New house for duty assistant priest

February 13, 2018

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…

Benefice of Thirsk – announcement

April 13, 2017

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…

Two really helpful (and challenging!) websites

March 25, 2017

1. How to make your church more welcoming to visitors 2. Thirteen commandments for church websites

March Training Bulletin

February 25, 2017

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


February 13, 2017

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…

Christmas carol singing to raise funds for Christian Aid

December 25, 2016

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…

A petition to stop unfair lending

December 12, 2016

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.

Christmas Jazz Party

November 22, 2016

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…

Post of Associate Priest

November 8, 2016

Rev Trevor Lewis has accepted the full time stipendiary post of Associate Priest in the rural parishes of Hurstbourne Tarrant, Faccombe, Vernaham Dean and Linkenholt in the Diocese of Winchester. Trevor and Margaret will probably be moving in early February and Trevor’s last service will be on 29th January at 10.45 am in St Peter’s…

Deanery Synod meeting

October 14, 2016

A good Deanery Synod meeting in All Saints, Northallerton last night. We welcomed Bishop Paul and Archdeacon Sam who gave a presentation on the Developing our Deaneries process and emphasised how it connects local churches and benefices to one another and engages us with the wider church in the diocese. More details are on the…