Pew News

The Parishes of the Derwent Ings Benefice

Pew News

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

W.= Wheldrake, B.= Benefice

Easter 3
Sunday15th April 2018
EC. 9.00am Holy Communion
E. 10.30am Family service
S. 10.30am Holy Communion
T. 10.30am Morning Prayer
W. 8.00am Holy Communion
W. 10.30am Holy Communion
W. 4.00pm ‘Chill-out Church’
Monday 16th April 2018
S. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at the Village Hall
Tuesday 17th April 2018
W. 10.00am ‘Café’ in the Cottage
Wednesday 18th April 2018
W. 9.30am Healing Prayer Fellowship – Cottage
E. 10.00am Coffee Drop in Church
W. 10.45am Jigsaw Club
W. 7.00pm PCC Communion in Church
W. 7.30pm PCC meeting in the Cottage
Thursday19th April 2018
W. 10.00am Toddler Club – Cottage
T. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at the Village Hall
W. 10.30am Bible Study at 57, Ruddings
Friday 20th April 2018
W. 3.30pm Friday Club in the Cottage
Sunday 22nd April 2018
E. 6.30pm Evening Prayer
S. 10.30am Morning Prayer
S. 4.00pm Family Event in the Village Hall
T. 9.00am Holy Communion
W. 10.30am All age service
W. 12.30pm Baptism – Myers

Pray-er for the Community is:
Norma McLoughlin

Area for prayer in the Community:
Courtneys, and Blake Court

W. Church Fete
This year we will be having a theme which will be Noah Ark. The Fete will take place in the Church, Cottage and Churchyard on Saturday 12th May.
Help will be needed from 9.30am to set up the stalls ready for the opening at 2.00pm We need any books, CD’s video’s, children’s toys, puzzles you no longer need, along with any bric a brac, garden plants and hopefully donations of cakes, buns, preserves and scones for the refreshment and cake stall. Everything sold will help raise money for Church running costs Books and toys can be left under the tower, contact Paul Botting 448802 if you want plants taken off your hands now we can grow them on. Please bring donations of baking on the day. Contact Michol Rawet 448569, Barbra Cater 448184 or Emma Mawer 448459. Donations can be collected

T & W. Rogation Service
The annual Rogation service will take place at Swallow Hall on Sunday 6th May from 10.00am with Children’s activities and at 10.30am the walk round and service. We meet at the far car park (please don’t park in the golf club parks, follow the stewards directions. Our walk during the service will be round the north end of the site At this service we go out from Church and into the countryside to ask God’s blessing on the planting, growing and recreational activities of the modern day farm. It is a time when we acknowledge God in his power of creation. Everybody welcome. Speak to the warden if you need lifts organising.

W. CMS boxes
Its time to empty the CMS boxes, if you hold a box can you return it to Joan Burgess as so as possible.

B. Rural mission day
There is a poster in each church for the day ‘Released for Mission’, on growing the rural church in Yorkshire. Please look at the details and consider attending – it could be a helpful day in growing our churches. It takes place on 28th April at Norton College, near Malton. Transport sharing can be arranged. Book via Margaret Clegg (01904 448735 or, and please don’t leave this to other people to attend.

B. Rectors Study Leave
Ian will be taking study leave from 9th April to 10th July. Although he may be seen around the village, he will not be available for any Church or Parish matters during this time. This will be undertaken by the ministry team.

W. Fete Plant Stall
As you begin your spring garden tidy up please remember the fete plant stall, if you have any plants that you do not want then pass them onto Paul Botting or if you want plant pots to grow them on for the stall please ask

B. Home Insurance
Ecclesiastical (insurance company that insures many churches including the ones in our Benefice) is offering to donate £130 to our church each time someone takes out home insurance with them. Please visit the following link for details:

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. Diocesan newsletter and prayer diary
You can download the latest issue of The News from the web page at The latest Diocesan Prayer Diary is ready for you to download from the web page at

W. Good News
You are invited to put your good news items on the notice board in the cottage, we want to be able to praise God for the good things as well as ask for help with the problem areas of our life

W. Church and Cottage Cleaning
We are looking for help with cleaning the church and the cottage. Both rotas need more people and currently both rotas run on a four-weekly cycle. Obviously, the more people that join, the less often it will need to be done by each person. If you can help or even suggest others, please speak to either Helen Kitchen (Cottage rota) or Ros Burgess (Church rota). Many thanks.

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 Michol Rawet. 448569

Diary Dates
April 2018
15th 4.00pm ‘Chill out Church’ Wheldake
22nd 10.30am All Age Service – Wheldrake
22nd 4.00pm Family Event Sutton VH
29th 10.30am Five Parish Communion East Cottingwith
May 2018
6th 10.00am Rogation Service at Swallow Hall Farm
6th 4.00pm ABCD at Sutton Village Hall
10th 7.30pm Deanery Ascension Day service- Dunnington
12th 2.00pm Wheldrake Church Fete
15th 7.30pm Admission of Churchwardens at Osbaldwick
20th 6.00pm Deanery Pentecost Sankey Praise – Wheldrake
27th 10.30am Five Parish HC at Wheldrake
June 2018
3rd 4.00pm ABCD at Sutton Village Hall
10th 9.30pm Family Morning at the school
10th 6.00pm Informal Worship at Church
17th 4.00pm ‘Chill-out Church’ at Wheldrake
24th 10.30am Five Parish HC at Thorganby
July 2018
1st 4.00pm ABCD at Sutton Village Hall
7th 2.00pm Thorganby Church Fete
15th Deanery Picnic details to follow

22nd 4.00pm Tree Parish Family Event – Sutton VH
29th 10.30am Five Parish HC at Sutton
August 2018
25/26/27th Thorganby Church Flower Festival
26th 10.30am Five Parish HC at Elvington