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www.richmondhudswellparish.org.uk We aim to show how God through the Church, with its worship, teaching and service is relevant to modern living.

Wed 5th

9.30 for Richmond Flower Arranging Club in 10.15 start Hudswell Village Hall

Thurs 6th 9.30am- Disabled Access Toilet Coffee Days at Fri 7th 7pm Olive’s - 52 Darlington Road Mon 17th 2pm 7pm

Swale Womens Institute in the Scout Hut PCC meeting at Richmond Museum.

Sun 23rd

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Fun-Key Church @St Mary’s Richmond (with refreshments and activities from 3.40pm)

Tue 25th

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Mothers Union AGM at The Rectory

Wed 26th 7.30pm

Hudswell Garden Club in Hudswell Village Hall

Fri 28th

Sponsor-A-Hymn at St Marys Church in aid of Sophie Overin trip to Amala

6.30pm

P1 Calendar and Contents

P9 Thank you & Fun-Key Churches Info

P2 Contact Details

P10 Mousemakes

P3 Register, Support Group and Car Transport

P11 Richmond C of E Primary News

P4 From our Rector

P12 Mothers Union, My Favourite Bible Verse

P5 From our Rector

P13 SASH

P6 Prayer Diary

P14 Book recommendations, Bible Study, CTIR

P7 What’s On

P15 Church Services, Sponsor-AHymn

P8 Misc including Hutchinson Trust P16 Rotas and DAT Coffee Days 1


THE PARISH OF RICHMOND WITH HUDSWELL AND DOWNHOLME AND MARSKE

www.richmondhudswellparish.org.uk

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

READERS

Rev’d Bill Simms

2 Olliver Road 2 Hurgill Road 7 White Friars Gardens

PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Mrs Jennifer Patrick

1 Roper Court

ACORN CHRISTIAN LISTENERS

Mrs Jennifer Patrick Mrs Ruth Brown

850693 825270

Dr Sheila Harrisson

826490 826895 822792 850693 822059

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

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

8 Alans Court 22 Olliver Road

823531 823278

7 Flints Terrace 825557 1 Willow Crescent 821464 55 Maison Dieu 824795 14 Aske Avenue 823700 4 York View 824664 michaelclayson@talktalk.net 822631 pa.richmondhudswellparish@gmail.com 07737482611

Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer

OFFICERS OF THE PCC AND OTHERS Mrs Jennifer Patrick 1 Roper Court 850693 Mrs Sue Gudgeon 11 Maltby Court, D’ton 01325 462148 Julia Robertson 07891004560

FWO Secretaries Magazine Editor Magazine Distribution Magazine Adverts

Mr Don & Mrs Joy Wade 11 Moorside Road Gillian Lunn 2 Hurgill Road Gillian Hardy Mr Frank Gibbon 23 Westfields

Organist

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FOR THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, HUDSWELL Mrs Valerie Strawbridge 15 Boundary Way 821440

FOR THE PARISH OF ST MICHAEL Reader Mr George Alderson Church Wardens Mr Gerry Lederer Mrs Jean Calvert Church Treasurer Mr John Horseman

Reader Church Wardens Organist

821062 826895

AND ALL ANGELS, DOWNHOLME 68 Brompton Park, B on Swale 818865 Old Vicarage, Downholme 825624 Thorpe Farm, Reeth Road, Richmond 823001 Echlinville, Hudswell, Richmond 826216

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

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FROM THE REGISTERS We have joined together in marriage 14th December 2013 31st December 2013

Jay Robey and Lucy Ward Luke Southgate and Helen Jack

Sadly we have laid to rest 28th November 2013 8th December 2013 18th December 2013 20th December 2013 24th December 2013 26th December 2013 5th January 2014 6th January 2014 9th January 2014

Eileen Lederer Aged 86 Margot Nora Whiteley Aged 74 Joan Ann Dowell Aged 86 John Blenkiron Aged 84 Stewart William Michael Elliott (Bill.) Aged 84 Marjorie Taylor Aged 71 Ethel Lillian Shields Aged 97 Sheila May Hamm Aged 68 Shelagh Mary Jones Aged 73

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

AFTER THE CARDS AND VISITORS Bereavement is a very difficult time for the spouse/partners left behind. Starting again on their own is even more difficult. Carrie and Anne would like to help with the next step by meeting recently bereaved spouses/partners for coffee at the King’s Head Hotel on the first Tuesday of the month at 10.30am ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH PASTORAL CARE TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE

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

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More drivers are always welcome and much appreciated so if you wish to volunteer for this very important service, contact this magazine on 826895. 3


From Our Rector

February 2014

I was reminded of this article when thinking of where we are as church in our communities. “Why go to Church? A church attendee wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now, “ he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can’t remember a single one of them. So I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.” This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the editor’s column’ for weeks until someone wrote this clincher. “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32.000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!” When you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes in the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!” In these days of debate and concern re attendance at church we perhaps need to ‘get back to basics’. Before we get lost in the debate re what type of music, what to wear, what type of service, all age, young age, old age etc perhaps we ought to reflect on the response referred to in the article quoted and pray through the question ‘why do we go to church?’ Then the debate can focus on what we need to fulfil our need for spiritual nourishment. What do you think?” In many ways December in St Mary’s showed church at its best. The literally hundreds of people who came through the doors for the various services probably would answer the question in different ways. However many did get a lovely sense of being part of something special and for that we thank God. When reflecting on “what is church” I could not let the opportunity pass to reflect on the service of celebration for the life of John Blenkiron. That really was what church is about – community (and it did rather feel like the whole community of Richmond and beyond) coming together to celebrate, with God at the centre. John was a man who preached with action and not just words – a man who touched the hearts of so many of us. It was a joy and privilege to be part of such a coming together. 4


John Blenkiron was a great believer in taking his faith out into the community in his own way, and although (to my knowledge) he never stood in the market place waving his bible, everyone who knew him, knew of his very strong faith. In the same way, we as church must continue to be church in the market place – in otherwords – we must be involved and have a Christian influence in all aspects of our community. Many of you are already working in the community, supporting the various agencies and have been doing for some time. Over the coming months I will be looking at ways in which we, as church, can be more involved in a supportive way in the community. I encourage you to look at how church can be more supportive of our two schools – The CofE Primary School and SFX, the YMCA and the RCVS. The recent CTIR meeting was most enlightening for many when faced with the amount of need and deprivation there is in Richmond as well as our rural communities. To be able to face the strains and stresses of the real world around us, we are also looking at ways in which we can be spiritually nourished – our batteries recharged. With this in mind, in addition to our existing and successful study groups, held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, we have now launched a short, six session course from Lindisfarne and St Anthony’s Priory called “Come to the Well and Drink “. It is both experiential and reflective. The only requirement for coming is a desire for God. The course started Jan22nd and will continue on every Wednesday at 2:00pm at the rectory up to and including 26th February. They are a series of stand - alone sessions so feel free to join, even if you weren’t able to be with us for the first sessions. Then, as part of Christians Together in Richmond, we launch the five session ecumenical York Lent course entitled BUILD ON THE ROCK – Faith, doubt – and Jesus. More details in the March magazine. February 16th is Education Sunday. We hope to be able to welcome some children from our schools at our 10:00am service. We are exploring ways in which our support for the primary school can be more constructive and tangible – watch this space. Perhaps by our efforts to take God into the market place, more people may be encouraged to ask such questions as “what is church” and “why go to church”. Yours in Christ

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With thanks for all God’s blessings that we have been given. For our Royal Family we give thanks. For the Christians Together in Richmond Alpha Course running for 11 weeks. We pray that those exploring will be inspired to learn more. 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 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 Yorks and the Dales. For Bishop James as he oversees the Diocese until Easter. For students working towards exams. 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 armed forces here and abroad, and their family and friends. 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 all who support the Storehouse held at Influence church. Bless all who organise the foodbank and all who need its services. For Christians Together in Richmond For all who came to our churches for funerals, baptisms and weddings— that they may feel inspired to return to explore their faith more. For all who live in Downholme and Marske. We pray for General Synod For the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, their work and their families. So too for the new Bishop of Durham Paul Butler. A smooth transition and settling in. For Readers throughout the deanery and diocese. With thanks for love. For friends, family, animals, pets, artwork, music, all that inspires us. For all who provide emergency service relief. For families coping with the increasing financial demands particularly with the cold weather and concerns over heating bills. For Traidcraft and the Fairtrade movement. For Swale Womens Institute and HomeStart. For all who suffer religious persecution, including those in Syria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. 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 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 something or someone who is on our mind a lot at the moment. For all who are lonely - may we be there for them For the Bible Society, and for the Mothers Union throughout the world. For childlike enthusiasm and hope. The ability and confidence to make a difference in all whom we are in contact with. For space and time to think and contemplate the mystery and wonder of God. For those who have to work unsociable hours. May we not take them for granted. With thanks for all who use their talents for worship, amongst them musicians, florists, choir, listeners, cleaners, the unseen workers. 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. Our neighbours and all in our community, that we as neighbours and members of our community may talk and befriend each other.


WHAT’S ON IN FEBRUARY 2014 WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY - RICHMOND FLOWER ARRANGING CLUB IN HUDSWELL VILLAGE HALL - This

month we will be holding a Club Workshop when we will be looking at members’ own Valentine’s designs. Coffee will be served from 9.30am and the workshop will begin at 10.15am. For more information, please contact Judy Farrar on 01748 824514.

THURSDAY 6TH & FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY FROM 9.30AM TO 7PM. Two 'Coffee Days' are being held in the home of Olive Harrison, 52 Darlington Road, to raise funds towards the Disabled Access Toilet. Donations of raffle and tombola prizes would be very much appreciated. For further information or to offer help on either day, please contact Olive on 821695 or Claire Murray.

MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY - SWALE WOMENS INSTITUTE - THE SCOUT HUT ON QUAKER LANE AT 2PM- look forward to a talk by George Brown entitled Books and Authors. Visitors are always welcome. Any questions please contact Alayne Saville on 850528.

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY - FUN-KEY CHURCH @ ST MARY’S RICHMOND - 3.40PM REFRESHMENTS, 4PM START OF THE SERVICE. This is a very relaxed service lasting

approximately 45 mins with hymns, songs, stories, prayers and a warm welcome. Fun, faith and fellowship for all ages. Any queries please call Gillian on 07592016476

MONDAY 24TH FEB – SUNDAY 9TH MARCH FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT goes bananas....Fair Trade Fortnight this year will see the launch of a new campaign to increase the sales of Fair Trade bananas. Although more than 1.2 billion Fairtrade bananas are now sold in the UK each year, that is still only one in three of the bananas sold. So ‘Abolish the Unfair Banana’ aims to carry on transforming the banana industry, in order to ensure that those at the sharp end of the supply chain – the millions of struggling banana farmers – get a fair deal.

TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY MOTHERS’ UNION AT 2PM AT THE RECTORY THE AGM WED 26TH FEBRUARY HUDSWELL GARDEN CLUB AT 7.30PM £2 HUDSWELL VILLAGE HALL - Elizabeth Dickinson talks about the Wildflowers of Foxglove Covert.

Payment for the church magazine £5 for the year 2014 is due by the end of February. Your payment will be collected by your area delivery person. Individual persons who collect a single magazine from the back of church each month can give their subscription to Ruth Brown at the Sunday morning service. Many thanks, Ruth Brown, 825270 7


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.

NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK Whether human or feathered, it is well known that love-birds like to nest together. This is why the British Trust for Ornithology has chosen Valentine’s Day to open National Nest Box Week (14 – 21 Feb). The week aims to encourage people to put up nest boxes - not only to protect the wildlife we already have, but to encourage even more birds to brood in our gardens. The need is greater than ever. Since National Nest Box Week started in 1997, more trees have been cut down, meaning that even more birds have nowhere to build their homes. Nest boxes are a great alternative – it is reckoned that there are now between five to six million boxes across the UK! For details of all the different types of nest boxes, visit: www.bto.org

SLOW DOWN – IT IS FEBRUARY! How are your energy levels? February is famous for being the time of year when people most want to hibernate – to sleep, to be left alone, and to do as little as possible. So instead of fighting the winter blues this year, why not go with the natural rhythms of nature? Set aside as much time as you can – to do nothing but rest. It is no coincidence that February is when retreat bookings soar: people want to escape the crowds and renew themselves. “I think the human spirit is like a daffodil bulb, preparing for the Spring by refreshing its roots, so it can bloom again when the times comes.” So says Stafford Whiteaker, former monk, ex-hermit and editor of The Good Retreat Guide. The Bible makes clear that God blesses our times of rest: ‘In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.’ (Ps 4:8)

THURSDAY 6TH & FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY FROM 9.30AM TO 7PM. Two 'Coffee Days' are being held in the home of Olive Harrison, 52 Darlington Road, to raise funds towards the Disabled Access Toilet. Donations of raffle and tombola prizes would be very much appreciated. For further information or to offer help on either day, please contact Olive on 821695 or Claire Murray. 8


Two Weddings, three funerals and a whole lot more…. Christmas is always a busy time of the year. Somehow dozens of things have to be ’done by Christmas’ in addition the things which we do every day. No matter how much we fight it, life at home and work suddenly becomes very hectic. No use seeking sanctuary in church - it was a busy thirty one days here too. The normal pattern of Sunday and weekday services continues with just a few additions. We hosted three special carol services for organizations within the town. On two occasions local schools abandoned the school hall and came to us for their annual Christmas event. Many of the same faces also appeared at the candlelight Christingle and Christmas Eve Crib Service. Two Sunday evenings became our Advent Sequence and Nine Lessons and Carols Services. Late on Christmas Eve we gathered at Richmond and Hudswell for midnight worship and after a few hours sleep we finally greeted the great day. Two happy couples chose this special time to get married and begin their life together. I very much hope that the families at the three funerals during the month felt comforted and supported as they met in the church. Musical tastes of all types were catered for with four concerts two choral one with a military band and another celebrating the talents of musicians home for the holidays. Hundreds of people (literally) walked through the doors of their parish church during the month. I hope all have felt part of the good news of Christmas and left with a little bit of seasonal magic on their feet. None of this would have been possible without a lot of hard work by many people. On behalf of all of us ‘thank you’ John and Antony, Joan, Joy and Scott for leading our worship. Colin, visiting organists and the choir, Carol, Upbeat and Anacrusis for the wonderful music which has inspired our worship. To the many who have taken time from their own busy schedule to work in our church in so many different ways - THANK YOU TEAM. David Frankton

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 12TH JANUARY AT 3PM IN ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH FOR OUR FIRST EVER CHRISTINGLE SERVICE It was a lovely service with a happy and special atmosphere. Please note there will NOT be a Hudswell Fun-Key Church in February.

FUN-KEY CHURCH @ ST MARY’S RICHMOND

Our February Fun-Key Church service will be on Sunday 23rd. Watch this space for an update and see blogs for images. 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 9


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 15 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 and Stuart who take the contributions from church every week - a bulky job done most willingly. 10


Although we are busy all year through, there is always something special about the month of December in school. Wherever you go, there are people beavering away at projects linked to Christmas and there is glitter and sparkle galore! We began the month with something less festive, but equally exciting. If you have visited school this term you will have noticed our willow reindeer which the Y6 children created last year. The same people who worked with those children came back to school in December to work with all the children in school. This time they all worked outside (even in the wind and rain!) to make a willow shelter and tunnels on the school field. As these are living willows, they will continue to grow and, come summer, will provide a leafy shelter and play areas for the children. Our fantastic FORCE (Friends of Richmond Church of England School) people worked very hard and had a very successful Christmas Fair in the middle of the month. Various stalls raised over £1000 towards school funds and a good time was had by all. It’s lovely to see the hall full of children with their families and waiting to meet Father Christmas, who always makes a special visit to us. Throughout the last few weeks, the hall at school was busy with children from Key Stage One and from Foundation Stage making their Christmas preparations. Key Stage One entertained parents and friends with their nativity play with everyone singing, performing, dressing up or reading. Foundation Stage children also prepared songs for parents and delivered them with confidence and gusto! As well as all the Christmas preparations, everything else goes on at school, including our sporting activities. The Y5/6 football team were hugely successful and brought back a huge trophy after winning the finals of the local schools’ league. Not only had they worked superbly as a team, but their grace and humility in victory were wonderful to see also. They were also successful in a local hockey event, with teams coming in first and second. We had a fantastic record-breaking number of children who joined this year’s singing group and came along to perform at the Mayor’s Christmas concert this year. Well done to Mrs Foxwell, who single-handedly prepared this large group of children of all ages who, as usual, did us proud on the night. Their rendition of a new song called “My Gran Wants an Action Man” was much appreciated by all! It was also very encouraging to see so many parents supporting their children that evening and enjoying the concert too. For a lot of December, groups of children could be found working away at cutting out and decorating the angels which flew high above the heads of everyone at St Mary’s over the Christmas period. It has become something of a tradition for the children at school to contribute to the decorations in some way and they all loved coming to our school’s special collective worship in church on the penultimate day of term and seeing how they all looked. The service itself was also appreciated by many children, staff, parents and grandparents. It is always a good opportunity to focus on the real meaning of Christmas amidst the Father Christmas frenzy! This is always followed by Christmas Dinner at school which is always an enjoyable event, with all the children and staff joining in as well as some governors. So 2013 is over, let’s see what 2014 brings. With good wishes to everyone in the Parish from all the children, staff and governors at Richmond Church of England Primary School. Alexa Barber Ed Thank you so much to the students and staff for their enthusiasm with Operation Angel. For more images of the angels (some of which are very individual and lovely), please see http://funkeychurchatstmarysrichmond.wordpress.com/operation-angel-2013/ 11


COMING UP AT MOTHERS’ UNION THIS YEAR…..

Dalesfolk.

Tuesday 28th January at 2pm in Greyfriars—the Christmas Party with Tony and Freda Dykes and The

Tuesday 25th February at 2pm at The Rectory - The AGM Tuesday 25th March at 2pm Gillian Lunn (Reader Training and Fun-Key Church the Update!) Tuesday 29th April at 2pm Claire Murray and Julia Robertson

Mothering Sunday is 30th March 2014, and the

Mothers’ Union is celebrating it with their “Make a Mother’s Day Campaign. £4 can buy an emergency kit - there are so many gifts to choose from. Leaflets are available at the back of church and from Margaret Clayson.

MY FAVOURITE BIBLE VERSE AND WHY During the next few months this magazine would love you to share your favourite bible verse and if you feel able to, also share why you love it or why it means so much to you. To start us off John and Angela Dickinson have kindly given us theirs….. . Angela’s is Joshua 1 v5b “I will never fail you or forsake you”. RSV “I think the promise given to Joshua before he went into the promised land equally applies to us in any service for the Lord however small”. And John’s is Philippians 4:6-7 ESV “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. He said “this is because I was a great worrier before I became a Christian. “

What is yours? All in the month of FEBRUARY - 20 years ago:- on 25th Feb 1994 that

serial killer Fred West was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his daughter. Police discovered human bones buried in his garden. Later he was charged with 11 murders. Also 10 years ago:- on 25th Feb 2004 that the controversial film ‘The Passion of the Christ’, directed by Mel Gibson, was released in the USA (UK: 26th Mar) 12


Richmond is holding a sponsored sleep out on the night of 4th April 2014, in aid of the local youth homelessness charity SASH (Safe and Sound Homes). SASH prevents vulnerable young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in a volunteer’s home, giving them a safe place to stay for a few nights while they access the help they need. It operates across North Yorkshire, York and the East Riding. You can find out more

at www.sash-uk.org.uk. The Richmond SASH Sleepout follows similar successful and safely-run sleepouts in previous years at Northallerton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and York.

The aims of this community event are to: • Raise awareness of youth homelessness in Richmondshire and across North Yorkshire • Raise funds so SASH can continue to meet the growing demand for this ‘Nightstop’ service. Participants will sleep in the grounds of St Marys Church. The church will be open all night for toilets, hot drinks and emergencies, and breakfast will be provided the next morning. Anyone can take part, so long as you are fit and healthy and willing to sacrifice your warm beds for one night. Under-17s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All participants must register with the organisers, for the safe and sensible running of the event. We welcome groups taking part – group leaders may wish to make their own arrangements and register the group as a whole. Please let us know in good time so we can support you with all the information you need. We are starting to compile lists of those willing and wishing to play an active part in this event. We are looking for those wishing to do the sleepout, and or those wishing to do a stint as watchmen, and or those willing to help with publicity, and or those able to help with fundraising. Please contact Scott or Scott via Gillian asap if you are interested, and please please spread the word. PS if you know of a group who would welcome a short presentation on this event then please let me know and we will see what we can organise. Contact Scott (co-ordinator) or Gillian (publicity etc) on 07592016476 or gillian.lunn@yahoo.com

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honour" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill." 13


Unfolding Design of my World: a Pilgrim in Exile By Hassan Dehqani Taft , Canterbury Press £14.99 Bishop Hassan reflects on his upbringing as a Muslim in Persia, conversion to Christianity, ministry as priest and bishop, the revolution, his escape, the anguish of his son's murder and his leadership of the fragile Iranian church through years in exile. What to Do When You Are Scared to Death By Pat Palau and Peggy Sue Wells, Monarch £7.99 As you look ahead to 2014, what most frightens you? The possibility of terminal illness? Financial ruin? Loss of someone dear? For everyone whose life has been crippled by anxiety, here is a book about finding freedom. Fear incapacitates; it strangles the life out of us. This book guides the reader to those passages in the Bible that comfort, strengthen, and encourage. It provides trustworthy steps to get you moving again - despite and through your fear. Begin new healthy life habits. Fear does not need to choke your life. Jesus Christ has already paved the way for your freedom. THE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP MEET AT THE LUNN’S AT 2 HURGILL ROAD @ 7.30pm. DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, call Scott on 826895 for further details. Studying Jonah during this period this group is always keen to welcome new members at any time of the year. They do 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.

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITIES IN RICHMOND I keep a mailing list for Christians Together in Richmond. This not only lets people know about CTIR meetings and activities, but also courses, Bible Society, men's Grub Club and others. Unfortunately, it is only really practical for those with email access. If you have email and would like to receive this kind of information, please email me at jgdickinson@doctors.org.uk Messages are sent as 'blind copies' to protect your email address from theft. There is no obligation to attend meetings; it's purely for your information. John Dickinson, Secretary, CTIR

Psalm 133 verse 1 - How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God's people to live together in harmony!

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ST MARY’S

RICHMOND

ST MARY’S

Sunday 2nd Feb Candlemas

8AM 10AM

HOLY COMMUNION CHORAL EUCHARIST

Sunday 9th Feb 5th after Epiphany

8AM 10AM 6.30PM

HOLY COMMUNION CHORAL EUCHARIST CHORAL EVENSONG

Sunday 16th Feb 3rd before Lent

8AM 10AM

HOLY COMMUNION ALL AGE EUCHARIST WITH UPBEAT AND ANACRUSIS

Sunday 23rd Feb 2nd before Lent

8AM 10AM 4PM

HOLY COMMUNION CHORAL EUCHARIST FUN-KEY CHURCH

EVERY WEDNESDAY

9.00AM

HOLY COMMUNION

HOLY TRINITY

EVERY THURSDAY

10.30AM

ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

HOLY COMMUNION

HUDSWELL

ST MICHAEL &ALL ANGELS

DOWNHOLME

ST MICHAEL &ALL ANGELS

Please note there will be no Hudswell Fun-Key Church this month ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

Sunday 9th Feb

9.30AM

MORNING PRAYER

Sunday 23rd Feb

9.30AM

HOLY COMMUNION

ST EDMUND’S

MARSKE

ST EDMUND’S

Sunday 2nd Feb

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 9th Feb

11AM

MORNING PRAYER

Sunday 16th Feb

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 23rd Feb

11AM

HOLY COMMUNION

THE CHOIR OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH RICHMOND PRESENTS

‘SPONSOR-A-HYMN’ ON FRIDAY 28TH FEB AT 6.30PM IN AID OF THE AMALA TRUST AND SOPHIE OVERIN’S WORK IN THE AMALA CHILDREN’S HOME AND SCHOOL

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St Mary's SIDES PEOPLE 10.00 am 2ND FEB 9TH FEB 16TH FEB 23RD FEB 2ND MAR

ACOLYTES 2ND FEB 9TH FEB 16TH FEB 23RD FEB 2ND MAR

D MINNICAN, R GAZZARD, R&J WALLIS O HARRISON, C MURRAY, G&J BARBER C&J BILBROUGH, F&M GIBBON R&J MOREL, P WHEATLEY, L COPELAND J&A ROBERTS, D&J WADE

TEAM D A B C

FLOWERS S BROADHURST S SCRAFTON S SCRAFTON E BAKER

COFFEE ROTA 2ND FEB B BEATHAM, A MCDONALD, C STEDMAN, A BACON 9TH FEB

M EMMERSON, GILLIAN, J BILBROUGH, J BEAUMONT

16TH FEB

C BLENKIRON, M GIBBON, R MACAULAY

23RD FEB

J STEELE, B RIDLEY, E CHAMBERS

2ND MAR

E ROBERTS, O HARRISON

CHURCH CLEANING TEAM FEBRUARY CHRISTINE AND DENNIS STEDMAN

200 CLUB WINNER JAN 2014 NO: 71 MRS A BATY

The deadline for the MARCH 2014 issue is WED 5TH FEBRUARY 2014. Please forward any contributions to Gillian by hand or gillian.lunn@yahoo.com

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Feb 2014 St Mary Richmond with Hudswell Magazine  
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