Advent Study Group

Advent Study Group (Wednesdays in December)

Rev Karen and Rev Ian (our Methodist minister) will be running an Advent study group together on Zoom at 7pm on the 15th December. We will be thinking about God’s light coming into the darkness, as we consider together the themes of encouraging, sharing, reflecting and praying.

Advent Compline (Thursdays in December)

If study groups aren’t your thing, you might instead like to join in a few minutes’ quiet prayer at 8pm on the first four Thursdays in December. Compline is an opportunity to put the worries of the day behind you and find a little peace before a good night’s sleep.

If you would like to join on either Wednesday or Thursday (or both) please contact Rev Karen and she will send you a Zoom link.

Roecliffe Quiz Night: 18 Nov

Thursday November 18th  

The Crown Inn, Roecliffe

7:15pm for a 7:30pm start!

Tickets £5

Please try and arrange yourselves into teams of 4 or 5 people, but come singly if you can’t

Quiz Master: Jim Bolland

There will be Refreshments and a Raffle

Tickets available on the door only

Please support this event after such a long break!

Concert by The Jervaulx Singers 4 Dec

The great acoustics in St Andrew’s will be showcased in a beautiful program of advent music ‘Love Came Down at Christmas’ by the Jervaulx Singers on Saturday 4th December at 7.30-9.30.

This newly formed group of some of the best professional singers in the country is making its debut performance in Aldborough. Tickets (£15.00 – free to under 12s) can be booked through Eventbrite using this link, and mulled wine and mince pies are included in the price.

A lovely way to find some festive spirit in our historic church.

St James’ Remembrance Service Cancelled


Unfortunately, the indoor Remembrance Service scheduled for 10am at St James’ Church this Sunday has had to be cancelled. The proceedings in Boroughbridge will now begin with the outdoor service in Hall Square at 10.30am. This outdoor service will include hymns, prayers, the Flanders Fields poem, and the act of commitment, as well as of course the Act of Remembrance at 11am. There will be representatives from the British Legion, uniformed organisations, town council, Churches and community, and all are welcome to attend this outdoor event.

Please note Dunsforth and Minskip church services (held at 10.15am and 4pm respectively) will continue as advertised.

St James’ Church in Boroughbridge and St Andrew’s Church in Aldborough will also be open for private prayer on Sunday morning and will be decorated with poppies.

Christmas Tree Festival 4-5 Dec

St James’ Church Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 4th Dec 10am-4pm

 Sunday 5th Dec 10am-3.30pm(followed by Carol service)

One of the fun things about being around Boroughbridge at Christmas time has always been the Christmas Tree Festival. Unfortunately Boroughbridge Community Care, in these difficult times, would prefer to concentrate on their key services, so we at St James are geared up to run it this year.

  • Enter the Grand prize draw
  • Have a go on the Tombola
  • Guess the name of the bear
  • With refreshments served throughout the weekend

Admission £1 (includes voting slips)

Prizes to be awarded for the winning entries!

Messy Church for 21st November

Sunday 21st November, 4pm

I am the Good Shepherd

Activities include sheep making and sheep-pen making, biscuit icing, collages, pompoms and painting with a 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.

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,