Saturday 20th January

10:00am—12:00pmFamily Coffee Morning

Family Coffee Morning organised by the Activity Day Committee.

Cakes, Raffle, Play Corner, time to chat.

Proceeds to "Away from it all Holidays" - MU Project enabling people who are experiencing stress in their family life to have a week away on the East Coast.

Thursday 25th January

7:30pm—8:30pmSung Eucharist-The Conversion of Paul

For this service, we welcome guest-preacher Prebendary Jackie Fox, chaplain to the St Mary Magdalen Leper Chapel in Ripon.

Friday 2nd February

10:00am—11:00amSung Eucharist - Candlemas

To celebrate the ancient Christian festival of Candlemas (The Presentation of Christ in the Temple) there will be a Sung Eucharist at 10.00am today.

(Please note: This service will replace the usual Friday morning 9.30am Said Eucharist).

All welcome.

Saturday 3rd February

7:30pm—10:00pmChapel FM Jazz Collective

The band was formerly known as the Garforth Jazz Rock Band

An evening of great music from the Chapel FM Jazz Collective with their musical director Dave Evans. 

Licensed Bar available.

Ticket Prices 

Adults:- £8

Children under 16:- FREE (if accompanied by an adult) 

To purchase a ticket:- please contact Tony Bond (Telephone:- 0113 2605027) 

Tuesday 13th February

7:00pm—9:30pmParish Pancake Social

Shrove Tuesday - an evening for all the family.

Pancakes, Games, Races and Quizzes.

Sugar and Lemon or Golden Syrup Toppings.

Please bring your own nibbles or any other special toppings. 

Free entry (donations accepted towards costs).

All welcome.

Sunday 18th March

6:00pm—7:15pmThe Crucifixion (Stainer)

A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer

On this Passion Sunday, The Wesley Singers (joined by some choristers of St Mary's Church Whitkirk) will sing The Crucifixion, an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887.

This choral work is scored for choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) and organ and also features two soloists. The oratorio also includes five congregational hymns for everyone to sing. 

Howard Clinkard    tenor

Dominic Rose    baritone

David Wilks    organ

Barry Jordan    conductor

There will be a retiring collection.

Refreshments will be available in the Church Hall afterwards.

Saturday 7th April

11:00am—11:45amOrgan Recital

 - Tea / coffee and biscuits in the church.

11.00am - Organ Recital.   

There will be a retiring collection for the St Mary's Church Organ Fund.

Saturday 21st April

7:30pm—9:30pmThe Wendel Singers

The Wendel Singers present a concert of light and entertaining music including Sacred & Secular classics together with well-known favourites from Stage & Screen.

 Joseph Roberts    conductor 

Brenda Knowles    accompanist

Interval refreshments and licensed bar available.

Ticket Price: £5 per person.

Proceeds to the St Mary's Church Organ Fund. 

Further details about how and where to purchase tickets will be advertised in due course.

Saturday 12th May

5:30pm—6:30pmWhitkirk Deanery Choir singing at Ripon

The Whitkirk Deanery Choir will be singing
Choral Evensong at Ripon Cathedral today at 5.30pm

The Whitkirk Deanery Choir was formed in 2009 and comprises choristers from a number of parish churches in the Whitkirk deanery including St Mary Whitkirk, St Peter Thorner, St Mary Swillington, St James Manston, St Mary Kippax, Holy Trinity Rothwell and St Mary Garforth.

This service will be the eleventh occasion that the Whitkirk Deanery Choir has sung Evensong at Ripon Cathedral as a visiting choir.

D. Lindley (Director)  –  G. H. Taylor (Organist)