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Fr Gary
Fr Gary is away from after the solemn mass for the Ascension and returns for the Sunday of Pentecost. If you have an urgent problem during his absence you should contact the parish office in the first instance.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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Christian Aid Week
It is Christian Aid week with a special focus on the needs of refugees. This Sunday, there will be an envelope in every hymn book, and those who live within the parish are asked if they could take just a few extra and deliver and collect them in their immediate neighbourhood.  There will be extra envelopes for this on the sidesmen's tables, or please ask Janet Thomas.  All envelopes should be returned to Janet, or to the Parish Office, by the first Sunday in June. A full list on notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet. 
 
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Christian Aid
There will be a meeting in the Parish Hall on Saturday 6 May from 10-12.30 about the work of Christian Aid with refugees, which is the focus for Christian Aid week this year. The meeting is organised by the Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid and will be attended by people from churches in the area.  If anyone is interested in attending and hearing more about the work of the organisation, please contact Janet Thomas, as we shall need to know numbers for refreshments.  
As we are hosting the meeting, we shall be providing tea or coffee from 9.30 to those who attend, and if anyone is willing just to give half an hour or so to help with that, it would be much appreciated.  Please let Janet know if you are able to do so.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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Sunday Evening Services 
From the start of May, a transitional pattern of services will begin in preparation for a missional pattern from the start of September.
The first Sunday of the month there will be a Mass at 5pm – the last Sunday will be Evening Prayer, sung or said. There will not be a Sunday evening service in the intervening Sundays – until the new pattern starts in September. A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
 
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Easter Parish Magazine
The Parish Magazine will be ready for distribution this week. Can you help deliver them to your street and beyond? We aim to deliver 2000 magazines to homes and businesses in the parish and YOUR  help is urgently required.   
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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Easter Parish Magazine
The Parish Magazine will be ready for distribution from 20th March. Can you help deliver them to your street and beyond? We aim to deliver 2000 magazines to homes and businesses in the parish and YOUR help is urgently required.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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Stewardship
Today we start our annual stewardship renewal. Packs are available for everyone by household on the Electoral Roll.
If you are not in the Electoral Roll you’ll be given a pack as you leave and asked to complete a form now.
WaterAid
The Lent Pig will be on the sidesmen's table every Sunday until Easter for donations to Water Aid.  You may choose to give weekly, or in one donation, but please remember that in giving we are not only helping to provide clean, safe water, but also the opportunity for small girls to go to school.  (If you would like to give one donation, it can be Gift Aided.  Please ask Janet Thomas for a form and return it to her in a sealed envelope with your donation no later than the Sunday after Easter, April 23)
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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Lent
Begins with Ash Wednesday on Wednesday 1st March with 11am Mass and a Solemn Mass at 7pm. If you have Palm Crosses from the last year, please can you bring them so that Ash can be made. 
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet. 
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Church action on Poverty Sunday  
26th February, the Sunday next before Lent, has been designated Church Action on Poverty Sunday, when churches are encouraged to pray and act for change.  As part of our action, it would be good to be able to send an extra generous contribution to the Homeless Project.   Non perishable food stuffs, tea, coffee, non-biological washing powder, toiletries, socks would be particularly welcome.  If you prefer to give a cash donation to Janet Thomas or Shirley Simpson, they will shop on your behalf and give you a receipt, so that you can see what you have provided.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet
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200 Club
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.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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St Wilfrid’s Walking Group 
The walking group meet on the last Saturday of each month, at 10.00am in the church car park. Walks are usually 4-7 miles long, starting within a 10 mile radius of Harrogate. If you would like to join us, please contact Simon Gartside or more information. Newcomers are always welcome to join this very friendly group, for fun, fellowship and exercise.
A full list of notices can be found by downloading the weekly service sheet.
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200 Club
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.
 
Crib Service with Christingles
A donation of £436.00 has been made to the Childrens’ Society from the collection taken at the Crib service. We are very grateful that the Christingles were kindly made and donated by Co-operative Funeral Services at Jennyfields again this year.
 
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Christmas Services
Saturday 24th
 
5pm    Crib Service with Christingles
 
6pm     Vigil Mass
 
11.30pm   Midnight Mass
Preacher: Fr Gary Waddington, Team Rector
 
Sunday 25th
8am   Mass of the Dawn (BCP)
 
10am   Parish Mass 
Preacher: Fr Gary Waddington, Team Rector
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Christmas flowers
There is a basket by the hall entrance for your donations toward the cost of flowers for Christmas. If you can provide greenery to decorate the church please leave it in the cloister by Wednesday 21st December. The Flower Guild would welcome help from anyone who would like to help with decorating on Thursday 22nd December at 9.30am. Please contact Linda in the Parish Office for more information. 
 
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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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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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