Anniversaries: Bernadette Davie, Janet Williams, John Fawcett, Peter Davey, Sheila Aldous-Ball
HOME COMMUNIONS If you require Holy Communion at home, please contact Christopher Wilding, Fr Kentigern or Fr Bernard either by e-mail or leave a telephone message by 8.00pm on Friday evening stating whether you require a weekly visit or a one-off call. Someone will then be in contact to arrange a suitable day and time to visit.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 6 December: Christmas Liturgy Planning Meeting – St Benedict’s Hall 7.00pm Thursday 7 December: Webinar – Thriving or Closing Down – St Benedict’s Hall 7.00pm Friday 8 December: Disco Party for our Schoolchildren 5.30pm Friday 15 December: Ampleforth Abbey Carol Service 2.00pm Sunday 17 December: Youth Church “Advent Adventure” Service – St Hilda’s 4.30pm Tuesday 19 December: Ampleforth Christmas Carol Service – St Hilda’s 6.30pm
LITURGY & WORSHIP- (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James)
CHURCH CLEANING WORKING PARTY Those free and available are invited to join a working party to deep clean the church in readiness for Christmas. Work starts at 2.00pm on Saturday 2 December.
CHRISTMAS LITURGY PLANNING MEETING All are welcome to join this gathering in St Benedict’s Hall on Wednesday 6 December at 7.00pm. We aim to plan all aspects of the Liturgy for Christmas. Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____)
SYCAMORE Sixth Sessions “The Bible” with Fr Kentigern in St Benedict’s Hall: Thursday 30 November 10.15am or Friday 1 December 7.00pm or Saturday 2 December 3.00pm
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Gathers each Monday in St Benedict’s Hall at 2pm, and on Thursdays via Zoom at 8pm.
CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meet each Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION – (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______)
WINTER WARM SPACES Ampleforth Warm Winter Spaces started again on November 22nd 12.00 – 3.00pm in Ampleforth Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a simple meal, try your hand at knitting, join in a board game or just chat with friends over tea and cake. No pre- booking required, free entry. Transport can be provided. For more information contact Mary on 07732 786643.
CAFOD Donate to CAFOD’s Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal at cafod.org.uk/ipc or call 0303 303 3030 to support those affected and get funds to local trusted experts in Gaza and southern Israel who have been working alongside communities helping those most in need. Your donation will help support aid workers providing urgent humanitarian aid including food, water and emergency shelter to those in need. Thank you for your prayers.
METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT – MIDDLESBROUGH We consulted the staff at MAP and it was suggested that comforting ‘soft toys’ would be a good idea. I suggest as well as usual warm clothes, trainers, kitchen equipment virtually new toys be given for delivery on Nov 29th. Items of toiletries and jewellery can be accepted as potential Gifts for Christmas. Thank you for your generosity... Please leave Items in OSH by Nov 28th.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK AND NOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL! NEXT DELIVERY: TUES. 5th DEC. DEADLINE: 12 noon MON. 4th DEC.
ABCD BETHLEHEM An Exhibition and Sale of Art – Details to Follow Christmas Gift Stall – Details to Follow Cop28 JUSTICE AND PEACE From Nov.30 until Dec.12, the world-wide global-heating summit takes place in the UAR. The key finding of a new Oxfam report is, “the richest 1% of the planetary population produces as much carbon pollution in one year as the 5 billion people who make up the poorest two-thirds.” Justice and Peace are not thereby served. As Pope Francis asks in Laudate Deum, please take an active interest in the meetings and pray for hearts to change.