Best Foot Forward: 4 Nov – illustrated talk by Derry Brabbs @Dunsforth

St Mary’s Church Dunsforth
Thursday 4th November 2021 at 7pm
Join us for a captivating evening.

With Photographer & Author
Derry Brabbs

Acclaimed photographer and author, Derry Brabbs, presents a stunningly illustrated
talk on the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela and other iconic European

  • Wine and canapés
  • Launch and sale of “Our Glorious Parish 2022 calendar”
  • Raffle with amazing prizes
  • Cash and cards accepted on the night

Tickets £15
Please get in touch for more information and tickets:
Email: dunsforthphotocomp @
Call/Text Caroline on: 07767418560
Tickets only available in advance due to limited capacity.
All proceeds to St Mary’s Church

Notices for week beginning 27 September

Dear friends,

What an amazing time we had at the Parish confirmation service at St James, and Minskip Pet service yesterday! It was so lovely to see so many of you at one or other of those events!

Here are your notices for this week:

Morning prayer on Zoom is today at 9.30am as usual- all are welcome to join.

There will be no Wednesday communion service this week. Instead. John Whitehouse’s funeral will be held at St James at 11am. All are welcome who would like to pay tribute to John.

On Wednesday at 1.30pm our toddler group will be running at St James.

Thursday 8pm is our usual weekly compline (night prayer) on Zoom. Please contact me directly for the link.

On Friday, morning prayers will be held at St Mary’s, Dunsforth at 9am.

On Friday afternoon our Creationtide study group continues at the Vicarage at 2pm.

Friday also marks the first of our Harvest Festivals which is at St Andrews Aldborough at 6.30pm

Saturday morning at St James there will be a coffee morning at 10am – do come and have a catch up!

Sunday morning 10am is a joint Parish service at St Andrew’s Aldborough, celebrating the feast of St Francis and giving thanks for creation.

On Sunday afternoon, 6pm, Roecliffe will be keeping their harvest festival and you are warmly invited.

Warmest wishes,



Messy Church for 17th October

Sunday 17th October, 4pm


Activities include lantern making, floating candles, glowsticks, spiral decorations, stained glass window making, biscuit icing, story, song and a party tea for everyone…..all for FREE.

Bring your friends – see you there!

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a kind of Church experience that focuses on creativity, celebration and hospitality! Anyone is welcome to attend. Most of the activities are aimed at children and young people 0-13 but we always make sure there is something for older young people and adults too. Creativity is for everyone!

What happens at Messy Church?

All kinds of things!

We start with lots of craft activities connected with the theme. These might involve making, thinking, decorating, exploring or experimenting by painting, sticking, pouring, writing, colouring, eating and more! You will always have something to take home with you! Parents can join in with the activities and enjoy a cup of tea 😊After the messy time, we gather together for a story connected to our theme, a song and a prayer. We finish with a party tea, so you don’t even have to cook tea that night!

Do I have to book?

No – just turn up! We’d love to see you. If you enjoy yourselves – tell your friends!

What does it cost?

Messy Church is free to attend! There is a pot for donations for people to contribute what they are able, so we can continue to resource Messy Church and make it free for those who might otherwise struggle to attend.

What if one of us has special needs?

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and actively welcome neurodiverse people and any with physical or learning disabilities. We have a ramp and accessible toilet. We are a nut free Church and label food so you know it is safe to eat. If you are concerned we might not be able to meet your needs, get in touch and we’ll talk things through with you.

Any Other questions?

Do contact us with any questions through our Facebook page at Boroughbridge Churches or contact Rev Karen direct via the web link or on 01423 326518.

Creationtide Course: starts 24th September

On Friday 24th September at 2pm we will be beginning our seven week course about our relationship with creation, based on the Leeds Diocese “Rhythm of Life” seven principles of praying, encouraging, reflecting, sharing, celebrating, resting and creating.

This Friday the plan is to talk, listen and consider how we pray for creation and in creation. We will be at The Vicarage unless there are millions of us, in which case, we shall decamp to St James’ Church.

Organ Recital by John Dunford – 24 September

A recital of popular organ music by John Dunford

St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

Friday, September 24, 2021 at  7.30pm

Do come and join us for wonderful evening of organ music

to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Care.

John is well known local musician. His career as a professional organist has seen him involved in performances at some 22 cathedrals in England, including York Minster, and on the continent.  John conducts Ripon and Wetherby Choral Societies and been involved in the Come and Sing Messiah performances in Aldborough.

Due to Covid restrictions we will be taking donations on the night rather than selling tickets.  If you would like to make a donation but can’t come to the concert, please go to

For more information please contact Jane Barber on pcs3new or ring 01423 325 808