Welcome to the United Parish of Aldborough, Boroughbridge, Dunsforth, Minskip and Roecliffe.
We are delighted to announce that, following a meeting with our UPCC, we are going to begin a phased reopening of our Church buildings from Sunday 19th July. We understand that it will not feel like the right time for everyone to come back to Church and want to support you whatever the right decision is for you. We are going to make sure that communication carries on through the St Raphael network, and through worship online whilst we begin to have some services back in Church. (For the latest online services, please see ‘Worship Resources‘ on this site).
For those of you who are planning to come back to the building, Church will, you will not be surprised, look a little different for a while, and in order to keep everyone safe, we have needed to put a number of measures in place, including focussing for now on making our two largest Churches available for Sunday worship first, so that we do not have to turn anyone away due to social distancing limitations.
Therefore, over the summer period Sunday services will take place every Sunday at:
- St Andrews Aldborough at 10am (weekly common worship, with all age service once a month)
- St James Boroughbridge 6pm (weekly traditional language evening prayer)
- There will also be a short morning prayer service on Fridays at St Mary’s Dunsforth.
Boroughbridge, Aldborough, Dunsforth and Roecliffe will also be available for small weddings and funerals on certain days.
When you come to Church, we would like you to bring your own order of service with you, and take it away at the end. You can download the orders of service below. If you do not have access to a printer, please contact our administrator Caroline (see Who’s Who page).
The Parish Link Magazine for July/August 2020 can be viewed or downloaded here or using the link on the right.
A Message from St James, Boroughbridge
During this difficult time we have been doing our best to support not just our regular members, but the whole community by volunteering, running our on line worship and school assemblies, providing funerals and running our local foodbank hub, as well as praying for our town. We are presently looking at ways we can safely be open for Sunday worship, funerals and small weddings in Church and should have that information for you very shortly.
Like many organisations, we have been left in a very financially precarious situation in these months. Our income comes from those who generously and sacrificially give on a weekly basis, so when our services stopped, our income plummeted.
We want to be able to continue to provide worship, community support, baptisms, funerals and weddings, as well as eventually when the time is right restart our toddler group, and to be here long term for you.
We understand this is a financially vulnerable time for many of us at the moment, and please don’t feel bad if you can’t help at the moment. But if you are able to help us get back on our feet, that would be warmly welcomed. We have just launched a new text giving service to make this easier.
It’s simple to use:
- To donate £5 text STJAMES 5 to 70460
- To donate £10 text STJAMES 10 to 70460
- To donate £20 text STJAMES 20 to 70460
Texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message
If you would like to give on an automatic monthly basis
- To donate £5 a month text MONTHLY 5 to 70460
- To donate £10 a month text MONTHLY 10 to 70460
- To donate £20 a month text MONTHLY 20 to 70460
These texts cost your donation plus two standard rate messages.
You will receive a receipt message every time you donate –this tells you how to cancel your donation should you wish -which is by texting STOP to 70085 at any time.
Gift aid, if you are a UK tax payer, by following the link on the follow up message your donation can be increased by 25%.
We are very grateful for any support and look forwards to welcoming you back into our building within the next few weeks.
In line with government guidelines, the Church leadership team are carefully considering how some of our Churches might begin to be safely opened again in the next few weeks for small weddings and small funerals. We will keep you updated on our progress and hope to be able to welcome you through our doors again soon – Link to the current C of E Guidance
The Parish Records are held by North Yorkshire County Council at The Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, DL7 8TB, Tel 01609 777585, Fax 01609 777078. See NYCC Website for more details.
You can view our Safeguarding Page here