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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

20 October 2019

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, especially to Revd Francis Loftus taking the service at Aberford this morning, which he will be doing on the third Sunday of the month for the foreseeable future, and to Ralph Francis Kelly being baptised today at Sherburn and to all his family and friends.

Thank you to all who supported the Women's Fellowship Coffee Morning at Sherburn yesterday morning, and the Knottingley Silver Band concert in Sherburn Church last night.

Aberford: thank you from the church flower group to Mr Noel Speight for again providing his beautiful chrysanthemums for harvest; these glorious flowers filled our church with the glow of Harvest.

Arrangements are in hand for a pilgrimage to Turkey, 'In the Footsteps of St Paul', in April 2021.  If interested, please let Fr Chris or Angie know as soon as possible.  Leaflets available now.

Micklefield: St Mary's is now open every Sunday afternoon, 2pm-4pm  More volunteers for church sitting would be welcome!

£oose change for Bp Matthias: collection jar in Sherburn church for any loose change you can give for the Diocese of Ho. Also, all coins of 5p or less in all collections will now be added to the jar. 

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  26 October - wedding of Letitia Smith & Fred Storer, by Rosemary Reid; 26 October - wedding of John & Ruth Flockton (1963).  Application forms available in church to remember a special day.

Sunday School (Sherburn): weekly in term-time (though not First Sundays).  Start 10.45am in the Church Hall. Dates: today (20 October), 17 and 24 November, 8 and 15 December.  (Half term 27 Oct, Remembrance Sunday 10 November – no Sunday School.)

Your prayers are asked for those who are ill: 
Saxton with Towton:
June Pick. 
Aberford: Margaret Taylor. 
Micklefield: Allen Walker, Michael Needham, Jennifer Hudson, Finley Black, Abbie Flynn, Maggie Moss, Gail Clark, Brenda Law, Mildred Brook.
Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra Jackson, Vicky Loughnane, Stuart Cram, Hannah Wallace, Jacqui Jolleys, Fiona Clark, Abigail Hope, Norman Craven, Nicola Sorby-Woodcock, Carol Law, Jessica Rogers-Saye (8), Peter Thompson, Yvonne Lawton, Gwen Laycock, Peter Johnson, Amanda Young, Lynda Atkinson. 
Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently:  Basil Wordsworth Fox (88), Chloe Laura Arundel (22), Brenda Mary Pepper (85), Trevor Jones (74), Eileen Ainsworth, David Brent Eaglen (84), Mary McNally (82) [funeral 4 Nov, Micklefield].  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Years Mind (Micklefield): Percy Lambert, Sylvia Bedford.

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


Today, 20 October

12.30pm Holy Baptism (Sherburn)

  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Monday 21


Tuesday 22


  9.30am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)

  6.30pm  Guides (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Local History Society (Sherburn Church Hall)

  8.00pm  Bell ringing practice (Sherburn)

Wednesday 23


  9.30am Eucharist  (Micklefield)

  2.15pm  Micklefield School Harvest Festival in church, speaker Mark Fletcher. 

                      Collection of tins for Selby Food Bank.

  7.15pm  Midweek Eucharist (Sherburn)

  8.00pm  Sherburn Standing Committee Meeting (Vestry)

Thursday 24

  6.40pm  Choir practice (Sherburn)

Friday 25 - Crispin & Crispinian

(schools break up for half term) 

Saturday 26 -   Alfred; Cedd



Worship next Sunday, 27 October


***NB: clocks go back one hour to GMT***

  9.15am  Eucharist (Barkston)
  9.15am  Morning Prayer (Saxton)
  9.30am  Eucharist (Micklefield)
10.45am  Eucharist (Sherburn)
11.00am  Morning Prayer (Aberford)
12.30pm  Baptism (Sherburn)
  2.00pm  Baptism (M'field)
(Revd Frank Chappell)
  6.30pm  Evensong (Sherburn)

Sunday 3 November, 6.30pmAnnual Memorial Service for All Souls (Sherburn).  All who have died within the past year from all our churches will be remembered – please give the names of anyone else you would like remembering to Angie, in writing (or email  avmw28@aol.com).

also Sunday 3 November, Micklefield, 9.30am: All Saints & All Souls. The names of those from Micklefield who have died in the past year will be read out; please print the name of any  other departed loved ones to be included on list on the Years’ Mind desk.

Friday 29 November:  Concert by Alasdair Jamieson and the Vale Voices Singers (formerly the Amici Singers) (Barkston).

Saturday 30 November:  Sherburn Christmas Fair and Draw.  Contributions for stalls still needed please, especially tombola, nearly new, & bottles.  We have some fantastic prizes for the Prize Draw, so please sell as many tickets as you can!

Sherburn Ecumenical Fellowship Group, Mondays, 7.30-9.00pm, this week at Peter & Sylvia Earnshaw's, 16 Showfield Close, led by Revd Rex Owen on, 'Is the Gospel more about individual salvation or salvation of the world?' Reading Exodus 20, Hosea 11, Isaiah 35 and Matthew 5. All welcome.

Oct/November 2019 flower donor rota (Sherburn):

27 October          Margaret Long       (arr by Sheila Hawking)
  3 November       Eileen Macey        (Sarah Macaulay)
10 November       Remembrance Sunday poppies
17 November       Donna Carter         (Rosie Farrar)
24 November       John Potts             (Lizzy Allanson)

Flowers are £20 per week – if you haven't already paid, please give your money to Angie as soon as possible. 

Sherburn church-sitting: finishes for this year on 25 October, and will start again on 30 March when the clocks go forward. Details Brenda Thornton, roger.thornton2@btopenworld.com, or 01977 684168.