Sunday 3rd November 2019

All Saints’ Day
9.15 am All Saints’ Day Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
11.00 am Family Eucharist with Worship Band at St Hilda, Ampleforth
6..00 pm Benefice All Souls’ Memorial Service at Holy Cross, Gilling

Prayers of Thanksgiving: we give today for all God’s saints, for those whose lives show the world a particular grace from God, and for those who inspire us to follow Jesus more closely.

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

from Ampleforth: Freddie Thompson (3yrs); Jean Thompson; Freda Shaw
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: Robert Colley, Florence Burnett
from Gilling: Richard Homeey, Percy Hornsey
from Oswaldkirk: Otto Greenfield
from Stonegrave: Ken Cook

Prayer during the week: In our Family Eucharist at St Hilda’s today we begin at the Waterfall of Poppies by the War Memorial, gathering together to acknowledge those who died in WWI and WW2. Our initial commemoration, ahead of Remembrance Sunday next week, takes place on All Saints’ Day – a significant feast in the church year. On All Saints’ Day we celebrate all God’s heroes, those who spent their lives, and who mostly died, in their firm witness to Jesus and the resurrection. And in our Gospel passage today we have the Beatitudes, giving us confidence of God’s love and mercy, his abiding presence and faithfulness. Words which soldiers and saints would have known. Let us pray this week to carry in our hearts, as the Saints did and do, Jesus’ words of blessing and assurance. Amen.

Regular services for the coming week:

Monday 4th November at 9 am: Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling
Wednesday 6th November at 9.15 am: Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk;
Thursday 7th November at 9.30 am: Eucharist at St Hilda’s, Ampleforth
Friday 8th November at 9.00 am BCP Mattins

Benefice Notices

Benefice Website Page:

Throughout the Deanery this week, we pray for:
All Saints, Kirkbymoorside

 St Hilda’s Coffee Morning on Wednesday 6th November at 10.15-11.30 at 10 St Hilda’s Walk
Hostess Mary Gray. All welcome.

Benefice All Souls’ Evening Service: a reflective time to remember departed loved ones before God. TODAY at 6 pm at Holy Cross, Gilling. Please write the names you wish read out during the service on the sheet at the back of each church.

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Next Sunday, 10th November 2019 Remembrance Sunday
9.00 am Eucharist (Said) at St Hilda, Ampleforth
10.50 am Remembrance Service at Our Lady and St Benedict’s Church
10.50 am Remembrance Service at Holy Cross, Gilling
10.50 am Remembrance Service at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
7.00 pm Youth Church at Ampleforth Village Hall
To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email
Middlesbrough Food Bank

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

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

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