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A Successful “Giving in Grace” Programme

Many parishes struggle with their funding. This is the story of a parish in the deanery which has struggled with balancing its budget for a number of years. A longstanding planned giving scheme was no longer effective as a number of the founding members were no longer contributing. The gap was bridged with various fund…

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Good News Stories!

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. ” It’s very easy to be downcast about what’s not happening in our part of the church – especially when everybody else appears to be doing…

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New house for duty assistant priest

Do Come and Welcome Rev. Bill Dewing (new house-for-duty assistant priest in the Osmotherley and Hillside Parishes) and his wife Anne on Friday 7th July at 6pm at Evensong at St.Peter, Osmotherley when Bill will be licenced by Paul, Bishop of Whitby Everyone is invited and there will be Refreshments afterwards. Don’t forget the Inaugural…

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Benefice of Thirsk – announcement

The Archbishop of York has appointed the Reverend Derek Simpson as Rector of the benefice of Thirsk, which also comprises South Kilvington, Carlton Miniott and Sandhutton. Derek Simpson grew up in Manchester, working as a property underwriter and parish administrator before training for the ministry at Oak Hill Theological College. Derek served as Curate then…

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March Training Bulletin

The March Training Bulletin of Courses and Events is available here and the Free Will Offering figures for February 2017 are available here

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CandY

Children’s and Youth Ministry in Mowbray Deanery Here are the three Reports that Jo Bowden was directing us to at the March 29th 2017 Deanery Synod.  She says they are all “easy reads”!!  So why not choose one, read it and then talk about it with some others who share your interest in working with…

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Christmas carol singing to raise funds for Christian Aid

Would you please communicate to your congregation(s) the following information on the Sundays before Saturday December 17th Christmas carol singing to raise funds for Christian Aid is in Thirsk Market Place on Saturday, December 17th, between 11.00 am and 12 noon. Please join us if you can to help us make a big sound sharing…

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A petition to stop unfair lending

A vicar in Sheffield has set up a petition to Stop Unfair Lending. “Imagine paying £48 monthly interest for borrowing just £200? Every week many people on low-incomes turn to pay-day loans and other borrowing just to survive.” If you want to sign the petition click this link.

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Christmas Jazz Party

Christian Aid in Northallerton presents a Christmas Jazz Party with the Savannah Jazz Band on Saturday December 3rd at New Life Baptist Church, Northallerton Tickets at the door are £10 which brings in another £50 in matched funding for the Womens’ Health in Ethiopia Appeal Christmas Carol Service for the Local Farming Community at Thirsk…

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