DEANERY SERVICE with the ARCHBISHOP

Sunday 15th April             Easter 3

12 noon        Northallerton Town Hall

DEANERY SERVICE with the ARCHBISHOP

No services in local churches

From 12 noon onwards all the churches in the area will gather for a big picnic, looking beyond our church walls to pray and worship together with Archbishop Sentamu, and share stories of faith and God’s call in our lives.. Please bring a friend and some food.

THE ARCHBISHOP’S MISSION

We hope you will take the opportunity to attend the events and meet the Archbishop.

The only event which requires prior notification that you wish to attend is the Saturday evening “Supper with Sentamu” event at Romanby Golf Club.

The event is in aid of Farming Community Network and will involve a two course meal and a talk by the Archbishop. Tickets are £25 and can be obtained from Roger Bennett (01609 882107 or rhbmabennett@btinternet.com) or Peter Gardner (01609 882801 or harlseyp@gmail.com).

Music at Junction 50

Following the success of the last two years we are once again showcasing the extra-ordinary talents of young professional musicians who are training and performing all over the country.

Voce 47

Mary Reid (nearly our resident harpist!) and Camilla Jepperson (soprano) are embarking on an inaugural tour of the country with their new recital.

Mary and Camilla are coming to St James Church on Saturday 5th May – 11.30a.m. to give us a “coffee recital”. They will perform for approx. 45 mins and then we will have coffee and nibbles and a chance to chat to these very talented and charming young ladies! Admission is free.

We are very lucky to have chance to hear this new recital in St James, so do come along for an hour of delight!

 

Classical Guitar

Mihael Majetic is a 23 year old classical guitarist from Croatia in his final year at the Royal Academy of Music in London and he will play a varied programme. If you wish to hear him play go to his website: mihaelmajetic.wordpress.com and click on his video to get a delightful preview. I am sure that he will live up to the high standard of last year’s excellent performers.

His concert is in St James Church on Thursday 10th May at 7.0pm. He will also be going into our local school to play to our pupils during the day and explain his love of the guitar.

Tickets are £10 from Colin Reid – colinreid97@yahoo.co.uk – 07770620897 or Susan Brown at Farmshop in Baldersby. There will be refreshments during the interval.

Book Sale

Our Bumper Book Sale is going ahead on Sat 8th and Sun 9th September 2018. As this is our main fund raising event at St James we would be grateful for donations of any books which can be left at the back of church, it is open everyday.

Archbishops’ Joint Pastoral Letter

Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse: Archbishop’s letter

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have written a joint Pastoral Letter for wide circulation following the end of the hearing which took place over the last three weeks as part of the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

“We are writing to you to ask for your prayers as Holy Week begins and as the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse has finished its hearing into matters in the Diocese of Chichester. Please will you pray this Holy Week especially for all those involved, and for all affected by safeguarding issues.”

Archbishops Sentamu and Justin hope that their letter can either be read out or distributed in churches this weekend and at the start of Holy Week.

“We take very seriously all that has been heard by the Inquiry. Archbishop Justin said when he gave evidence last week that he had learned again through listening and reading the evidence given to the Inquiry, that we must not simply say sorry, but that we must also take action that demonstrates clearly that we have learnt the lessons. It is a fact that Bishops and Archbishops are now rightly required to listen, learn and act in accordance with safeguarding legislation and good practice.”

Lent Lunches

Topcliffe Village Hall

Wednesdays: 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March.

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Free lunch but donations to the Christian Aid would be welcome.

We are also collecting dried/tinned foods and toiletries for Church Clock.

Everyone welcome.

Lent Courses 2018

The meetings will be on four Wednesdays in Lent:

Wednesday 21st February: In an era of “false news”.

Hold to the truth “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour”.

Wednesday 28th February: In an era when possessions define many people.

Prosper with a clear conscience “You shall not steel”.

Wednesday 7th March: In an era of violence and hatred.

Manage your anger “You shall not murder”.

Wednesday 14th March: In an era of self-centeredness.

Live by priorities “You shall have no other gods before me”.

All meetings are in Topcliffe at Linda Carver’s house. Starting at 7pm and finishing at 9pm.

Dalton 150 – Pancake Race.

Dalton 150

Our 150th Anniversary year got off to a rousing start on Sunday 21st January, as the Thirsk Royal British Legion Band led our Songs of Praise helping us to look back over our heritage and gave thanks for all that has been. The service included two hymns that were written by a previous vicar of St John’s, The Rev’d Sabine Baring-Gould – ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’, and ‘Now the day is over’. Thanks to those of you who braved some very inclement weather to get there. It was good to be joined by a cross-section of members of the community and representatives of the other churches in the benefice.

The next event is a

Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Race,

to be held in the Village Hall

on Tuesday 13th February

at 5.30pm.

pancakes – races – quiz – prizes

All ages welcome!

 

Messy Church

The next Messy Church

will be on

Palm Sunday, 25th March,

at 2.00pm

at Dalton

a Dalton 150 event

Red Nose Day.

The pupils from Baldersby St James school had a treat on Friday March 24th. (Red nose day).

Behind them you can see a jet engine.

They are looking at an Armstrong Siddeley Adder jet engine made in 1948. It was not flown in, but was being transported by David Potter who made a small diversion into the school.
For those who would like to know more:
The Adder, a pure-jet derivative of the Armstrong Siddeley Mamba ASM3 airscrew gas-turbine, was originally developed as an expendable engine to power the Jindivik 1 target drone. The engine, first run in November 1948, was then developed into a longer-life engine before evolving into the more-powerful Armstrong Siddeley Viper.
The ASA.1 Adder was flight tested in the rear-turret position of the Avro Lancaster III SW342, the aircraft also having been previously modified and used for icing trials of the Mamba by Armstrong Siddeley’s Flight Test Department at Bitteswell.