8.00am Eucharist Bishopthorpe
10.30am Praise Service with the Bishop of Selby Bishopthorpe
10.30am Joint Communion Appleton Roebuck
2.30pm Carol Service Acaster Meth Ch
6.30pm United Village Carol Service Bishopthorpe
In our village cycle of Prayer please pray for those who live in Keble Park South, Bishopthorpe
Tuesday 16th December
9.30am Rehearsal of AYJS pupils in St Andrews Bishopthorpe
Wednesday 17th December
9.30am AYJS Carol Service in St Andrews Bishopthorpe
Thursday 18th December
9.00am Quench Bish Meth. Ch.
Friday 19th December
10.15am Eucharist followed by coffee Bishopthorpe
5.30pm Christingle Nativity Rehearsal Bishopthorpe
In the absence of the vicar due to extended leave we are unable to offer all our regular weekly services. ie Morning and Evening prayer and the Wednesday evening Eucharist. Where possible we are arranging for priests to take other services. Any queries should be directed to the parish office where phone messages can be left. Normal office working hours are Tues, Wed and Fri mornings from 9.30am to 12.00pm and the office phone no is 700088
- LOOKING AHEAD
Rehearsals for the Nativity at the Christingle Service - All Children Welcome. Rehearsals will take place in the church on:-
Friday 19th December, from 5.30 to 7.00pm. (with Pizza)
Sunday 21st December after the 10.30as service (and before lunch)
Wednesday 24th December, in the hall at 3.00pm
Carol Singing - Come and join us.
We are Carol Singing outside the Co-op in Bishopthorpe on Monday 22nd December from 5pm to 6pm - and encouraging people to give food for the York foodbank. Please come wrapped up warm and suitably festive. The more the merrier.
Every 3rd Sunday at St Andrews we are having a family Bring & Share Lunch after the 10.30 service Praise Service. The next service will be on 21st December when Bishop John will be officiating. Please come along and join us. All welcome. After the service and lunch we will be making the Christingles. Please feel free to stay and help us.
United Village Carol Service will be held in St Andrews at 6.30pm on Sunday 21st December followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. We would gratefully receive donations of mince pies for this event.
Decorating St Andrew's for Christmas will be at 9.30am on Tuesday 23rd December. Flowers & donations will be gratefully accepted. Please leave the latter with Liz Hulme or the Churchwardens. Thank you.
Church Urban Fund
It is time to ask for the Church Urban Fund boxes to be returned. If you took a box at Harvest time, then please would you return it to Church at any of the services as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.
York Food Bank - Can you help this Christmas. With the Christmas school holiday fast approaching the pressure on York Food Bank is increasing as children will not get their usual school meals. This in addition to the normal pressures parents put on themselves to give their children extra treats and provide the Christmas trimmings.
- York food Bank is in urgent need of tinned meat and vegetables, soups and dried potato, tinned fruit, cereals, small bags of sugar, cartons of custard, biscuits, tea, coffee, long life milk and long life fruit juice. Any Christmas treats you can offer would also be appreciated. Sadly we cannot accept fresh fruit and vegetables or home made jams and chutneys for the Food Bank.
Look out for the Ebola bucket at the back of church. Did you know that the current Ebola epidemic broke out just over a year ago and is still not contained? The medical and voluntary organisations are struggling to cope and more resources are needed. Please give generously to the Disaster Emergency Fund to help fight this dreadful disease.
Lost Property - We are starting to accumulate a number of clothing items in the Church Hall which have been left hanging on the pegs just inside the entrance. If anything is yours please claim it, otherwise it will disposed of by the end of the year. Thank you.
Pastoral Care - Recognised Parish Assistants.
If you have a situation or person that you would like the Recognised Parish Assistants to be aware of please speak to Emma Field, the group coordinator or leave a message with the Parish Office