Faithbook: Four weeks, four questions

The Brown Cow
Thursdays in September, 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm

Every Thursday in September, a small group will meet in the pub to discuss what it is to be a Christian. Each week has a theme, with a chance to ask questions and explore further. If you’re new to Church and want to ask about the basics, or if you’ve been going for years but always wanted to ask that ‘silly question’, this is for you.

The first week, on 2 September, starts with the simple “who is this Jesus?”.

Heritage Open Days

Whitkirk is a place with plenty of history (almost a thousand years of it), and we’re once again thrilled to open our doors to share it with everybody as part of Heritage Open Days. Come along and listen to a talk on how the Church and the nearby Temple Newsam House have their histories intertwined, see some rare photographs, view our collection of stunning embroideries, and get a good look at some of our centuries-old architecture.

  • Friday 10 September from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm
    The Country House and the Parish Church, a talk by James Lomax, former curator of Temple Newsam House
  • Saturday 11 September from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm
  • Sunday 12 September from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm

The Country House and the Parish Church

St Mary’s Church
Friday 10 September, 6.00 pm

To mark the start of this year’s Heritage Open Days, we’ll be hosting a presentation by James Lomax, the former curator of Temple Newsam House.

This event is already starting to fill up, so if you’d like to join us make sure you book online to reserve your spot.

Thank God It’s Friday

St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre
Friday 10 September, 6.00 pm until 11.30 pm

A space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. Our Community Centre is open, the bar is available to get a drink, we’ve supplied some takeaway menus if you fancy getting something delivered, and there are no plans for the evening other than having a place to relax and be yourself.

Join us after the service for refreshments

You are invited to join us after the service for refreshments in our Community Centre.

For the time being we ask you to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) whilst moving around the building, and to please stay seated whilst enjoying your drinks.

Worshipping in person

You no longer need to book in advance to attend any of our services, although we are keeping some other restrictions in place. We ask that you wear a face covering (unless exempt) whilst worshipping with us, and be mindful of people who may wish to keep some extra space between themselves and others.

As always, we are keeping a close eye on things such as infection rates, and may make other changes to our rules in the future.

We hope to see you again in person soon, but if you can’t make it or if you don’t feel comfortable we will continue to stream all our services live on our website and YouTube channel, as well as making them available to listen to later by phone or podcast.

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Pat Hyde
  • Beryl Laverick
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Tom Heaphy
  • Donald Townsley
  • Alan and Mavis Cross
  • Christine Oates
  • Jeff Blowers
  • Geoffrey Lidster

Those in long-term care

  • Mary Metcalfe
  • Doreen Haw
  • Margaret Burton
  • George Brown
  • Jennifer Moad

Anniversary of death

  • Alice Tillett
  • Edward Guy Cox
  • John Iles