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IX Lessons and Carols
A service of IX Lessons and Carols in anticipation of Christmas will be held in church on 18th December at 4.00pm. Donations of mince pies should be brought to the hall prior to the service. We would be most grateful for help setting up tables and chairs and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for festive refreshments.
 
200 Club
The Bumper Draw of the 200 Club will be on Sunday 18 December after the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. 1st prize £320. 2nd prize £192. 3rd prize £64.  Currently we only have 128 subscribers and to make the 200 Club totally effective we need 200 subscribers.  Each membership is only £4 per calendar month or £48 per year so please see Pam Grant if you would like to join.  May we remind members paying on an annual basis that the subscription for 2017 is now due. Fifty per cent of all subscriptions goes to the St Wilfrid’s Stewardship.
 
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Cake, Produce Stall & Christmas Raffle 
Sunday 11 December 2016  in the Parish Hall after Sunday Mass. Homemade cakes and raffle prizes are needed please!  All profits in aid of St Wilfrid’s stewardship.
 
IX Lessons and Carols
A service of IX Lessons and Carols in anticipation of Christmas will be held in church on 18th December at 4.00pm followed by refreshments in the church hall. 
 
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Charity News
Harrogate Homeless Project has written to express their thanks and appreciation for our donations. As Christmas approaches, we try to include some festive items. There will be a box on the sidesmen's table for distribution through the Harrogate Food Bank. Anyone who finds to difficult to shop can give a cash donation instead to Janet Thomas or Shirley Simpson, who will shop on your behalf.
 
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NEXT SUNDAY (ADVENT SUNDAY)
The Parish Mass at 10am will be in the Hall. The Advent procession at 4pm will be in Church. Please wear appropriate clothing!
FLOWERS IN CHURCH
The flowers have been kindly donated by Christine Hopper in memory of her mother Doreen. 
 
WALKING GROUP
This month's walk, on Saturday November 26th, will be roughly 6.5 miles long, taking in the three villages of Scotton, Brearton and Farnham. There will be some stiles to negotiate, but otherwise the route should be fairly flat along pathways and across fields. Weather permitting, we will stop to look round St Oswald's church in Farnham, so please bring a drink and a snack. Please meet as usual in St Wilfrid's car park at 10.00am. Newcomers always welcome. Enquiries to Simon Gartside. 
 
GARDENING HELP REQUIRED
The churchwardens would like some help to tidy up the area between the hall kitchen and the Lady Chapel which has become quite overgrown with weeds and a small tree!  If you are available and willing to help on Saturday 26th November, 12:30 - 16:00, please speak to Mike or Andrew. 
 
 
CHARITY NEWS
We have received a letter from the Harrogate Homeless Project expressing their thanks for our weekly box of food and toiletries.  It is only through donations of this sort that they are able to help the homeless, and they wanted us to know how much they appreciate our giving.  Usually, as Christmas approaches, we try to include some more festive items than usual, so please do plan ahead for this.  We also collect confectionery items before Christmas to send to the Harrogate Food Bank, so that deprived families may have sweets and chocolate.  There will be a box for this purpose at the Duchy door on the first two Sundays in December.  As usual, anyone who finds to difficult to shop is welcome to give a cash donation instead to Janet Thomas or Shirley Simpson, who will shop on your behalf.
DONATIONS 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 Thursday 22nd December. 
The Flower Guild will shortly be arranging a date and time to decorate the church at Christmas and would welcome help from anyone who would like to join in. Please contact Linda in the Parish Office if this is something you would be able to help with. 
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Tim and Heather Rhodes’ G.K. Quiz
The quiz raised £927 for the Development Fund. Thank you to all who supported the event and to those involved with the set-up and service of food and liquor.  Also a big thank you to Quizmaster Tim and Quizmistress Heather – we had a lovely time!
 
Friday 9th December 2016 -  Christmas Barbecue  7pm – 11pm
Fantastic barbecue food, licensed bar and live music with Andy Annat and the famous Crackerjack Barbecue. A menu for the fantastic food available is displayed on the noticeboard by the parish office door. Tickets available via the Green Room restaurant 566881 or from the parish office 504629. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!
 
Sunday 11 December 2016.  Cake and Produce Stall along with Christmas Raffle – in the Parish Hall after Sunday Mass. 
Homemade cakes and raffle prizes needed please!  All profits in aid of St Wilfrid’s stewardship.
 
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THANK YOU
We say a big thank you to Andrew Jones who once again played the trumpet for our Remembrance Service. 
 
SCOUTS CAKE STALL 
The Scouts will be holding a cake stall in the hall after Mass on today with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
 
WALKING GROUP
This month's walk, on Sat Nov 26th, will be roughly 6.5 miles long, taking in the three villages of Scotton, Brearton and Farnham. There will be some stiles to negotiate, but otherwise the route should be fairly flat along pathways and across fields. Weather permitting, we will stop to look round St Oswald's church in Farnham, so please bring a drink and a snack. Please meet as usual in St Wilfrid's car park at 10.00am. Newcomers always welcome. Enquiries to Simon Gartside. 
GARDENING HELP REQUIRED
The churchwardens would like some help to tidy up the area between the hall kitchen and the Lady Chapel which has become quite overgrown with weeds and a small tree!  If you are available and willing to help on Saturday 26th November, 12:30 - 16:00, please speak to Mike or Andrew. 
 
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Friday 18 November 2016  7.00pm for 7.30pm  St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall 
This promises to be a fun ‘Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music of the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music to get the entertainment going and this will be followed by a supper of Cottage Pie and a selection of desserts. Then there will be lots of music to which we can sing and even dance!  The Heritage Boys concerts are not only very popular in the local Dales area but they are now performing in France and Germany. Tickets are £15 per person and available from the Parish Office 504629 or from Pam Grant .  All proceeds are for the St Wilfrid’s Development Fund.
 
Friday 9th December 2016 -  Christmas Barbecue  7pm – 11pm
Fantastic barbecue food, licensed bar and live music with Andy Annat and the famous Crackerjack Barbecue. A menu for the fantastic food available is displayed on the noticeboard by the parish office door. Tickets available via the Green Room restaurant 566881 or from the parish office 504629. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!
 
Sunday 11 December 2016.  Cake and Produce Stall along with Christmas Raffle – in the Parish Hall after Sunday Mass. 
Homemade cakes and raffle prizes needed please!  All profits in aid of St Wilfrid’s stewardship.
 
PRELIMINARY NOTICE
Wednesday 8 February 2017 – 1.30pm Margie Sutcliffe’s Bridge with Afternoon Tea in St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall. 
The cost of a table is £60.  Please send cheques to Margie Sutcliffe, 5A Hereford Road, Harrogate HG1 2NP either with a stamped, addressed envelope or your E-mail address, for confirmation of your booking. Please bring cloth and cards, and if you have them, bidding boxes. Proceeds are for St Wilfrid’s Development Fund.
 
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