FLOWERS IN CHURCH If you would like to make a donation for flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or special birthday please see Linda Harrison. A rota for flowers is displayed on the noticeboard  by the office door. DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISING A brilliant suggestion from one of our Parishioners is that each and every one of us, on our birthday, gives a cheque to the Development Fund equating to the number of years we are celebrating! As you celebrate your birthday, please make out your cheque to St Wilfrid's PCC No. 3 Account and write 'development' on the back then send it Pam Grant at the Parish Office.   CORPUS CHRISTI We will celebrate Corpus Christi with Mass and Procession at 7pm on Thursday 26th May. We would be very grateful for donations of herbs, preferably rosemary, for the herb carpet .   NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 30TH MAY 2016. Would anyone interested in going to Walsingham on 30th May please contact Albert Barclay so that we can coordinate travel for everybody. SANCTUARY LAMPS We are hoping to ensure that our seven sanctuary lamps continue to be lit 24/7 and invite members of the congregation to 'sponsor' a lamp possibly in memory of a loved one or in thanks for a particular event. If you have previously donated you are welcome to renew your donation for another year on a first come first served basis. A donation of £150 will cover the cost for a whole year. Those for whom the lamp is lit will be remembered, if the donor so wishes, at the 11.00am Mass on the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to the Sanctuary Lamps there is an opportunity to sponsor the candles at the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Walsingham  and the image of Our Lady at the Duchy door and the candle that burns before the Crucifix. A donation of £150 would pay for the whole year.  Donations can be made by cheque or cash and could even be gift-aided. Please get in touch with Linda Harrison in the Parish Office. CHRISTIAN AID Christian Aid Week this year is supporting the victims of flooding in Bangladesh.  The aim is to move dwellings which are vulnerable to flooding to higher, safer areas.  If this is not done, the people who live close to rivers are likely to lose all their belongings, if not their lives. If you have not already done so, please take a Christian Aid envelope for your donation and return it directly to Janet Thomas or via the Parish Office. ST WILFRID'S WALKING GROUP - MAY WALK This month's walk will take place on Sat 28th  May. It is a circular walk of approximately 5 miles through Skelton, in and around Newby Hall estate in the Ure valley with a number of historical points of interest.  It should be about 2.5 hours long at a steady pace. This walk is known as the Dog Kennel Lane circuit, and is in the area of OS Landranger 299 map. If you would like to come along, please meet in the church Car Park at 10.00 and we will car share up to the starting point.  We would suggest bringing a drink and a bite to eat, as local hostelries are as yet un-surveyed, and so we shall stop en route for sustenance.  Everyone is welcome, particularly newcomers. If you any questions or queries, please contact Simon Gartside    A MESSAGE FROM CATHERINE WRIGHT As you may have read in the Harrogate Advertiser, we still need about £350,000 to support our Heritage Lottery Application so any help you can give towards reaching this target is really appreciated. We need a big push as our deadline is fast approaching.  Now for our next 'big' event, the Duchy Street Party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday on June 12th. We have a great day lined up so fingers crossed everyone and hope for good weather!  I really need A LOT of volunteers for the day and hope I can ask people to take ownership of certain areas. Perhaps church groups such as young Wilfs, the tea and coffee helpers, flower arrangers, choir etc could take ownership of areas of work eg man a certain stalls and arrange the rota for the day? This would be really helpful. I will need also need a lot of additional helpers so please let me know if you can be involved. It will be a fun filled, action packed day so put it in your diary and tell your friends and family to come along. If you can help please email duchystparty@gmail.com and there will also be a signup sheet in church.   CHILDREN'S SOCIETY HOUSE COLLECTION BOXES May is upon us once more and it is time for each boxholder to return their boxes, so that your donation can be totted up and sent off.  Please hand your box to Linda in the office or, if the office is closed and you are attending a service, give the box to the officiating priest to lock away in the safe.  If it is difficult for you to do this, then give me a ring on 531311 and ask me to call round to collect it.  The empty boxes will then be placed on the ledge at the back of the church near the office door for collection. Thanks to your donations, 34,893 children's lives were improved by the Society's frontline services – that's a 7% increase in the numbers of young people than the previous year.  In the Yorkshire and North East area alone, 4,019 were helped.  The Children's Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.  The Society also campaigns to change the law to protect children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future. Thank you, in advance for your box collections and, if anyone would like to become a box-holder, then please ring me on the number above to set this up. Anne Wilkinson DEVELOPMENT NEWS Walk for Wilfrid raised approximately £2000 and a big thank you to those who walked and especially to those who sponsored. Talent to Amuse raised £347 after donating £246 to the Harrogate Dramatic Society.  Thank you to Stuart Kellett and all those who performed. Please support the Duchy Street Party on 12 June. Volunteers are needed and if you can help please speak to Catherine Wright or E-mail duchystparty@gmail.com And do note in your diary to attend! Tin Day! All Development Collection tins will be collected on Sunday 26 June – if you haven’t already got a collecting tin they are still available.  Please see Chris Butterfield, Albert Barclay or Pam Grant.  We must raise as much as possible! A Grand Raffle is being organised and tickets will soon be produced for all to sell so please be prepared to sell tickets to all your friends and acquaintances!  The Draw will take place at the next Summer Lunch to be held in early July and tickets will soon be on sale for this event. FUTURE EVENTS Watch out for an evening with ‘The Heritage Boys’ to take place sometime in the Summer and ‘Songs from the Shows’ by the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 24 September. The Development Fund now stands at just under £70,000 – only £30,000 from our target and that is in just over 7 months. However, time is running out so please, those of you who haven’t yet given nor organised any fundraising event – we desperately need your help!  Let’s demonstrate that we are determined to save the only Grade One Listed Building in the town of Harrogate – we can do it! Pam Grant