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

Trinity 18

Sunday 20th October 2019            

E. 9.00am Morning Prayer

E. 6.00pm Informal Worship

S. 10.30am Holy Communion

T. 10.30am Morning Prayer

W. 10.00am Family Morning

Monday 21st October 2019

S. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at the Village Hall

W. 7.30pm Home Group, 41 The Cranbrooks

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

W. 9.30am Healing Prayer Fellowship – Cottage

W. 10.45am Jigsaw club  in the Cottage

Thursday 24th October 2019

W. 10.00am Toddler Club in the Cottage

E. 1.30pm Funeral – David Marshal

Friday 25th October 2019

E. 10.00am Funeral – Joyce Duncan

B. 7.00pm Awake young people’s event see details below

W. 7.30pm St Crux Craft Workshop in the Cottage

Sunday 27th October 2019

S. 10.30am Five Parish HC and Healing service

E. 1.00pm Baptism -Molly Apps

Pray-er for the Community

John Mc Loughlin

Prayer Area

Greengales Lane and Dalton Hill

B. Yoyo

We have an amazing kids worship event coming up, and we would love to invite the children of your church to participate with us! The event is for children aged 7-11, and will be a fun, party-style event, with a live band, worship, games, some engaging drama and a short talk.

What: Awake

When: Friday 25th October 2019, 7-8:30pm

Where: The Storehouse, York, YO31 7US

B. Ian’s licensing

Ian’s licensing service in his new benefice will take place at 7.00 pm on 31st October at St Andrew’s, Kirkby Malzeard.

W. Operation Christmas Child

It’s that time of the year again when we can do some goodwill for the less fortunate children around the world. Please consider filling a shoe box or come along on Saturday 2nd  November at 10am and help wrap and fill shoe boxes with donated gifts.  Please see posters around church. 

B. Transport arrangements for Ian’s Licensing

As it mentions above, it would be lovely to have as many people as possible there to support him on that occasion. We are looking into the question of the mode of transport, be it coach, minibus or car-sharing and it would therefore be useful to have an idea of the numbers involved. If you are considering attending the service and would like to take advantage of that idea would you please put your name on the lists which are in all churches.

B. Derwent Lions

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea. Thanks to support from the Coop- Community Fund Derwent Lions invite you to our Annual Senior Citizens Christmas event. This is held in the Naafi at the Air Museum in Elvington at 3pm on Monday afternoon 2nd December finishing around 6pm

We will be serving afternoon Tea along with sing along entertainment featuring music from the 40’s,50’s and 60’s together with your Christmas favourites. We may be able to supply transport; coaches will be running from Elvington and Wheldrake further coach stops may be provided depending on demand. The event is free and open to all senior citizens residing in the Derwent Lions patch to the East of York provided you book a place. As in previous years the local Brownies will be helping out. The event is especially ideal for people who live alone who perhaps don’t get out very much and would like to get out and meet other people for a great afternoon out. If you know someone who lives alone please tell them about this event and encourage them to join in. Book your place now! numbers are limited Contact Lion John or Katheryn on 0345 833 2816 or email

W. Craft Items needed

Any Christmas items which could be recycled into new decorations for the St Crux Sale would be greatly appreciated. Leave them under the tower.

W. St. Crux craft workshop

The Craft workshops take place upstairs in the Cottage on Friday 25th October at 7.00pm on Saturday 2nd November at 1.00pm on Saturday 9th November at 10.00am and Saturday 16th November at 1.00pm. Anyone is welcome to join in, more details from Paul Botting 448802

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. 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.

Diary Dates

October 2019

20th  10.00am Family Morning Wheldrake

20th 6.00pm Informal Worship at Elvington

27th 10.30am Five Parish HC& prayers for wholeness & healing at Sutton

November 2019

3rd 10.30am All Age Worship Wheldrake

10th 9.00am Remembrance HC at East Cottingwith

10th 10.30am Parade Service at Elvington

10th  10.30am Remembrance Service Sutton

10th 10.30am Remembrance Service Thorganby

10th 10.30am Remembrance HC Wheldrake

15th 10.00am  Elvington St Crux Sale

17th 10.00am Family Morning Crafts and Worship

17th 6.00pm Informal Service Elvington

22nd 10.00am Wheldrake  St Crux Sale

24th 10.30am Five Parish HC Elvington

December 2019

1st 4.00pm Christingle Service at Sutton

1st 4.00pm Christingle Service at Wheldrake

8t h 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

21st 10.30am Crib Service – Elvington

21st 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