The Parish of Wheldrake part of the Derwent Ings Benefice

Welcome to this Church

EC.=East Cottingwith,  E.=Elvington, S.=Sutton upon Derwent, T.=Thorganby, W. = Wheldrake, B. = Benefice D. = Deanery

“The grass withers. The flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever”. Isaiah 40:8

These following services are all via zoom and are  for the benefice, unless stated by name that they are actual services in a particular Church

For all internet services contact Catharine Grievson for log in details

July 2021

Ticket sales now open for the concert on 28th August

Sunday 25th July 2021 Trinity 8

EC. 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion

Wednesday 28th

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 29th

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

No Zoom Sunday Services in August

Sunday 1st August 2021 Trinity 9

E. 9.30am Holy Communion

W. 11.00am  All age worship

Wednesday 4th

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 5th

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

Friday 6th August

W. 10.30am Cottage Communion

Sunday 8th August 2021 Trinity 10

S. 9.30am Holy Communion

W. 11.00am Holy Communion

Wednesday 11th

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 12th

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

Sunday 15th August 2021 Trinity 11

T. 9.30am Holy Communion

E. 11.00am Outdoor Family Service

Wednesday 18th

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 19th

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

Sunday 22nd August 2021 Trinity 12

T. 10.30am Five Parish Communion

Wednesday 25th

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 26th

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

Saturday 28th

W. 7.30pm Summer Evening of Music

Sunday 29th August 2021 Trinity 13

W. 8.00am Holy Communion

EC. 4.00pm Celebration Event

Wednesday 1st September

B. 9.30am Healing PrayerFellowship at home

B. 7.00pm Evening Prayer (zoom)

Thursday 2nd 

B. 7.00pm Zoom Singing session

Friday 3rd

W. 10.30am Cottage Communion

B. Zoom services

The morning service normally begins at 11.00 but the meeting will open at 10.45 to allow everyone time to log in. Do invite friends and family. The Evening service begins at 7.00 and we gather from 6.45 to allow everyone time to log in.

If you would like to join in email Catharine and she will email the link to you. If you are already on the mailing list it will be sent automatically to you. After the morning service zoom will be left open so people can stay and chat or wave as long as they like. You can even get a cuppa or put on the Sunday lunch and then come back!

As a cautionary word it’s your own risk if you click on ‘share screen’, as useful as it is, there have been warnings that with the increased use of zoom in the present situation sadly hackers may try their luck. For the same reason please don’t put the invitation link on Facebook or any social media

For Sunday services we are having a zoom holiday in August. We will still be having zoom evening prayer on Wednesdays and singing on Thursdays. Zoom/Online on a Sunday will return in September.


W. Tools with a mission (TWAM)

The PCC were recently made aware of this charity TWAM It collects tools and equipment that people no longer use or need, and ships them in containers to Africa, where they are used to provide employment for men and women who are without the means to buy tools. A recent email from the charity is worth looking at , please follow the link

When it is ten sticks, they will not break (

There are lots of details on the website of what they collect and also stories about the recipients, and the way it has changed their lives. The PCC would like to support this practical charity by helping raise awareness of the possibility of recycling unwanted tools which are laying in people sheds and garages. Also needed wool and knitting needles and patterns. Please do that the time listen and watch this video it outlines all the work of the charity

We have set up a collection point in church under the tower, and we have had a pledge of transport to deliver tools to the nearest collection point in Doncaster. More details soon

W. Wheldrake Church

Is now back to normal opening hours 9.00 to 6.30 Mon  – Sat and 10 – 6.30 Sun

W. Flower arrangers

We would be very pleased to welcome new members to the flower arrangers rota. Contact Paul Botting if you can help.

B. Found in Facebook
Following the racist taunting of footballers, after the Euros this was found on Facebook and sent to me. It was a reminder of what these young footballers had already gone through in their lives and how they had made important decisions to better the society round them. This is the link

B. Thank you

We are remembering to say thank you publicly to our band of volunteers who help run the church operation in our benefice. Each week we will focus on a particular area. This week the people who play music for us. It would be good to have contribution from all over the benefice, so please email ( me your suggestions for thankyou’s for your village

W. Sharing Life
B. YoYo 25th Anniversary

The YoYo 25th anniversary party and commissioning service will take place on Sunday 26th September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Holgate Methodist Church Gardens. There will be a BBQ, soft drinks and family games, with cake cutting at 3.00pm by the Lord Mayor of York. Please let them know that you are intending to come by following this link below

The commissioning service begins at 4.00pm in Holgate Methodist Church. Please email if you would like to attend the service.

B. Benefice Choir

It would be wonderful to have more people join the Benefice choir. If you would like to join please email

B. Five Parish Services

Make a note in your diaries of the forthcoming Benefice services.

Thorganby 22nd August, Elvington 26th September. The Archbishop of York will be joining us at Elvington on the 26th of September to preach and preside. All the Five Parish services are at 10.30am

W. Wheldrake online giving

If you would like to support the church financially and help us maintain it for generations to come then please follow this link to donate online

alternatively you can give by bank transfer to:

Wheldrake PCC



W. Save the date: 

Summer evening concert of music on Saturday 28 August 2021 from 7:30pm – 9pm.  An Evening filled with music of great composers played and sung by young musicians of the next generation. Tickets are £5 per person and under 12’s are free.  There will be a short midway interval where you can enjoy some home-made cakes and refreshments at White Rose House.

The soloists include Pianist – Rose McLachlan, Clarinettist – Hannah Shimwell, Mezzo-soprano – Anna-Rose Marshall and a small choral group.

We do hope you can all join us.  Tickets available for purchase from 1 July 2021 from Barbra (07712 556371) or Anna-Rose ( or Paul Botting (01904 448802).  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

B. Keswick Convention Online
Available from 17 July – 6 August
Keswick Convention takes place annually, bringing together thousands of like-minded Christians who want to hear God’s Word, become like God’s Son and serve God’s Mission. There is a 3-week programme of activities and events to get involved in and you can choose whatever you would like to attend in person or online – Morning Bible Readings, Seminars, Keswick Lectures + Evening Celebrations plus Families Together (under 11s) and Keswick Youth (11-18s) – read more HERE

E. New way to donate to the church

If you would like to support the church financially and help us maintain it for generations to come, you can now also send donations using the “givealittle” website.

D. Quiet Day at Thicket Priory

On Saturday 31 July 2021 there will be a Quiet Day at Thicket Priory (arrival from 9.45 a.m.) The subject matter, based upon John 10.10, is entitled “I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly.” The day will be led by the Revd Dr. Chris Collingwood, Canon Emeritus of York Minster. Drinks will be provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch. The cost is £12, payable by cheque in favour of C.J. Holland. Please contact Margaret Clegg on 448735 for further details if interested. Places are limited in line with present regulations so please book early, noting that your payment will be refunded should cancellation prove necessary due to revised Government restrictions.

B. Printed Service Sheets

There may be some weeks when those of you who normally join our zoom services have to miss a week for one reason or another. If that is the case and you would like the Bubble Church printed service sheet to be emailed to you so you can join in from home sometime during the week, please contact Catharine Grievson.

E. Church Open

Elvington Church is open for visitors, twice  a week, Sundays and Thursdays.  Visitors must wear a mask, sanitise hands and leave details for track and trace.
For information, the COVID-19 risk assessment and full rules are here:

B. York Youth Fest
At St Andrew’s, Huntington 24th – 28th July, 10:30 am to 10:30 pm daily

York Youth Fest is being run at St Andrew’s Huntington, in partnership with the Belfrey and St Paul’s, Holgate from 24-28 July, running from 10.30am to 10.30pm (9pm for 11-12s). We are using the Magnitude festival, which will be streamed:
We also have the Message Bus, silent disco, paint party, water fights, team challenges, art project, forest cafe, social action projects and buckets of fun!
It’s £40 per person (with sibling discount) or £10 per day.

Book here

B. New Wine 2021 – Online
Thursday 29 July – Tuesday 3 August
United Breaks Out is coming to you and your church for free online this summer – the vision is to see local churches changing nations, to encourage a renewal of all things by uniting church members and their leaders.  This year there is an extended online 6-day programme of teaching, worship and prayer ministry for all ages and abilities with Morning & evening Arena & Impact celebrations, Sofa sessions and Q&As, Kids sessions, Luminosity (youth) devotions & chat, challenges, workshops, celebrations & after parties, After Hours programme – The Big Quiz and more! – read more HERE

B. Collect for Trinity 8

O GOD, whose never-failing providence

ordereth all things both in heaven and

earth; We humbly beseech thee to put

away from us all hurtful things, and to

give us those things which be profitable

for us; through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

B. Zoom Singing

If you would like to join a zoom singing session, do contact me ( and I’ll send you the log in details. We will meet at 7.00pm on Thursdays. We’ll do some new and old tunes, familiar and ones to learn. It will be a make it up as we go along kind of thing. The beauty of this will be that you can sing at the top of your voice as you will be on mute. We can share who leads the music week by week.

E. Elvington Church Website

W. Wheldrake Church Website

This is the link to the website here you will find policy documents, agendas and PCC minutes along with prayers and pew news

B. Diocese of York Safeguarding Week November 2021

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Diocesan Safeguarding Week. Investing in our parish workforce in order to build greater understanding and improve confidence in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults across the Diocese of York will be key the focus of a week of events in November 2021.  

Our aim will be to encourage greater partnership working and therefore support effective safeguarding practice in our parishes.  Themes across the week will include:

  • Children and young people’s safeguarding
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Victim Voice
  • Mental Health
  • How to guides to managing safeguarding in your parish.

Organised by the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, with help and assistance from our valued partners, we plan to create opportunities to think about safeguarding in its widest sense.
With a mix of online interactive learning event and webinars, we plan not only for there to be opportunities for new learning but a legacy of good practice resources.

B. The Church of England Synod Needs You

The General Synod is the highest elected decision-making body of the Church of England. Elections for the 2021-26 Synod will soon be taking place in each diocese. Any member of the C of E can stand. This will be a critical time as the church steers through the climate and ecological crisis. 

Find out more here

B. Join in Worship on a Sunday
From 6am-10am: Faith, music and the Sunday Service
8.10AM – BBC RADIO 4 SUNDAY WORSHIP 92-95FM | 198LW | Digital


You are invited to join our online community in worship on Sunday

Watch on YouTube / Facebook / Church of England’s website.

B. Organ Recital

This week Jonathan Scott performs in the magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral. This Summer Organ Concert features great original organ works as well as Jonathan’s own transcriptions of brilliant orchestral classics.


Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Scott William Tell Overture

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fantasia & Fugue in C Minor BWV 537

Georges Kriéger (1885-1914) Toccata in E Minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) arr. Scott Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Serenade K.525

1. Allegro

2. Romanze – Andante

3. Menuetto – Allegretto

4. Rondo – Allegro

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) arr. Scott Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5)

Félix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) Final (from Sonata No. 1 in D Minor Op. 42)


B. Christian Music

(14) We Have a Gospel to Proclaim [with lyrics for congregations] – YouTube

(14) Oh Lord, All The World Belongs To You Song Lyrics Video – Divine Hymns – YouTube

(14) We’ll Walk the Land (Let the Flame Burn Brighter) [with lyrics for congregations] – YouTube

B. Sunday Reflection
This weeks Sunday reflection comes from  Stephen Cottrell the Archbishop of York.  Every week we offer a new prayer video for churches to use either online or in their services.

B. Zoom Services and the Collection

Thank you to those who have set up direct debits to support the work of your local Church. Please do remember that our churches rely on the regular envelope and cash collection to be able to pay the bills. If you are able to set up a regular bank payment to your local Church, please do so. If you can put aside the money you would regularly put in the plate, we would appreciate that too, until we are back in church. Thank you.

B. Area Deans YouTube service

From St Nicholas Dunnington on Sunday 18th July. Welcome to our service from the churches of the Benefice of Rural East York. Wherever you are joining us from, you’re very welcome.

(14) 18 July 2021 – Sunday service – YouTube

D. Deanery prayer during coronavirus

Faithful God,

In this time of anxiety and uncertainty,

may your love be known more widely than any illness.

and may we remember that

your compassion is deeper than our distress, your hope is brighter than the darkness that is upon us,

and may our loved ones, our neighbours,

and all those who worship in churches across our deanery.

be bound together with your bonds of love and faithfulness,

that, together, we may rejoice in your gifts and graces.

In Jesus Christ we pray.   Amen.

B. Online prayer websites

Here are some prayer sites that you could try, see which you like
Pray as you go
Church of England daily reflections
Celtic liturgies
Sacred Space
Oremus Bible Browser
Green Christian Prayer Guide

B. Live Well -York

A resource for adults & families in York with helpful information & advice
Live Well York  Discover hundreds of local groups and activities and find out what events are happening across York. 

T. Church Open

Thorganby Church will be open for private prayer from 10 am to 4pm every Sunday.  Please note the Covid restrictions i.e. wear a mask, sanitize your hands and put your name and phone number on the book inside.

Pray-ers for the Community

Peter Burgess

Prayer Area

Escrick Road, Bengy Lane and Crockey Hill Road