Sunday 13th September – Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

We are currently able to have a Benefice Eucharist Service every Sunday at 11.00 am.   To view the service schedule go to:

We also continue with our online Sunday worship for the Benefice, including hymns, and readings from our church members on our website: fourteenth-sunday-after-trinity

Prayers of Thanksgiving: We give thanks for medical scientists and researchers around the world whose insight and skill, dedication and fortitude seeks ways to combat coronavirus. May they, with your help, Lord, speedily find vaccines, treatments and deterrents to its spread.

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

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Norman Jackson
from Oswaldkirk: Mary Oxendale
from Stonegrave: Mabel Harrison

Forgive: Our gospel this week deals with forgiveness.
We have all been hurt by the words or actions of someone and this is particularly hurtful when that someone is close to us – family or friend. We forgive when we let go of resentment and give up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered. The Bible teaches that unselfish love is the basis for true forgiveness, since love “does not keep account of the injury.”​—1 Corinthians 13:​4, 5.

In the Bible, the word “forgive” sometimes means “let go.” So forgiveness does not always require that you forget what happened or minimize the wrong. Sometimes it means that you simply need to let go of the matter, for your own well-being and that of your relationship with others.

Merciful Lord,
Thank you for your gift of forgiveness; demonstrated so lovingly by our Lord and Saviour on the cross. Help me demonstrate unconditional love today, even to those who hurt me.  Amen.

Benefice Notices

Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
Holy Cross, Gilling

Benefice Website 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 08.10am:
400th Anniversary of the Mayflower
Radio 4’s Sunday morning service with the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Plymouth.

Middlesbrough Food Bank or ring 01653 628755.
Please consider donating on-line via the MFB website.

Ryedale Food Bank
or ring 07990 264008

Online Giving: you can now donate online via the benefice website. Please go to to support your church.

To include details of your forthcoming event, please contact Ian Henley by Thursday on 01439 788274 or email
Next Sunday, 13th September 2020 – Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
11.00 am Benefice Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk

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

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