COLLECTION FOR FR GORDON To say thank you to Fr Gordon for his friendship and ministry, we are organising a collection for a leaving gift which will be presented at his farewell party on Friday 9th September.  If you would like to contribute towards the gift, please either hand your donation to a churchwarden or to Linda Harrison in the parish office. WALKING GROUP: SAT 27TH AUG There is no organised walk this month as we have a trip organised for the beginning of Sept. However, if anyone is interested, some of us will be walking from the church car park across to Harlow Carr, back along the Dales Way link to Harlow Moor Road, and then going for a light lunch to the Shepherd's Dog on Otley Road. Anyone interested please meet as usual at 10.00am in the church Car Park.Simon Gartside.   SUMMER CONCERT Vacation Chamber Ochestras are holding a concert at St Wilfrid’s on Saturday 27th August at 7.30pm Tickets will be available on the door, adults £10 and under 18’s free.  Futher information available online at www.vaco.net    D. I. S. C. OH DEAR (!) Fr Gordon’s last Sunday with us is the 4th of September. Since Fr Gordon won four IDTA international awards for his Disco dancing, we decided that a good way of saying “farewell” would be to have a Disco. There will be a mirror ball, flashing lights and dance music in the Church Hall on Friday 9th September from 7.30pm as we gather together for a party. Please come along in your finest Disco Outfit, bring a plate of food for the ‘bring and share’ buffet and join us as we celebrate a new phase in Fr Gordon’s ministry. DEVELOPMENT EVENTS   Sunday 21 August -Vintage Fair Cancelled.  This event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Thank you to everyone who offered to bake, make sandwiches or staff the stall. It is hoped the event can go ahead on a rearranged date. Saturday 17 September 2016. Mike Whittaker is organising an Italian Evening with Entertainment in the Parish Hall. Please watch future pew sheets for more info! Saturday 24 September 2016.  The Harrogate Symphony Orchestra will perform ‘Songs from the Shows’ including Pirates of Penzance, Evita, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady etc.  Tickets £12 available from the parish office. Wednesday 19 October 2016 – Autumn Lunch will be held in the Parish Hall.  Frank Flaherty is our guest speaker and his speech is entitled ‘Tales of an Irish Innkeeper’.  Frank was in charge of the Hotel Majestic for many years and is a most amusing raconteur.  Tickets £20 per person to include wine – on sale from 1 September 2016. Friday 18th November 2016 – ‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ details of this will appear soon. Please put the date in your diary. All donations to the Development Fund should be made by cheque payable to St Wilfrid’s Harrogate PCC No 3 or by bank transfer sort code 40 52 40 acc no. 00026062 FATHER GORDON’S INDUCTION ON MONDAY 3 OCTOBER We are anticipating that many of you will want to attend Father Gordon’s induction on Monday 3 October 2016 to be held at Christ Church, Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley WF17 7QX. The journey is about 25 miles.  With this in mind there is a form on the table at the south door for you to put your name down if you wish to attend.  Dependent on how many people sign up to go, we will then hire suitable transport for the evening and let everyone know the cost.