Remembrance

An Act of Remembrance, videoed mainly at St James’s Church, Boroughbridge but also including shots of the war memorials at Boroughbridge and Lower Dunsforth. This video is primarily for people remembering at home on Sunday, 8th November, or Wednesday 11th November 2020 – hence its timed release.

Featuring a short introduction, the video features the poems: ‘In Flanders Fields’ and ‘The Victory Emblem’ (‘We shall keep the Faith’), Lawrence Binyon’s words: ‘They shall grow not old…’,  and the Kohima Epitaph, while the focal point is the observance of the Two Minutes’ Silence.  The video is presented by Paul Farrelly and John Francis Moss.

The Two Minutes’ Silence starts 7 mins 8 secs into the video, so it needs starting at 10.52 and 52 secs if you would like the timings to be accurate.

If you’d like some music, you can listen to Jane singing ‘The War is Over’:

All Souls Service

Here is the link for our All Souls service. This will premiere at 6pm on Sunday, and you will be able to watch it any time following this.

 

Harvest Festival

Dear St Raphael friends,

I thought you enjoy Roecliffe Harvest as your YouTube worship video this week. Thank you to Florence Jarvis who kindly videoed the service for us!

With love,

Karen

Worship & Notices for Sunday 16th August

Dear friends,

I hope you have had a good weekend. Here is the YouTube video for this morning’s service.

There are also a number of important notices…

  • This evening’s service (6pm at St James) reflects on how we engage with, and co-operate with, God.
  • Morning prayer next week will take place on Monday via Zoom at 9.30am and Friday at St Mary’s Dunsforth at 9am.
  • Next Sunday’s 10am service at St Andrews will be taken by Rev Marjorie Warner, and evensong at St James at 6pm will be taken by Rev Wilf Gowing.
  • In a fortnight (30th August at 10am) we will be having an open air communion service on Roecliffe Village Green to which all are welcome. There will be hand sanitizers for you to use as you join and leave the service (though you may wish to bring your own as well). Please bring your own seating with you, and a plate on which I can place the communion wafers for your household. You will be asked to sit with your household keeping good social distance from other groups please. During the prayer of consecration, the bread will remain covered to ensure safety. Directly prior to the distribution I will sanitize my hands and will wear a mask as I distribute the bread ( the wine cannot be distributed at the moment). As this service is outside and we are planning optimum social distancing, masks are not obligatory for the congregation, though of course please wear a mask if you wish. Current advice states that if you do wear a mask, it is advisable to sanitize your hands before and after removing and replacing masks. There are plans to provide some undercover shelter via gazebos should the weather be less than ideal.
  • Questionnaire. Thank you to all those who have completed these – it has been very helpful to have a sense of the different thoughts and feelings people have about worship over the coming months, and please be assured that we will do our best to provide a “mixed economy” that meets as wide a spectrum of needs and hopes as possible. If you have been meaning to send me your questionnaire, I am still happy to accept them.
  • Virtual Summer Concert – this may be more of an early autumn concert! Please send me the recordings of your contributions as soon as is convenient – and thank you those who have already done so!

Love to you all,

Karen