Saturday 20th January
Thursday 25th January
Friday 2nd February
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).
Saturday 3rd February
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.
Children under 16:- FREE (if accompanied by an adult)
To purchase a ticket:- please contact Tony Bond (Telephone:- 0113 2605027)
Tuesday 13th February
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).
Sunday 18th March
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
10.15am - 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
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
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)