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Church Magazine Volume 6 Edition 9 September 2019 Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Ripon. North Yorkshire. Minister: Rev’d Helen Bell: Tel. 01765 698288 28

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CONTENTS

CHURCH COUNCIL 2019

Page 3 Editor’s Letter 4 Minister’s letter 5 Church News + pages 12, 13. 6,7 Food Banks 8,9 How strong is your password 10 Refugee week 11 Methodist Church Response to C/E Synod Vote 12,13 Church News 14,15 Diary September 2019 16,17 Puzzle page 18,19 O.M. Ships International 20,21 Film Review: Ride Upon the Storm 22,23 I didn’t think I needed God—a prodigal story 24,25 Called to be Ordinary 26 Notes for Musicians 27 Church Council 2019 28 We all have days…!

The final date for the submission of articles for the October issue will be Sunday 13th October 2019 Contact details: Roger Le Duc-Barnett (Editor) mail to: roglbarnett@talktalk.net Tel: (home) 01765 601672 Mobile: 07852 618 154

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Notes for Musicians

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Taken from my famous apron Largo – brewed in Germany (Hence “Handel’s Largo” reaches parts other beers cannot reach”) Piu Animato – if you don’t clean that rabbit out, it will have to go Interval – time to meet the players in the bar Perfect Interval – when drinks are on the house Cantabile – singing (that is, viz, drunk) Con spirito – drunk again Cantata – a fizzy drink Tutti – ice cream Coda – served with chips Codetta – child’s portion Chords – things that organists play with one finger Discords – things that organists play with two fingers Suspended chord – for lynching the soloist Rubato – ointment for the musicians back Subdominant – “I can’t play until I’ve asked the wife” Tonic – a pick-me-up Syncopation – bowel condition brought on by an overdose of Jazz

Dear Friends, Well holiday time is nearly over yet again, as we moved a little bit nearer to autumn. August has been a difficult and sad time for our church, as a number of the family of the church have lost fathers, sons and sisters. One great strength of our church is the love, and friendship which it possesses for one another. The fellowship of our church is second to none, as members support and care for one another. Knowing that members are upholding you in prayer is a great support and one which I personally cherish, having experienced it a number of times while being a member here at Allhallowgate. Our Minister the Rev Helen, returned from her sabbatical and we have missed her and Fred greatly in the past 3 months, but we were delighted to welcome her back and share in worship and communion with her on Sunday. During this month a chorus which I enjoy singing and means a lot to me has constantly been in the front of my mind, in fact I shared it in our prayers of intercession on Sunday it says; O the peace my Saviour gives, Peace I never knew before And my way has brighter grown Since I learned to trust him more. May God Richly Bless You All.

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Minister’s Letter Dear friends, I write having returned from my sabbatical recently feeling very blessed in so many ways. I firmly believe that a sabbatical break is truly a gift from the Methodist Church and we embraced it as such. During our time away we had a fabulous holiday of a lifetime in the Italian Lakes, visited Lincoln, Llandudno, Stratford-upon-Avon and Plymouth. We also were enormously spiritually enriched by time spent on Holy Island, and, of course, seeing family and good friends. Our new grandson has also bought us huge joy and it has been a blessing to be able to spend more time with him and his big brother. One of the most striking things about the sabbatical has been to realise afresh just what an incredible world we live in! Of course, we reside in God’s own country, but we have marvelled at the beauty of lake side and mountain top and glorious countryside the length and breadth of Britain. As Christian folk we really must do all we can to protect and nurture this wonderful world from the many threats it faces.

Called to be ordinary; cont’d. to that task. We help disclose where God already is and what God is already doing. Third, the world is not evil. It can’t be, because it’s of God, and God’s still active within in. An astonishing range of people religious and not are clearly engaged in all kinds of activities which mesh with God’s will for the world. That said, the world’s clearly not always functioning well. There are some real obstacles preventing God’s reign happening (humans frequently being one of them). But where good stuff is being done, we need to acknowledge it. Where bad stuff is happening we need to work with others to resist it, saying why we think it’s bad, and doing our best to get it stopped. Those three insights – reasons why it is not the Church’s task just to train individuals – are agenda items for Methodism’s future. We ,may not be huge, and may yet become smaller for a while. But we have a job to do nevertheless, even in our everyday ordinariness.

Having been back at work for only ten days a family bereavement has once again left us in the midst of grief and the realisation of just how important the prayers of others are at such sad times. Being held in prayer is a wonderfully encouraging thing and leads me once more to ponder on how people cope with such life-changing events without the support of the church family.

You can read the whole article in the Connexion magazine available in the Victoria Road porchway. The magazine is well worth perusing if you want to be inspired and encouraged by stories of what is happening in the Methodist Church across the country.

As the summer holiday season comes to a close and a new Church year begins we face many challenges in church life. I used to love the start of a new school year, as all my exercise books (showing my age here!) would be pristine and empty of mistakes. Of course with great thanksgiving we know that God forgives us and allows us a “clean page” each new day if we are truly sorry. Perhaps the start of another academic year should spur us all on to spend more time in prayer and the study of God’s word to us in season. May God bless you all richly, Yours in Christ, Helen

I dreamed Death came the other night, And Heaven’s gate swinging wide, An Angel with a halo bright Ushered me inside. Indignant words rose to my lips, But never were set free, For every face showed stunned surprise, -Not one expected me-. And there to my astonishment Stood folk I’d judged and labelled Anon As quite unfit, of little worth And spiritually disabled.

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Called to be ordinary Clive Marsh is the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference for 2019/2020. In the Summer edition of Connexion .he writes of his introduction to Methodism and the process that led to his to becoming a presbyter. He is convinced that God can work great things through the ordinary life and work and commitment of individual Christians. He writes:Methodism will be truest to itself when, from within its own ordinariness, it looks to society’s edge. It will not be trying to become a replacement government or social welfare agency. It will be resourcing spiritually (and even theologically) anyone who is developing a working Christian life and seeking to live by the gospel, through engagement with the Bible, prayer, worship, Christian conversation and political activism. And Methodism’s own life will be challenged and shaped by what people find at the edge, in the ‘in-between’ spaces (faith and world, faith and faith, belief and unbelief), and in daily life. It may sound as if we start with individual Christians, get them up to scratch, and then they will do their stuff ‘out there in the world’ and God’s Kingdom will come. It’s not only Methodism that has taught me that things don’t work quite like that, and for three reasons. First, there is ‘social holiness’. That means that faith is fundamentally shaped in groups. Everyone has to have their own faith, of course. But we only latch on to it by being given it through others. And we are only able to maintain it by being supported by, and supporting, others. So by finding faith we join in with what’s already going on. Second, God is already ‘out there’, I tremble whenever I hear people say that they are “bringing God into a situation.” I appreciate what’s meant, but it’s misleading. God is always ‘already there’. So Methodism’s job, like any Christian Church of movement is to contribute to that task. 24

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Our thanks has to go to Elizabeth for leading the Own arrangement service with such a good team. It was good to see people sharing in the worship of the church. I am sure we all gained something to take home and think about. Also a big thank you to Deacon Nigel and all his team, young and older showing us how ‘the Book’ was being opened to young children in school. It is also good to be able to Welcome Helen back from her sabbatical. We look forward to hearing more about it and seeing more of the photos. We where also saddened by news of the passing away of her Father on return from her sabbatical, and I know that we can count on your prayers for Helen and Fred at this time. It is nice to hear people saying they enjoy hearing the church news but it only gets shared if THE CONGREGATION share it with the Editor or with Val Smith. Val Smith My thanks goes to Val for co-ordinating the news and passing it onto me. Thank you Val. (Ed) There is more church news on pages 12 & 13 of the magazine.

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Food Banks and Miracles

I didn't think I needed God—a prodigal story; cont’d

It’s official! Despite having the fifth largest economy in the world, according to the government’s own Food Standards Agency, 8% of adults in the UK have low or very low food security. In layman’s terms, this means that 4 million people regularly struggle to put food on the table. If this figure is shocking, there is another one that is even worse: 10% of all UK children are malnourished. The consequences of this are obvious. Badly nourished children do not thrive, they are more prone to illness, they do not do well at school and therefore they do not get good educational qualifications. That in turn means that in adult life they are often low paid, are more likely to experience long-term unemployment and this will probably have an inadequate diet. It’s a vicious circle. We are storing up trouble for ourselves by ensuring that poverty in one generation will be passed on to the next. In the meantime, we have the immediate problem of millions of hungry people in this country. How are we going to break this cycle of deprivation? What we need is a miracle. Let’s look in the Bible to see how Jesus tackled feeding the hungry. Jesus’s miracle of the Feeding of the Five Thousand must count as one of the most important that he performed: it’s the only one recorded in all four gospels. The story is well known, even today when Bible knowledge is on the decline. Jesus had been teaching a huge crowd of people who had followed him to a lonely place. At the end of the day, he and his disciples were concerned that his listeners would be hungry and there was nowhere nearby where they could obtain food. Jesus tells his disciple to give them something to eat. 6

out. I didn’t wake up again until Sunday, and immediately realised I couldn’t feel my arms. I had slept on them stopping the blood circulation from my elbow to my fingertips. Although I could hardly move I managed to call an ambulance. I had kidney failure, underwent nine operations, and spent weeks in intensive care. The plan was to amputate one of my arms. During this time I feared for my life. It was then in my hospital bed I started to call out to God to save me. My mother had always been praying for me along with other Christians, and now I was praying too! Within two weeks my kidneys started working again, and they decided not to amputate. After 11 weeks I got out of hospital, bought a Bible and started going to church. Like the Prodigal Son I came home. I asked Jesus to forgive me and trusted in him to save me. Now I believe there are no limits to what God can do. God has made everything new! I am forgiven and free from drugs. I am not on any detox or antidepressants as I thought I would be – God has taken it all away! My life has been transformed (see Psalm 40). I know God has great plans for my life – something I never thought possible. I am enjoying my life today and I feel so blessed to have great people in my life and a new church family who care for me. Thank you Jesus! Taken from Inspire magazine

A Prayer

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I didn't think I needed God—a prodigals story

Food Banks and Miracles; cont’d

Stuck in intensive care with liver failure and the prospect of having his arm amputated, Ryan's drink and drugs teenage rebellion threatened a deadly outcome. But God had other ideas …

All they can find are five loaves and two fish which were given by a small boy in the crowd. Jesus takes the offering, blesses it and it is distributed to the crowd. Miraculously there is enough food available to feed everyone.

My name is Ryan and I am a living miracle. I have lived in the small South Wales Valleys town of Aberdare all my life, except for a time in prison. I have always believed in God. As a child I went to church with my family and attended Sunday School, but I was like the Prodigal Son. I didn’t think I needed God. It was in my teenage years that I started to rebel by getting into gangs and found myself in all sorts of trouble – stealing, burglary, assault, drink driving, and criminal damage. My life revolved around drink and drugs. By the age of 15 I was permanently excluded from school, and in prison for arson. After leaving prison I started taking cannabis and drinking more heavily to the point where I was hospitalised many times, but nothing could stop me and before long I was on hard drugs and injecting. One day I was injecting and the needle snapped in my arm and had to have an operation to remove it. I was told I could have died, but it didn’t stop me and I was straight back to injecting again. I was also still in trouble with the law. I stole a car with my friends and was chased by the police. When they stopped us I got out and they set their dogs on us. One of the dogs savaged me and tore into my testicles, so I had a very painful hospital visit again! Did any of this stop me? No. I continued to slip deeper into drink and drugs, spending my whole weekend in my house injecting and drinking.

Is that the full story? Not quite. All four accounts of this miracle agree that after the food is distributed there is enough left over to fill 12 baskets. It’s at this point that I think we are missing something. Before these baskets were filled with left-over food, logically they must have been empty – but who takes empty baskets on a day out? Jesus may have miraculously produced food out of ‘thin air’, but there is another explanation. Perhaps it was not just the small boy who had brought a basket of food. Perhaps the small boy’s offer of the contents of his lunch box persuaded other members of the crowd to do likewise. Perhaps the true nature of the miracle was that Jesus’s teaching encouraged those with food to share it with those who had none. I’m not suggesting that the latter is a better explanation. It’s just that I believe that encouraging people to share their food has a greater impact than the act of merely creating something as if by magic. Whatever you think, we need a miracle to keep on feeding the hungry in our towns and cities. Maybe the government if correct when they say that adjustments to the Universal Credit Scheme will eventually stem the rising tide of hunger in our country. But what about being a part of the solution? How about following the example of the little boy at the Feeding of the Five Thousand and putting aside something to give to those who have very little. Phil Bramall The Voice Magazine

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Food Banks and Miracles; cont’d

Ride Upon the Storm; cont’d

One way we at Allhallowgate can do this is to support the Food bank in our own area via the collection site at church. Thanks go to Lynda and Harold Blackburn who have taken on the responsibility for passing on our donations.

abreast of the various plot developments. But there was plenty of meaty incident to get the viewer hooked. Johannes is ambitious but conservative, and comments about Islam in a public debate led to him narrowly losing the bishopric election to a more progressive, female, rival – which prompted a crisis of faith and a few broken commandments.

How Strong is Your Password ‘How strong

are you?’ was the question posed in the advert on the radio. But is wasn’t asking about physical strength; it was about the passwords we use online. With so many phlishing scams and hackings going on, it certainly makes sense to come up with passwords that are unlikely to be obvious to others. We know it is a good idea, but we sometimes end up with so many different passwords for different sites and apps that is a struggle to remember them. There have been times when, finding myself locked out of an account, I’ve been tempted to think that it might have actually been useful to have a hacker with me to log me in! While a strong sequence of letters and numbers (including one capital and one special character) may be enough to protect us from online dangers, our own mental or spiritual strength is not always enough to protect us from the dangers of daily life. During difficult times it can feel as though we are too weak to get through them. Paul, one of the first Christian missionaries, experienced many difficulties. He was beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked three times and put in prison – all because of his faith in Jesus. Many people would probably feel they did not have enough strength to endure such challenges. 8

If all this seems to be portraying him in an unsympathetic light, the opener also showed him to be charismatic, passionate and devoted to his parishioners – a sub-plot involving his relationship with Niels, a terminally ill atheist who nevertheless reached back to religion as the end approached, yielded a subtle and moving scene between two flawed but fundamentally decent characters. Meanwhile August was torn between accepting a posting to Danish forces in Afghanistan or an offer of fast-tracking in the church hierarchy (courtesy of the new bishop), and Christian had to deal with accusations of plagiarism in his dissertation and a (reciprocated) attraction to Mark’s girlfriend. Plenty of potential for solid, slow-burning human drama, then, and an interesting study of a society where the church seems to play a more pivotal role in people’s lives than it does in the UK – apparently archaic at times (the ruffs and robes that Johannes and August don for a pivotal scene at a funeral wouldn’t look out of place in Blackadder) but pervasive even for unbelievers like Niels. .And it’s also further proof, if you needed it, that Scandi drama isn’t all serial killers and knitwear. Jeff Robson The Essential Briefing Please be aware that there is a fair amount of bad language, nudity and sexual scenes within this film. 21

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Film Review: Ride Upon the Storm

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Film shown on Channel 4:

But, perhaps surprisingly, in a letter Paul wrote to some early Christians, he told them something about going through difficulties. He believed Christ had said to him: “My power is strongest when you are weak” (2 Corinthians 12:9 Contemporary English version)

It’s been a while since the last knotty Scandi drama, but Channel 4’s intense new Danish series Ride Upon the Storm may be just the thing. Dark and deep and unafraid of tacking big subjects head-on, it’s written by Adam Price, the creator of Borgen, and is his first drama since that political saga proved one of the more unlikely hits of the Nordic invasion. The opening scene set the tone, as camcorder footage from the 90s showed two lads playfully burying each other in sand – while one intoned “remember thou art dust…”. The two boys are Christian and August, sons of an up-and-coming pastor from a family which has been providing servants to the Lutheran Church of Denmark for centuries. The sense of lives lived in the sight and presence of God was quickly and firmly established – along with a family secret or two. The sub-plot involving conflicted, terminally ill atheist Niels yielded one of the opener’s standout scenes. Photo: Channel 4 Fast forward to the present day and dad Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen, of The Killing and House of Cards) is a pillar of the religious establishment, in the running to be bishop of Copenhagen. August (Morten Hee Andersen) has followed in his footsteps and is now a military chaplain, while Simon Sears’ equally bright but somewhat more feckless Christian is studying business and setting up in partnership with his best friend Mark (Joachim Fjelstrup). As with Borgen, in another’s hands, this subject matter could have been dry. But Price has created something very rich, human and compelling, aided by uniformly excellent performances. Snapped up by Channel 4’s Walter Presents platform, it’s available to binge on All4, as well as in 10 weekly instalments. Meaty incident I think the slower approach would be more rewarding. This opener introduced a diverse cast and it was sometimes a struggle to keep 20

Paul concluded that when he felt as though he couldn’t face hardships in his own strength, Jesus would be his strength. For him, moments of weakness were now an opportunity to be glad. Though written many years ago, the words Paul wrote are still relevant today. People all over the world have been able to access Jesus’ strength by trusting in him. We can ask him to help us when we are feeling weak, and we can trust that we will never be shut out. If we need Jesus’ strength to keep going, it’s only a few words away. Jim Burns The War Cry

Smiles A young preacher was asked to give a sermon at a small country church. He worked hard on the sermon but was disappointed to find when he arrived that there was only one man, an elderly farmer, in the congregation. On being asked whether he wished to hear the sermon, the farmer said ‘Well if I took a bucketful of meal down to the yard and only one chicken showed up, I’d feed her’. So, the preacher delivered his sermon, which took about an hour and a half. Afterwards he asked the old man what he thought of it. ‘Well’, was the considered reply, ‘if I took a bucketful of meal down to the yard and only one chicken showed up, I’d feed her of course – but I’m blowed if I’d give her the whole bucketful!’ 9

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Refugee Week

O.M. Ships International; cont’d

During Refugee Week there was a display at the Cathedral where these words (an extract from a poem by Warson Shire) were to be seen.

with Katie, they can now both read page after page of God’s word to them – and without any language barrier! Ship to Shore Newsletter O M Ships International

“You have to understand that No-one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. No-one burns their palms under trains beneath carriages – No-one spends days and nights in the stomach of a truck feeding on newspaper unless the miles travelled mean something more than the journey. No-one crawls under fences No-one wants to be beaten pitied…….. I want to go home But home is the mouth of a shark.”

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‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama I don’t read a lot of memoirs. They can, sometimes, feel dull and over-introspective. I certainly cannot remember the last time that I described a memoir as transformative; but this is exactly how I would describe Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming. The story is gripping because of the characters it portrays, but also because it suggests, on page after page, that this is not just a story of Michelle Obama’s “becoming”, but of how we, its readers, might also become who we are meant to be. Dr Paula Gooder is a Reader and Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. 10

What time of the day was Adam created? Just a little before Eve! Who was the fastest runner in the race? Adam. He was first in the Human race! Why are atoms catholic? Because they have mass! Why didn't they play cards on the Ark? Because Noah was always standing on the deck!

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Methodist Church response to Church of England Synod Vote.

O.M. Ships International Logos Hope sailed up the river Yukon, Myanmar, for her first ever visit and the first OM ship visit since 2002. Known as the ‘land of gold’ because of the many pagodas, the real treasure of Myanmar is its people. Together with the OM Myanmar team, crew and staff looked forward to bringing the light of God’s love to this part of the world. “I don’t think it’s right that your company asks people to sell their books, but doesn’t pay you!” exclaimed a Taiwanese high school student. He and his friend were visiting Logos Hope in Taichung. Despite his limited English, the student was doing his best to have a conversation with Katie Entner (USA) and she was doing her best to explain why everyone on the ship is a volunteer. It can be difficult enough to explain this to someone with a full vocabulary; why crew serve without receiving a wage and how costs are covered through generous supporters around the world. The ship doesn’t come to make money, but to serve, but how to explain this with limited words? “We

want people to know that God loves them. Have you heard of Jesus?” Katie asked. But they both stared blankly in response. “Come with me,” she said. Katie led them over to a table where there were free Bibles in the Mandarin language. She handed a Bible to each of them. “Do you know this book?” she asked. One of the boys pointed at the other and said, “He has this book at his house.” “Have you read it?” she asked. The boy hadn’t. Katie explained, “It’s because of this book that we all live on the ship together from many different cultures.” Understanding at last, he said, “Oh so your organisation is based on this book?” And indeed it is! The crew’s entire lives are based on the message of hope found in the Bible. It was great to send the boys off with a bible in their own language. While they had struggled to get on the same page 18

The Methodist Church has welcomed a vote by the Church of England’s Synod backing further steps towards bringing the two churches into Communion with each other through the interchangeability of ministers. The Faith and Order bodies of the two churches will now work on drafting a series of texts, including a formal declaration of a new relationship of communion between the two churches. The progress will be reported back to the Methodist Conference and the Church of England in the next quinquennium along with a recommendation from the House of Bishops as to the next steps. This will happen as soon as possible but before 2025. Ruth Gee, Assistant Secretary of the Conference and Connexional Ecumenical Officer who was at the debate said: “We are pleased that significant work will continue and that there was much affirmation of the missional imperative of the covenant from members of the Synod. Though we had hoped that the Synod would be willing to move to legislation, we understand the reasons why some members of the Synod felt it important to give this vital matter more consideration. We were heartened by the affirmative comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the debate and the overwhelming vote in favour of the proposals. Our journey continues as we pray and work together for the sake of the church and the world and in response to the prayer of Jesus that we might be one”. Speaking at General Synod at the weekend as the new Methodist ecumenical representative, Susan Howdle said: “We have heard something of the rich meaning of Covenant … I do still retain a sense of excitement and hope at the possibilities which could lie ahead. I want to assure you on behalf of the Methodist Church that we remain committed to our worshipping, witnessing and working together.” 11

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PUZZLE PAGE An Appeal from the Treasurer

This is a plea to all members of our congregation to think about the level of their giving to the church and, if possible, to increase it. At the church council meeting on 10 July I presented a budget for next Methodist year which showed a deficit of just over £7000. Since then, at the circuit meeting on 18 July, the increased assessment being asked of us has gone down somewhat, making the forecast deficit £5,440. Because we have “spare” reserves, a loss like this is sustainable for a year or two, but in the longer term we do really need some increase in regular giving. Based on our average attendance of 65, the deficit could be eliminated if everyone could give an extra £1.61 a week. This may well not be possible, but it is an indication of the size of the problem.

Ladies Group Outing

This took place on Monday 29th to Leeds. The group accompanied by husbands used public transport to Leeds, quite a party of us on the upstairs of the bus. We share lunch at the Leeds National Art Gallery and then made our way to Marks & Spencer’s Museum. Where we listened to a presentation of the story of Marks and Spencer’s during WW2. It was interesting and very informative to hear how this nation wide store had helped in the war years; eg. They bought a Spitfire and provided a pilot for the aircraft which served with the national air-arm fleet through out the war years. They provided cheap meals in their canteens during the war year days to feed hungry and disadvantaged people, they also provided shelter during the bombing raids. After the presentation we where escorted around the museum by a guide who shared interesting facts about the items on display. An excellent day was had by all, enjoying the company of one another. Editor

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PUZZLE PAGE Rev’s Kathleen and David Woods Retirement Service. Once again Bedale newly refurbished Church was full to overflowing on Sunday 21st July at 3pm. The service was a joyful celebration of the years given to ministry by Kathleen and David, both in university settings and church setting. It was a very warm afternoon, but this did not affect the atmosphere of the occasion. The singing was with gusto, the sermon was both good humoured and challenging and the thanks brought insight, humour and an awareness of the dedication and commitment to church life given by Kathleen and David. A beautiful wrist watch was presented to Kathleen and a cheque to David. Fellowship was shared after the service over a cup of tea and cake. We wish David and Kathleen every blessing as they start upon a new life of retirement. May God Bless them. Editor

Strawberry Tea

The strawberry tea hosted by Pauline and Raymond Spensley in the garden of their home on 17th July proved to be a most enjoyable afternoon with delicious scones, copious tea and good company. The garden setting was enhanced by a lovely sunny day. In total two hundred pounds was raised for the Leprosy Mission. Pauline and Raymond would like to thank all those who helped to make the day a success, whether with a contribution to the event, help in preparation or clearing away and to all those who supported with their presence. Thanks in particular must go to Pauline and Raymond for all their hard work in hosting this event yet again. Audrey Barnett 16

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The Gate is the Monthly publication of Allhallowgate Methodist Church, RIPON. North Yorkshire. England. www.allhallowgatemethodistchurch.co....

September 2019 Gate  

The Gate is the Monthly publication of Allhallowgate Methodist Church, RIPON. North Yorkshire. England. www.allhallowgatemethodistchurch.co....