The Ampleforth Benefice – Sunday 17th May 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

At the present time, public services in church are not possible. We are united in daily prayer with our Lord and one another and we look to God who is our refuge and strength.

Benefice Sunday worship including hymns, and readings from our church members is on our website:

Prayers of Thanksgiving: We give thanks for the work of Mission to Seafarers and the Apostleship of the Sea. We pray for all seafarers and their families at the present time.

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

from Ampleforth: Jean Thompson    
from Gilling: Margaret Wilson    
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith, Rosemary Greenfield
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd

For the recently departed: Ray Beadnell (Ampleforth)

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Ellen Arundale, Mary Harrison, Charles Elliott, Jean Bradley, Elsie Overden, Dick Thompson, Eith SMithEden Copnor, Herbert Fox
from Gilling: May Bryant, Norman Pearson, Roger Kilvington    
from Oswaldkirk: Isobel Angus

Prayer each day this week: In our gospel passage from John this week, Jesus continues his farewell talk with his disciples. He tells them that the Spirit of Truth, another Advocate, will come and remain with them. Jesus is preparing them for the next stage of their faith journey. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus promises that he will continue to reveal himself to al those who love him. In our baptism, we too receive the Holy Spirit, and in our discipleship of Christ are led into all truth and filled with the life of the risen Christ. What is the Spirit revealing to you about the love of Christ? As you pray in the Spirit each day this week, notice what he is showing you.

Please contact Revd Catherine if you would like prayer ministry on the telephone, or if you would like to be prayed for by name at Sunday services.

The Church of England has launched a Daily Hope freephone telephone line for those not online: 0800 804 8044 You can call and listen to prayers, music, bible readings, and reflections.

Benefice Notices

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: AmpleforthChurchGroup

Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Laurence, Kirby Misperton

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am:

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Discovering the gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Rev Dr Alison Jack of New College, Edinburgh, and Fr Dermot Preston SJ of St Aloysius’ RC Church, Glasgow

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC 1 at 10.45 am:
The Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones leads the service on the sixth Sunday of Easter from St David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, filmed before the closure of all church buildings was announced. With hymns recorded for Songs of Praise in July 2019.


ASCENSION DAY is on Thursday 21st May. SEE online resources for prayer and worship at home.

Church of England Weekly Virtual Service:

SEE our Benefice Facebook page and Website for online services and audio.

Revd Catherine live-streams on Facebook Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday each week at 9.30 am and the Eucharist on Sundays.

SEE our YouTube channel: Ampleforth Church Group

Middlesbrough Food Bank or ring 01653 628755

Ryedale Food Bank open
or ring 07990 264008.

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

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