LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER
A Jolly Day out to Whitby
Join our friends in the Benefice on a day trip to Whitby! Departing by coach from Hampsthwaite at 9.30am on Saturday 1st September, the coach will leave Whitby at 4.30pm with plenty of options and time to explore Whitby and eat together either in Whitby and/or in the evening at The Joiners! There is further information available HERE – please get in touch with Chris Eyes to sign up or if you have any other questions.
Pet blessing service
Sunday 16th September at 9.30am at St Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall, all well behaved pets are welcome with their owners! Please come along to this joyful service of celebration of God’s creation. (nb. owners are responsible for their pet’s behaviour – and any clearing up!!).
YORK CITY GOSPEL CHOIR – WORKSHOP AND CONCERT
We are delighted to welcome the excellent York City Gospel Choir to St. James’ on Saturday 22nd September. They will be running a workshop (*OPEN TO ALL*) from 2.30-4pm, followed by a concert at 4.30pm which should last roughly one hour. For further information, please see the event poster here. We hope to see you all there for some fun!
*The ability to sing well is not a pre-requisite, this is about praising God together through joyful lyrics and upbeat songs!
Celebration of our new stained glass window
Sunday 30th September at 11am at St Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite. A Benefice Service in which we celebrate the installation of a wonderful stained glass window in the Chancel. The window has come to us by serendipity and through the generous legacy of our benefactor, the late Ian Haden. Rev. Chrissy has written of the AMAZING story behind this window – read it HERE. Please do join us for a service of celebration and thanksgiving. All are welcome.
BIBLE STUDY – COME AND DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS TO YOU
Chris, Paul and Sue will be leading “Some new ways to look at Bible Passages”. Starting on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.15-8.45pm, and then Tuesday fortnightly, a Bible Study Group will be held at High Nuek, Hirst Lane, Birstwith, HG3 2HZ. Each of the sessions will focus on a different topic but they are not part of a course, so if you have to miss one or two you will not be at a disadvantage.
Open to all no matter what faith or creed BUT places are limited, as it will be held in Sue’s home, so please let Chris, Paul or Sue know if you wish to join us. No theological knowledge needed. No need to bring a Bible, the passages will be printed for you – just bring yourself and something to write with. Here is a snapshot of what we’ll be looking into at each session:
2nd October – “Faith Required” – Luke 4
16th October – “Jesus Feeds the 5,000” – Mark 6
30th October – “Healing Touch” – Mark 7
13th November – “Words of Eternal Life” – John 6
27th November – “Watch and Pray” – Luke 21
Chris Eyes – 771991 Sue Baugh – 771734 Paul Eustace – 569761