All Saints Church, Thirkleby are looking for new bell ringers

March 1, 2018

Bell Ringing – do you enjoy the sound of bells ringing? Have you ever fancied bell ringing and being part of the group who create that joyful sound? You don’t have to be musical or strong. You just need to be able to count – and be tall enough to reach the bell ropes! You…

Mowbray Deanery Synod Meeting held 11 January 2018

February 20, 2018

For any further information regarding the January Deanery Synod Meeting please contact The Deanery Secretary   Praying together as a Deanery for the Deanery Mission Mowbray Deanery Synod Minutes 11.01.18 Mowbray Deanery Year End Accounts 2017 Deanery Synod 20180111 GS Report for Mowbray Deanery July 2017 diocesan-synod-report-4-november-2017 Deanery Synod Agenda – 11 January 2018

Mowbray Deanery Synod – 19 June at St Mary’s Church, Leake

February 18, 2018

Forthcoming Mowbray Deanery Synod meeting – Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at St Mary’s Church, Leake Church will be open from 6.45 p.m.–7.15 p.m. Coffee available from 7.15 p.m. onwards    

The Prayer Course at St Mary’s Church, Thirsk

February 15, 2018

When Jesus wanted to teach his disciples how much God loved to hear and answer prayer, he taught them to say the Lord’s Prayer – ‘Our father ….’. Journey through the Lord’s Prayer with six short videos designed to fuel discussion and deepen your prayer life. To book a place email: Tuesday 20th February…

Supper with Sentamu at Romanby Golf Club, Saturday 14 April

February 15, 2018

Mowbray Deanery Supper with Sentamu at Romanby Golf Club, Saturday 14 April from 7 pm – come and hear the Archbishop speak about faith, enjoy a two course supper, and help raise funds for the Farming Communities Network, a Christian charity which supports local farmers. Tickets £25 from Peter Gardner ( and Roger Bennett (

A Successful “Giving in Grace” Programme

February 13, 2018

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…

Good News Stories!

February 13, 2018

“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…

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

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