The Ampleforth Benefice

Sunday 20th October 2019 – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15 am Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling
9.15 am Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
11.00 am Eucharist at St Hilda, Amplefort
6.00 pm Choral Evensong at Stonegrave Minster
7.00 pm Youth Church at Ampleforth Village Hall

 Prayers of Thanksgiving: we give thanks to God for calling us to be hospitable and welcome each other into our homes. We pray today for the Safari Lunch in Oswaldkirk.

For those who are ill, confined to home and in need:

from Ampleforth: Freddie Thompson (3yrs); Jean Thompson
from Gilling: Rita Sutcliffe, David Sutcliffe, Margaret Wilson  
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith and Sarah Lee.
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:

from Ampleforth: Zillah Moore, Ruby Lupton, Ronald Scott
from Gilling: Harold Harrison, Arthur Carass
from Oswaldkirk: Betty Wikeley
from Stonegrave: George Stephenson

Prayer during the week: In our Gospel passage today, we have a profound message hidden in the parable of the persistent widow. Unlike in the parable, our Judge cares for us deeply and constantly works for our good – and his decision is not up for sale. Jesus tells his disciples to pray continually and to never lose heart. The parable today is about patience and justice: patience for Jesus’ return and the knowledge that his return will bring a complete justice to all of creation. Each day this week, let us bring to heart and mind that, as his disciples, we are to be persistent in prayer, that when the Son of Man returns, he will find faith on earth.

Regular services for the coming week:

Monday 21st October at 9 am: Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling
Wednesday 23rd October at 9.15 am: Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk;
Thursday 24th October at 9.30 am: Eucharist at St Hilda’s, Ampleforth
Friday 25th October at 9.00 am BCP Mattins followed by Holy Communion at Stonegrave.

Benefice Notices

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: AmpleforthChurchGroup

Throughout the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Matthew, Hutton Buscel

A Waterfall of Poppies

Would you like to knit, crochet or make felt poppies to display around the War Memorial in St Hilda’s Church on and around Remembrance Day? Please contact Josie Thrower 788463 

Holy Trinity (Stonegrave) PCC meets this Friday (25th) at 10.15 am at Stonegrave Minster Church.

St Oswald’s Church PCC meets this Friday (25th) at 7 pm at St Oswald’s Church.

Middlesbrough Food Bank
Next delivery-Tuesday November 5th!
Shortages in long-life milk and juice, tinned ham, tuna and corned beef!

First Holy Communion – Advent Sunday 2019: Preparation sessions are planned for end of October and throughout November. Please speak to Revd Catherine if your child is ready to take this next step in their friendship with Jesus and his Church.

 Benefice All Souls’ Evening Service: Sunday 3rd November at 6 pm at Holy Cross, Gilling.
A reflective time to remember departed loved ones before God. 

To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email
Next Sunday, 27th October 2019 – 19th Sunday after Trinity-Bible Sunday
9.15 am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling
9.15 am All-Age Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
11.00 am Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth

Contact: Revd Catherine Reid
Vicar of the Ampleforth Benefice
The Vicarage, Ampleforth   tel.01439 788867email.


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