ROAD CLOSURES SUNDAY 24TH JULY The Great Yorkshire Run – Harrogate will take place on 24th July and although Duchy Road will not be affected many local roads will be closed. A full list of closures and timings can be found on the noticeboard by the Duchy door. DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Grand Raffle Tickets are now on sale from many members of the congregation.  There are other prizes in addition to the four listed on the tickets. Tickets should be returned to the Parish Office by  Friday 29th July. The Draw will take place after the Parish Mass on Sunday 31st July 2016.    Sunday 21 August 2016.  A Vintage Fair is being held at St Wilfrid’s and there is an opportunity for us to use the Parish Room to create a café and make money for the Development Fund. This needs to operate from 10.00am to 4.00pm and we need volunteers to man the café and to make cakes and scones. Please speak to Liz Wilkinson, Margie Sutcliffe, Judith Thomas or Pam Grant if you are able to help in any way.   Saturday 17 September 2016 .Mike Whittaker is organising and 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   CHARITIES    The Christian Aid envelopes raised a total of £319.  Many thanks to all who contributed.  The weekly collection for the Harrogate Homeless Project continues, and if every member of the congregation could supply £1 worth of goods each week, we could be giving in the region of £2,000 worth of goods to the Project each year.  As we did last year, we shall also have a summer treats collection for the Harrogate Food Bank.  There will be a box available on 17 and 24 July, and you are all asked to supply a bar of chocolate, or a bag of sweets, or a packet of biscuits, or something similar, so that these treats can be taken to the Food Bank at the start of the summer holidays.  If you are unable to shop but would like to contribute some cash instead, please give it to Janet Thomas, who will shop on your behalf. HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN ST WILFRID’S Wednesday 20th July 8pm, I Fagiolini  - Concert by Candlelight Sunday 24th July 8pm Brodsky String Quartet Thursday 28th July 12noon Young Musician  Galina Averina, Soprano Saturday 30th July 12noon Young Musician Yenting Wang, Pianist  More details can be found at harrogateinternationalfestivals.com