FLOWERS IN CHURCH The flowers this week have been kindly donated by Barbara Grifiths in memory of her husband Vivian. 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.  SANCTUARY LAMPS We want to ensure that our 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. Sponsorships may be renewed for another year and new sponsorships are welcome 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. For more information, please contact Linda Harrison in the Parish Office. CHILDREN'S SOCIETY HOUSE COLLECTION BOXES If you have not already done so please hand your box to Linda in the office or give the box to the officiating priest at Mass. Thank you, in advance for your box collections and, if anyone would like to become a box-holder, then please contact Anne Wilkinson DEVELOPMENT NEWS As we’re moving on with the Development, the Community Fundraising Group is even more determined to raise as much money as possible, as quickly as possible!  Don’t forget to fill your ‘Smiley tins’ up and bring them back as quickly as you can. If you haven’t got a tin, see Chris Butterfield, Albert Barclay or Pam Grant. Grand Raffle tickets were launched at the Street Party on 12 June. Please help sell them. On 19th October Frank Flaherty will be our Guest Speaker on ‘Tales of an Irish Innkeeper’.  Tickets will be on sale from early September. On 24th September The Harrogate Symphony Orchestra will perform ‘Songs from the Shows’ in the church and tickets will be on sale from early August. 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. Pam Grant ST. WILFRID'S CHURCH WALKING GROUP The next walk is being led by Michael Smith on Saturday 25 June and, weather permitting, we are planning to climb Pendle Hill in Lancashire.  The walk distance is 6 miles starting at Barley visitor centre and will include about 1500 feet of ascent on good well used footpaths and tracks.  The journey to Barley is about 40 miles and we will assemble in St. Wilfrid’s car park for car sharing at the earlier time of 9.30am.  Please bring sandwiches for a picnic lunch.  We should finish the walk by about 2.30pm and return to St. Wilfrid’s by approximately 4.00pm.  If the weather is inclement we can decide whether or not to do another (local) walk on the Saturday morning. If you wish to come, please call me at home  DUCHY STREET PARTY We were very lucky with the weather for The Duchy Street Party. The front lawn looked fabulous with the decorated tables, stalls and hundreds of people! I have created a display of the day for those of you who are not on facebook and have not seen any of the great images yet. The day was a wonderful success and we raised just over £5000 in aid of the development. (At the time of writing this the exact figure is still to be confirmed). Thank you for everyone who came and supported the event, those of you who baked, manned stalls, bought from them and worked tirelessly throughout the day.  I think we can safely say we did have ‘a day to remember on the Duchy!’ I particularly want to thank the wonderful Street Party committee whose help was invaluable. We have been working hard on this event for several months. These people are Judith Thomas, Liz Wilkinson , Margaret Bond, Louise Flint, Jane Carter and Angela Fahy. Thank you, ladies, it has been a pleasure working with you! Also thank you to Fr Gordon for being MC for the day and to Linda and Rebecca for their support. This has been a memorable and positive final event with which to end my employment as Heritage Project Officer for St Wilfrid’s.  With best wishes and here’s to continued successful fundraising, Catherine Wright