Contact Telephone Numbers - St. Edward the Confessor

Our England is a garden,
and such gardens are not made
by singing – “Oh how beautiful!”
and sitting in the shade…
And when your back stops aching,
and your hands begin to harden,
you will find yourself a partner
in the glory of the garden.
THE GARDEN GANG starts back from 30th March, Monday afternoons, 24pm (except on Bank Holidays and when it rains). Volunteers always
welcome. – There’s usually a cup of tea about 3pm to encourage you.
THANK YOU to those of you who supported the West Thorpe Hellebore and
Snowdrop Coffee Mornings. The sum raised for church funds was £225.00.
Geraldine Conn.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: HOLIDAY CLUB is back by popular demand and
this year we are going to become Polar Explorers from Monday 20th July to
Friday 24th July! Booking isn't open yet but be sure to get that week in your
diary so you don't miss out and keep your eyes peeled for more details over
the coming months!
To be a Holiday Club leader or for more information on how you could be
involved, please email Emma at [email protected]
Age UK York 5 day escorted holidays at seafront Expanse Hotel
BRIDLINGTON, 8-12 June 2015 or 14-18 September 2015, £305 includes half
board and transport, no extra cost for single rooms.
Please contact Gill Stamp [email protected]
St Edward the Confessor
22nd March 2015
Lent 5
Hello and welcome to St Edward’s. Please feel free to join us in the Hall
for refreshments after the 10.00am service. If you are visiting, please
make yourself known so that we can welcome you.
We do not take a collection during the services. A plate is available for
donations at the back of the church, at the beginning and end of each
service. All donations are gratefully received and there are several ways to
give on a regular basis. Please ask!
In term time, there is a crèche in church every Sunday during the 10am
service: also groups for children and young people – ‘Promise’ – during the
10am service on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays; the 1st Sunday in the month is
a Family Service and the 3rd Sunday is an all-age Family Communion.
Gluten-free wafers available at communion.
Please inform a sidesperson if you require one.
Jeremiah 31: 31-34, OT p746
John 12: 20-33, NT p103.
Led by Letitia Chester; preacher Gill Stamp.
Holy Communion and Anointing Readings as above
Led by Martin Baldock; preacher Gill Stamp.
During Communion we will sing hymns: 532, 167, 620, 18.
PACT Led by Emma Bagnall and Letitia Chester.
Evening Service
Exodus 7: 8-24, OT p55.
Revelation 3:14-22, NT p244.
Led by Martin Baldock; preacher Daphne Green.
The deadline for church notices on this sheet is midday on Wednesdays. Also,
the office deadline for ‘The Porch’ magazine is the 12th of the month before.
Contact telephone numbers:
Core Office Hours:
Martin Baldock
01904 706120
Letitia Chester (Assoc. Minister) 01904 692652
Monday – Friday:
[email protected]
Emma Bagnall (Children, Youth & Family Worker)
[email protected] 07914 857546
Alison Baxter (Parish Office)
01904 709111
E-mail: [email protected]
Reg Charity No. 1131430
Church Website
Holy Communion
Sunday 29th March – Palm Sunday
BCP Holy Communion Isaiah 50: 4-9a, OT p691
Mark ch14-ch15, NT p49.
Family Communion
Celtic Service - Palm Sunday
Inspired by worship from Iona Abbey.
Readings as above.
Mon 23rd
10am & 11am
Little Teds – Pre School Service.
Lent Meeting – in the Extension.
7.30-9.00pm Tangent: (Y10-Y13) at 149 Tadcaster Road.
Tues 24th
6.30-7.30pm Open Evening for weddings and baptisms.
7.30-9.00pm ‘Big Sisters’ Meeting – in the Meeting Room.
7.30-9.00pm Segment: (Y7-Y9) – at 149 Tadcaster Road.
Wed 25th
Pippa’s Small Group.
Praying in Company.
2.30-3.45pm Whitehouse Gardens Small Group – at No 6.
SEEDS Brief all-action, after-school service for
parents/carers & children. Drink & biscuit included.
7.00-8.00pm STEMS (St Edward’s Mature Seeds): for Secondary
School age - in the Meeting Room.
Thurs 26th
Dringhouses Primary School Service in Church.
‘MUSIC TO OUR EARS’: Thank you to all who helped make the visit by the
York Minster girl choristers such a harmonious success. An amount to the
tune of £1,426 was raised in aid of the Community Hall Refurbishment Funds.
Derek Reed.
STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES: Boxes of blue stewardship weekly giving
envelopes for 12th April onwards, are at the back of church for collection.
TODAY from 4-6pm, in the Community Hall, we will be showing Disney's
animated film 'FROZEN' for those aged 5-16 to come and enjoy, alongside
hot chocolate and popcorn (with parents/grandparents if you would like
to!) If you have not yet told me you are coming, please speak to me after
the service, drop me an email or text me on 07914 857546 so we know
numbers. Thank you! Emma Bagnall.
GET A LIFE! Monday Evening Lent Meetings conclude on 23rd March from
7.30pm until around 9pm This year, meetings feature members of our church
community sharing their life and faith stories with us. Each evening closes with a
short reflection by one of our preaching team and there is a break for
refreshments. Many thanks to: Dorothy Reed, Anne Russell-Smith, David Lapish
& Peter Burgess who agreed to be part of this year’s series.
HOLY WEEK PRAYERS: If you would like to lead a 30 minute time of prayer:
Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st March or Wednesday 1st April at 7pm, please
let Martin know. Thank you.
SAVE THE DATE: 1st June 2015, 7.15pm-9.20pm Adrian Plass And
The Searchlight Theatre Company will be performing ‘Adrian Plass
and the Church weekend Away’ here at St Edward’s. As Adrian did
our Wydale weekend a few years ago it could be very interesting!!!!
Tickets £12 (conc. £10) will be for sale in the office. 01904 709111
[email protected]
ANNUAL MEETING: Each and every leader of a group is warmly
invited to hand into the parish office before the end of March:
- a couple of sentences describing what you do;
- 2 or 3 hopes, aspirations for your group and the church over the next
year or so.
Preferably by email, if possible. Thanks, Martin.
AWAY WEEKEND: 16th-18th October 2015. Booking forms are now
available in church. The inclusive cost for the weekend is £150 (the
same as last time) for adults; 2-11 year olds £56; 12-16 year olds £84
and under 2 years free. Please return the forms to the office with your
£10 deposit per person, by Easter. If you have concerns over payment
but want to come, please have a word with Christine Hanby.
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING: Sunday April 19th (after 10am service)
There are 8 vacancies on the Church Council this year:
5 to serve for 3 years; 1 to serve for 2 years; 2 to serve for 1 year.
If you have been on the Electoral Roll for at least 6 months and are
either confirmed or desirous to be confirmed, then you are eligible for
election. (NB: for 16-18 year olds, the 6 month rule does not apply).
6 meetings a year and the opportunity to be involved closely in shaping
the future of our church.
Please consider putting your name forward for election. We also have
to elect churchwardens to serve for the coming year.
RENEWAL OF VOWS: Archbishop Sentamu invites readers and clergy
to renew their vows at a service in York Minster at 11 am on Maundy
Thursday April 2nd. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
Churches Together In York Ecumenical Service for GOOD FRIDAY
3 April 2015 6.45pm Walk of Witness with the Cross from the
Parliament Street Fountain; 7.30pm Service in York Minster. Preacher:
The Venerable Sarah Bullock, Archdeacon of York For further details
email [email protected]
St. James the Deacon Church Hall, Sherringham Drive,
Woodthorpe, on Saturday, 16 May. Please contact us at church after
the 10am service or [email protected] If you are able to
supply plants, donate cakes and offer to help on the day, it will be much
appreciated. On behalf of Christian Aid thank you very much for your
support. David & Jenny Simpson