The parish of Wheldrake part of the Derwent Ings Benefice

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EC.=East Cottingwith,  E.=Elvington, S.=Sutton, T.=Thorganby,

W.= Wheldrake, B.= Benefice D = Deanery

Advent 2

Sunday 8th December 2019

E. 9.00am Morning Prayer

E. 6.00pm Carols on the Green

S. 10.30am Morning Prayer

T. 10.30am Holy Communion

W. 10.30am Holy Communion

W. 12.00pm Nursing Home Service

Monday 9th December 2019

W. 7.30pm Home Group, 41 The Cranbrooks

Wednesday 11th December 2019

W. 9.30am Healing Prayer Fellowship – Cottage

W. 10.45am Jigsaw club  in the Cottage

Thursday 12th December 2019

W. 10.00am Toddler Club in the Cottage

Saturday 14th December 2019

E. 10.00am Decorating Elvington Church

T. 10.00am Decorating Thorganby Church

W. 9.30am Children’s activity morning and Church decorating at Wheldrake Church

Sunday 15th December 2019

EC. 9.00am Holy Communion

E. 10.30am Christingle Service

S. 10.30am Holy Communion

T. 4.00pm Crib and Christingle Service

W. 10.00am Family Morning craft and worship

Pray-er for the Community

Tony and Val Edwards

Prayer Area

Broad Highway and Village Hall


B. PCC Vacancy meeting with Archdeacon

The PCC’s from the five parishes are invited to meet the Archdeacon in Wheldrake Church, to explain the next steps in the appointment of a new incumbent, on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm. Refreshments served from 7.00pm. Would members please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

W. Jigsaw Club

The Jigsaw Puzzle Club resumes on the 8th January in Church Cottage meeting from 10.45 to 12.15.  Please join us for a coffee and a natter plus help us to complete our ongoing puzzles.

B. David Post letter – St Georges Appeal

St Georges appeal (The foundation for relief and reconciliation in the middle east) Many of you will remember David cycling 2,060 miles round the UK on a speaking tour to raise fund for this mission. David went on to do this again on 2015 by car and this time he is encouraging us to help the organisation raise a sum of £235,000. The money raised will be used to fund the St Georges medical clinic in Baghdad which treat nearly 2,000 patients each month and supports families who have lost loved ones in the violence or who have disabilities. The biggest proportion of this amount will come from grants and donations and any shortfall will be funded from the Church of St Georges reserves. There is a collection pot at the back of Wheldrake Church or you could pass you donation to the service leader

B. Earing

At the five-parish service at Elvington on 24th November an earing was found. If anyone is missing one contact Gill Jones at Elvington

W. Carol singers needed at the  Nursing Home Shop and pub

We need singers to come and join in singing carols at the nursing home at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17th December, and at the pub to join in singing some of the favourite carols accompanied by the Northumbrian pipes on Friday 20th December from 8.00pm. Also to the shop at 11.00am on Saturday  21st December

W. Christmas Appeal for the RSPCA animals  Those already within RSPCA care – and those who will be abandoned this Christmas. Could we please support James Myers collecting dog, cat small animal foodstuffs, toys, treats, blankets etc on behalf of the RSPCA?  Drop your gift either into the back of St Helen’s Church or directly to James in Unit 4 Millfield Industrial Estate.

W. Foodbank

We are collection items to help the Foodbank in York. They have asked for tinned fruit, sponge puddings, toilet rolls and pasta sauce. Please do not donate baked beans, cereals and tinned veg or soup they have enough for now. If you can help place your donations in the basket at the back of Church.

W. Christmas Activity Morning

Saturday 14th December from 9.30am come along help decorate the Church for Christmas and join in the craft activities and the refreshments

B. Using our gifts for God’s Kingdom

We all have gifts from God, and whatever skills you may have, whether you’re good at baking, sewing, drawing, carpentry, singing/music, leading groups, flower arranging, reading Bible lessons or leading prayers in Church, or, if you have any suggestions for events or new groups, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with one of the Ministry Team by phone or email or simply note down your idea and/or your contact details on the back of one of the bags of talents pictures that you’ll find at the back of church.

W. Church Library

Have you read one of our Church library books recently?  Why not choose one to read this month: perhaps from the  selection of inspiring Christian biographies.

B. Minster Passes

There are a small number of passes to get into York Minster for free, these are available to borrow. For information please contact Sue Shaw for Elvington Betty Garham for Thorganby Paul Botting for Wheldrake and Emma Sherbourne-Spence for Sutton & East Cottingwith

W. Prayer Tree and Prayer Box

Everyone is reminded that they are welcome to add prayers to the prayer tree on the old font, or put names or things you would like the Healing Prayer Fellowship team to pray for in the box by the door

W. Posada

If you would like to join in hosting the Mary and Joseph or the Wise men on their journey to Bethlehem, then contact Barbra Carter on 448184

B. Electronic Communication

There is so much information coming out of the Diocesan Office in electronic form, with links to specific web pages. It would help the editor if more people signed up to the pew news weekly email. Then links can be follows from there rather than copying and pasting out of the printed copy. Contact to add your email to the mailing list.

Diary Dates

December 2019

8th  6.00pm Carols on the Green at Elvington

14th 9.30am Christmas Activity morning in Church

15th 10.30am Christingle Service – Elvington

15th 4.00pm Crib and Christingle Service – Thorganby

16th 6.00pm Carol Singing East Cottinwith

17th 7.00pm Carol Singing in Nursing Home

19th 6.30pm Carol Service at Thicket

20th 7.00pm Carol Service at Thorganby

20th 8.0pm Carol Singing at the Wenlock

21st 11.00am Carol Singing at Costcutter

22nd 10.30am Crib Service – Elvington

22nd 6.30pm Carol Service – Sutton

22nd 6.30pm Candlelight Carol Service – Wheldrake

24th 4.00pm Carol Service – Elvington

24th 4.00pm Wheldrake Crib Service

24th 6.30pom Carol Service – East Cottingwith

24th 11.30pm Holy Communion – Wheldrake

25th 8.00am Holy Communion – Wheldrake

25th 10.30am Family Holy Communion – Elvington

25th 10.30am Family Service with band – Wheldrake

29th 10.30am Five Parish HC – Wheldrake