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Vicar:  The Revd Canon Chris Wilton 01977 682122

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

29 March 2020 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Passiontide begins

British Summer Time begins – clocks go forward one hour

Coronavirus Pandemic:  all church buildings (including Sherburn Church Hall) have to remain closed and all activities cancelled.  We hope it will not be long before the churches can be open again for private prayer and as a place of solace, but meanwhile everyone must stay in their homes.

­Prayers and an order of service for private use are available, on the website or Facebook or from Angie, which have been or will also be circulated with the emailed notices.

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Funerals must be either as a graveside service or just at the crematorium, with attendance reduced to the absolute minimum, and social distancing being conformed to by those who are present.  No music, no verger.

Weddings and Baptisms: currently, all weddings and baptism up to the end of June have been postponed. Your prayers are asked for all those affected by this, especially for those couples who have spent months, if not years, in the planning of their weddings.

Weekly notices and the Sunday readings continue to be circulated in the usual ways to keep you as up to date as possible in a rapidly changing world, and able to pray for those who are ill or have died recently.  In particular, our prayers, thoughts and condolences are with Philip and Jenny Clark whose daughter-in-law Fiona died from the coronavirus on Thursday.

Weekly envelopes: envelopes can be dropped off at the Vicarage if you wish, or perhaps now is the time to consider whether you can give by standing order, or bank transfer?  Details from Mark (fletch2801@hotmail.co.uk)  or Angie.

Formal church-sitting at Sherburn will begin again when it becomes possible to do so.  Meanwhile, if you can spare a couple of hours a week to help, please contact Brenda Thornton, roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com,  01977 684168.

At this stage it is impossible to predict if the Spring Concert by Dr Simon Lindley at Aberford on 1 May, and the Confirmation by the Bishop of Selby at Sherburn on 31 May will be going ahead. Confirmation preparation classes may or may not happen, but if you are interested in being confirmed please speak to Fr Chris.

Pilgrimage to The Holy Land, October 2021 (instead of the pilgrimage to Turkey 'In the Steps of St Paul' proposed for April 2021):  we very much hope this will go ahead - if you are interested, please tell Fr Chris or Angie as soon as possible.

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  29 March - Wedding Anniversary of Keith & Clare Richardson by Howard & Pauline Croft and Linda Greatwich; 4 April - In memory of Fred Sissons, by Rachel Jackson.  Forms available 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, Finley Black, Maggie Moss, Gail Clark, Mildred Brook, Florence Charlesworth, Edna Whinn, John Oliver.
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, Gwen Laycock, Peter Johnson, Neil Williamson, Barry Milnes, Julie Priston, Gordon Jukes, Margaret Mackman, Mick Clarke, Laura Murray, Alan, John Potts, Carlo Raimondo, Abigail Potts.  Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Vicky Loughnane (43), Vicky Scriven (76), Hilda North (77), Kathleen Bradley (92), Brenda Lydia Hargrave (82), Barbara Rowell (84), Kevin Gasston (61), William James Harrison (95), Allen Walker, Fiona Clark (49).  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Home Communions are suspended, but please tell Fr Chris if you know of anyone needing a visit at home, or who is in hospital.

 D I A R Y 

Today, 29 March


Monday 30

  3.40pm  Funeral of Kevin Gasston (York crematorium)

Tuesday 31
John Donne


Wednesday 1 April
Frederick Denison Maurice


Thursday 2

  1.00pm  Funeral of William James Harrison (St Mary's, Church Fenton)
                      (graveside funeral conducted by Fr Chris)

Friday 3


Saturday 4



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