St Mary's Notices


Wednesday 14th November

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at the Methodist Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d David Porter)

Saturday 17th November

  8.30 am Men’s Breakfast in St Nicholas church hall



1.  Please note that there is no service of Evensong today due to the Civic Remembrance Service .

2.  2018 Shoe Box appeal. Please return your filled boxes to St Mary’s Church by 14th November (16th to Aroma). Alyson tel: 07398772720.  Thank you.

3.  Pilgrim course on ‘The Creeds’ on Fridays 23rd and 30th November and 7th December in St Mary’s church hall from 12 noon to 2.00 pm.  The course will continue, after a Christmas break, on 11th, 18th and 25th January.  Bring your own lunch – hot drinks provided.  The booklets and a sign-up sheet are now available in church.

4.  St Mary’s has been invited to run a tombola stall at St Nicholas Church Christmas Fayre in St Nicholas church hall on Saturday 24 November from 11 am to 2 pm (proceeds for St. Mary’s funds). We need tombola prizes. New items but not bottles please. It would be good if they had a Christmas theme, but any contributions are most welcome. Please leave in the Narthex by 23 November.  Contact Sarah Bellwood on 075838 60949 if there are any queries.  Thank you.

5.  There will be a pre-Advent lunch on Thursday 29th November at 12.30 pm in St Mary’s church hall.  The speaker will be Bishop David Wilbourne and his title will be ‘Christ on a Bike!’  Hot soup and drinks provided – please bring your own sandwiches.

6.  Wednesday 21st November at 2.15 pm in the church hall. The speaker at the Mothers’ Union meeting will be Neil Moran and the topic is ‘York and the History of Christianity’. The talk will look at how events in York influenced the spread of Christianity around the world and how Christianity influenced the development of York. All are welcome.

7.  Memories are very precious, especially when shared with others.  The PCCs of both churches have given permission for us to set up a "Memories Box" which we intend to use both in church and when visiting parishioners (and others).  We plan on setting up a photo album to engage with memories; so if you have any photographs of the church, of church activities e.g. parish picnic, flower festival, harvest lunches, etc. PLEASE may I have a copy? I will leave a small box at the back of church for your contributions.  Thank you.  Bev

8.  The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 17th November in St Nicholas church hall, serving from 8.30 am to 9.00 am.  All are welcome to come and enjoy a full English breakfast or just a cup of tea and toast!  The next two dates for the diary are Saturdays 15th December and 19th January.

9.  Our first Autumn Concert proved to be a huge success with lots of people saying how much they enjoyed it. 57 people attended and the total income for the afternoon was over £360. Our sincere thanks to Andrew Tillett for this unusual presentation. Tickets are now on sale for the other three concerts.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Second Sunday before Advent


Readings:     1st Reading: Daniel 12, 1 - 3

                      2nd Reading: Hebrews 10, 11-14;19-25

    Gospel: Mark 13, 1 - 8


                      8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                    President: Rev’d Anna Lindley

  10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                 President: Rev’d Michael Cross

                     6.30 pm Evensong