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: David Goodall, Yvonne Foster
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 We wish Fr Bernard well on the Ampleforth Pilgrimage to Lourdes. On Monday 24 July Fr Kentigern takes some holiday till Friday 4 August.
Would anyone be willing to taxi Fr Kentigern to York Station for 7.00am on 24th and to pick him up from there at 7.00pm on 4 August?
The Bulletin will become simpler during this period. All communications need to go through Tracey in the Parish Office. Tracey works 9.30am to 3.00pm on Tuesday – Thursday.
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. The Monday group meets for the last time on 31 July (followed by a Tea Party) before taking a Summer Break. It will reconvene on 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 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.
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.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black) AMPLEFORTH ABBEY MARIAN GARDEN On 15 August the new Marian Garden will be consecrated. All are welcome to attend – details to follow. 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 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL RESPONSE TO THE SUMMER APPEAL! Combined donations from Gilling, Cawton and Stonegrave along with those from Oswaldkirk, Ampleforth and Easingwold, as well as from students and staff at Ampleforth College resulted in a delivery of: FOOD: 320kg CASH: £100 CHEQUES: £290 NEXT DELIVERY: TUES. AUG. 8thDEADLINE for donations: MON. AUG. 7th at 12 noon
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE With no pressing agenda, the meeting on Wednesday 5 July was cancelled. Need remains great, and so opportunity to donate clothing, bedding, children’s toys and wheelchairs (among other things) has reopened. Next meeting: Wednesday 6 September 2023, 7.00pm. ALL WELCOME.
METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT (Middlesbrough) There will be a delivery of gifts to the Methodist Asylum Project during July and August. Wednesdays July 26th and August 30th. Summer clothes still useful in July but Autumn garments in August. A request was made for Toys and games for the under10’s. As usual duvets, covers, sheets, pillowcases, tea towels, Kitchen tools and non-electrical equipment is acceptable. The offering of items of new underwear, socks, teeshirts and toiletries were much appreciated in the most recent delivery. Trainers and shoes of all sizes are welcomed. The Old Summer House July 25th, and Aug 29th latest donation dates. If you are uncertain about suitability please ring Mary S on 788563