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.