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DID YOU GET IT? In July‘s issue we included this rather picturesque scene by Mike Foottit on our cover with the tantalising caption: ―where might this be?‖ To put an end to the suspense we can now reveal this hidden gem is an idyllic backdrop to the animal centre in our very own East Park. Well done to those of you who guessed correctly. Mike will be continuing to paint the hidden wonders of Drypool and the surrounding area over the coming months, we‘ve given you an easy one this month watch this space for more mind-bending mystery locations!


Editor Imperfect... ―It‘s a plum, obviously!‖ I said feeling annoyed that I had to explain at all. ―Oh.‖ Said Christine, as though surprised that I could even think that it resembled such a fruit. She studied it more closely. ―It looks more like an apricot with sunburn!‖ My‖ tut‖ was quite audible as I looked across to the near perfect representation of a lime fruit that she had completed. We were in St J‘s and sitting in small groups, busily making fruits for a tree that the vicar had provided. It linked in with his sermon about ―the fruits of the Spirit‖, though, as usual, I had missed most of it by sitting doodling spacecraft on the service sheet. But onwards and upwards! I hesitated as people walked up to the tree and began, carefully, to attach their fruits to it. ―Aren‘t you going to put yours on the tree?‖Asked Christine, in a suddenly encouraging manner I looked at the ―sunburnt apricot‖ and then at the tree. ―Perhaps at the back‖ I suggested. I must admit that I felt something of a failure. I couldn‘t even model a fruit properly. What would God think? Carefully I placed my fruit right at the back of the tree. It was hidden away so that no-one would see it. I started back to my place, glancing at the list of the fruits of the Spirit. I didn‘t see ―enthusiasm listed there! ―Put it to the front,‖ said God, ―I appreciate the effort! You don‘t need to be perfect. You just need to try!‖ DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE


WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A REST? One of the things I've noticed about modern life is how easy it is to never really switch off. The sun goes down and you switch on a light. The office closes and you hook up to the network via the internet. You stay in the house and your phone rings and if you go out you must leave your mobile on; ―what if there was an emergency?‖ And even once your phone is off the hook, your mobile is switched off and your computer shut down, you have your DVD collection, your sky box and the freeview channels. It might not be work but our minds are still hammered with sounds and pictures and information. Some people seem to do okay on this diet of media and electricity for a while but I have to admit that I find it really tiring. Sometimes I have to switch off, not only the gadgets but my mind. It might seem a strange gift but when we read the first chapter of the Bible (Genesis chapter 1) before God had even created humanity God gives a place to the day and the night. It actually happens twice! On the first day God separates the darkness and the light ‗and there was evening, and there was morning the first day‘. Then on the fourth day God creates the great light (Sun) and the lesser light (the moon) to watch over the day and the night. They are given to ‗serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years‘. When was the last time you went to bed with the sun? Then of course there is the climax of all creation which God calls the Sabbath day. And God rested on the seventh day when all the work of creation was done and made that day blessed and holy. Rest is not about giving up, it's not that there isn't more you might want to achieve; it's not that you don't care. It's about following the pattern which God gave to all of creation in the beginning. It's about caring for yourself so you can better care for others and about switching off from work at one time so that you can be more fruitful at another. It's also about accepting a gift from God and trusting that it is He (and not you) who sustains the world. This is a very special gift. So when was the last time you had a rest? Grace and peace Aian 4

ST ANDREW’S FELLOWSHIP I arrived at the very last meeting of the St Andrew‘s Fellowship a little late, as I‘d found it difficult to find a parking space, in the Balfour Centre‘s car park. I was warmly welcomed and given a cup of tea. I‘d expected everyone to be feeling rather sad, and talking about what a shame it was that the fellowship was closing. However what I‘d interrupted was lots of laughter, and exclamations, as Phil trawled through a long list of previous St Andrew‘s vicars. The members were reminiscing about each one as Phil said their names. I didn‘t know any of the vicars as they were before my time, so to speak. But I was greatly entertained by all the stories being swapped of each vicar‘s different interests and character. There was even one who ―re-married‖ couples when it was their wedding anniversary. What a brilliant idea. He must have kept a note of all the dates. But by taking the trouble to do so and remembering them during Sunday service, he helped the couples to refocus on their vows, and made them feel special. After Joan blessed the food we all tucked into lunch whilst chatting to each other. There was talk of possible future projects, even though the meetings have officially stopped. As Doris rightly said ―The meetings at the Balfour Centre may have stopped but the Fellowship goes on.‖ It may start again in the future, albeit in a new format. We certainly hope so. Phil presented Pat and Doris with floral arrangements, as Joan, Olga, Jean, Jenny, Sylvia and Bill clapped their appreciation for all the hard work these two have put into the running of the fellowship over the years. I learnt that it had been going for 10 years and I know that, throughout these years, a great many people have been comforted, helped and strengthened in their faith by the Christian love and support they received at St Andrew‘s. As I made my exit I left this lovely Christian group about to conclude the meeting, by praising the Lord in song. I know that the fellowship meetings will be very much missed, but I feel sure that it‘s less of an ending, more of a new beginning. © Carole Harvey 5


(Debt Counselling in Drypool) We had a meeting on Monday 8th July to discuss debt advice for the parish. It was good to have Graham and Nigel from Victoria Dock (who really are the driving force/vision behind this) and Shane, Christine and Dave from St John's, as well as 3 people helping us with information - Jackie and Christine who run the debt counselling service based from New Life church and Rory who had come across the country to lead the meeting. Rory is from CMA - Community Money Advice - a Christian based national debt counselling ministry. Having heard from Rory, we all felt very inspired to go with their model, which involves training local volunteers and running a locally based service - this can be a day a week/every day/ based at an office/ including home visits etc. It involves 2 days training for all debt advisors, but also the opportunity to be involved in other ways prayer, admin, pastoral support. The initial idea of the meeting (which I co-ordinated with my work, SEARCH, hat on) was to see if we might put a centre or 2 into East Hull, sharing the people resources we've got, I think we'd all say this is still the vision, but there also feel like a need to get started as soon as we can - anecdotally, even at the meeting we could name several people without much thought who need this sort of help to move them on from a crisis point, have previously made referrals from the parish (there are 3 CMA centres based in Hull, all of whom are willing to take referrals but all of whom are virtually at capacity in terms of time and volunteers). So, the plan at the moment is: 1)We are heading towards a CMA centre, based in our parish (but taking clients from wherever if we can, depending on volunteers). Initial thoughts are that we would be "open" one day a week - a Tuesday, at 6

St John's, to coincide with our weekly open day, but we would also explore home visits, which would mean volunteers could also come forward who aren't available during the day 2)There is a lot more to say! So, we want to have a Parish-wide meeting on Sunday eve, 15th September, at Victoria Dock, to explain the vision, the need and the practical implications. 3)This would then lead on to 2 training days (Saturdays) in Sept/Oct, then hopefully "opening" after that 4)In the meantime, over the summer, Nigel will look at us setting up a charity for us to do this within, and Cathy will attempt to secure some money for setting up costs and training. HOWEVER, we'd love to know what you think! Š Cathy Westby

MOTHERS’ UNION A visit to the Maritime Museum was scheduled for July and a few of us went. We split up as we went in and I must admit that I had a very enjoyable afternoon wandering round. It is the first time I have been in there (what an admission!) and there is quite a bit to see and watch. It will take a few more visits to see it all ! There is a break in August and then the afternoon group will start meeting again on Wednesday 4th September 2013. Rev, Alan Bagshaw is coming to talk to the group. All welcome. The evening group is in abeyance at the moment but will start meeting again in September. Details will follow on the notice sheet at St Columba. Parish Roving Reporter 7

MABEL A GRAND DAY OUT Sarah‘s wedding was booked for June next year. Plenty of time to get things done, or so you might think. But the weeks seemed to fly by. ―Can‘t you talk about anything else, only weddings,‖ was the grumble of one of the ladies. But it was a good natured grumble. All the other events came round. In August the home was having its Summer Fair, so the ladies were busy. Friends and relatives were asked if they had any bric- a- brac, unwanted books and paperbacks. Then prizes for the tombola and the bottle stall were needed. Sorting out articles for the nearly new stall, Jean found a lovely white stole with sparkly thread. ―Where did that come from?‖ asked Hilary Jean did not know. ―It was in a carrier bag with some other things.‖ She said. Mabel decided that she would like to buy the stole for Sarah. ―Won‘t she mind it not being new?‖ asked Rosa. Tilly said no she didn‘t think so. Sarah was a practical young lady and although they would not cut corners, there was a limit on what they could afford. ―We know they are having a white wedding, but how many bridesmaids? And what colour scheme?‖ asked Pearl. ―A lot of things have yet to be decided.‖ Said Tilly The days went by so quickly that the Summer Fair was on them before they knew it. The minibus had been booked to take the ladies for a drive and it was such a lovely day. They all enjoyed the drive seeing the countryside. The harvest was in full swing and poppies were blooming in the fields and hedgerows, while the hay had been cut and baled earlier. The minibus pulled up on the cliff top so they could enjoy the sea air, and sun sparkling on the sea. Jean and Hilary, being the most able bodied, volunteered to go to the little hut and get the ice creams. 8

There was not a lot of chatter in the lounge that night, as everyone was tired out but all agreed it had been a lovely day. ―Seeing the men busy in the fields made you realize it would be Harvest Festival soon.‖ said Mabel. ―Yes,‖ said Mrs Moore, the manager, who had come in with the evening coffee, ―we will be having our own Harvest celebration, with all the well loved hymns‖ Mabel smiled as she knew her sister Tilly would want to share it with her. © Margaret King

PRAYER In the midst of modern life, it‘s not always easy to ‗come aside‘ and be with the Lord. There is so much business and so many things to do, God is sometimes pushed to the outer limits of our lives. But having said that, God wants us to meet with Him. He enjoyed walking in the garden with Adam. When sin came in, Adam hid. Do we hide from Him and not allow Him into our everyday lives? Often we feel shut in by circumstances but we need to let God into them. Noah was shut in with the Lord for quite some time (Gen 7:16), he was totally in the hands of God. We haven‘t got arks to retreat to, but we can have a quiet place where we can enjoy His presence. If that‘s too much to hope for, closing your eyes and turning your heart and mind to Him, even for a few seconds can bring peace especially when feelings are running high and the temptation to give in to sin is strong. Peter‘s prayer for help when he found himself sinking is all we need to say, and God will be there. © Barbara Pritchard 9

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LAUDATE OMNES GENTES (Or “Out with the new, in with the old”) Not the normal title for a Parish magazine I agree, but the 15 th of June was no ordinary morning! On that day I found myself in Coventry, in order to learn more about the Community of the Cross of Nails. This was a Society that was founded in Coventry, following the destruction of the ancient cathedral, and initially worked for peace and reconciliation between Britain and Germany. It now finds itself involved in the wide world over. Something of a lesson there I fear. Ortrun Voedisch, the Reconciliation Team Ministry member, had suggested that I attend a conference day and I, ever keen to travel, accepted this invitation with some alacrity. And so here I was, in that wonderfully medieval city having been deposited in the cathedral area by Christine. I checked my watch. 8am! It was an early start, and a major sacrifice from Christine, who tends to think that there is only one eight o‘clock in any one day. And I was just in time. I met with the others, said a few ―hellos‖, and accepted a quick coffee. Then we were ready to go. We were told that we would begin with a prayer walk around the ―hallowing sites‖ with prayers and readings at each. These included the ancient priory ruins, the parish church and the bombed cathedral. As we walked around what remained of the Priory (given by the Earl and Countess of Mercia, the latter better known to history as Lady Godiva), we 12

chanted the Laudate. ―Laudate Omnes Gentes, Laudate Dominum‖ I drew great comfort from those wonderful Latin words! (Or, to translate, ―Sing praises all you peoples, sing praises to the Lord.‖) But I also felt uneasy, and as to that let me explain. For some time now I have been pondering the relevance of old phrases, poems and hymns. Though I love them, do they still have a purpose, or place, in our modern, jargon ridden world? Where everything is a verb and convenience of speech is the key to our means of communication. No bad thing in itself, but do we simply discard the more elegant of our phrasings? After all the language of the King James Version of the Bible was falling from common parlance, even as the translation was being completed! Indeed, I must be the only churchgoer today who has a KJV Bible app on his mobile telephone! But as we processed slowly around, it really didn‘t seem to matter. As a poet, I felt a keen resonance in the simple chanting of these beautifully phrased Latin words. And, as we quietly chanted, I felt also, the blessed fellowship of like minded individuals. But it was more than that! For in those quiet corners of Coventry‘s ruined Priory, I felt that I now knew God a little better. There was no need to speak of it though. We all knew. He was here with us. And I had my answer! God meets with us where we are. Of a sudden I realized, that I could find Him just as easily in Westminster Abbey, or by reading poems by Donne or Cowper, as I could in a humble church, quiet garden or the rare simplicity of a home study group. It was as though God Himself was saying to me. ―Be in no doubt. I gave you your love of poetry and words. Of course I will meet you in and through them. Why wouldn‘t I?‖ It was as simple as that! And it demanded only the simplest of responses from me…….Amen! #Laudate Omnes Gentes, Laudate Dominum Gratias Tibi Dominus. © Shane Blades 13

KNITWITS AT LARGE... Never to be deterred by a bit of weather, the Knitwits have been out in force the last couple of months. And wherever they go they seem to get noticed… whether they have their knitting with them or not….. Knitwits has become so popular of late that we now meet every Wednesday afternoon….. somewhere. It is actually quite simple: second and fourth Wednesdays in St Columba, first and third in East Park café. However we have had the odd emergency, like when two Knitwits, who shall be nameless, not only gate crashed the Mothers‘ Union but also rearranged all the chairs at the back of church before hot footing it to East Park. Then there are the occasional fifth Wednesdays. On those days we could be anywhere…. as long as it leads to tea and cake. Gathering for afternoon tea in a garden centre recently a passing gentleman wanted to know what organisation we were from. I don‘t think he was quite prepared for the answer he got. One sunny Wednesday afternoon in East Park cafe the staff were on red alert because there was a rumour of rival cupcakes being sold on the premises. Panic over when said cupcakes were revealed to be knitted and were being handed over ready for the Knitwits‘ fundraising tea the next week. Our Strawberry Tea was a great success and £250.00 was raised. That will keep the needle clicking for a bit….. Grateful thanks to all the Knitwits who worked so hard to make it such a success and to all the refined ladies and gentlemen who partook of the delights. We are currently knitting for projects in Malawi, Ghana and Gambia. We have personal links with all these and they will be hand delivered by our contacts. We have just finished thirty plus pairs of legwarmers for trampoliners which will raise money for Cystic Fibrosis (to be delivered personally to the trampoline company in Devon by our own fair Irene. Hope she‘s not going to claim expenses…..). We have also sent twenty beanie hats to a homeless charity in Bradford. 14

Future projects are likely to include Angelbears for Dove House Hospice, and bunting for Hull City Centre. We take our knitting and the charities we support very seriously, but boy, do we have fun. New members always welcome. Knitwit Liz

Our Lord in Heaven, We thank You for Your grace and forgiveness. We thank You for Your sacrifice for the saving of our souls. Tonight we hope to bless that sacrifice with the teachings of Your good book. We hope to learn and appreciate, and to carry out Your teachings in our own lives. As willing and loving believers, we wish to acknowledge the love we have for You our Lord. Our lives are fulfilled knowing that the sacrifices You made have allowed us to live the lives we have today. Walking hand in hand with You Lord, has given us the strength to get where we are today. So tonight we praise You in our own way. May You be worshipped in the manner You deserve as our Lord and Saviour, in the name of Your one and only blessed Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Written for the St John’s Bible Study Group by Jamie Scott 15

NEWS FROM TRISHA WICK FOR JULY 2013 Greetings from Filey! JOURNEY BACK I had a problem free but very long journey back from South Sudan. Thank you for your prayers particularly for good weather so I could fly out of Maridi on the MAF plane – it was a sunny day! It is good to be back with my family again. FATHER’S FUNERAL The funeral of my father was on Thursday 11th July at 2.00 pm at St. Oswald‘s Church, Filey. Please continue to uphold us as a family in prayer. HOME LEAVE I expect be in UK for six months as I will also be doing the expected five months of Home Leave as well as having coming back a few weeks early due to my Father‘s funeral. There are some issues to solve in Maridi but if the way opens I hope to return there early in January 2014. MY BOOK I have not yet been able to get my book printed due to lack of facilities within South Sudan and lack of money. I am hoping to get some copies printed soon so I can take them when I do Link Visits. Do any of your churches have a printing machine which initially could print in black and white 100 copies of an A5 size booklet with 56 pages? DOG’S TUMOUR My dog Tessa in Maridi has a benign tumour on one of her back feet which is growing but at present not causing her a problem. Pray that in my absence it does not grow bigger and that I find her well when I eventually return. INDEPENDENCE DAY 9th July was the second anniversary of the Independence of South Sudan. I am sorry that I missed the celebrations.


MY SICKNESS Thank you for your prayers for my health. After 15 years with very little sickness I had Dengue Fever, Typhoid and Brusellosis all within the period of a month. I managed to carry on and just took two days off from work as Principal at Chaima Institute in Maridi and I am glad to report I am now well again but tired. PROJECT PROPOSALS I have sent off nine project proposals to try to raise money for different areas of work in Chaima Christian Institute in Maridi. The process seems very slow but pray that I get some positive responses as we desperately need money for the Institute. FRIENDS COME AND GO Adam Bathe who spent five months in Maridi working with the Youth left at the end of June. Marsha and her elderly mother arrived back in Maridi in June so it was a very happy reunion to see them again. BISHOP JUSTIN He and his wife Joyce have been away for over three months visiting friends overseas. He should soon be back in Maridi so pray for his return journey. HEALTH OF MY MOTHER AND SISTER My mother and sister both have health issues which are slowly improving but pray for healing. Some of this sickness may well be stress related. CHAIMA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE Pray for Rev. Eli Paul and Rev. Titus Morris who will be responsible for the work at Chaima Christian Institute in my absence. I look forward to seeing many of you again when I start to visit my Link Churches. Pray for energy as it is a very hectic programme with many other meetings and commitments also. God bless. Trisha Wick 17

EACH LITTLE FLOWER THAT OPENS The last time I went to the Yorkshire Dales, nature had moved on to the next step in its familiar ecological cycle. The sheep in the field that we overlook had gone, along with their growing lambs. They had been taken to another pasture and we could no longer enjoy them as they gambolled about and seemingly held races. Only the chickens remained in one corner and took part in their daily stroll around the edges of the field en masse. The reason for the removal of the sheep at this time is so that the grass is able to grow. This happens in the Dales especially Wensleydale and Swaledale. The various species of grasses and many beautiful wild flowers are left to flourish until the end of June by which time they have grown to a good height. Walkers are advised to keep to single file to avoid trampling on and flattening the growth. Everything is left to nature in this way in order to provide winter fodder for the livestock. At the appointed time, the ‗crop‘ is cut and left for a day or two to dry out. After that, the various machines involved in collecting and baling the grasses are trailed behind the tractor and neat bales are formed, collected and taken away to be stored. This process does not just help with the feeding of livestock in the winter. The variety and abundance of grasses and flowering plants make these meadows so valuable for wildlife providing nectar for bees and other creatures. These in turn attract insect-eating birds during the day and bats at night. Some birds like lapwing, curlew and snipe rely on these meadows for food and nesting places. There is nothing like the small of the hay meadow. I could drink it in all day long. Sadly, methods have changed and many of our hay meadows have been lost. Green silage fields have replaced the traditional hay meadows. They are more economically viable for the modern farmer, involving less manual work and fewer people. It is also less dependent on the weather for success than is the hay meadow. The National Trust and Natural England want to safeguard the last remaining hay meadows because of their importance for wildlife and 18

their cultural significance. This year there is a new initiative recently launched by the Prince of Wales. Hay meadows at Muker in Swaledale have been se lect ed a mo ng s ixt y ‗Coronation Meadows‘ across the UK as part of the sixtieth anniversary celebrations of The Queen‘s Coronation. The scheme aims to identify a species-rich meadow in every county that will act as a ‗donor‘ site to provide seed to restore nearby degraded meadows in order to preserve the local characteristics of grasslands in each region and also the wildlife that they support. All things bright and beautiful and all the beauty of this earth are held by us in stewardship for those who come after us. © Heather Clarke

MEN’S BREAKFAST Aian Macpherson

• Join Us For Breakfast

is our special guest. He starts his ordained • Saturday, August 3 @ 8:00am ministry here in • St. Columba’s Church Drypool and will be speaking about his If you are thinking of attending, please let Eddie Thompson, Neil Billany or Shane Blades know faith. 19

On Saturday 29th June St John‘s hosted it‘s annual Summer Fayre. There was puppet shows and French singing plus a host of stalls from local businesses an their thanks to all who made the event possible.


an army assault course provided by the local cadets, live music, character and nd organisations and a good time was had by all. St John‘s would like to offer Here‘s a selection of images from the event... Images © Allyson Brain


Sunday 30th June saw the ordination as Deacon of Drypool‘s new Curate, Aian MacPherson. Aian is pictured left with Jason Taylor and also with the Archbishop of York and other candidates for ordination. Images © Diocese of York

Also ordained as Deacon in a different ceremony was Heather Houlton. Heather is pictured with her husband David who was a long-term member of St. Columba's. He is now Vicar of Gargrave near Skipton. Heather will serve as Curate in the Grassington area. Image © Martin Houlton 22

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ON WHY IT IS SO HARD TO READ The Rectory St. James the Least My dear Nephew Christopher, Your suggestion that every month at clergy meetings, someone should review a book of theology they have been reading, was bound to be greeted with uneasy resistance. It would mean that the majority would have to start opening books, rather than just occasionally dusting them. Possessing books does not necessarily imply that they are ever read. Your high church colleagues will only read the Racing News, low church members the Railway Review, liberals the Knitting Weekly and those with tendencies towards non-conformism, the Vegetarian Times. Clerical studies may be lined with books, but they are largely for effect – and to hide damp patches on the wallpaper. Anything with hard covers will have been bought with the best of intentions - but somehow the vicarage lawn or the church hall drains will have taken precedence. And from what I know of your colleague at St. Crispin‘s, the only books he will buy will be to colour in. I do try to keep up with my reading, but sleep mercifully intervenes after the first 10 minutes. On those days when I sit by my study window, so passers -by can see me deeply occupied in intellectual activity, it is most useful that my large tome on the letters of Eusebius can easily conceal an Agatha Christie inside it. I confess that I was once gloriously put down when I tried to get one of our blue stockings interested in a new edition of a Dostoevsky novel. She replied: ‗I have never read Dostoevsky in translation.‘ It only confirmed my suspicions that she had worked as a Russian spy in earlier years. I was hugely impressed when during the bitter cold of last winter the Earl of Stowe, whose library would comfortably contain one of our cathedrals, told me he was slowly getting through its contents of tens of thousands of volumes. It was only some time later I discovered that he meant he threw the occasional one on the fire when he was running low on wood. No, my dear Christopher, the only literary activities that will spark interest will be crosswords for the majority, or diocesan reports for the truly dedicated – with weighty tomes being used as door stops. Your loving uncle, Eustace 24






St Columba

St John

Victoria Dock

4th August 10th After Trinity

Holy Communion

All Age Service


11th August 11th After Trinity

9.15—Holy Communion 10.30—Family Service

Morning Worship

Family Service

18th August 12th After Trinity

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

Family Service

25th August 13th After Trinity

Morning Prayer

Morning Worship

Holy Communion




1st Sept 14th After Trinity

Holy Communion

All Age Service


8th Sept 15th After Trinity

Family Service

Morning Worship

Family Service

15th Sept 16th After Trinity

Holy Communion

Morning Worship

Family Service

22nd Sept 17th After Trinity


Holy Communion

Family Service

29th August 18th After Trinity

Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Holy Communion


Midweek Services St Columba’s Tuesdays at 9.15am St John’s Wednesdays at 9.30a.m


RECIPE CARD Lorraine Iveson shares her favourite recipes with the Echo.... SAUSAGE AND BEAN CASSEROLE Lorraine’s own special recipe and a family favourite... Ingredients: 8 Sausages 4 Rashers of Bacon 4 Medium Potatoes 1 Tin Baked Beans 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes Salt & Pepper (optional) Method: Cook potatoes for 20 minutes. Lightly fry bacon. Cook sausages well. Slice the potatoes and cut sausages and bacon into medium pieces. Place in layers in a casserole dish adding beans and tomatoes. Place in a preheated oven at Gas Mark 4 (190 degrees) for 30—40 minutes. Enjoy! COCONUT TARTS A well known favourite at all parish functions!!! Ingredients: 8 oz Shortcrust Pastry 4 oz Margarine 4 oz Caster Sugar 6 oz Desiccated Coconut 1 Egg Jam Method: Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (190 degrees). Roll and cut pastry to fit a Yorkshire pudding tin. Put a small blob of jam into each. Cream margarine and caster sugar until smooth then add coconut and egg. Add a spoonful of coconut mix on top of the jam and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Scrumptious! 28

YOU OWE IT TO THEM 'Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me...' Isaiah 8:18 You may not be able to give your children everything you'd like to, or everything they want, but here are four things you owe them: 1) Connect with them. The story's told of a couple who decided to buy a new playpen for a friend, on the arrival of her sixth child. A year later the friend wrote back saying, 'Thank you for the pen. It's wonderful-I sit in it every afternoon and read, and the children can't get near me.' Seriously, what do you really know about your child? Their struggles, their heroes, their music, their friends, their fears, their dreams? If your answer is 'not much,' start making changes right away! 2) Listen to them. If some of us paid as much attention to our garden as we did to our children, we'd be living in a weed patch. You'll never understand your child until you take time to listen to what they're saying-and what they're not saying. 3) Believe in them. As a child, the great Caruso was told by a music teacher that he had no talent at all. Parent, make sure your voice is the loudest. Build their confidence; give them the faith and self-worth required to overcome the obstacles they'll face in life. 4) Let them see God in you. Three kids were discussing their fathers. One said, 'My father knows the mayor.' Another said, 'My father knows the governor.' Confidently the third said, 'That's nothing; my father knows God!' Dad, Mum, do you know God? If you don't, commit your life to Him today. © Bob & Debby Gass Reproduced from UCB—The Word for Today. Free copies of this daily devotional are available for the UK and Republic of Ireland—to subscribe visit or write to UCB, Broadcast Centre, Hanchurch Lane, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8RY

“QUOTE OF THE MONTH...” ―More wonderful than me going to the moon for my country was God‘s Son coming to the earth for me.‖ Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut 29

CONGRATULATIONS ALPHABET MONDAYS! St John‘s Monday toddler group – Alphabet Mondays—has recently received a national award as East Yorkshire‘s favourite parent and toddler group! The group, run by Lynsey Maughan, a member of St John‘s Church, and her husband Steve bagged the top prize in our region in a recent poll on the Netmums website for their hard work and dedication to making St John‘s Community Centre a fun place for all the family. The prize pot was £250 which Lynsey intends to combine with other fundraising money to buy new toys for the use of both the Monday and Friday groups as well as the growing Sunday School. The group runs every Monday morning (excluding bank holidays) and there is a special programme throughout the school holidays which enables older siblings to take part. In the past these have included musical workshops, animal welfare days and dentistry! The holiday dates are popular so best to check the programme before turning up. For more information contact St John‘s or look up Alphabet Mondays on the Netmums website. WELL DONE LYNSEY AND STEVE! Christine Brain


Geoff Howlett’s CD Review Of the month VARIOUS : Jesus Firm Foundation – Hymns of Worship. (Provident : 02341-0180-2) This collection of timeless hymns have been ―re-imagined‖ by today‘s most respected Christian artists. The sad thing for me, listening to this album, was that I didn‘t know a lot of the hymns. I guess, by the artists featured, that most of these tunes are American. I enjoyed the title track, even though I didn‘t know the song. This one is sung by Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North), Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall (Casting Crowns) and Mandisa. I smiled to myself as I listened to ‗All Hail the Power of Jesus‘ Name‘. The big voice, the over the top production, it just had to be Michael W. Smith. Matt Maher sings a nice version of ‗Holy, Holy, Holy‘, while Kari Jobe gives a pretty rendition of ‗Be Still My Soul‘. For lovers of Celtic music, both the Newsboys and Matthew West give tremendous versions of ‗Jesus Paid It All‘ and ‗Blessed Assurance‘, respectively. This, I feel is the album‘s purple patch and it‘s a strong finish to the track listing. It‘s an album that throws up a few different sounds for the listener, and despite the unfamiliarity of some of the hymns, it‘s well worth a listen. 8/10. GRACE EARLE It was with great sadness that we heard recently of the sudden death of Grace Earle. She was involved with the Stoneferry Fellowship from its early days. She was a faithful and regular attender, often taking a leading role, and being especially supportive to curates and Readers in their times of ministry there. Those of us who spent time at Stoneferry have especially happy and grateful memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray at this sad time. Liz Pacey 31

Last months solution


Across 8 One of the titles given to the Messiah in Isaiah’s prediction (Isaiah 9:6) (6,2,5) 9 International Nepal Fellowship (1,1,1) 10 Single(1Corinthians7:27)(9) 11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s seminal book about Soviet p ri so n ca mp s, T he — ~Archipelago (5) 13 Treachery(2Kings11:14)(7) 16 Of India(anag.)(2,3,2) 19 ‘God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession,like men condemned to die in the — ’ (1 Corinthians 4:9) (5) 22 Follower of a theological system characterized by a strong belief in predestination (9) 24 ‘Put these old rags and worn-out clothes under your arms to— the ropes’ (Jeremiah 38:12) (3) 25 They brought together all the elders of the Israelites in Egypt (Exodus 4:29) (5,3,5)


1 The season when kings ‘go off to war’ (2 Samuel 11:1) (6) 2 Simon Peter’s response to Jesus by the Sea of Galilee: ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a — man’ (Luke 5:8) (6) 33

3 Beaten with whips (1 Kings12:11) (8) 4 ‘You shall not — ~adultery’ (Exodus 20:14) (6) 5 Encourage (Hebrews 10:24) (4) 6 Service of morning prayer in the Church of England (6) 7 ‘Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for you, and — — him in your heart by faith wi th thanksgiving’ (4,2) 12 Run(anag.)(3) 14 Member of 17th-century party that denied the right of autonomy to the Church (8) 15 ‘We will triumph with our tongues; we—our lips’(Psalm12:4) (3) 16 Earnings(1Corinthians16:2) (6) 17 ‘I rejoice greatly in the Lord that——you have renewed your concern for me’ (Philippians 4:10) (2,4) 18 How Paul described Philemon (Philemon 1)(6) 20 Multiple territories under the rule of a single state (Daniel11:4)(6) 21 ‘You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women,—to Israel’s guilt’ (Ezra 10:10) (6) 23 This month(abbrev.)(4)

TURNING THE PAGES “FATHER FORGIVE” CANON ANDREW WHITE ―Father Forgive‖ by Canon Andrew White, is a wonderful testimonial of a subject relevant to the world today; for he writes about his efforts to help bring peace to the Middle East. As the vicar of St. George‘s church in Bagdad, Canon White has vast experience, and a wealth of knowledge, on the subject of reconciliation and forgiveness. Basing his ministry on the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation, the teaching in this book also includes relevant biblical extracts. Canon White writes in a gentle, non judgemental, and yet uncompromising style. This helps the reader to understand the fundamentals of reconciliation and forgiveness, in a straightforward way. This book may be based around the conflicts between Sunni and Shia Muslim, but it soon opens up to help the reader to understand the cultural and religious conflict between Christian, Jew and Muslim. From this comparison of different faiths, the book examines the roots of conflict, both on an international and a social level. Canon White then writes about six of the sins written about in the law, as given to Moses, and known as the Ten Commandments. The six included here are; covetousness, greed, envy, indifference, lust and pride. The Canon calls for all of us to recognize the need to forgive, and to love one another, in order that we can have a fuller relationship with God. In his summary, Canon White quotes Lewis Smedes, former Fuller Theological Seminary lecturer, who writes in his book ―Forgive and Forget‖ (Harpers and Francisco 2007) ―When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumour out of your 34

inner life. You free a prisoner, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself.‖ I have found this book a great comfort, and a wonderfully practical tool to find the strength to forgive those who have hurt me. If, like me, you have found it hard to forgive those who have caused you pain, then I believe this book will help and encourage you, to find the strength, through the scriptures and Jesus, to release your suffering. © Dave Chapman, Hull Churches Network


Baptisms St Columba‘s Ava Jane Brewster Alisha Marie Hopkin

Ava-Rose Hewitt Aiden Tobias Hinch


PARISH CLERGY Team Rector, St.Columba Rev Philip Goodey; The Rectory; 139 Laburnum Ave; Hull HU8 8PA . Tel 01482 786553 Email: Team Vicar, St.John Team Vicar, Victoria Dock Rev, Martyn Westby

383 Southcoates Lane Hull, HU9 Tel. 01482 781090

Rev Jason Taylor 22 Corinthian Way, Victoria Dock Hull; HU9 1UF Tel 01482 216130:

Curate: Rev. Aian MacPherson, St Andrews House, 2 Harcourt Drive, Hull, HU9 2AR Tel. 07929 733555 Parish Office Open Tuesday 7:00– 8:00pm.. Friday 10.30am-12.00 noon At Drypool Rectory. 139 Laburnum Ave. Tel:01482 786553 Email: Website: Parish Wardens: Liz Harrison (Tel:797110) John Saunderson (Tel 784774) Antoine Robinson Darren Wilkinson Richard Boniface Graham Wragg Parish Readers Margaret Liversedge (Tel: 588357) Liz Pacey (Tel:705723) Graham Wragg (Tel: 223050) David Norton


The Magazine Team Editor: Shane Blades; 26 Linkfield Road, Hotham Road North; Hull. HU5 2NN [Tel: 07949 040495] Email: St.Columba’s Reps: Katie Brown ( 321611 Carole Harvey 07733222727 St.John’s Rep:

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Drypool Echo  

The parish magazine of Drypool, Hull. Linking the churches of St Columba, St John and Victoria Dock

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