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The annual Women's World Day of Prayer service will take place tomorrow night - Friday 2nd March at 7pm - but has moved from the Kelcbar Centre due to the inclement weather conditions and will now be held at TADCASTER METHODIST CHAPEL.
This year's service has been put together by the women of Suriname and the refreshments afterwards will reflect the culture of this country.
All are welcome - not just women!
Around the Benefice Lenten Lunch
During Lent there is a golden opportunity for those who are available during the day to get together and think about how we can ‘Let Our Light Shine’ in the lead up to Easter...
On a Tuesday lunchtime we will gather together from 12 noon ready to eat a light soup and bread lunch at 12.30pm and to spend an hour in study from 1pm until 2pm. Each week we will meet in a home in a different parish within the Benefice each as follows:-
at The Vicarage 78 Station Road, Tadcaster, LS24 9JR
on Tuesday 20 February at 12 noon
at Granary House, St Helen’s Mews, Newton Kyme LS24 9TD on Tuesday 27 February at 12 noon
at the West Wing, Grimston Park, LS24 9DB
on Tuesday 6 March at 12 noon
at Moat Garth, Little Fenton LS25 6HQ
on Tuesday 13 March at 12 noon
The venue for Tuesday 20 March at 12 noon
is yet to be decided
We are looking for someone to replace our current Benefice Administrator when she retires in just under 3 month's time. Are you interested? See here for details of what the job is and how to get more information.
35 hours per month
An Administrator is required for the Tadcaster Benefice
covering the parishes of St Mary’s in Tadcaster,
St Mary’s in Kirk Fenton, St Andrew’s in Newton Kyme,
St John the Baptist in Kirkby Wharfe.
The Administrator’s post will be mainly home based, but will require frequent attendance at the Vicarage at 78 Station Road in Tadcaster, and on occasions at the churches.
Hours are flexible and to be arranged by agreement.
The job would suit a person who enjoys interacting with others; variety in their work; and has the requisite administrative, organisational and IT skills.
The successful applicant will be working closely with the clergy, but also will often be working alone.
Attention to detail is imperative as is a high degree of confidentiality.
We are looking for competence with Microsoft Office 365.
Competence with social media and basic website administration is desirable, as is a working knowledge of Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Publisher and Google Calendar.
Application Form and Job Description from
Mrs Tricia West, 28 Golf Links Crescent, Tadcaster LS24 9HG
Closing date: midday Wednesday 21 February 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Starting on Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm, a new style of worship service. On the 4th Saturday of each month, alternating between St Mary's Church Fenton & St Mary's Tadcaster. Why not caome along and try it?
To help you choose which sort of service you would like to attend on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, here is a full list of what is happening in our four churches. We look forward to seeing you!
Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve
10am Morning Reflection at Church Fenton
a quiet service lasting about an hour
10.30am Celtic Holy Communion (said) at Tad
a service with space to think - no hymns
5pm Family Service at Church Fenton
for all the family - traditional carols, lantern procession, come early for a seat! Lasts approx 35 mins.
6pm Crib service at Tadcaster
for all the family - join in as we assemble the characters in the stable. Lasts approx 45 mins.
11pm Holy Communion at Kirkby Wharfe
traditional Holy Communion
11.30pm Holy Communion at Tadcaster
Holy Communion sung to the music of John Rutter - as we move into Christmas Day
Monday 25th December - Christmas Day
8am Holy Communion at Tadcaster
a traditional service with no hymns
9am Holy Communion at Newton Kyme
a traditional service with carols
9.45am Holy Communion at Church Fenton
a service with carols
10am Christmas Family Worship at Tadcaster
a short service to celebrate the birth of Jesus - bring a present that you have already opened to show everyone! Lasts approx 35 mins
11am Holy Communion at Kirkby Wharfe
a traditional service with carols
Due to a technical error, the diary in the centre page sof the January edition of the church magazine, Focus, is wrong! The sharp-eyed among you will have spotted that the second half has reverted to December...so we can have another Christmas at the end of January!!
The correct version can be found on the Diary page of this website...and there will be paper copies in churches from next week.
Our apologies for the mistake.
Wondering where to find a carol service this Sunday (17th Dec)?
In the Tadcaster Benefice, we have 4 you can choose from - depending on whether you want candlelit, all Nine Lessons and Carols, a children's Nativity, morning or evening. We would love to see you at any of them!
And if you already all-carolled out, maybe you would prefer a quieter, more reflective service or a Holy Communion? We can do that too!!
10am St Andrew's, Newton Kyme - Carol Service
10am St Mary's, Kirk Fenton - Holy Communion
10.30am St Mary's, Tadcaster- Morning Reflection
6pm St Mary's, Kirk Fenton - Carol Service
6pm St John's, Kirkby Wharfe - Carol Service with Nativity
6pm St Mary's, Tadcaster - Nine Lessons and Carols
On Sunday 3rd December at 3.30pm we will be holding our annual Christingle service in Tadcaster. This very special service marks the start of Advent for many people and also raises funds for the Children's Society to work with especially vulnerable children and young people across the UK.
Do come along for this at the end of the Town Christmas Market.
If you need something to warm you up before you come into the service. pop into the Boys' Sunday School for hot soup or tea and cake. The Sunday School will be open all day and will have some of the market stalls in it in addition to the refreshments.
We will also have a LIVE nativity scene outside the church, where you can bring a present which can be passed onto a child who might not otherwise get any gifts this Christmas. Please do not wrap any presents you bring.
Remembrance Sunday 12th November 10am
As in past years, we will again have an ‘overflow’ in the Boys’ Sunday School on Remembrance Sunday so that, once the church is full, anyone else is directed to a comfortable seat and a chance to join in the service.
The full sound of the service is relayed over and a board set up to replicate the names of those on the War Memorial, along with images shown on a screen during the service.
If you haven’t been to this service for a while because you’ve struggled to find a seat, why not try this year? You may even prefer to opt for the Sunday School - the padded seats and more elbow room!
Once the church is full, everyone else will be directed across to the Sunday School.
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