The Parish of Wheldrake part of the Derwent Ings Benefice

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

Second Sunday before Lent

Sunday 16th February 2020

E. 6.00pm Informal Worship

S. 10.30am Holy Communion

T. 10.30am Morning Prayer

W. 10.00am Family Morning

Monday 17th February 2020

S. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at the Village Hall

W. 7.30pm Home Group at 41 Cranbrooks

Tuesday 18th February 2020

W. 10.00am ‘Café in the Cottage

Wednesday 19th February 2020

W. 9.30am Healing Prayer Fellowship – Cottage

W. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at Church

W. 10.45 Jigsaw Club – Cottage

W. 7.15pm PCC meeting in the Cottage

Thursday 20th February 2020

T. 10.00am Coffee Drop in at the Village Hall

W. 10.00am Toddler Club – Cottage

W. 10.30am Bible Study Group- 10 Broadlands

Sunday 23rd February 2020

EC. 10.30am Five Parish Holy Communion

Pray-er for the Community

Cheryl Corney

Prayer Area

Escrick Road, Bengy Lane & Crockey Hill Road

B. Come and See Mission:

On Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th March 2020. Derwent Deanery will be hosting numerous event

For the long  the weekend A team from the Carlisle Diocese, including the Diocesan Bishop and Assistant Bishop, the Director of Mission/Evangelist Enabler, an Incumbent and a Curate, our own Bishop of Beverley, +Glyn Webster, will be coming to attend events, speak and generally give support. The Bishop of Carlisle and the Assistant Bishop will be with us for Thursday evening, Friday daytime (when they will visit schools) and Friday evening. You are encouraged by the Come and See Mission organisers to invite family, friends, congregations, those using your premises (clubs, etc) and also people within your community. This is a Mission to reach out to people to Come and See God, and it is an opportunity to pray, invite, proclaim, celebrate and witness so that more people might become disciples of Jesus Christ. Do look at the Come and See website and also click on Resources, where you will find the Come and See logo and publicity materials for posters and leaflets, which you may wish to use when you come to invite people and publicise your event in church and in your locality.

Elvington will be hosting one of the Deanery events at the Lower Derwent Sports and Social Club. On Thursday, 12th March Elvington PCC will be running a quiz night with a couple of the Bishops from the Mission speaking at it (briefly, I believe!). Catering-wise there will be jacket potatoes, and Wheldrake congregation are asked to provide desserts. Tea & coffee will be available & the bar will be open too. We need to publicise this as its to an opportunity for the congregations to invite friend’s family and neighbours to this social event. If you can display a poster, please make contact with Julie Pigg. Elvington would very much welcome support from the rest of the benefice. Nearer the time Elvington will need to know numbers for catering purposes. If  there are any queries, contact Jill Rayner. Please spread the word

B. Derwent Deanery – Synod Elections

Did you knower that the Diocese of York is divided into three Archdeaconries and twenty-one Deaneries? Here in the  Derwent Ings benefice we are part of Derwent Deanery.  This covers an area alongside the east of York down the A19 towards Selby.  You can see an interactive map at www. a church/. Revd Nick Bird, Rector of St Nicholas, Dunnington, in the benefice of Rural East York, is also “Area Dean” for our deanery.  It will soon be time to elect people to Deanery Synod. Synods are part of the church’s government, beginning with PCCs, then Deanery Synod, Diocesan  Synod and finally General Synod. Your Annual Meeting should be thinking about who to elect to Deanery Synod: who are those people who want to see the church in mission and the parishes of the deanery coming together to support one another in a realistic and more local way than can be achieved by the diocese as a whole? Synod members can lift the horizon of the clergy and laity beyond the parochial into wider issues and opportunities.  The deanery can provide a more varied range of resources and sense of a critical mass for wider initiatives without being lost in the high level of diocesan strategy.  While few parishes have enough resources to engage with the larger issues in their area, deanery synods are well placed to fulfil this role. Deanery synods can be more effective in mission and ministry in parishes by building supportive relationships beyond the parish.  So please do think about standing for election to Deanery Synod at your church’s annual meeting. The elections take place at your PCC Annual Meeting. The period of office is from April 2020 to April 2023.

B. Lent Study Groups

Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March and 1st April at 7.30pm in Elvington Church, and if mornings are more convenient Thursdays 5th, 12th, 9th and 26th March and 2nd April at 10.30am in Wheldrake Church, more details later

W. Bible  Study Group

will meet at 10 Broadlands which is the home of Joan Burgess on Thursday 20th February at 10:30 a.m.  We will be continuing our study on the Images of The Spirit – the theme being ‘Counsellor.’  Bible reference John 14 verses 15 – 27.  These studies are ‘standalone’ topics so even if you have missed the previous ones you are welcome join in.  There will be no meeting in March as it is hoped people will join in with the Church’s Lent Course. 

T. Thorganby Pancake Party

will meet  at West Grange at 7.30 pm on Feb 25th for a fun evening with a quiz and pancakes by kind permission of Stephen and Dorothy Fell. Please call Betty (448282)  or Dorothy (448125)  if you would like to come. 

B. Five Parish Service

This month’s service will be at East Cottingwith at 10.30am on Sunday 23rd February. If you need a lift to get there contact a PCC member.

W. Revision of the Electoral Roll

The Electoral Roll opens for revision on 6th March. If you would like to be added to the roll there are forms at the back of church to fill in or they can be obtained form Alayne Dodd

W. Pancake Party

Shrove Tuesday 25th February. Come and join us in the Cottage for a pancake and a cuppa between 2.30pm and 4.00pm All welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

W. Healing Prayer Fellowship

This group needs your help, new people are invited to come along and join in the prayers for healing which meets on Wednesday mornings at 

9.30am – 10.30am   This group prays for individuals, the village, situations facing the UK,  the world concerns; in fact, anything that is deemed important to address – e.g. the new Rector appointment.  It has been running for more than 40 years and needs a new injection of people to take forward the important work of public prayer for the next few years.

Diary Dates

February 2020

16th 10.00am Family Morning

17th 7.30pm Home Group at 41 Cranbrooks

18th 10.00am ‘Cafe’ in the Cottage

19th 7.15pm PCC meeting in the Cottage

23rd 10.30am Five Parish Communion at East Cottingwith

21st 7.30pm Home Group at 41 Cranbrooks

25th Shrove Tuesday

26th Ash Wednesday

26th 7.30pm Communion and Ashing at Elvington

March 2020

6th Revision of Wheldake Electoral Roll Starts