The concert on September 29th was a great success.  The church was full and the audience were treated to a marvellous musical evening by the Beverley Male Voice Choir and the delightful and extremely talented East Riding Suzuki Violin Group.  These young violinists (ages 6 – 16) were most professional and played with such joy and enthusiasm led by their charming and charismatic teacher Barbara Parham.  They clearly enjoyed the whole experience as much as the audience did!  Delicious refreshments, wine and soft drinks were served in the interval, and were much enjoyed by all.  Many thanks to everyone who supported this event and who helped with the organisation, decorating the church, providing food, and helping to clear up afterwards.  It was a super evening and raised £850 for church funds.

 

Harvest Festival Evensong on Friday 5th October was a joyful celebration and the church looked lovely and was well attended.  The service was followed by wine and refreshments when people stayed to chat and exchange news.  On Sunday 7th October the Autumn Workshop was attended by 14 youngsters who had lots of fun exercising their creative talents!

 

Sunday services are held weekly at 11 a.m - ( see timetable) - with coffee and biscuits afterwards - all are welcome.  However this last Sunday it was an informal “Do it Yourself” service as no vicar was available.  Everyone joined in, and the congregation even included a pet cat who followed her owner into church, plus a visiting “Harvest Mouse” also made an appearance - in the organist’s shoes!! Perhaps we should persuade the cat to stay!

 

Thinking ahead to CHRISTMAS…There will be a Candlelight Service of NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS with the CANTABILE CHOIR on SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER at 3pm at All Saints. We are delighted to welcome this talented choir to sing in our church.  Festive refreshments will be served after the service.

Then on Sunday 23rd December there will be a VILLAGE NATIVITY celebration at 2.15pm – starring a real donkey!  (More details from Rev Ruth Newton)  Sounds exciting..!

 

Sue Thomas

Village Nativity 2012

The Christmas service for families will be on Sunday December 23rd and will be a village procession, with a real donkey; we will be acting the Nativity Story. Starting around Bryan Mere at 2.30p.m and finishing in Church with worship for all the family. Everyone can dress up, adults and children as shepherds, angels, kings but we can only have one Mary, one Joseph and one Angel Gabriel, ideally these parts will be for the older children so if you would like to take part please ring me on 01482841875. There will be a rehearsal at 1.30p.m on the 16th December for the main characters followed by our usual Carol Service at 3.00p.m.

Ruth Newton Curate

 

Dear Friends

When asked for what we most want in our lives, some in any group of folk will return the answer ‘Peace’, maybe with ‘Good health’ as a close runner up. Peace in our own lives and homes, and peace in the world. It has just been announced that The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe.

The Nobel committee said the EU had helped to transform Europe "from a continent of war to a continent of peace". The last organisation to be given the prize outright was Medecins Sans Frontieres, which won in 1999. Announcing the award, Nobel committee president Thorbjoern Jagland said the committee wanted to concentrate on the EU's work over six decades of advancing "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights".

It is often easy to be cynical about our political organisations and our own part in them. We can easily think we are very small cogs in big political wheels. This month will see voting for the Police and Crime Commissioners. We have more chances to have our say, to make our voice heard than many in the world could ever dream of. Some of you will remember (especially this month) times when calls for peace were not heard in Europe. Can we make our voices heard in ways that build up our common life? Let’s not be complacent about our role in the Common Good, which Christians understand as the kingdom of peace with justice that Jesus announced. This prayer has been offered in many world peace organisations – it reminds us that peace in the world begins with you and me:

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth;
lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust;
lead me from hate to love, from war to peace.
Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.

 

With every good wish for the blessing of peace –

                                                Angela Bailey, Vicar

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