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NEWS SHEET
THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
OCTOBER 12th 2014
TODAY
The flowers today have been given by Linda Little in memory of her husband,
Hugh.
Fr Philip leads the Sunday School this morning at 10.45am.
Collection for Keighley Women’s Refuge
The Mothers’ Union is collecting for Keighley Women’s Refuge. There will be a
box at the back of Church today for donations gratefully accepted. Please
donate toiletries, bedding, towels, tinned and dried food, cleaning materials,
colouring books and crayons.
THIS WEEK
Monday, October 13th: The Clergy and Readers’ Staff Meeting takes place at
the Vicarage at 10am.
Thursday, October 16th: The next meeting of St. Margaret's Luncheon
Club will take place on Thursday, October 16th. The charge for the lunch,
payable on the day, will be £6. To reserve a place a ticket needs to be obtained
from Sandy (Tel. 603222) by Monday, October 13th. Do please consider inviting
a friend along to the Luncheon Club as it is a very good way to introduce them
to the life and fellowship of St Margaret's.
Friday, October 17th: Please pray for Toby Howarth who is consecrated as the
First Area Bishop of Bradford in York Minster.
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NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 20th: The Christingle and Christmas Services planning group
meets at Bistrot Pierre at 9am.
Wednesday, October 22nd: Fr Bernard gives the first in a series of four talks
on Prayer, followed by a meditation, at 2.00pm – 3.30pm in the Parish Hall
meeting room. The remaining sessions will run at the same time on
Wednesday, October 29th, November 5th and 12th also in the Parish Hall
meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend either one or all of the sessions.
Thursday, October 23rd 7pm for 7.30pm: St Margaret’s Parish Dinner: The
Parish Dinner will take place at The Craiglands Hotel. The three course meal
will cost a total of £23.95. We welcome as our speaker Canon Robert
Brunswick who was formerly Rector of Croston and Chaplain of Bishop
Rawsthorne School in Lancashire. To reserve your place please speak to Gerry
Whittington or email at [email protected]
Friday, October 24th: Fr Philip leads the Harvest Festival at Ghyll Royd School
at 9am.
NOTICES
Confirmation and Enquirers’ Courses 2015
There will be a Confirmation Course for young people who are Year 6 (aged
11 in that school year) and older from September 2014 beginning in January.
The group will normally meet on Sunday evenings at 5.45pm – 6.45pm in the
Parish Hall. For more details please speak to Fr Philip (607210) or Fr
Christopher (603322) and/or sign up on the list at the back of Church.
Secondly, there will be an Adult Enquirers’ Course for those who would like
to know more about the Christian faith and, in particular, explore and ask those
questions about Christianity which may interest or trouble you. The Enquirers’
Course will last for six weeks and will be particularly suitable for the parents
who attend our Family Service or newer members of our congregations. The
Enquirers’ Course will begin on the first Sunday in January and meet initially for
five weeks before Christmas. If you would like to know more please speak to Fr
Philip (607210) or Fr Christopher (603322) and/or sign up on the list at the back
of Church. There are quite a number of parents around the Family Service too
who have experienced the course in recent years and its cuisine. Ask one of
them to find out how great they found it!
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This year’s Christmas cards will be on sale from next Sunday in the Parish Hall.
They feature two of the Angels in the Pre-Raphaelite windows by William Morris
(1894). A pack of ten cards and envelopes cost £3.50.
Operation Christmas Church
Once again, Playtime is sending gift boxes to needy children around the world.
If you would like to help, see any member of the Playtime Team. Closing date
November 14th.
Pathways by Linda Dewart
A new exhibition at St Margaret’s Parish Hall
We are delighted to be hosting a new exhibition in the Parish Hall of mixed
media works by local artists Linda Dewart. Linda trained at Bradford College
where she obtained a First Degree in Textile Design in 2001. She also worked
collaboratively with Graeme Willson on textile designs for St. Margaret’s
Church, Prestwich and for Halifax Minster. Works are for sale with 20%
commission in support of St. Margaret’s Development Fund.
Vacancies at The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, for House Staff: 10-20 hours per
week permanent post. Contact the Administrator on 01943 607287 or
email [email protected]
Alan, our Caretaker, would appreciate it if anyone who has left a container or
cake box in the kitchen could reunite themselves with it! Thank you.
DIARY DATES
Wednesday, October 29th: A Mothers’ Union Ecumencial Meeting will take
place at the Baptist Church, Kings Road, Ilkley at 2.30pm on Wednesday,
October 29th. Mrs Thelma Wilson will talk about Guide Dogs and what is
involved in their training. Two guide dogs will also be present! All are welcome
to attend.
Sunday, November 2nd: All Saints’ Sunday
Sunday morning services at their usual times.
Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the Recently Departed
at 6.30pm
Monday, November 3rd: All Souls’ Day (transferred)
Said Requiem Mass at 11.00am
Sung Requiem Mass at 8.00pm
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