Minskip Quiz Night: 25th March

St. JOHN’S CHURCH MINSKIP

QUIZ NIGHT – FRIDAY 25th MARCH, 7.30 pm

PIE and PEA SUPPER

In the VILLAGE HALL

Tickets £5.00 per person

£20.00 per Team of 4 from:

Dorothy Wilson      Robert Beaumont

01423 322712        01423 322365

Debbie Hargreaves 01423 322165

Please bring your own Drinks

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information (updated 31.1.22)

You are encouraged to sanitize your hands on entering and leaving our buildings and respect people’s distance.

We recommend that masks are worn when entering/leaving and moving around the buildings, please do remove your masks once sitting down if you wish.

Social distancing aisles remain (on the right as you face the altar) at St Andrew’s and St James’ for those who wish to ensure more personal space.

We will continue to distribute pre-intincted wafers during communion rather than reinstate the chalice at present, until strong feeling emerges in our congregations to do otherwise.

If you can get access to Lateral Flow Tests, we would like to encourage you to take a test prior to coming to our services if you are able.

Messy Church for 20th February

Sunday 20th February, 4pm

Messy Noah’s Ark

Come and join in all things rainbow: make edible arks and decorate animal biscuits, build a giant ark puzzle, make rainsticks, rainbow keyrings and animal masks, hear the story, sing the song, and celebrate with us!*

…….all for FREE!

Bring your friends – see you there!

*we are sorry we are unable to provide tea this month due to covid rates, but will have bottled drinks available for children and snacks to make and eat.

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. After the messy time, we gather together for a story connected to our theme, a song and a prayer.

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.

Notices for week beginning 31 Jan 2022

*Monday 31st January 2022

9.30am Morning Prayer by Zoom

 

*Wednesday 2nd February 2022

10.45am Morning Prayer at St. James’s, Boroughbridge

 

*Thursday 3rd February 2022

8pm Compline

 

*Friday 4th February 2022

9am Friday Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s, Dunsforth

 

*Sunday 6th February 2022

10am Whole Parish Holy Communion Service at St. Andrew’s, Aldborough

 

*A Rough Guide to Church for the New Year On the 6th February at 4pm our new “Rough Guide” series starts at St James with “A Rough Guide to the Bible”. Have you ever wondered what it is you are listening to on a Sunday? Have you ever tried starting to read the Bible and given up because it all seems so confusing or boring?

Have you ever wondered why the Bible seems to sometimes contradict itself, or why it seems to say things you wouldn’t expect? Do you

(secretly) not really like the Bible very much but don’t think you are allowed to say so? This session is for all of us who have sometimes wrestled with those questions, as well as anyone who has never opened it before and wondering whether or not to do so… All welcome – just turn up!

*Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union meet regularly on the third Thursday of the month in St James Church at 2.00pm and welcome visitors and guests to any of their events, services and meetings.

Please note: services/events may be subject to possible change and cancellation due to national or local circumstances. Please check the website for up-to-date information about all services.

Messy Church for 16th January

Sunday 16th January, 4pm

Messy Creation

Make globe biscuits, pipe cleaner insects, playdoh creations, fruit kebabs, a creation collage, thank you cards, and sing songs and celebrate creation with us!*

…….all for FREE!

Bring your friends – see you there!

*we are sorry we are unable to provide tea this month due to covid rates, but will have bottled drinks available for children and snacks to make and eat.

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. After the messy time, we gather together for a story connected to our theme, a song and a prayer.

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.

Notices for week beginning 10/1/2022

Notices for week beginning 3/1/22

*Monday 10th January 2022 – 9.30am Morning Prayer by Zoom

*Wednesday 12th January 2022 – 10.45am Holy Communion at St. James’s, Boroughbridge

*Thursday 13th January- 8pm Compline by Zoom

The Epiphany order of service for use until the beginning of February can be found in Worship Resources

*Friday 14th January 2022 – 9am Morning Prayer St. Mary’s, Dunsforth

*Sunday 16th January 2022

  • 10am Holy Communion at St. Andrew’s, Aldborough
  • 4pm Messy Church at St. James’s, Boroughbridge

 

*The Creationtide Study Group will have its final meeting at the Vicarage on Friday 14th January at 2pm. All welcome.

 

*A Rough Guide to Church for the New Year

Is it a long time since you were confirmed? Are you new to Church? Do you ever want to ask questions about what we do in Church or about our faith, but are worried that you are supposed to know it already? Do you feel stuck in a spiritual rut?

Karen is running a series of three sessions this winter:

  • A Rough Guide to Reading the Bible
  • A Rough Guide to Praying
  • A Rough Guide to Holy Communion

These are open for anyone to attend and find out more. There is no expectation of any prior knowledge about anything and no questions are silly questions! You can attend all, two or just one session. Please get in touch with Karen if you are interested so we can plan venues and timings accordingly.

*Quiet Day

Karen is hoping to arrange a Quiet Day in Lent at Holy Rood House in Thirsk as we did two years ago. Holy Rood House is a wonderful peaceful house with lovely gardens, food, a chapel, library and art room. Please express interest or any questions to Karen. If you think you might be interested in attending, please could you let Karen know whether weekdays or weekends are easier for you.

Please note: services/events may be subject to possible change and cancellation due to national or local circumstances. Please see the Services page for the most up to date information.

Notices for week beginning 3/1/2022

Notices for week beginning 3/1/22

*Monday 3rd January 2022 – 9.30am Morning Prayer by Zoom

*Wednesday 5th January 2022 – 10.45am Holy Communion at St. James’s, Boroughbridge

*Thursday 6th January- 8pm Compline by Zoom

The Epiphany order of service for use until the beginning of February can be found in Worship Resources

*Friday 7th January 2022 – 9am Morning Prayer St. Mary’s, Dunsforth

*Sunday 9th January 2022

  • 8.30am Traditional Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Dunsforth
  • 10am Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Roecliffe
  • 10am Songs of Praise at St James’s, Boroughbridge

*The Creationtide Study Group will have its final two meetings at the Vicarage on Friday 7th and 14th of January at 2pm. All welcome.

*Mothers’ Union World-wide Wave of Prayer – Saturday 8 January 2.00pm at All Saints Kirby Hill. Everyone is invited to join us. John Helliwell has prepared a screen presentation for us which will be very helpful. This short, quiet but inclusive time may be just what we need to help us remember our brothers and sisters throughout the world and at home who are in fellowship with Mothers’ Union and many who are struggling more than we can understand at this difficult time. There will be refreshments afterwards.

*A Rough Guide to Church for the New Year

Is it a long time since you were confirmed? Are you new to Church? Do you ever want to ask questions about what we do in Church or about our faith, but are worried that you are supposed to know it already? Do you feel stuck in a spiritual rut?

Karen is running a series of three sessions this winter:

  • A Rough Guide to Reading the Bible
  • A Rough Guide to Praying
  • A Rough Guide to Holy Communion

These are open for anyone to attend and find out more. There is no expectation of any prior knowledge about anything and no questions are silly questions! You can attend all, two or just one session. Please get in touch with Karen if you are interested so we can plan venues and timings accordingly.

*Quiet Day

Karen is hoping to arrange a Quiet Day in Lent at Holy Rood House in Thirsk as we did two years ago. Holy Rood House is a wonderful peaceful house with lovely gardens, food, a chapel, library and art room. Please express interest or any questions to Karen. If you think you might be interested in attending, please could you let Karen know whether weekdays or weekends are easier for you.

Please note: services/events may be subject to possible change and cancellation due to national or local circumstances. Please see the Services page for the most up to date information.

‘The Longest Night’ Online Service

In 2020, Boroughbridge Churches produced The Longest Night, an online service for people who would like to share in the Christmas story but who did not feel they could cross the threshold and come to any of our services in church. Although not specifically Covid-related, on this longest night of 2021, our video – with its overriding sense of quiet reassurance and hope – appears to be just as relevant.

If, having watched The Longest Night, you feel you would like to speak to someone, please feel free to contact us or send a private message on Boroughbridge Churches Facebook page.

Online Carol Service from Dunsforth

If you are unable to come to services this December, you might like to watch this video of Dunsforth’s carol service last Sunday evening as a way of joining in with us – we hope it will help you to get into festive spirits!