For week commencing 24th October 2021
THE CHURCHES OF HEALEY, MASHAM, NORTH STAINLEY,
WELL WITH SNAPE & WEST TANFIELD
October 24th 10.45a.m Masham Morning Prayer
Bible Sunday 10.45a.m West Tanfield Holy Communion
4.00p.m Telephone Service
6.30p.m Healey Evensong
6.30a.m Snape Evensong
Wednesday 27th 10.00a.m NO SERVICE
TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL FOR 4.00pm Telephone service
Dial: 03300 945 940
You will then be asked for your ‘Room number’: 48544544#
You will then be asked for your ‘Guest PIN’: 3843#
This will cost the same as any other call to a 01 or 02 number in the UK and most people will have their calls bundled into a package, either on their landlines or on their mobiles.
October 31st 10.45am West Tanfield Joint Holy Communion*
All Souls Day 4.00pm Masham All Souls Service**
*Joint Holy Communion This is a wonderful opportunity to worship together as a group, this time hosted by West Tanfield. We can celebrate Holy Communion together and pray for our churches and the future of our group of churches. Please come.
**All Souls Service. During the whole of the Pandemic it has been very clear that many people, suffering the death of a loved one, have not been able to have satisfying funerals and commemorations, due to the restrictions that were in place. This service is planned to enable us to remember our loved ones, who have died over the last two years. Please let us know if you would like someone added to our list of people to be named, or add their names to the lists at the back of each church. ALL WELCOME TO THE SERVICE..
WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGES
Please do have a look at the website and your church’s Facebook page to see what is happening. We are beginners, but are trying to develop as now more things are happening. We are looking for a volunteer from your church, to be your newsperson and to put news and images up on Facebook, as they occur. We can teach you how! Contact the Administrator for more information.
In the meantime, please take photograph of any events and send to the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are consent forms in your church, so you can ensure you have permission.
HAMBLETON FOOD SHARE PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT. They are experiencing a heavy demand for their services. Items to include: Fruit Juice, Sugar, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Fruit, Pasta & Pasta Sauce, Beans, Toilet Rolls, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Fish, Tea, Coffee. Please – no baby food, any items containing alcohol or any homemade goods. Toiletries are also very welcome. Anyone, in need, can be helped by Hambleton Food Share, within 24 hours of notification.
DBS - PCC members are vital for the life and well being of our churches and communities. As recent changes now require everyone serving on a PCC to have a DBS, the Administrator’s list just got longer! Please don’t worry, it is a relatively easy process and is done individually, with her, and a computer. Nothing for you to do, just now, she will be in touch to arrange a date to meet up and do your application. She will let you know what information you need to bring as well.
Safeguarding courses seem to be causing stress for some too. Just to let you know, we are trying to look at ways we might be able to help and advise about the course. It is not a difficult course, but there does seem to be some issues around logging on and having an account. Please bear with us. It is just so important that we learn how to be aware of potential warning signs, so we protect everybody.
The advert has gone live this week on the websites of both the Church of England and the Diocese of Leeds. It is also published in the Church Times for the next four weeks.
One of the next important things to explore is the topic candidates will be given to make a presentation, as part of their interview. Your parish representative is also very keen for you to let them know the questions you might like to be asked of our candidates.
Over the next weeks please add your thoughts as to what you might like the applicants to be asked. Look out for information at YOUR church, talk to your church wardens and your representative. These questions will be discussed at the meeting, before the interviews, and those thought most relevant will be asked!
PLEASE JOIN IN PRAYING US ALL THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
THIS WEEK PLEASE PRAY FOR ESPECIALLY FOR:
- That the advert shines and attracts applications from a good pool of people.
- That God will enable those he has in mind to apply for our post to have the time, space and opportunity to make their application.
- We pray, for them, God’s protection and guidance.
- For the nurturing and growth of new relationships between our church communities. May we all pray for open minds and hearts, as we consider how we move forward with a new incumbent
- Pray for continued unity of purpose, as we work together in new ways.
- Pray for the next meeting of the Vacancy meeting, on 16th November. In the meantime, PCC’s will be meeting too. Please pray for all these meetings.
OUR PRAYERS, AT THE JOINT SERVICE, NEXT SUNDAY WILL BE FOCUSING ON THE VACANCY. PLEASE COME AND PRAY TOO!
HEALEY COFFEE MORNING AT MASHAM TOWN HALL
Saturday 30th October 9.30am to 1.00pm.
Any tombola prizes, bric a brac or plants can be left at Ian Johnson’s workshop on Park St or at the Scruttons, Jasmine Cottage, 7 Red Lane, Masham. ALL WELCOME
Thank you to everyone who donated, baked, helped or came to the Autumn Fayre, yesterday and especially the Social committee who organised it all.
REETH BRASS BAND CONCERT (sponsored by Albion Aviation Group Ltd)
Friday 19th November Bar open 6.45pm Concert 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 available from Jim Hunter or in church
Wearing masks - In view of the briefing by the Secretary of State for Health, on October 20th, and the announcement that Covid Infection rates, in our area, are rising rapidly, everyone is asked to wear a mask when entering any of our churches, whether visiting or attending a service or an event. This is to help us continue to look after each other.
PLEASE NOTE THAT : This coming week, from Saturday 2rd October Rev’d Sian is on leave for the week.
Please contact your Church Wardens or the Administrator if you need anything.
Masham Flowers, this week, are in memory of Alan Gardner.
In case you missed it, below is a link to be very interesting address made by Bishop Nick, at Diocesan Synod, about parishes and new vicars!