Year: 2019

Church in the snow

We were all surprised to find the church covered in snow this morning – it wasn’t forecast! The effect was wonderful, especially as we begin to plan for our Christmas services.

Cafe Church for Advent

Our Cafe Church Service this week was based around a giant Advent calendar. The windows included a range of chocolates, Bible readings and interesting questions about how we are preparing for Christmas.

Harvest Festival

We had a wonderful Harvest Festival at which we collected a large amount of food for our local food bank. We then went on to have a harvest lunch in our village hall. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to decorate the church.

Fantastic photographs

We are blessed to count Dawn Nesbitt, a professional photographer, amongst our congregation. She shared these wonderful pictures of our congregation with us. And a very happy fourth birthday to Eloise!

Welcome back to Rectory Chorale

We loved welcoming back this excellent choir to sing Choral Evensong. The music was wonderful and the service was followed by a summer party.

Cake for Pentecost

Pentecost is traditionally seen as the birthday of the church. Like every birthday, there must be cake. Thank you to Rita Womack for helping us celebrate at Cafe Church on Sunday.

Ascension day at Leake

We were delighted to welcome people from across our group of parishes for our Ascension Day Service this evening. The service was followed by welcome refreshment!

Cafe Church considers the environment

This week’s Cafe Church Service marked Christian Aid week by reflecting with them on the environment, in particular the Christian response to climate change. We signed an open letter to HSBC which is one of the few banks that is still investing in the exploitation of coal. We discussed the impact of the climate on local farming communities. A number of us also went to hear Bishop James Jones speak about Jesus and the Earth at St Marys Thirsk this week. We hope to form a group of local Christians who are concerned with the environment.

Happy Easter

The church was bathed in glorious sunshine as we gathered for our Easter communion service today.

Welcome to Dianne

Despite cold and snowy weather, the church was full to welcome Rev Dianne Gamble as the new priest for our group of churches. The Bishop of Whitby spoke of Dianne helping us to think about the future of the church in this area.