The Ampleforth Benefice  Sunday 15th September 2019

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
9.15 am Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
9.15 am Eucharist at Holy Cross, Gilling East
11.00 am Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth
6.00 pm Harvest Choral Evensong at Holy Trinity, Stonegrave

 Prayers of Thanksgiving: We give thanks to God for the great day enjoyed by all the Youth Church at Flamingo Land yesterday, and we give thanks for Scarlett being baptised today at Stonegrave Minster.

For those who are ill, confined to home and in
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.
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Norman Jackson, Desmond Fabling, Doris Todd
from Gilling: Joseph Gill, Pat Galtrey
from Oswaldkirk: Archie Smith
from Stonegrave: Mabel Harrison

Prayer during the week: The two parables in our Gospel passage this week tell us important things about God, and give us spiritual guidance. In the Parable of the Lost Sheep, we see that when we are lost, God will go to great lengths to find us, seeking to bring restoration and wholeness. In the Parable of the Lost Coin, like the lost coin who did not know it was lost, we too are not always aware of the great efforts God, through others, is making to return us to a ‘level path’. In both parables, we see restoration as a cause for celebration, and so we especially pray, as the one Church this week, to work with God in seeking out the lost, and rejoicing with him when one is restored to the community.

Regular services for the coming week:
Monday 16th September at 9 am: Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling
Wednesday 18th September at 9.15 am: Morning Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk;
Thursday 19th September at 9.30 am: Eucharist at St Hilda’s, Ampleforth;   Friday 20th September at 9.00 am BCP Mattins at Holy Trinity, Stonegrave

Benefice Notices

Benefice Website
Facebook Page: AmpleforthChurchGroup

Throughout the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Giles, Lockton

MESSAGE from Jean Thompson: ‘Warm thanks to so many kind friends who sent good wishes, cards and gifts when I was in hospital, and to those who came to visit. It has been an enormous help to recovery and has encouraged the will to get well. All are welcome any time’.

Stonegrave Minster OPEN DAY Saturday 21st September 2 – 4 pm with exhibition and talk by historian, Richard Morris, and author of recent book Yorkshire A lyrical History of England’s Greatest County.
Advance notice – St Oswald’s safari lunch, Sunday 20th October commencing 12 noon.  Venues around Oswaldkirk.  Tickets at £16 from Helen Goodman 01439 788401 or Jane Dexter-Smith 01439 788932
Eco Fair     – there’s more we can do!
On Saturday 28th September from 1pm to 4pm Gilling East Village Hall is hosting an Eco Fair.  Stalls and sales. Free entry.
Middlesborough Food Bank.
Next Collection 1 October – fruit, tinned meats,longlife milk and fruit juice – needed.
Harvest Festivals: for Oswaldkirk – Friday 27th September 7 pm at St Aidan’s; for Ampleforth and Gilling – Sunday 29th September 6 pm at Holy Cross Church.
Next Sunday, 22nd September 2019  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
9.15 am All-age Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
9.15 am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling East
11.00 am Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth
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

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


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