PARISH NOTICES    DONATION FOR FLOWERS AT CHRISTMAS At the doors of the Church there are baskets for the collection toward the cost of the flowers that will adorn our Church this Christmas. If you would like to contribute toward the flowers, please place your donation in these baskets.  we would be most grateful for greenery to decorate the church. If you are able to provide any please leave it in the cloister by Monday 22nd December. Thank You.   IX LESSONS AND CAROLS - FESTIVE NIBBLES Can you help? We need people to bring mince pies and festive nibbles for us to share after the service of IX Lessons and Carols this evening. If you could bring something to share, please bring it to the service.    PARTY BOTTLE RAFFLE As part of our Fundraising efforts, and as a small preparation for the New Year, we are holding a ‘party bottle raffle’ on the 28th of December in time for New Year’s Celebrations. It will be drawn after the 10am Parish Mass on that day and tickets will be available over the Christmas period. Will you help us by giving a bottle of wine, spirit or soft drink toward the bottle hamper? If you will, please bring your bottle to the parish office during office hours, or bring it to the sacristy when there is a service in church. Thank You for your support.   OLD STYLE GIFT AID ENVELOPES  In 2012 HMRC changed the rules about claiming gift aid on one off donations and revised the wording on the yellow envelopes. A peroid of time was allowed for  churches, clubs etc to use up their supplies of the old envelopes. This deadline of 31st December is rapidly approaching. All the envelopes available in church have the correct wording but if you have taken some home to complete before coming to church please can you check there is a line for a signature. The old style envelopes have a tick box and if used in 2015 we will not be able to claim gift aid.       ST WILFRID’S WALKING GROUP As in previous years the December walk will be on Boxing Day when those interested can join the Pilgrimage walk to Fountains Abbey led by the Bishop from the west door of Ripon Cathedral. This commences after the 9.30 Eucharist service there has ended.  After the walk there is a short service in the undercroft at Fountains Abbey.  If you would like a lift etc.  phone Bob Mitchell at 01423 508770. The AGM of the group will be held at 22, Park Parade on Sunday 11th January at 12.30.  Existing members and those interested in joining us are all welcome.’   GENERATIONS QUIZ A very big thank you to everyone who organised, helped and attended the Generations Quiz. A total of £480 was raised for church funds.   CHRISTMAS FAYRE Thank you to everyone who helped organise the Christmas Fayre. Well done and thank you for your donated items.With your help and support the fantastic sum of £619.30 has been raised for church.   HLF FUND-RAISING - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED In 2015 we start raising funds towards the restoration and development of St Wilfrid’s as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund bid.  A number of fund-raising events will be planned throughout the year (more details to follow).  A key element of any fund-raising plan is having volunteers to help run the events.  If you are willing to help, please add your name to the volunteer list at the sidesmen’s tables or speak to Mike Whittaker or Pam Grant.  Thank you for your support.   ADVANCE NOTICE: 25TH JANUARY 2015 FAMILY FILM AFTERNOON On the 25th of January from 3pm, our young people are invited to bring their families with them to spend an afternoon together watching a film, sharing a meal and saying a prayer or two. We don’t yet know what the film will be, but it will be fun for all the family. Children under 5 MUST bring an adult with them. Please put the date in your diary and invite your friends to join us too.  SERVICES THIS WEEK Day Service We pray for Notes Sunday 21st  December Advent IV 6pm (Sat)      8am        9.15am   10am 4pm Parish Vigil Mass Mass Morning Prayer The Parish Mass IX Lessons and Carols The Parish & its People   Monday 22nd   December O Rex Gentium    6.30pm 7pm   Evening Prayer Mass For the Conversion of the World   Tuesday 23rd   December O Emmanuel   6.30pm 7pm   Evening Prayer Mass That we may live in the love of God   Wednesday 24th  December Feria in Advent 11.00am 5pm   6pm 11.30pm Mass Crib Service with Christingles Vigil Midnight Mass That we will be ready for Christmas   Thursday 25th December The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ 8am 10am Mass Parish Mass  The Parish and its People   Friday 26th December S Stephen   12noon     Mass   Our Families     Saturday 27th  December S John     8.45am 9am 6pm Morning Prayer Mass Vigil Mass Strength to proclaim the Gospel   Sunday 28th   December Christmas I 6pm (Sat)      8am        9.15am   10am 4pm   Parish Vigil Mass Mass Morning Prayer The Parish Mass   The Parish & its People