The Dunsforth Draw

We are so grateful to all of you who have supported the Dunsforth Draw in 2020. £801 has been handed out in prize money and £1,183 has been raised for the St. Mary’s Church Restoration and Development Fund.

We do hope that you will support us in 2021! The price of a ticket is still just £2 a month (£24 per year). Last year the top prize was £42, and the more people who join in, the bigger the prizes will be this year!

Please let Penny know (01423 322901) if you would like to join or renew in 2021.  You can leave cheques/cash in her postbox at Matteson Farm (if you would rather pay by BACs, please contact Mike Wildblood on 07836 376965 for bank details).

We would be grateful to hear from you as soon as possible. Thank you and good luck!

Maundy Thursday Watch

The United Parish has normally held a Watch and Stripping of the Sanctuary on the evening of Maundy Thursday.  Although people cannot come to church for this service this year, the Readings and Psalms, and hopefully some of the sense of silence and darkness has been captured on video.  The video lasts 25 minutes while the service normally lasts an hour  Although you can watch the video without pausing , there is also plenty of opportunity to use the pause button should you wish.  You may also wish to have a candle or candles nearby – both to light and to extinguish.

An Order of Service is here:  Maundy_Thursday_Watch although this is primarily for people who may be hard of hearing or who cannot access the video.

Palm Sunday

This Sunday we have a pre-recorded YouTube service – a virtual pilgrimage through Aldborough, Boroughbridge, Minksip, Roecliffe and Dunsforth, with a talk from Bishop Helen-Ann of Ripon, readings from parishioners presently residing in America, and featuring the donkeys down by the river!



Sunday Services for Lent

The first five Sunday services of lent will all be on Zoom, please contact Rev Karen for the link.

The services will begin at 10am each week – the order of service can be viewed or downloaded here:  Service of the Word Lent 2021

We have some guest preachers at these Sunday services, as follows:

  • 21st February Karen
  • 28th February Rev Wilf Gowing
  • 7th March Bishop Helen-Ann
  • 14th March Karen (all age zoom service for Mothering Sunday)
  • 21st March Rev Marjorie Warner

On the 28th March we will celebrate Palm Sunday predominantly on YouTube with a recorded address by Bishop Helen-Ann (if anyone has a donkey we could record for this service that would be wonderful!).