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Christmas Shoebox Hamper
Would  you like to make a Christmas Shoebox Hamper up for the less fortunate children of this world so they can revive a Christmas present this year. Empty shoe boxes will be available please contact the parish office if you would like to fill one. Leaflets are available by the Duchy door giving information about what to include in the boxes. Shoeboxes should be brought to church by Sunday 13th November  to be taken to the depot. Alternatively you can go to https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ and find the nearest depot point. A list of the places they go to is as follows: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Central Asia, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Swaziland, Middle East, Ukraine  and Zambia 

 

Autumn Lunch

£1852 including £490 from the raffle was raised at the Autumn Lunch on Wednesday 19 October.  A big thank you to our speaker, Frank Flaherty, to all who helped in any way, and to those who attended what turned out to be a most enjoyable event.

Development Events

Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening.

 

 

Friday 18th November 2016 7.30pm –‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music from the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music and a hot supper followed by music to dance to, for those in the mood! Tickets £15 per person.  All proceeds in aid of St Wilfrid’s Development

 

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!

 

Scouts Cake stall

The Scouts will be holding a cake stall in the hall after Mass on Remembrance Sunday (13th November) with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

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FLOWERS IN CHURCH
The flowers this week have been kindly donated by Noreen Rogers in memory of her husband Alec. 
AUTUMN LUNCH
£1852 including £490 from the raffle was raised at the Autumn Lunch on Wednesday 19 October.  A big thank you to our speaker, Frank Flaherty, to all who helped in any way, and to those who attended what turned out to be a most enjoyable event. 
ALL SOULS’ DAY
We will be keeping the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls) on Wednesday 2nd November. There will be a Mass at 11am and a Solemn Requiem Mass at 7pm. A list is available on the sidesmens’ tables for those for whom you wish to pray at a  mass on All Souls’ Day. Names will be read at only one service. Please print the name(s) clearly and indicate which service you will be attending. 
You should, of course make sure that if you include names that you are present at mass that day to pray for them!
If you have already added a name but not indicated which service you will attend please do so or the names may not be read out.
CAFÉ PETRUS
Everyone is invited to Café Petrus following the 11am Mass on Wednesday 2nd November. It is 10 years since Café Petrus in it’s original format began and we are delighted to welcome Fr Terry Buckingham and his wife Elizabeth to celebrate the occasion. Café Petrus was developed by  Fr Terry in the beginning as a weekly lunch with help from the Community Offenders service and has now evolved into a monthly lunch. 
If you have never been or if you regularly enjoy the lunch you are all welcome. There is a small charge of £5 to cover lunch and a drink. If you would like to join in, please see Linda Harrison or Christine Hopper.
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening.
Friday 18th November 2016  7.30pm –‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music from the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music and a hot supper followed by music to dance to, for those in the mood! Tickets £15 per person.  All proceeds in aid of St Wilfrid’s Development
Friday 9th December 2016 -  Christmas Barbecue  7pm – 11pm
Fantastic barbecue food, licensed bar and live music with Andy Annat and the famous Crackerjack Barbecue. Tickets available via the Green Room restaurant 566881 or from the parish office 504629. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!
SCOUTS CAKE STALL 
The Scouts will be holding a cake stall in the hall after Mass on Remembrance Sunday (13th November) with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
THE LATE IRENE SIMISTER
Father Gary conducted a beautiful funeral service for Irene on Monday 24 October and £447 was donated in her memory to the Development Fund. The Simister Family has been thanked.
 
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AUTUMN LUNCH
Margie and Pam would like to thank the team who helped with the Autumn Lunch and also everyone who attended.  The event was a huge success and Frank Flaherty gave a most amusing talk! Profits are not yet ascertained but £490 was made on the raffle. Do watch out for the Spring Lunch on Wednesday 10 May 2017.
ST WILFRID’S WALKING GROUP
The St Wilfrid’s Walking Group will meet again on Saturday 29 October. From the top of Bilton Lane, a circular walk, down into the Nidd Gorge and along the river toward Knaresborough, hopefully to enjoy the colours of the Fall. Shorter option, if required, about 1.25 hours; main walk, a little over 2 hours. Please meet in the church car park as usual, at 10.00am.  Tim Gray.
REVD IAN JOHNSTON
Ian has completed his curacy in Leeds and is now moving to a new post as Associate Priest in the Benefice of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe, St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James, Birstwith.  He will have a particular focus in Killinghall.
His licensing will be during a Eucharist on 27 October at 7.30pm at St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall.  Ian would be delighted to see his many friends from St Wilfrid’s at this service.
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening.
Friday 18th November 2016 –‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music from the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music and a hot supper followed by music to dance to, for those in the mood! Tickets £15 per person.  All proceeds in aid of St Wilfrid’s Development.
Friday 9th December 2016 -  Christmas Barbecue  7pm – 11pm
Fantastic barbecue food, licensed bar and live music with Andy Annat and the famous Crackerjack Barbecue. Tickets available via the Green Room restaurant 566881 or from the parish office 504629. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!
SCOUTS CAKE STALL 
The Scouts will be holding a cake stall in the hall after Mass on Remembrance Sunday (13th November) with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
 
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ST WILFRID’S WALKING GROUP
The St Wilfrid’s Walking Group will meet again on Saturday 29 October. From the top of Bilton Lane, a circular walk, down into the Nidd Gorge and along the river toward Knaresborough, hopefully to enjoy the colours of the Fall. Shorter option, if required, about 1.25 hours; main walk, a little over 2 hours. Please meet in the church car park as usual, at 10.00am.  Tim Gray.
ALL SOULS’ DAY
We will be keeping the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls) on Wednesday 2nd November. There will be a Mass at 11am and a Solemn Requiem Mass at 7pm. A list is available on the sidesmens’ tables next week for those for whom you wish to pray at a  mass on All Souls’ Day. Names will be read at only one service. Please print the name(s) clearly and indicate which service you will be attending. 
You should, of course make sure that if you include names that you are present at mass that day to pray for them!
 
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
 
Wednesday 19 October 2016 –This event is now fully booked. To maximise the fundraising at this event it would be appreciated if raffle prizes could be donated. However, plans are afoot for a Spring Lunch next May so do remember to book early for this event. 
 
Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening.
 
 
Friday 18th November 2016 –‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music from the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music and a hot supper followed by music to dance to, for those in the mood! Tickets £15 per person.  All proceeds in aid of St Wilfrid’s Development
 
Friday 9th December 2016  - St Wilfrid’s BBQ – including a four-course meal by Andy Annat.  Licensed Bar. Tickets £20 per person
 
REVD IAN JOHNSTON
Ian has completed his curacy in Leeds and is now moving to a new post as Associate Priest in the Benefice of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe, St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James, Birstwith.  He will have a particular focus in Killinghall.
His licensing will be during a Eucharist on 27 October at 7.30pm at St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall.  Ian would be delighted to see his many friends from St Wilfrid’s at this service.
 
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FLOWER IN CHURCH
The flowers this week have been kindly donated by Sue Baty in memory of her parents Ros and Morris.
 
ST WILFRID’S SUITE FOR ORGAN, BY ANDREW CARTER. 
This suite was commissioned from the York composer, Andrew Carter, for the centenary of the church’s foundation in 2002, and of the first service on the site. It was first performed here on 6 October 2002 at that centenary service, celebrated by the Archbishop of York. The suite consists of five movements: Procession; Gospel Fanfare; Offertory; Communion; Finale, of which four will be played this morning, omitting the Offertory.
 
HARVEST OFFERING
The donations at Harvest Festival were received with great gratitude by the Harrogate Homeless Project.  Many thanks to all who gave items to feed and help those who have no means of feeding themselves.  The weekly collection will continue, with a box by the Duchy Road door and the Lady Chapel door.  If each member of the congregation could give items to the value of £1 a week, we would be raising more than £2,000 a year for the Project.  If you find it difficult to shop, or are unsure what to buy, you are welcome to give the occasional cash donation to Janet Thomas or Shirley Simpson, who will happily buy the items on your behalf.
 
SONGS FROM THE SHOWS
Thank you to everyone who supported the ‘Songs from the Shows’ concert by the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra.  The evening was a huge success and due to the soloists not charging for their services, we have £2820 for the Development fund. A big thank you to those who helped at this event.
 
 
FR GORDON’S INDUCTION
There was a large attendance from St Wilfrid’s and it was a privilege to support Father Gordon in his future ministry.  Please will those who have yet to pay the coach fare of £22 please either pay Pam Grant direct or leave the money with Linda or Rebecca in the Parish Office. 
 
DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
 
Wednesday 19 October 2016 –This event is now fully booked. To maximise the fundraising at this event it would be appreciated if raffle prizes could be donated. However, plans are afoot for a Spring Lunch next May so do remember to book early for this event. 
 
Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening.
 
Friday 18th November 2016 –‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ – a concert featuring the music from the 60s and 70s.  There will be a short quiz on the music and a hot supper followed by music to dance to, for those in the mood! Tickets £15 per person.  All proceeds in aid of St Wilfrid’s Development
 
REVD IAN JOHNSTON
Ian has completed his curacy in Leeds and is now moving to a new post as Associate Priest in the Benefice of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe, St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James, Birstwith.  He will have a particular focus in Killinghall.
His licensing will be during a Eucharist on 27 October at 7.30pm at St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall.  Ian would be delighted to see his many friends from St Wilfrid’s at this service.
 
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