24 October 2021 – 21st Sunday after Trinity

Benefice Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth at 10.00 am led by Revd Stephen Gamble
Radio 4 Sunday Worship at 0810
A Haven for an Emperor
An Ethiopian Orthodox Sunday Worship featuring excerpts from a service recorded at Bath Abbey last month to reflect the legacy and impact of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I on the city of Bath and his home during his exile, Fairfield House. The house has huge religious significance: for the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, of which Haile Selassie I was both a faithful member and regarded as the “Protector and Defender”.

The programme will feature traditional Ethiopian spiritual music and sung worship from the service in Bath Abbey, much of which is recorded in the Ethiopian liturgical language Ge’ez. Professor Robert Beckford with reflections. Reading: Psalm 22.

Church of England online service 9.00 am

Those who are ill, housebound and in need:

George Pearson, Jean Thompson, Richard Unwin, Jo Priestman, Margaret Matthews, Ruth Taylor, Freda Shaw, Margaret Dixon, Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith, Anne Fryers and Martyn Boothroyd.

For the recently Departed

Reg White

Those whose anniversaries we remember

Ronald Scott, Frederick Lupton, Dora Benson, Gordon Davison, James Petch, Stanley Ingram, Betty Wikeley, James King, and Violet Pickard

 Churches open

 St Hilda, Ampleforth – Open dail
St Oswald’s – Daily from 10am to 4 pm
Holy Cross, Gilling – Daily from 10am to dusk
Stonegrave Minster – from noon to 4 pm on Sundays (noon to 3 pm from 31st October

Covid Restrictions in Church

Covid cases locally in Ampleforth and Helmsley have increased by 9 to about 34 cases per week. Until such time as there is a marked and sustainable decrease, it would be unwise to relax the safeguarding measures in church.

So, face masks, social distancing and sanitising remain in place.

We are continually reviewing the threat and the protective measures


Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St John, Bilsdale Midcable

Middlesbrough Food Bank

Ryedale Food Bank
The Ryedale Foodbank service has been temporarily paused due to unforeseen circumstances. At present, they are unable to accept food or donations.

 Advance Notice for All Souls Day

St Hilda’s Ampleforth on 2 November at 7pm
This service remembers our loved ones no longer with us.
Please write the names of your loved ones, which will be read out in the service, on one of the lists, which are in all Churches of the Benefice.

 Services in the coming week

 Next Wednesday 27th October
Benefice Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling at 10.00 am.

 Next Sunday 31st October
Benefice Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling led by Revd Stephen Gamble at 10.00 am

Contact: Revd Gareth Atha
Area Dean of Northern Ryedale Deanery
tel. 01751 471495


As we approach COP26……….

Father of Creation,
You created a world of wonder, of possibility and potential.
You declared it to be good.
But this world is no longer as you intended it to be.
Humanity has betrayed its calling – To tend and nurture.
In this time of climate breakdown
Wake us from our slumber,
Equip us afresh to be the justice-shaped people of God.

Help us to make amends – Your Kingdom Come

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