Everyone is invited to Kirkby Wharfe Village Fete on Saturday 29th June 2019. This annual event is a lovely afternoon out with plenty for all to enjoy.
The Global prayer movement of Thy Kingdom Come 2019 (#TKC19) runs from Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) until Pentecost Sunday (9th June).
The Archbishop of York is encouraging everyone to think of 5 people who they will commit to pray for over the 10 days – that they may be led to faith or grow in faith. We have cards available so that you can write down the names and carry them with you to remind you to pray daily for ‘your 5’.
There's various events happening around the Benefice this week.
St John the Baptist, Kirkby Wharfe started our #TKC19 journey with a fantastic Ascension day service.
At St Mary's Church, Church Fenton on Wednesday morning at 10.30am Morning Prayer will be focused on Thy Kingdom Come. There's also prayer stations set up in church that can be visited during opening hours this week.
At St Andrew's, Newton Kyme church will be open for prayer with Rev Debbie on Tuesday 10-11.30am, Wednesday 1-2.30pm, Thursday 4-5.30pm and Saturday 10.30-12noon. All are welcome to drop in during the open periods.
At St Mary's Tadcaster we are offering a 15 minute morning prayer session at 8am each day of Thy Kingdom Come, and a 15 minute evening prayer session at 6.15pm each day of Thy Kingdom Come. If you can't get to one of those, then there are prayer stations in church - leave a card on the prayer table and we will pray for you.
On Thursday 6th we are also having a Prayer Walk in Tadcaster, which everyone is very welcome to join. Meeting at the Grange Cresent Orchard at 11.30am. We'll be walking through Tadcaster with various stops for prayers, ending at church for a short period of prayer and then tea, coffee and biscuits.
Everyone is welcome to join any of our #TKC19 events.
St Mary's Tadcaster are delighted to be hosting York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir for a midsummer concert on Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm in church.
Tickets are £10 each. This includes a glass of prosecco and a bowl of strawberries and cream.
Tickets are available at church before/after Sunday services, or online from Ticket Source (tickets purchased through this website incur a small booking fee). Alternatively please contact 01937 836078 for tickets/enquiries - between 10am and 6pm only.
Doors open at 7pm with the concert commencing at 7.30pm.
You can find more about the choir on their website, and there's a selection of their songs on youtube.
All from across the Benefice are invited to join together for a Benefice Holy Communion Service on Ascension Day, Thursday 30th May at St John the Baptist, Kirkby Wharfe at 7pm.
The fundraising committee of St Mary's Tadcaster are very excited to be holding their first event this Saturday, 18th May at 7.30pm. A pop quiz will be happening in church, using the updated sound and visual technology in church. Tickets for the event are £10, this includes a glass of wine and a buffet. Tickets are available from Stutton Road Post Office, Devine Meats and The Chocolate Box newsagents in Tadcaster. Payments will also be accepted on the door. Don't miss this fun event.
Further events to be announced shortly!
On the evening of May 7th the Archbishop of York visited the tiny hamlet of Kirkby Wharfe near Tadcaster for an evensong service of thanksgiving for the restoration of the windows of the church.
In the quinquennial survey in 2015 comments were made on the urgent need to repair the glazing and the stonework of two of the windows. One of them was of Austrian glass dated c 1425 and was described by the York Glaziers Trust as being of “international significance.” A fund raising effort was launched in the small parish (population of under 1,000) and during 2017 and 2018 a grand total of over £65,000 was raised - well in excess of the target of £38,000. The money came from donations from members of the congregation, the community at large, a sponsored walk, a concert, a charity dinner and grants from seven charitable organisations (including the Tadcaster Community Engagement Fund).
The extra money has helped to repair the stonework and the glazing of other windows in the church. Under the supervision of Peter Pace, the architect, local contractors were used including Keith Barley of Barley Studio for the stained glass and GPM (Ripon) for the stonework.
The Photograph shows the Archbishop with (from left to right) Quintin Komaromy (churchwarden), Sally Smart (churchwarden), the Archbishop of York, Thomas and John Fielden (joint patrons), Christine Bleasby and Rev Canon Sue Sheriff.
Everyone welcome at St John the Baptist Kirkby Wharfe for a special service led by Archbishop John Sentamu to celebrate the completion of the church window restoration at St John's Church, Kirkby Wharfe, Tadcaster.
Date: Tuesday 7th May
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
At: St John's, Kirkby Wharfe, Tadcaster
A short service followed by drinks & canapés
Find your voice!
Do you want to feel more confident with singing?
Come to our six week 'FInd your voice' group, a programme to help you become a more confident singer.
The first session starts tomorrow, Friday 11th Jan at 7pm in church. Please contact our Director of music, Renate Sangwine for more info - firstname.lastname@example.org (tel no available on request)
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