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Vicar:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122

Associate Priests:  The Revd David Hayes 07739 364755 ~ The Revd Nick Plant 0113 287 6064 

Readers:  Mrs Wendy Plant 0113 287 6064 ~ Mr John Taylor 0113 287 2535 ~ Mr Norman Sutcliffe 0113 281 3460~ Dr Keith Shaw 07825 823 793




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 adult Susan Flaherty being baptised at Sherburn today, and to her supporters.


Reader Mrs Wendy Plant has been accepted for ordination to the permanent Diaconate, and will be ordained on Sunday 13 January 2019.  Our congratulations and prayers are with Wendy at this special time.


Very belatedly, many thanks to all who supported the Women's Fellowship coffee morning at Sherburn last month, which raised £205 for church funds.


Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  21 November - Death of Alec Bernard Harding 2007, aged  82, by Ann & John Moore.  Forms at the back of church to apply for your entry in the book.


'JUST TEXT GIVING' (Sherburn):  give to church via your mobile!  Text 'ALLS25 £5' [or other desired amount] to 70070.


Your prayers are asked for those who are ill:  Saxton with Towton --Aberford: Julie Ward, Margaret Taylor.  Micklefield: Dorothy Hick. Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Norma Duncan-Grant, Jennifer Sibson, Tony Anderson, Keith Baldwin, Michael Sterling, Guy Johnson, Vicky Loughnane, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, John Townend, Claire Walker, Revd Peter Barnett (Methodist Circuit Superintendent Minister), Simon Dingwall, Chris Jackson, Robert McGonagle.  Please tell Angie of any amendments to this list.


We pray for those who have died recently:  Anthony Frank Otter ((85) [funeral Fri 30 Nov, tbc, Oxford], John Philip Jeffery (80), Andrew Robertson (65), Rosamond Patricia Jackson (72), John Jeremy Wynne Scriven (86), Jean Sproat (92), Pauline Spink (76) [funeral Garforth Methodist Church, Fri 23 Nov].  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.


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



Today, 18 November

12.30pm  Holy Baptism

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 19 - Hilda; Mechtild

  9.30am  Selby Deanery Clergy Chapter Meeting (Fairburn Church Hall)

Tuesday 20

  Edmund king & martyr

  Priscilla Lydia Sellon


  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  2.00pm  Pilgrim Course on The Creeds (3/6) (6 Low Garth Road)

  6.30pm Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Bellringing practice (Sherburn)

  8.15pm  Local History Society Meeting (Sherburn Church Hall)  Speaker Jan Marshall on

                 the recent WW1 exhibition at Saxton.  All welcome, members free, visitors £3.

Wednesday 21

  4.30pm  Reception into church of Rosamund Patricia Jackson (Sherburn)

  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn) cancelled because …

  7.30pm (note the time) Joint Meeting of all PCCs/DCC (Sherburn Church Hall)  Would all members of all the PCCs and DCC please make every effort to attend.

Thursday 22


  1.00pm  Funeral & interment of Rosamond Patricia Jackson (Sherburn)

   6.40pm  Choir Practice (Sherburn)

Friday 23


11.00am Funeral & interment of John Jeremy Wynne Scriven (Saxton)

  7.00pm  Quiz Evening (Sherburn Church Hall) - £10 including pie & peas supper (see Ken),

                 bring your own bottle

Saturday 24



Worship next Sunday, 25 November


(Sunday Next before Advent)

  9.15am  Eucharist (Barkston)

  9.15am  Eucharist (Saxton)

  9.30am  Parish Mass (Micklefield)

10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn)

11.00am  Morning Worship (Aberford)

12.30pm  Holy Baptism (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)


•  Sunday 2 December, 2.30pm:  Informal get-together for tea and chat in Sherburn Church Hall for anyone who has been bereaved.  More info Cora Allen,  01977 683172 &  07759 317544


•  Sunday 9 December, 12.30pm:  Sherburn Grand Christmas Draw.  Would everyone please try and sell as  many tickets as possible, supplies now available from Ken.  More prizes for the draw would also be most welcome please.


•  Friday 14 December, 7.00pm:  Knottingley Brass Band concert in Sherburn church. Tickets from Caroline, £10 including wine & nibbles.

•  Sunday 16 December, 6.30pm:  Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Sherburn, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Donations of mince pies gratefully received – please tell Angie if you can help.


•  Saturday 22 December, 10.00am:  come and join the choir singing carols at the Co-op in Sherburn, the more the merrier.


•  Mondays 7.30pm-9.00pm: Sherburn Ecumenical Home Fellowship, this week at Peter & Sylvia Earnshaw's, 16 Showfield Close, led by Malcolm Bott, subject, Noah & the Flood, reading Genesis 6 v 9 onward.  All are welcome.


December flower donor rota (Sherburn):

  2            Advent – no flowers

  9            Advent – no flowers

Sat 15, 9.30am - come and help decorate the church for

16           Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

23           Christmas flowers

30            Susan Nicholls

Any donations towards the cost of the Christmas flowers would be most welcome, also your help and contributions of greenery etc for 15 December.  Otherwise, flowers are £20 per week, unless you wish to arrange them yourself.  Money to Angie (preferably) or the churchwardens by the end of the month before your flowers if possible please.  Thank you.


•  'OASIS' – Tuesdays & Fridays, 1.30pm-3.30pm, quiet time in Sherburn Methodist Church. Info Howard Croft, 01977 682919.


•  Sherburn Church-Sitting:  details Brenda Thornton, 01977 684168, or roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com.  Church sitting will start again at the end of March 2019.