This week's notices


Priest-in-Charge:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122

Assistant Curates:  Fr Peter Townley 07515 998956

Revd Caroline Comer-Stone 07775 868189

The Revd Wendy Plant 07803 125389

Associate Priest:  The Revd Nick Plant 0113 287 6064

Reader:  Mr Norman Sutcliffe 0113 281 3460

Benefices Administrator:  Mrs Angie Wilton 01977 682122, 07866 801046,

29 October 2023
Proper 25)(Year A)
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 today (hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep). Although a Fifth Sunday, the services this morning are as a First Sunday - but no family service at Barkston. A special welcome to those attending our Annual Memorial Service at Sherburn this evening, in the season of All Souls, when we remember all those in our Benefices who have died in the past year or longer ago. The departed at Micklefield will also be remembered by name at the Eucharist on Wednesday morning (1 November): if you would like someone close to you included, please write their name on the sheet at the back of church (all those who have died this year will automatically be included).

Aberford Church Flower Arrangers would like to thank Mr Noel Speight for the beautiful Chrysanthemums he has again grown for our Harvest arrangements. To be able to use home- grown flowers is a wonderful treat and so perfect for harvest time. The size and colour of the blooms gave our church a glorious glow.

Thank you for the support of the coffee morning at Ledsham on 20 October,  Sales for Martin House stand at £175.50, with a bit more to come, and the raffle and teas raised £121.10 towards the planned kitchen and toilet in the church.

•  Sherburn church-sitting:  just a reminder that this has now finished for the winter, and will resume at Easter next year.  Easter Day 2024 is 31 March - also the day the clocks go forward again!

Morning Prayer:  -- 9.30am, Tuesdays (Aberford).
Evening Prayer:  -- 5:15pm, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays (Sherburn).

Day by Day book (Sherburn):
29 October – in memory of Nicholas George Jackson;
30 October - birthday of David Alexander Reay (1954); 
1 November  - Philip Starr, killed in action 1st Nov 1944 - Audrey Aspinall & Brenda Laycock, his sisters;
3 November - in loving memory of Ronald Laycock who died this day 2002;
4 November - birthday of Eric Joseph Dalton (1922);
4 November - wedding Anniversary of Laurie & Heidi Harwood (1960). 
Forms at back of church for new entries.

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, June Kelly, Philip Rhodes, Brenda Law.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Jacqui Jolleys, Yvonne Lawton, Peter Thompson,, Peter McCleave, Jessie Vause, Mike Barnard, Julie Priston, Sally Bunney, Janet Burgis, June Sams, Doreen, Molly Hoyle, Stuart Richardson, Nicola Cundy, Dawn Allum, Stephen Fletcher, David Buszard, Rose & Poppy Brown, Margaret Smallwood, Sue Flaherty, Helen Eyres, Ken & Brenda Hawlor, Virginia Chard..
Please tell Angie of any amendments, or of anyone wishing to receive home communion..

We pray for those who have died recently: Linda Annette Perry (82); Michael Sydney Halton (87); Kenneth 'Ken' Pick (91); Christopher Juckes (70) [funeral Mon 30 Oct, Oakley Wood crem], Julie Lawn (80); Robert Lawrence Braithwaite (82); Antony Richard Mather (72); Ian Firth (82) [funeral Fri 17 Nov, 1.40pm, York crem], Stuart Arthur Marshall (73) [d 24 May 2022]; Robert Digby Lamb (98) [d 30 Aug 2023].

Years Mind: -
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

 D I A R Y 

Today, 29 October

  6.30pm  ANNUAL  MEMORIAL SERVICE (Sherburn) – all welcome

Monday 30

  No Ecumenical Fellowship meeting this week (half-term)

Tuesday 31
Martin Luther

  7.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 1 November

  9.30am  Midweek Eucharist (Micklefield) remembering the departed (see above)
 10.30am  Baptism Rehearsal (Micklefield)
  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn)

Thursday 2
All Souls' Day

  NB:  Chat-a-Cake (Sherburn Church Hall) is postponed to next week, 9 November
  6.55pm for 7.00pm Choir Practice (Sherburn)

Friday 3
Richard Hooker;
Martin of Porres


Saturday 4

  10.00am  Interment of ashes of Michael Joseph Carr & Ann Veronica Carr (Sherburn) by Fr Henry


Worship next Sunday, 5 November 2023
(Fourth Sunday before Advent)

10.45am  BENEFICES SUNG EUCHARIST          (Sherburn)
replacing the Confirmation Service which has had to be cancelled
NO other services today

• Sunday 12 November, Remembrance Sunday:  Remembrance services at all our churches except Fairburn at the usual service times, followed by Acts of Remembrance at the War Memorials at Sherburn and Micklefield.  There will be Acts of Remembrance at Fairburn War Memorial on Friday 10 November at 11.00am, attended by the school, at at Aberford War Memorial on Saturday 11 November at 10.45am.

• Selby Food Bank: Donation boxes in Sherburn Vicarage porch – thank you for your  donations on Friday, including those from the Harvest Festival (the dry goods were divided between St George's Crypt and the Food Bank), next collection Friday 17 November. Thank you too for Harvest donations at Micklefield, especially to the school and the many bags of tins etc they brought – a magnificent effort! The box at the back of church remains available for further donations (plus box for used stamps for Martin House), church open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

• Friday 24 November, 7.30pm, Quiz Night, Sherburn Church Hall.  Tickets £10 including pie & peas supper, available from Ken.  As usual, please bring your own drinks and snacks.

• Sunday 26 November:  Sherburn  Christmas Prize Draw in the Church Hall, following the 10.45am service.  Tickets available from Ken.  Please take as many tickets as you can, to sell to as many people as you can, wherever you can!!

• Friday 1 December, Sherburn church:  concert by Knottingley Silver Band.  More details later.

 Flower donor & arranger rota (Sherburn)
29 October Avril Evans Susan Cox
5 November Donna Carter Cora Allen
12 November Remembrance Sunday (* poppies *)  Lizzy
19 November John Potts Pamela Wrigglesworth
 Flowers are £20 per week, given to Angie by the end of the preceding month please.
 Flower Coordinator Lizzy Allanson (07738 832445)


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