Our current COVID precautions

To reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus we continue to recommend that you wear a face covering if you can. Communion is once again available as both bread and wine, although if you wish to receive only the bread this is your choice and is still considered to be full communion by the Church of England.

We suggest that you continue to take precautions such as taking regular rapid lateral flow tests, keeping your distance, and being respectful of the wishes of others. You’ll still need to sanitise your hands as you enter the building, and avoid handshakes during the Peace.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, remember that you must self-isolate and get a PCR test. As always, we will continue to stream all our services live on our website and YouTube channel, as well as make them available to listen to later by phone or podcast.

Funeral of David Grice

Tuesday 1 March at 1.30 pm

Canon David Grice who – with Cynthia – moved to the parish when he retired from stipendiary ministry died on the 13th February. We have the opportunity to give thanks for his life and ministry amongst us at his funeral, which will be within the context of the Holy Eucharist, and in the meantime hold Cynthia and his family in our prayers.

Pancake Social

Tuesday 1 March at 6.00 pm
Whitkirk Community Centre

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with traditional pancakes, and join us for games, races and quizzes. We’ll bring the pancakes, the sugar and the lemon, and please bring along your own extra nibbles or any special favourite toppings.

Free entry for all, with donations accepted, and perfect for the whole family.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 2 March
Said Eucharist at 10.00 am
Sung Eucharist at 7.30 pm

Using ash made from last year’s Palm Crosses, Lent begins with a cross inscribed on each person’s forehead as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.

If you wish to return your Palm Crosses from last year to be burned, please bring them next Sunday.

Lent Course 2022: The Screwtape Letters

Thursdays in Lent, Starting Thursday 3 March at 7.30 pm
The Smeaton Room, Whitkirk Community Centre

This year’s Lent Course will explore our lives and faith through C.S. Lewis’ classic book ‘The Screwtape Letters’. First published in 1941, this collection of letters from a senior devil to his nephew providing advice on leading his assigned human astray, is still witty, readable, and recognisable. Over six weeks we’ll be reading passages from the book alongside scripture, and discussing and learning together.

You do not need to have read the whole book beforehand, and the relevant extracts will be provided for you at each session. However, we recommend you do read it if you can, if for no other reason than it’s a fantastic book! It is still in print today and is also easy to find second hand.

Service for World Day of Prayer

Friday 4 March at 2.00 pm
Crossgates Methodist Church

The World Day of Prayer service is held every year on the first Sunday in March. It is prepared by women from a different country each year. This year’s service has been prepared by Christian women from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All are welcome.

Join us after the service for refreshments

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

We recommend you wear a face covering whilst moving around the building if you are able.

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Pat Hyde
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Tom Heaphy
  • Alan Cross
  • Christine Oates
  • Jeff Blowers
  • Sharon Clarke
  • David Grice
  • Beryl Laverick
  • Shane Simpson

Those in long-term care

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

Recently departed

  • David Grice
  • Ann Lee

Anniversary of death

  • Ethel Wood
  • Rosslyn Binns
  • Eric Bull