Sunday 15th November
Second Sunday before Advent

During Lockdown, we continue with our online Sunday worship for the Benefice, including hymns, and readings from our church members on our website:

Our churches are open for individual prayer:
Holy Cross Church, Gilling on  Wednesdays and Sundays 9.30am  to dusk. 
St Hilda’s Church, Ampleforth  on Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon and Sundays 10am to 4pm.
St Oswald’s Church, Oswaldkirk  on Wednesdays and Sundays 9.30 to dusk
Holy Trinity, Stonegrave on Sundays from noon to 3pm.


For if you are lonely
Dear Lord
I give thanks for all those who love me, for all those who care. Help me to receive your hope in my heart, to embrace your life flowing in mine. I know I live and breathe as part of your family and dwell safely in you. I know you understand me. I am not alone.

For those who are ill, confined to home and in need
from Ampleforth: Jean Thompson, Richard Unwin, Janey Rutherford, Margaret Matthews
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith, Rosemary Greenfield and Wendy Skilbeck
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd.

 For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Christopher Turner, Roy Warnock-Smith, Edith Whitwell, Elizabeth Kettlewell
from Gilling: Maxwell Laverick, Hilda Jackson, Lucy and Arthur Bambridge, Robert Jackson
from Oswaldkirk: Reginald and Kate Hugill,

Because of Covid restrictions, I need to send birthday and Christmas presents direct this year. So, I think postage will be higher than normal. Stefan Mihal’s carers think a sensory night light would be beneficial. I have purchased one plus T-shirts and a sweatshirt. I would appreciate contributions towards the cost. Please give them to Jim, myself or post them through the door of Ashgarth, Station Road. Thank you.

                                    Lesley Rose

Benefice Notices
Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
All Saints, Brompton by Sawdon

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: Ampleforth Benefice

Church of England National Service 9 am each Sunday on Facebook and YouTube.

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 at 08.10 am:
It’s Complicated
The Rev Dr Doug Gay, Principal of Trinity College, Glasgow, and Rev Dr Carolyn Kelly, Chaplain to Glasgow University, explore the mixed feelings experienced when faith has to reckon with the complexities of life.

Susan House is hosting Chat, Coffee and Open Prayer Zoom meetings on Thursdays at 11am for 45 minutes. Please contact Susan (01347 889500 or 01845 527493) for details on how to join the meetings.  

Middlesbrough Food Bank
or ring 628755.

Please consider donating on-line via the MFB website.

Post lockdown, Holy Cross Church will continue to collect for the Food bank and details of a Christmas collection will be in the December Parish Magazine

Ryedale Food Bank
or ring 07990 264008

To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email
Next Sunday, 22 November 2020
Sunday before Advent
Online worship –

Contact: Revd Canon Tim Robinson
Area Dean of Northern Ryedale Deanery
The Vicarage, Baxtons Road, Helmsley   tel.01439 770983

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