The Beck & 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 have been given a donation to spend on gift cards to help people who may be struggling with the thought of buying nice food for Christmas Day. I will be able to issue Gift Cards for any supermarket for £25 or £50. There will be no means testing of any kind and the arrangement is entirely confidential. If it would be a help to you, please just ring me at the Rectory on 369974, drop me a personal email (see link below) or call at the Rectory in Worsendale Road. If, upon reading this, you would like to help, I would be happy to receive further donations which means I can issue more gift cards.
Revd. Linda x
I imagine like me you have been shocked by the devastation in Pakistan. One third of the country under water; 500,000 people in relief camps and more than 700,000 livestock killed. The scale is unimaginable. The UN has launched an appeal and having discussed the situation with our Wardens and Treasurers I am inviting you to be involved. There will be a donation point in church in addition to our usual Sunday collection, there will also be forms to allow you to send money directly which will mean that gift aid can be claimed back and you can also give on line to the British Red Cross who are working with the Red Crescent who already have feet on the ground in Pakistan and also the Disasters Emergency Committee. I know times are challenging just now but if everyone can give just a little that really does amount to a lot. (Photograph opposite :People wait for relief in Sukkur, Sindh province, Photograph: Waqar Hussain/EPA)
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).