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Calendar of Events and Services throughout December 2013 Please see inside magazine for further events and dates. Sun 1st

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Christingle at St Mary’s Richmond - a beautiful way for all ages to start Advent.

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Mothers’ Union Advent service at St Mary’s Church followed by tea and scones in the “Tower Cafe”!!

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Richmond Flower Arranging Club—A traditional Christmas workshop with Mrs Carol Dixon ” at Hudswell Village Hall. Coffee 9.30am Meeting 10.15am

Thurs 5th 11.30am

1st Thursday Prayers at Holy Trinity Church

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Richmond Chase the Pud - Santa Mile - at Richmond Swimming Pool on behalf of BHF.

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Hudswell Fun-Key all-age worship Hudswell Village Hall.

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The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band at St Mary’s Richmond

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Mayoral Carol Service at St Mary’s Church Richmond

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Friends Of Richmond C of E Primary School Christmas Fair Christmas Concert by Candlelight by the community choirs of the Station Singers.

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PCC Coffee Morning at the Town Hall

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Mothers’ Union Eucharist & refreshments at St Mary’s Church The Company of Mercers, Grocers, and Haberdashers, and Fellmongers Carol Service Richmond School Carol Service

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The Lodge Carol Service

Fri 20th

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The Company of Mercers, Grocers, and Haberdashers, and Fellmongers Carol Service

Sat 21st

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Richmondshire Choral Society at St Marys Church

Christmas 4pm Eve

Crib Service - with Upbeat and Anacrusis

Sun 29th

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MINISTRY TEAM RECTOR Rev’d John R Chambers The Rectory, Church Wynd 821241 0787 5348245 j_echambers@btinternet.com CURATE Rev’d Antony Kirby 850349 07594615180 antonykirby01@btinternet.com HONORARY CLERGY Rev’d Mark Beresford-Peirse Mrs Joy Hornsby Mr Scott Lunn Mrs Joan Plowman

Rev’d Jennifer Williamson

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Mrs Jennifer Patrick 850693 Dr Sheila Harrisson 822059 Mrs Ruth Brown 825270 CHURCH OFFICERS - THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, RICHMOND Mayor’s Warden Rector’s Warden Assistant Warden Deputy Churchwarden Organist & Choir Director Upbeat & Anacrucis Dir Bell Captain Head Verger Church Booking Secretary Parish Administrator PLEASE NOTE CHANGE Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer

Mr David Frankton Mr Roy Morel Mrs Janet Morel Mrs Judith McLeod Mr Colin Hicks Mrs Carol Gedye Mrs Susan Welch Mr Dennis Stedman Mr Michael Clayson Claire Murray

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FWO Secretaries Mr Don & Mrs Joy Wade 11 Moorside Road 821062 Magazine Editor Gillian Lunn 2 Hurgill Road 826895 Magazine Distribution Mrs Sarah Dawes 52 Frenchgate 824944 Magazine Adverts Mr Frank Gibbon 23 Westfields 821002 FOR THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, HUDSWELL Organist Mrs Valerie Strawbridge 15 Boundary Way 821440 FOR THE PARISH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, DOWNHOLME Reader Mr George Alderson 68 Brompton Park, B on Swale 818865 Church Wardens Mr Gerry Lederer Old Vicarage, Downholme 825624 Mrs Jean Calvert Thorpe Farm, Reeth Road, Richmond 823001 Church Treasurer Mr John Horseman Echlinville, Hudswell, Richmond 826216 Reader Church Wardens Organist

FOR THE PARISH OF ST EDMUNDS, MARSKE Mr David Stoneham Ivy Cottage, Marske Mrs Jean Wallis Bungalow, Park Top, Marske Mrs Ruth Tindale Skelton Lodge, Marske Mrs Jennifer Wallis 1 School Terrace, Marske 2

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FROM THE REGISTERS We pray for those baptised 26th October 2013 Bonnie Archer 17th November 2013 Grace Elizabeth Bradley Sadly we have laid to rest 4th September 2013 Dave Morton Aged 82 7th October 2013 Sheila Pratt Aged 81 (burial at Downholme on 26th October 2013) 13th November 2013 Steven Peter Holmes Aged 56 May they rest in peace and rise in glory MESSAGE FROM REV’D ANTONY Dear Everyone, Could I and my family just take this opportunity to say how supportive everyone has been at the tragic death of my twin brother Christopher. Your love and prayer has been immense and though I am finding it very difficult to come to terms with your support has helped. Rev John and all the retired clergy, the Readers and many of those with whom I trained for the Priesthood have been such a support. In the end our friendships and relationships are all that matters and if we cannot support each other together through difficult times we would be missing the whole point of our Christian faith. As has been said, sometimes our faith is tested, but we must stand solid knowing that God will carry us through because he loves each one of us even when it sometimes may not feel like that. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. God be with each one of you. Many thanks. Blessings,Antony.

ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH PASTORAL CARE TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE Transport to and from Church (C), Hospital (H), Shopping (S) Ruth Brown 26 Whitefields Drive Michael and Margaret Clayson 11 Whitefields Gate John Dickinson 5 West End Avenue Joy and Don Hornsby 2 Olliver Road Graham Merlane 1 Gallowfields Road Rosemary Oliver 3 Stanley Grove Edna Roberts 70 Ronaldshay Drive Eileen Simms 56 Ronaldshay Drive Anne Simpson 56 Gilling Road Pamela Wheatley 32 Whitefields Drive Linda Drury 25 Darlington Road

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From the Rectory

December 2013

How do you celebrate Christmas – and why? Well there’s a question to kill conversation! Christmas should be a time of great joy and real celebration for everyone. But many people struggle through it - getting into debt, feeling pressurised or stressed, guilty or lonely - and unable to participate fully in the meaning of Christmas. What is it about Christmas that requires us to consume and waste with such abandon? If we took seriously the traditional message of the season, that a stable is a suitable birthplace for a God, that the powerful will be brought low, that even princes only need three gifts, Christmas might be good for the planet. Instead we eat and drink and spend as if there is no tomorrow.

Is how we celebrate determined by our traditional customs or by the expectations of others around us; or is our Christmas really about what we want it to be about? Take Christmas cards as an example. When your first card drops through the door on the 1st December do you eagerly open it with joy and thanksgiving, murmuring a prayer for the sender, or do you scream a stream of abuse at the thoughtless person for reminding you how hopelessly disorganised you are again this year and how there's no way you're going to get all the Christmas cards and presents done in time for Christmas and how you wish you were a hedgehog? Ask yourself these questions:

Is sending Christmas cards and giving presents a chore?

Do you give cards and presents just because people expect it?

What are you saying when you send cards - by choice of card, by your message?

Do you consider the cards and presents to be part of the celebration?

Do you give yourself time to stop and wonder at what it is all about? This Christmas why not challenge yourself to rediscover the values of the Magnificat - 'he has lifted up the humble and filled the hungry with good things'. Remember the simplicity and meaning of the birth of Christ, with the freedom, joy and peace that is offered in the coming of the Messiah. and resist the excesses of consumerism, which cause many people to incur unpayable debts and cause such harm to creation.

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Christian aid, as part of it’s Christmas campaign, has come up with these ideas:Arrange with family and friends to give something that you each own to each other and give the money you would have spent on presents to charity.

Purchase presents from charity shops - buying second hand is as important as giving away your old things to the shop.

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Give hand-made presents - and think or pray about the person as you make it.

If you do buy new buy minimally-earth-damaging things like books or fair-trade items and steer clear of plastic.

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Ask people what they want before you buy them something that they don't need.

Give gifts of charity (e.g. you can send someone a card saying that you have given to World Vision so that they can immunise a child) Give theatre tickets or dinners out.

Give Christmas kisses instead of cards

Get up half an hour earlier during Advent to meditate on the Nativity or read an inspirational book.

However you choose to celebrate this Christmas, I pray that you will be able to have fun and find a time to reflect and pray. A time to let God into your celebration – in whatever form that celebration will take. If you think that you will be too busy to give God space in your life this Christmas, do something about it. May the peace of God be in your hearts and minds this Christmas To help you celebrate this Christmas, we have a real variety of services in our churches in Richmond, Hudswell, Downholme and Marske on page 17. St Mary’s church is increasingly hosting public events such as concerts etc. Please find details of church bookings and come and enjoy the wonderful events. Yours in Christ Revd John, Rector

Have you heard of the Hutchinson Richmond and Gilling Trust? Did you know that if you live in: Richmond, Gilling West, Eppleby, Eryholme, South Cowton, North Cowton, West Layton, Hutton Magna, Cliffe, or Barton, you may be eligible for a small grant towards:Educational courses, Necessary medical equipment Household appliances, And many other expenses. For further information, please contact either Mrs C Wiper Gentry (Clerk to the Trusts) 3 Smithson Close, Moulton, Richmond DL10 6QP, or the Rector. 5


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For all who teach, and all who support in school whether as admin or as teaching assistants or janitors etc, We thank God for their inspiration and dedication. For our Royal Family. For students as they approach the end of term. For Richmond Deanery, may we as churches continue to support each other. We pray today for Area Dean John Richards and Assistant Area Dean John Chambers. For the smooth unfolding of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. For Bishop John and Barbara as they approach retirement. For Christians Together in Richmond and for 1st Thursday Prayers For our armed forces here and abroad, and their family and friends. For Rev’d John and Rev’d Antony and their families - stamina, strength and inspiration at this busy time of year. May we never take them for granted. For our Mayor, local councillors, for our MP and MEPs, and for all in politics— may they always have integrity and wisdom. For our churchwardens, with thanks For the Girlguiding and Scout Movement. For all who attend and all who lead. Be with all people and groups represented in this magazine - ie our community For all who come to our church during this festive time - may they feel welcome and moved to find out more about their faith. For all in Hudswell and Catterick Garrison. For all who support the Storehouse held at Influence church. Bless all who organise the foodbank and all who need its services. For the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, their work and their families. All involved in the Station Singers concert tonight whether hosting, conducting, singing or listening. For families coping with the increasing financial demands For all who provide emergency service relief. For the Philippines. For Traidcraft and the Fairtrade movement For Readers throughout the deanery and diocese. For Fun-Key Church at Hudswell and Richmond - fun, faith and fellowship for all ages. For friendships - may we never forget their importance, nor take friendship for granted, For Swale Womens Institute and HomeStart. For all seeking guidance in what path to take on their journey - discernment For all who are mourning loved ones - be with them as they adjust to changes. For all who are lonely - may we be there for them For all who suffer religious persecution, including those in Syria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. For the Bible Society, and for the Mothers Union throughout the world. For childlike enthusiasm and hope. We give praise and thanks for the birth of Jesus, and for his life, death and resurrection. For all who find today hard. For those who have to work through the festive season For all who are sick in body, mind or spirit, and for all who look after them whether as medical staff or family, friends and carers. Be with them. With thanks for all who use their talents for worship, amongst them musicians, florists, choir, listeners, cleaners, the unseen workers. Our neighbours and all in our community, that we as neighbours and members of our community may talk and befriend each other. With grateful thanks for all the blessings that God has heaped upon us For a happy, healthy, safe and blessed new year for all, with grateful thanks for the year past, and hope for the year ahead.


WHAT’S ON IN DECEMBER 2013 CHRISTINGLE SERVICE—SUNDAY 1ST @ 4PM In this service

MAYOR’S CAROL CONCERT— WED 11TH - PLEASE SEE ADVERT

Christingle candles are given to all who attend, and there is a lovely moment as the church in darkness is surrounded by everyone holding a lit Christingle candle. Donations towards the work of the Children’s Society are taken at this service.

RICHMOND C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR - FRI 13TH 3PM-4.30PM. STATION SINGERS CONCERT FRI 13TH - PLEASE SEE ADVERT

PCC CHRISTMAS COFFEE RICHMOND FLOWER ARRANGING MORNING - SAT 14TH DECEMBER CLUB WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER Come along, bring your friends and enjoy a (at Hudswell Village Hall at 10.15am with coffee from 9.30am). A demonstration by Mrs Wendy Smith entitled “Christmas is coming”, followed by a buffet lunch provided by members. More information from Judy Farrar on 01748 824514

cuppa and our choir carol singing. If you wish to help wait and wash Margaret Clayson would like to hear from you on 822631. If you are a cake baker, Janet Morel would like to hear from you. For contacts for the Tombola - John Harland, raffle - Roy Morel, Jewellery, jams and chutneys - Susan Scrafton, and crafts - Claire. Thank you in advance for the support and help that is always given .

1ST THURSDAY 5TH PRAYERS AT 11.30AM IN HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. Everyone is most welcome to join people from local churches to pray for our community and causes close to their hearts.

MOTHERS’ UNION - PLEASE SEE MU PAGE

RICHMONDSHIRE CHORAL CHASE THE PUD FUN RUN/WALK - SOCIETY - SAT 21ST DEC PLEASE SEE ADVERT SAT 7TH - PLEASE SEE ADVERT THE CRIB SERVICE CHRISTMAS EVE AT 4PM. This highly popular

HUDSWELL FUN-KEY SUN 8th DECEMBER @ 3PM IN HUDSWELL VILLAGE HALL -

service is a highlight of the year, and many of the children attend dressed as a character in the nativity story. As the Christmas story is told through singing carols, those in costume are invited to gradually form a wonderful tableau.

Relaxed, warm, welcoming and full of fun, faith and fellowship please see Fun-Key Page.

THE HEAVY CAVALRY AND CAMBRAI BAND - TUE 10TH AT THE DALES VACATION 7.30PM IN ST MARY’S - A fantastic ORCHESTRA CONCERT IN ST free evening from a brilliant group of MARY'S ON 29TH DEC– PLEASE musicians. SEE ADVERT 7


O loving Creator, bring healing and hope to those who, at this time, grieve, suffer pain, or who have been made homeless by the force of flood in Philippines. We remember those who have died and we pray for those who mourn for them. May we all be aware of Your compassion, O God, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls. May we pray with humility with our troubled and struggling brothers and sisters on earth. May we dare to hope that through the generosity of the privileged, the destitute might glimpse hope, warmth and life again. Through our Saviour Christ who lives with us, comforts us and soothes us. Amen.

All in the month of DECEMBER - It was.... 50 years ago:- on 21 Dec 1963 that the Daleks made their first appearance on the British science fiction TV show ‘Doctor Who’. 25 years ago:- on 3 Dec 1988 that British junior health minister Edwina Currie said most eggs produced in Britain were infected with salmonella. Egg sales immediately fell by 60%, causing severe financial problems for farmers.

HUSBANDS An 80 year-old woman was recently married to her 4th husband. A reporter questioned the occupation of her newly acquired husband. She replied that he was an undertaker. Curious about the other husbands, the reporter also asked about their occupations. The woman paused for a while and stated that her first husband was a banker. The second one she was madly in love with and he owned a circus. The third one was a minister. Puzzled by her answers, he replied, “None of these people have anything in common! Why did you marry them?” She replied that she married number one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go. Sourced by Freda and Tony Dykes from one of their many travels - thank you! 8


Richmond Soroptimists present a Christmas Concert by Candlelight Friday 13th December at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church Richmond. Come and join us for a great evening of Song led by all the community choirs of the Station Singers followed by canapes and mulled wine. Tickets in advance @ £8 Tickets on the door @ £10 Children free but by ticket only. Tickets available from The Wives Kitchen, Castle Hill Bookshop, Richmond TIC, St Mary’s Church, at Choir and from 01748 822189 Family Activity Breaks for Bereaved Service Families and the Richmond Food Bank will benefit from the proceeds of this concert

OUR “THANK YOU” SPACE “Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.”

STOREHOUSE Thank you to all who support the Storehouse Foodbank with donations left in the large box at the back of church. Over the past month approximately 18 bags of non-perishable foods have been left, the contents of which are greatly appreciated by those who receive food parcels. THANK YOU! Thank you also to Leonard and Susan who take the contributions from church every week - a bulky job done most willingly.

CHURCH MAGAZINE Sarah Dawes has decided that after several years as Magazine Distributor, the time has come to pass the list of recipients of the magazine on to someone else. We thank Sarah for all she has done to co-ordinate distributors. Gillian Hardy is taking up the task of magazine distribution immediately, and we thank her for volunteering so enthusiastically. Please could those people who deliver church magazines let Margaret Emmerson or Ruth Brown have their most recent list of names and addresses of those who receive the magazine. The list will then be passed to Gillian Hardy so that the records can 9 be updated.


October has been another busy month and with so much to do we were glad to have some better autumn weather before the winter truly sets in. This half term our Collective Worship theme has been on the subject of New Beginnings and we have really appreciated having members of the church come to lead it with us. Reverend Anthony has taught the children a wonderful song which we can now sing without accompaniment. Gillian Lunn also came along to one of his Collective Worship sessions too, bringing the church’s prayer tree. It was truly wonderful to hear and see the children gather together in little groups on the hall floor and composing prayers which were then hung on the tree. Gillian also sent a photo of how the scene was set for offering those prayers up on the following Friday. I know that staff and the children appreciate the fact that we are remembered regularly in church prayers. Sport is always high on the Richmond CofE agenda and this term Mr McCulloch has kept the teams busy. As well as regular lunchtime and after school clubs there have been some competitions. The newly formed netball team took part in a tournament recently (coached by Miss Grainger and supported by Mr Gatman) and the Y5/6 Football team did well in a tournament at Brompton on Swale, winning all their games! Y2 children also went to Richmond School to take part in a Multiskills competition which is an annual event and one which is always enjoyed. This is also the term when the Y4 children and the Y6 children have their respective residential visits. Miss Hodges, Mrs Melling-Orton, Mr Gatman and Mr McCulloch accompanied the older children to East Barnby for a whole week of excitement – including learning how to put your own cover on the duvet! As well as all the activities which they get to try it is a real chance to learn some independence and life skills. Mrs Kettlewell and Mr Raine took the Y4s to Marrick with support from various other staff at various other times. At the time of writing we haven’t had a chance to be “debriefed” by them or the children, but most looked pretty happy and worn out when they returned to school. We’re sad to report that we shall be without that stalwart of the office, Mrs Newcombe, for a few weeks. Melanie had surgery at the end of the month and will be recovering at home for a few weeks. We know that you will all join us in wishing her a speedy recovery. Another month has flown by and I know that the next couple of months will be even busier with Remembrance Sunday, Advent and Christmas all coming up soon. I know that it is such a busy time for church members too and send you all our kindest wishes. Alexa Barber What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? - Frostbite. 10


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Mothers Union members and friends met at Greyfriars on Tuesday 29th October and our speaker was a good friend of MU Sheila Harrisson. What an interesting and fun afternoon we had. Sheila, Lewis and their children were archers, members until recently of the Grand National Archery Society and members of the Company of Scorton Archers. Sheila came in the uniform of the Society, Lincoln green and white complete with her longbow and arrows, and told us about archery from ancient to modern times. Longbows were made of yew but nowadays they are often made by laminating two different types of wood together. Sheila`s is lemon wood and ash but when they were used in war they were much heavier. The arrows are custom made for each longbow to match the height of the archer and their draw weight. The arrows are made from the hollow shaft of Ash, Birch and Poplar, with goose feather fletches . Unlike modern bows they have no sights fitted and gusting winds can play havoc with the shooting [you shoot an arrow not fire]! For many years archers were a significant part of royal armies such as Agincourt. It is recorded that Scorton village was commanded by Henry VIII to provide 24 sheaves of arrows - 576 in all for use at the battle of Flodden Field September 1513. By law every goose in the country at times of war had to give up 4 wing feathers!! Henry Jenkins born around 1501 Ellerton on Swale, buried in Bolton on Swale churchyard 1670 reportedly 156 years old, is stated to have said as a boy in 1513 he accompanied a cart full of arrows to Northallerton on its way to the battle of Flodden Field between the Scots and the English. There is a drawing of him in a room at the Kings Head. We are all familiar with the “ Scorton Silver Arrow” . but did you know it dates back to the early 1600s? It is known as The Antient Silver Arrow [note the spelling]. The arrow belonged to John Wastell of Scorton Manor House who is said to have won it whilst at Cambridge University in the mid 1600s and is indeed a silver arrow. The competition has run every year apart from times of war since 1673 with the first competition held at Eryholme. Competitions are always held in Yorkshire with the winner selecting the venue for the next year. The last time it was held at Scorton was 2009. 172 archers including Lewis took part and competitors come from all over the world . The competition has been held more times at Richmond [including Easby] than anywhere else in Yorkshire - 79 times between 1709 – 1907 and 15 times at Scorton.

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Robert Hardy also a long bowman, competed at Scorton whilst filming All Creatures Great and Small. Until recently the Silver Arrow was displayed at each competition but is now on display at the Royal Armoury at Leeds and a replica is displayed at competitions . The original parchment recording the rules and the names of competitors and location of each competition from 1673 are held in the Archives at the Records Office at Northallerton. Fast and Loose and Wooden spoons Fast is the command given to stop shooting immediately. Loose is to release the arrow. The wooden spoon was a booby prize for hitting the lowest possible place on the target, the bottom outer edge of the white area . The centre coloured circle is called The Gold not Bulls Eye . In competition the first person to hit gold is called the Captain of the Arrow and the first to hit the red is Lieutenant. The Captain of the Arrow has to pay for the wine at lunch for all competitors. Sheila whilst hoping Lewis would win the Captains Arrow in 2009 was relieved that he didn`t as 172 Archers were taking part!!! There is still more that I could relate but time and space is limited. Please speak with Sheila or invite her to speak at your group. She recalls with so much knowledge and humour it was a great afternoon. Sheila thank you so very much.

Please note our next two meetings will be held in ST MARYS not Holy Trinity. Tuesday December 3 rd 2pm is the Deanery Advent service to which you are all invited followed by tea and scones in the “Tower Cafe” Tuesday December 17th 2pm Eucharist service followed by tea and mince pies again in the “Tower Cafe”!! Susan Scrafton

Richmondshire Choral Society Christmas Concert St Mary's Church on Saturday 21st December 2013 at 7.30PM JS Bach - Lutheran Mass in G major (BWV236) Will Todd - 'Stay with me, Lord' (first live performance of revised version) CPE Bach - Magnificat Tickets available from choir members, Richmond TIC, Castle Hill Books, or by mail from 01325 374112. Also online (+10% admin fee) via our website. £10 per adult, school age free - no ticket needed. publicity@richmondshirechoralsociety.org.uk 13


RICHMOND CHASE THE PUD SANTA MILE 7TH DECEMBER FROM 9AM AT RICHMOND SWIMMING POOL On behalf of the British Heart Foundation, William Gedye and Maureen Gibbon invite you to join them at the second Santa Mile Chase the Pud. Only two towns in the North East have been asked to hold the event, Richmond being one of them as the event was so successful last year. We need to raise funds to help with the fight against heart disease this winter. The entry fee is £10 (for which you get a free Santa suit) and free for children under 14 in fancy dress. To register call 0121 6615161, email to frsupport@bhf.ork.uk or online at bhf.org.uk/richmondshire. You can choose to run/jog/walk from the 1,3 or 6 mile events along the disused railway line from the Station. Everybody taking part in the event will receive discount vouchers for local attractions and businesses. There will be free parking throughout the Town on the day. There will be a raffle held in the Station. Prizes or donations would be gratefully received and if you can get people to sponsor entrants so much the better. Even if you do not want to enter,why not come along and enjoy the atmosphere to get into the Christmas spirit while listening to background music from Muker Silver Band. BHF thanks it's partner in this event Richmondshire Leisure Trust,whose support helps to make it possible. Thanks also to sponsors Newroc and Seaton Spring.

THE DALES VACATION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT ST MARY’S CHURCH, RICHMOND SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM This orchestra comes to St Mary’s about every 2 years and we have been privileged to have been associated with it for almost 20 years. It exists to benefit talented young musicians from school, university or music college in developing their musical experience, ability and repertoire. Courses are run three times a year at holiday times. Tuition given is by professional musicians and is tailored to the individual student in their own instrument. The students receive any special support and mentoring which they need to build their experience in their own speciality and helps them as they progress towards a professional future in music. The orchestra exists to complement the student’s regular full time orchestra. The experience gained from this orchestra has given relevant experience to at least 4 of Richmond’s youngsters in their pursuit of a career in music. The programme for this concert includes works by Rossini, Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel. The orchestra, although made up from students ,some of whom have never met before, will render a concert of high quality and we hope that many of you will take time out during a very busy holiday period to support them. Freda and Tony Dykes VaCo( vacation orchestras) is a UK registered charity supported by EurAuditUK. President Sir Simon Rattle. Noted by RCM, RPhO, Trinity College of Music, English Chamber orchestras and Manchester Camerata. 14


HUDSWELL FUN-KEY Please see BLOG http://hudswellitdoesfunkeychurch.wordpress.com/ or find us on Facebook, chat to Gillian on 07592016476, Claire or Rev’d Antony for more details. WE MET ON SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER AT 3PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL—when our theme was “remembering”. We looked at the lives sacrificed by others for us in wars, peacetime and also by Jesus. We watched a video of lives lost and a life saved by the sacrifice of one man for another (in the Hudswell Air Disaster). We then went to the Jubilee Gardens and the memorial for the Hudswell Airmen and observed a moment of silence and prayers. Rev’d Antony also played a lament on his bagpipes. It was a very touching afternoon. WE MEET AGAIN ON SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER AT 3PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL—WHY NOT JOIN US?

FUN-KEY CHURCH @ ST MARY’S RICHMOND We held our “BIBLE SUNDAY” Fun-Key Church Service on Sunday 27th October at 4pm, when we looked at not just leaving the Bible on the shelf, but opening it up, reading, inwardly digesting and acting on what it says. Scott used Rev’d John’s special Bible to illustrate that point which everyone loved. We sang hymns, songs, and placed our prayers on a prayer tree. We also made bookmarks to remind us to leap in to action, we ordered the books of the Bible using pegs, and we looked at all kinds of versions and translations of the Bible. To all who come and to all who help - THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OUR HELPERS. More always welcome! Our November Fun-Key Church service will have been at 4pm on Sunday 24th when it will have been Stir Up Sunday. Watch this space for an update and see blogs for images. We were delighted to see more new friends join us in October. Why not come and join us? Fun-Key Church is a very relaxed and informal service, where everyone, whether young or old, on own or with a brood, used to church or never been to church, can come along and take part in the things they feel happy doing and also just sit and be calm and quiet and enjoy the atmosphere with a coffee. It really is fun, faith and fellowship for all ages. See blogs for more images and info -

http://funkeychurchatstmarysrichmond.wordpress.com/ , find us on Facebook or tweet @fun_keychurch. Gillian 07592016476

THE BIBLE COMES TO CHANNEL 5 THIS DECEMBER This month (December) sees the launch of THE BIBLE, a mini-series to be broadcast on Channel 5. It will be followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release by Fox. From Genesis to Revelation, THE BIBLE series features some of the most famous stories, such as Noah's Ark, the Exodus and Daniel in the Lion's Den, to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Visit www.thebibleuk.org/resources 15


BOOK SUGGESTIONS Jonah: Poet in Extremis By Richard Littledale, on Kindle (Amazon.co.uk) £3.82. This freshly published book is the story of everyone who has felt like running away from their destiny. Throughout the startling skills of the storyteller, you will experience the ups and downs, the elation and the disappointment, right there with him of Jonah.

Ayrton Senna: The Messiah of Motor Racing By Richard Craig DLT £8.99 Ayrton Senna is arguably the most famous racing driver there has ever been. All over the world, he is revered as a saint and as the greatest driver the sport has ever seen. But was his reputation disproportionately burnished because he died, aged only 34, in front of millions of TV viewers, thus sealing his reputation as the Messianic martyr of motor racing? It discusses why, of all the great drivers Formula One has

nurtured, Senna attracts the most fervent following.

THE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP AT THE LUNN’S AT 2 HURGILL ROAD @ 7.30pm started back mid September and are exploring James, 1 Peter and 2 Peter. Please see pew sheets or call Scott on 826895 for further details. Always keen to welcome new members at any time of the year, this relaxed and friendly group enjoy discussions, chats and cake whilst studying!

THE THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP AT JENNIFER PATRICK’S AT 1 ROPER COURT are another very friendly and relaxed group who meet at 7.30pm.. Please call Jennifer on 850693 for more information.

Date and Time

Community Group Services or concerts at St Mary’s Church.

Tues 10th at 7.30pm

The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band

Wed 11th at 7pm

The Mayoral Carol Concert

Fri 13th at 7.30pm

The Station Singers Carols by Candlelight

Tues 17th at 7pm

Richmond School Carol Service

Wed 18th at 7pm

The Lodge Carol Service

Fri 20th at 7pm

The Company of Mercers, Grocers, and Haberdashers, and Fellmongers Carol Service

Sat 21st at 7.30pm

Richmond Choral Society Concert

Sun 29th at 7.30pm

The Dales Vacation Chamber Orchestra

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ST MARY’S

RICHMOND

ST MARY’S

Sunday 1st December Advent Sunday

8AM 10AM 4PM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST CHRISTINGLE

Sunday 8th December Advent 2

8AM 10AM 6.30PM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST ADVENT EVENSONG

Sunday 15th December Advent 3

8AM 10AM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST

Sunday 22nd December Advent 4

8AM 10AM 6.30PM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS

Christmas Eve

4PM 11.30PM

CRIB SERVICE SUNG EUCHARIST

Christmas Day

8AM 10AM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST

Sunday 29th December Christmas 1

8AM 10AM

HOLY COMMUNION SUNG EUCHARIST

EVERY WEDNESDAY(not Xmas wk) 9.00AM

HOLY COMMUNION

HOLY TRINITY EVERY THURSDAY(not Xmas wk)

10.30AM

ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

HOLY COMMUNION

HUDSWELL

ST MICHAEL &ALL ANGELS

Sunday 8th December

3PM (Village Hall)

HUDSWELL FUN-KEY CHURCH

Sunday 15th December

3PM

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Christmas Eve

11.30PM

HOLY COMMUNION

ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

DOWNHOLME

ST MICHAEL &ALL ANGELS

Sunday 8th December

9.30AM

MORNING PRAYER

Sunday 22nd December

3PM

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Christmas Eve

11.30PM

HOLY COMMUNION

ST EDMUND’S

MARSKE

ST EDMUND’S

Sunday 1st December

2.30PM

CHRISTINGLE

Sunday 8th December

11AM

MORNING PRAYER

Sunday 15th December

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 22nd December

2.30PM

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Christmas Day

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 29th December

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION 17


ST M ARY'S SIDES PEOPLE 10.00 am

1ST DEC 8TH DEC 15TH DEC 22ND DEC 29TH DEC 5TH JAN ACOLYTES 1ST DEC 8TH DEC 15TH DEC 22ND DEC 29TH DEC 5TH JAN

G&M MERLANE, A MCDONALD, A GUY S GUDGEON, R MACAULAY, K ROBSON D MINNICAN, R GAZZARD, R&S WALLIS O HARRISON, C MURRAY, G&J BARBER C&J BILBROUGH, F&M GIBBON J&R MOREL, P WHEATLEY, L COPELAND TEAM D A B C D A

CHURCH CLEANING TEAM DECEMBER Grand Christmas Cleaning Party 7th December 2013

FLOWERS J CALLARD ADVENT ADVENT ADVENT A MCDONALD A MCDONALD

COFFEE ROTA 1ST DEC L COPELAND, J SMITH, P CROFT, J EMMERSON 8TH DEC

R BROWN, P WHEATLEY, J BROWN

15TH DEC

B BEATHAM, A MCDONALD, C STEDMAN, A BACON, M TURNBULL

22ND DEC

M EMMERSON, GILLIAN, J BILBROUGH, J BEAUMONT

29TH DEC

C BLENKIRON, M GIBBON, R MACAULAY

5TH JAN

J STEELE, B RIDLEY, E CHAMBERS

200 CLUB WINNER 2013 NO:46 MRS DOROTHY WALKER

The deadline for the JANUARY 2014 issue is very tight due to the early publishing of the issue in December. Please forward any contributions to Gillian by hand or gillian.lunn@yahoo.com as soon as you can.

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Dec2013mag St Mary's RIchmond with Hudswell, Downholme and Marske