Communion
In order to look after one another while the coronavirus (Covid 19) threat persists we will make some temporary changes at Holy Communion.
1. Please share The Peace without shaking hands—look each other in the eye!
2. Those who handle the bread (Ian and the churchwarden team) will use hand sanitiser.
3. Stand to receive the bread rather than putting hands on the rail as you kneel. If standing is
difficult for you, please let us know and we will bring the bread to you where you sit.
4. In accordance with Church of England advice, for the time being Holy Communion will be
offered ‘in one kind’ i.e. the congregation receive the bread and only the priest takes the
wine. This is the tradition in some churches. We’ll get back to normal as soon as we can.
Summer Holiday Club—planning meeting
Monday 23 March 7.00 pm at St Andrew’s
Sarah Griffiths would like to run a summer holiday club for primary aged children
during the summer holidays, but she needs YOUR help! If you are interested in
sharing God’s love with the children within the parish (and their parents) by working as part of the kids’ team or helping with refreshments, please contact Sarah on
email@example.com and come along to the planning meeting.
Saturday 28 March 10.30 am—3.30 pm at St Andrew’s
Helen Britton and her Small Group are organising refreshments and activities to raise funds to buy an electric bicycle for her son, Ian, who suffers from chronic
inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). This severely affects his
movement and a bike will enable him to accompany his 2 small daughters when they go out on their bikes and will generally improve his mobility.
Electoral Roll Revision
It is time for the annual revision of the Church Electoral Roll. This will be available for inspection for the next few weeks at the back of church. If you are on the Roll please check your details and make any corrections. If you would like to be on the Electoral Roll and meet the requirements please fill out an application form and return to the office, a church warden or the clergy. Thank you.
2020 Residential Parish Weekend at Wydale Hall
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 July at Wydale Hall, Brompton by Sawdon
Guest speaker—Nick Page (author of The Dark Night of the Shed). Information leaflet with booking forms are available at the back of church. The rooms really are filling up! This promises to be a wonderful weekend. Please come.
Holidays at Home
Tuesday 21 July for Seniors and Tuesday 4 August for Families
Anyone interested in being involved in one or both of these days in the summer, please contact Dot (families) or Heather Richardson (seniors).
Big Clean at All Saints
Thank you to all who helped with the spring cleaning!
Green Festival at All Saints
Saturday 25 July & Sunday 26 July 2020
We are planning to fill All Saints with flowers and foliage for our Green Eco Weekend on 25-26 July. We need plenty of home grown cut flowers and greenery so please sow extra this year! We can supply seed! Contact Trish Leach 01904 763514 or
Judith Twist 01904 766551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
'Multiply' Update by James Simister
On Shrove Tuesday we started a new small group aimed at younger adults. Over the coming weeks we are aiming to work out what it means to be a Jesus-centred
community. In the first few weeks we are getting to know each other and having fun!
On Wednesday afternoons in term time we have a thriving Drop-In for young people from 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm. We need one or two extra adults to help by serving toast and hot chocolate, or sitting and running a craft, or chatting and showing an interest in the young people that come. If you can help, please contact James Simister.
Thursday Night Youth needs:
For Thurzday Klub (6.00-8.00 pm) we could do with a man to help fortnightly or weekly with this great group of tweenagers and younger teenagers. For Thursday Group (7.30-10.00 pm) we could do with a woman to help with this fun and thriving group of older teens. Please contact James Simister if you want to find out more!
A yale key with a green tab labelled ‘Cherry’ was found in All Saints car park on Monday. If you know who it belongs to please contact the office.
Is anyone ill?
“Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up,” James 5:14-15. Take God at his word. Contact Ian Birkinshaw (details on the back of this notice sheet).
News from Brazil
Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me....’ Please remember in your prayers our Revive mission partners, Andy and Rosie Roberts in Brazil, as they and their team await the final two government documents to authorise them to open their
second new children's home. The new staff are recruited, trained and ready to go.
The Narrow Road—Riding Lights Theatre Co.
Wednesday 18 March 7.30 pm at Acomb Parish Hall, Front Street YO24 3BZ
Theatre and worship retracing the footsteps of Jesus through a world of miracles and madness. A passion play for Lent. Tickets £8 and £7 from 613000 or ridinglights.org
Poetry for All presented by The Wilberforce Trust
Friday 27 March in the Studio at York Theatre Royal at 7.45pm
Deaf poet Donna Williams takes poetry to another level with a blend of sign language and speech. Tickets £6. www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/poetry-for-all or 632568.
Spring Harvest at Harrogate
Easter time event for the family—14-18 April 2020
Details on https://springharvest.org/harrogate/prices/
Family Matters—free parenting courses
Please see the website for more information: https://fmy.org.uk/parenting/
New Earswick Recycling Event
Saturday 28 March 10-12noon at the Folk Hall
Why not pop along to this community event? For more information, see https://stnicks.org.uk/get-inspired/events/stall-at-new-earswick-recycling-morning/
Rotary York Ainsty are also running a ShoeSort project where children's shoes can be recycled. The drop off points are the Folk Hall and the Wilberforce Trust Office
The story of Easter - coming to cinemas
Seventh Art Productions would like to inform you of a spectacular new film about Christ’s Passion. Brought to cinemas around the country from the beginning of April, the film carefully chooses extracts of the gospels to tell a clear account of the Easter Story from the Last Supper through to the Ascension. The world’s greatest galleries have been visited to allow the film to be illustrated by masterpieces from artists such as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Velázquez and many, many more.
Spellbinding and moving, the film allows the viewer to connect with Christ's suffering and glory in a powerful and novel way. We feel sure you will not want to miss this cinema experience. For more information, visit exhibitiononscreen.com or contact your local cinema.
Please see the poster on your church's notice board.
We very much hope to be able to help bring this film to as wide an audience as possible. It feels more relevant than ever.
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