Worship for Pentecost, Sunday 31st May

Happy Birthday! This weekend is Pentecost – the birthday of the Church.

To celebrate, you will find in this week’s all age service lots and lots of faces you know and love – including a couple of surprise guests! You will also encounter party bags, a giant cat (who was to difficult to edit out) and something to reflect on at home.


I do hope you will be able to join us to celebrate this important feast at 10am on Sunday, or at another time that suits you.

As the words to the hymns are on the screen, you will not need to print out an order of service this week, but one is included here in case you prefer to follow this way: order of service Pentecost 2020

With love and prayers,


Worship for Sunday 17th May

Dear friends,

As you know you have a choice of two main services this week.

Your Sunday morning service can be found here, and you can watch it anytime you like.  Here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrj2nJjRcOA. It is a shorter service, with more reflection and you don’t need printed responses for this one, so just sit back and let it wash over you. You might enjoy seeing some inside views of our Churches this week, and hearing them being prayed in.

The Zoom Pet service is at 4pm on Sunday and you already have the details to join that – again, you don’t need anything printed for this. Please be prompt as this service, of course, is live so we will see one another in real time. I am sure this will be an exciting event for all – you are welcome to join whether or not you have pets!

With love and prayers,


VE Day Thanksgiving, 8th May

Dear Friends,

I hope you are able to enjoy the VE Day celebrations – the weather looks as though it is going to be great!

We have been encouraging people to go out into their gardens and sing! Here is the song sheet again https://boroughbridgechurches.uk/wp-content/uploads/VE_Day_songsheet.pdf

If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you might want to take tea and cakes outside and wear red white and blue. “Stray Ferret”, the Harrogate online newspaper is going to be exploring Boroughbridge and our local villages, so keep an eye out for their reporter and give them a wave!

We are suggesting people might like to follow the short VE anniversary service at about 10.50am, leading into the two minutes silence. Here is the service sheet:  VE Day 75th Anniversary

The link to the video with prayers is here


Apologies that it is not livestreamed as originally promised, but it does feature some of your decorated houses!

If you would like to follow a printed copy, it is attached, but this service will work just as well without.

Do let us know how you have marked the day, and feel free to send photos or videos!

With love,


Worship for Sunday 3rd May

Good evening everyone,

Here is your YouTube link for tomorrow morning’s 10am service, which is based on “The Good Shepherd”


This is our first attempt at video editing, so for the first time you will be able to see both John and I in the service from our respective homes. Please excuse the “clunkiness” – this is a very steep learning curve!

I hope you will enjoy the pictures at the beginning of the video of the Good Shepherd window at St Andrews, and all Penny Denny’s lovely lambs and sheep at her farm – thank you Penny, for bring the subject to life for us with these wonderful images of new life and hope.

I am including below both John’s script for his talk, and the order of service (complete with sheep photos!) for you to print out and follow along with the service.

order of service for Easter 3 2020 Good shepherd sunday

John Moss, sermon for 4th of Easter 2020

With love to you all,