The Sick: The Diocese, on advice and under Data Protection Regulations (May 2018), asks us not to name individuals, but to pray for them as a group within the Parish Body as those in particular need.
Anniversaries: Bill Teasdale, Mary Olwen Fox, Fiona Gray, Fr Rupert Everest
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.
Pastoral Team The Parish Office continues to be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only until further notice between 9.30am – 3.00pm.
Church Cleaning Are there any individuals, groups or families who would be interested in forming part of a new rota for the cleaning of the church? Work takes place each week, but the new rota will begin in September. For more details speak to coordinator Julian Rowe.
Weeding The weeds have taken over again in the church border, so if anyone feels like doing some weeding, please just turn up and do some - however little! The parish doesn't have a gardener and relies on volunteers. Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____) CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meet each Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Gathers each Monday in St Benedict’s Hall at 2pm, and on Thursdays via Zoom at 8pm. After 31 July we take a break until 11 September.
EXPERIENCES OF PRAYER After the success of the Lent Course, would there be interest in setting up regular groups to experience the various forms of prayer? Please speak to the Coordinator for more details.
LITURGY & WORSHIP- (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James) DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO OSMOTHERLY The annual pilgrimage for the Assumption of Our Lady takes place on Sunday 13th August at the Lady chapel, Osmotherley. 2.30 pm Rosary 3pm Mass. Poster at back of church - sign up if you can offer lifts/need a lift. Car park and lifts up to the Lady chapel available. See Jennie Black for more information.
DIOCESAN INSPIRATION DAY Calling all Ministers of the Word and of Holy Communion. The next Diocesan Inspiration Day and Commissioning takes place on 16 September, at The Spa, Scarborough. Please speak to Fr Kentigern or your coordinator for details and to sign up by 16 August. Costs to be met by the Parish.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black) Social and Fellowship group meeting to be held in St Benedict's hall on Thursday 10th August at 7.30 pm. We will be discussing the Parish and School event in September and New starters welcome amongst other things. Please come along if you have any ideas of any events to share, or help to offer. Jennie Black
AMPLEFORTH ABBEY MARIAN GARDEN On 15 August the new Marian Garden will be consecrated. All are welcome to attend – See poster for details. We hope to have a separate Parish visit soon after for prayer, picnic and play.
PARISH BARBECUE This year’s event is likely to take place on 17 September at our Primary School. Watch out for further details.
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION– (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______) MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK NEXT DELIVERY: TUES. 8 August but … DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS: 12 NOON MON. 7 August PLEASE LET’S DO ALL WE CAN HELP!
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE Next meeting: Wednesday 6 September 2023, 7.00pm. ALL WELCOME. METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT (Middlesbrough) Next Delivery 29 August. Thank you for your generous donations to the 25 July Delivery.