The Ampleforth Benefice – Sunday 11th August 2019

Eighth Sunday after Trinity
10. 30 am Benefice Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswakldkirk

Prayers of Thanksgiving: we give thanks to God for our worship together at the monthly Benefice Eucharist and for Beryl, organist, and the benefice choir.

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, Ian Henley, and Sarah Lee.

 For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:from Ampleforth: Brian Reed
from Gilling: Ernest Sleightholme, John Marwoo

Prayer during the week: In our church year, we have two great seasons of preparation: Advent and Lent. In these times, we prepare our hearts and minds, as well as our households and families, to celebrate the feasts of Christmas and Easter. Though preparation can take on a penitential overtone, it is also filled with joy as a foretaste of the celebration to come. In our Gospel today, Jesus counsels his disciples to be vigilant in preparation for the coming of the Son of Man. Whether we meet Jesus at the end of time or at the end of our earthly lives, we do not know the hour or the day when this will occur. Let us pray each day this week that our preparation is intentional and constant, but also joyful as we look forward to an eternity with God.

Regular services for the coming week:
Monday 12th August at 9 am: Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling
Thursday 15th August at 9.30 am: Eucharist at St Hilda’s, Ampleforth  
Friday 16th August at 9.00 am Mattins at Holy Trinity, Stonegrave

Benefice Notices

Throughout the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Oswald, Oswaldkirk


Exhibition at Stonegrave: do you have a picture, photo or painting of Stonegrave Minster and/or the village? The Vicar is putting together an exhibition as part of the Open Day at Stonegrave on the 21st September. Please get in touch if you have material
NEW Benefice Website
Our new website is at
Comments/posts etc please email Ian or Vicar

DON’T MISS Choral Evensong with the Helmsley Chamber Choir at Stonegrave Minster on Sunday 18th August at 6 pm.

Ryedale Community Charter: please follow this link to read the Charter as it currently stands!forum/gilling-oswaldkirk-cawton-coulton-community-charter-group and follow this next link if you wish to give your support A Community Charter is a way for local communities to contribute to discussions and decisions made about their local area.

Why not take a Retreat or Quiet Day this Summer: look up the following online for details:

Next Sunday, 18th August 2019  Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9.15 am Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswakldkirk
9.15 am Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling
11.00 am Eucharist at St Hilda, Amplforth
6.00 pm Choral Evensong at Holy Trinity, Stonegrave

To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email

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

Posted on