All are invited to join us on zoom or facebook live on Sunday 13th December at 4pm for our Benefice Christingle Service.
Normally we have teams making up Christingles for us to give out during services - this year we are making Christingle Kit bags and everyone will make their Christingles together in the service.
Christingle kit bags will be available to pick up at selected times on Saturday 12th December. The bags will have been put together more than 72 hours in advance of the service and will be fully covid secure.
St Mary's, Tadcaster will be open on Wednesday 2nd December for private prayer, 11am to 2pm.
St John's, Kirkby Wharfe & Ulleskelf will be open for private prayer on Saturday 5th December, 2-3pm.
During the second national lockdown St Mary's Kirk Fenton is open for private prayer on Wednesdays between 10am and 12noon.
St Mary's Tadcaster will advise weekly when open for private prayer. The next opening is Wednesday 18th November between 11am and 2pm.
Every year the nation unites on Remembrance Sunday to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Remembrance Sunday, which takes place this year on Sunday 8th November, is normally marked in Tadcaster with a church service, parade and remembrance service at the War Memorial.
Sadly, this year’s event will not be able to take place due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Government’s guidelines on social gatherings.
We at Tadcaster Benefice are pleased to provide a creative and different way for our community to observe Remembrance Sunday. Please join us on our benefice zoom service, starting at 10.30am on Sunday 8th November. (Please see the invitation below) We are hoping this will be a way for our community to come together, albeit virtually.
If you belong to a uniformed group, why not join us in your brownie or scout uniform? If you are part of the military, past or present, wear your medals with pride. If you would like to pay your respects and observe 2 minutes silence, join us with the family.
Don't worry about noise at home - all zoom participants are muted, except for those involved in different parts of the service! Don't worry if you are unsure of what a Remembrance service looks like - the words will be on the screen for you to follow.
If zoom is not a possibility for you, but you would still like to be involved, let us know and we will post you out a prayer card. In this way you can join in with the prayer after the 2 minutes silence.
Let's remember together, 2020 style,
Rev Lucy and all at Tadcaster Benefice
All are welcome to join us for a special morning prayer service to welcome our new curate, Rev Lucy Brencher. The service will be on zoom on Sunday 18th October at 10am.
Baby Loss Awareness Week ends with the global “Wave of Light” on 15th October, a globally recognised event.
There will be a short service and candle lighting at St Mary’s Tadcaster on Thursday 15th October at 6.45pm, as part of the Global Wave of Light. Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you would prefer to join other families across the world from home, light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died too soon. Take a photo of your candle and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WaveOfLight.
We're delighted to announced that we'll be joined by a curate, Rev Lucy Brencher. Lucy willbe licensed to our Benefice on Tuesday 6th October on zoom. (Further details on the zoom meeting to follow).
Hello, my name is Lucy Brencher and on the 6th October I will be licensed to be curate in the Tadcaster benefice. I’ve been in church ministry for the past ten years; firstly on team in a lay capacity at St Paul’s church, Holgate in York - (Youth and Children’s worker then Lay Associate Minister) and latterly whilst training for ordained ministry. I have just started my third year as
curate, having completed the first two in the neighbouring United Parish of Rural Ainsty.
I’m so looking forward to serving the churches and the communities of Kirk Fenton, Kirkby Wharfe with Ulleskelf, Newton Kyme and Tadcaster. I’m passionate about helping others to deepen their faith in God, especially in these confusing times. As church we are here to serve you, as we point to God’s everlasting love for us and the hope faith brings.
Our Curate Rev Simon Biddlestone will be leaving us to take up the post of Priest-in-Charge of Holy Redeemer and the Benefice of Upper and Nether Poppleton. Although he will be sadly missed here, we wish Simon all the best in his new role.
We are having a goodbye service for Simon on Zoom on Sunday 20th September at 10am, all are welcome to join us.
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