Clipping the Church

Clipping the Church at St James’ on 11th March. Clipping the church is an ancient English custom. The word “clipping” is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and is derived from the word “clyppan”, meaning “embrace” or “clasp”. Clipping the church involves either the church congregation or local children holding hands in an outward-facing ring around the church. … [Read more…]

All in the April Evening – 13th April 2018

All in the April Evening – A Musical Feast at St James’ Church, Boroughbridge Friday 13th April 2018, 7.30pm. Presented by Freddie Davies Featuring Gordon Cree, Scotland’s Favourite Music Maestro, who will play the organ. from the World of Opera, Cheryl Forbes (Mezzo Soprano), and David Bellwood (Violin/Viola). In aid of the St James’ Church … [Read more…]

Minskip Quiz Night – 24 Nov

On Friday 24th November, there will be a Quiz Night for St John’s Church, Minskip. 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Pie & Pea Supper. Tickets £5 per person, £20 per team of four. Available from Dorothy Wilson 322712, Di Freeman 323939, Debbie Hargreaves 322165.

Roecliffe Quiz Night – 14 Nov

On Tuesday November 14th, there will be a Quiz Night at The Crown Inn, Roecliffe, 7.30pm. Please arrange yourselves in teams of 4 or 5 people; however, do still come along and join a team if you are on your own! There will be a raffle (contributions gratefully received).

The Dunsforth Draw

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOVEMBER DRAW WINNERS!! FIRST PRIZE (£43)          Norma Mummery SECOND PRIZE (£13)     Frank Richards THIRD PRIZE (£7)           Les Sanderson If you would like to join Draw Contact Penny Denny on 322901 or email

All Souls Day

Light a candle for those we love who have died ~ Come to St James Church – 7 pm Thursday 2 November All are welcome to this quiet and reflective service

Food for Thought?

On October 20th, we welcomed Boroughbridge Primary School to St James’ Church for their Harvest Festival Service. All the year groups had wonderful things to share – poems, artwork, songs and model farms. some had made bread, and we looked at how bread is made in the service. Then we shared some! Year 6, the … [Read more…]

Bible readings for November 2017

2 November All Souls Lamentations 3:17-26 and 31-33; and John 6:37-40   5 November – 4 before Advent or All Saints Psalm 43 and Matthew 24:1-14 or for All Saints: 1 John 3:1-3 and Matthew 5:1-12   12 November – Remembrance 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13 or as printed on service sheet   19 … [Read more…]