Sunday 15th April             Easter 3

12 noon        Northallerton Town Hall


No services in local churches

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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 or Peter Gardner (01609 882801 or

Music at Junction 50

Last event Escocia Duo.    Violin and Guitar.

Thursday 14th June.        Concert starts: 7pm

£10 inc refreshments

Pay on Door or ring 07770 620897

Don’t miss our last event for 2018.  Our other two previous performances were very popular and well attended (or words to that effect)

Details below

Thursday 14th June 7pm Escocia Duo: Katrina Lee -Violin Roberto KuhnVersluys – Cuitar Chilean Roberto and Yorkshire born and bred Katrina formed the Escocia Duo whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They play a wide range of music – classical, folk and dance tunes. A 2O17 tour of Chile launched the duo which is now in great demand throughout Europe. Both accomplished soloists, they also perform internationally with orchestras and chamber groups. Guitar and violin duos are not common so we are delighted to have them in Baldersby.

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.

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.