Services for Sunday 11 September

At the time of writing, all of our services for tomorrow are going ahead as planned.

There is a said Holy Communion at 8.30am at Aldborough.

10am Holy Communion at Dunsforth; 10am Sunday Worship at Boroughbridge; and at 4pm there will be a Pet Service at Minskip.

All of these services will include prayers for HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Our Churches stand with our nation in mourning the death of our most gracious monarch Queen Elizabeth, praying for our new King and his family.

St James and St Andrews churches will be open every day from Friday 9th September and a book of condolences will be available for you to contribute to. St Mary’s Church in Roecliffe will also be open for private prayers. We will keep you informed of when our other village churches will be open.

May her majesty rest in peace and rise in glory, and light perpetual shine upon her.

This Sunday, 18 September, there will be just one Sunday service. This will be a Civic Service of Commemoration for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The service, at St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough, begins at 10am, and will include Holy Communion. All are welcome to attend.

For details of all our other forthcoming church services in the parish, please see the services page.

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

You can read Bishop Nick’s prayerful words on the death of the Queen here, on the Diocesan website.

Parish BBQ, Sat 30 July

Saturday 31st July at St James’ Church 2pm-4pm
Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children under 16
Pay on the day – Funds raised for the St James PCC general fund. All Welcome!

Dunsforth Party in the Park 17 July

On 17th July, the Dunsforth Villages are holding a ‘Party in the Park’, 3-7pm. Set in the beautiful Dunseforde Nature Reserve. Tickets £5 each (under 10s free).
BBQ between 4-6pm. Bar, raffle, fun & games.
Please purchase entry tickets by 13 July from dunsforthevents
To raise funds for St Mary’s Church, the village website and defibrillator.
Sorry, no dogs.

More information here: Party in the Park poster 2022 (amended)

Strawberry Cream Tea at Aldborough 10 July

St Andrew’s Church in Aldborough are holding a ‘Strawberry Cream Tea’ in Aldborough Village Hall, 2-4pm on Sunday 10th July.

Enjoy a choice of sweet strawberry treats (cake, meringues, scones).
Prices per person: Strawberry treat with tea: £7.50.
With a glass of fizz: £10.00.
Donations of tombola prizes welcome.


Messy Church – Sun 19 June

Messy Church – 19th June 4pm at St James’ Church, Boroughbridge.

Joseph’s Story

Come and join in all things Joseph.

Designing dreamcoats, making beautiful gift boxes, Thumbprint brothers, smartie coat gingerbread Josephs and rainbow key rings.

Messy Church is free to attend. A donation on the day will help us to keep it running.

Minskip Jubilee Weekend 3-5 June

Jubilee Weekend: Fri 3 – Sun 5 June

 Flower Festival in Church and photo exhibition of previous Minskip Jubilee celebrations. The church will be open 2 – 4 pm on Friday & Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday.

A Family Day on Sunday 5th June with various activities centred around the church and village hall, and a Bring and Share Tea from 2–6pm.

 There will be a Plant Sale on Sat 18 June, 10– 12noon