We normally associate Lent with giving things up but this year we are going to use it as a chance to get to know each other better. On Sunday 26th March from 3.00pm -7.00pm we are going to hold “Open Rectory” and hope that people from across the villages will drop in for a glass of wine/fruit juice. There will also be some hot sandwiches so you can have a late lunch or an early evening meal. With it being a Sunday this does not count as a fast day so even if you are giving something up for Lent you can enjoy it on a Sunday! These afternoons are not just for church people, everyone is very welcome just like at the events we had on Epiphany before the pandemic.
Palm Sunday 2nd April
8.00am Holy Communion at St Edith’s, Bishop Wilton
10:30am Benefice Service, blessing and distribution of Palm Crosses, St Mary’s, Full Sutton
Maundy Thursday 6th April
7.00pm service of Holy Communion at St Andrew’s, Bugthorpe
Good Friday 7th April
3.00pm Cross of Christ service with the Garrowby Singers at St Edith’s, Bishop Wilton.
On Easter Day 17th April
08.00 Holy Communion at St Edith’s, Bishop Wilton
10.00am Short all age service (followed by refreshments) at St Mary’s, Skirpenbeck
11.15 Sung Easter Communion at All Saints, Kirby Underdale.
Easter Eggs for all the children
There will be broadcast services for Holy Week and Easter with the exception of Maundy Thursday.
The Beck and Bells project held the official launch of its book "A Local History of Bishop Wilton" on the weekend of 8/9th October. It was a huge success. The exhibition was visited by more than 300 people over the weekend and we have sold more than 50% of our stocks of books - so if you want one you had better move quickly. They can be bought on-line (by clicking the image opposite. The price is £34.79 includes postage and packaging) or if you are local you can get one form the village shop for £27.50.
All proceeds go to the upkeep of the church building of St Edith's, Bishop WIlton.
The latest news on the bells project and some up-to-date video footage of what's been happening.
I’m sure you’ve seen the awful news coming out of Turkey and Syria.
Right now, rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble, and get shelter and support to those who have lost their homes or are afraid to return inside.
The Turkish Red Crescent has launched a crisis response operation and mobilised teams in more than 10 regions across the country, while the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is delivering assistance and support to those in need in the regions of Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia.
Together, we’re providing emergency first aid and evacuating people to safety. But the situation is changing rapidly, and we’re extremely concerned about the potential impact of aftershocks and unstable buildings. There have already been more than 40 aftershocks, and the bad weather in the region could make rescue and support operations extremely challenging.
The Garrowby Churches are set in the Yorkshire Wolds, and consist of 5 parishes. As worshipping communities we aim to grow ourselves in our faith and discipleship, support and engage with our local communities and bring new people to Christ.
We are blessed with beautiful buildings and faithful commitment from our congregations. As we continue to grow together, we are being enabled to offer a variety of worship and outreach. Lay ministry and leadership is key to all we offer, and encouraged as we endeavour to open the Kingdom and its values to all.
The Christian faith is focused on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We also believe his death achieved something very special: the opportunity to reconnect with the God that we might believe in but might sometimes feel remote from.
We believe that Jesus was not just a human being but, in some way that we cannot fully understand, God as well. We believe in God the Father, the creator of the entire universe, and the Holy Spirit, who is the way we can experience Jesus today. Not three gods but one, who together are described as the ‘Trinity’ – a description not so much of philosophy but of the relationship at the heart of God.
In the most famous Christian prayer we pray ‘Our Father…’ This creator God wants a relationship with us, for us to be his children and to give us, as Jesus says, ‘life in all its fulness’ (John 10.10).