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Musings from The Manse – April 2018

Firstly, let me wish you all a Happy and blessed Easter where you know and celebrate the risen Christ. That said, I am writing this musing just leading up to Palm Sunday and Holy week and through Lent I have been given many things to reflect on in the Easter story. One of the reflections […]

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It’s Called Messy Church

You’ve seen the sign – big white word Messy embedded in a splosh of colour, like paint – could be red, yellow, orange, green or blue —- but what does it mean? You will probably have seen this logo on several local church buildings. It is a brand name but what does it conjure up […]

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Cone Exchange

Many of you will be familiar with the work of The Cone Exchange in recycling a variety of material, some from Taylor’s and Betty’s, whose initiative it is. In doing this they support local charities as well as those further afield (Oxfam, Rotary, Yorkshire Air Ambulance) and provide employment opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. […]

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Thanks for the Help

THANKS to all who helped at the recent Railway Club’s ‘Open Day’, whether in the kitchen or on the door. Although it was a miserable wet day, we had quite a number of people visiting, and it was good to see all the different layouts that the boys have built. Our thanks to the Railway […]

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Commitment for Life Prayer

Commitment for Life Prayer for April The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, Which someone found and hid; Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.’ Matthew 13:44 Help us to find your kingdom in the hidden and overlooked places. Help us to […]

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A Special Thank You Letter

Dear Norma, Thank you so much for your very generous support in 2017.Thank you so much for your regular gifts in 2017. Your faithfulness means we can make financial commitments to projects that help persecuted Christians around the world.I hope you’ve been encouraged as you’ve read our magazines and emails over the last year and […]

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Musings from The Manse – January 2018

‘Where has this last year gone?’ is often heard at this time of year, and to add to that we can now say ‘where has the last decade gone?’ as we move further towards the end the second decade of this century. It also raises other questions as we reflect and look back; What has […]

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Musings from The Manse – February 2018

I wonder if you observe Lent by giving something up or doing something different. I have heard of folk giving up chocolate, alcohol, coffee and crisps, some have tried to look at how they spend their time and stopped watching their favourite soap. Some have said they will do something different, maybe contact the family […]

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Ash Wednesday Joint Service

Bilton Grange and Knaresborough URCs will join together in worship to mark the start of Lent at Bilton Grange at 7pm on Ash Wednesday the 14th Feb. The service will include communion and will be for about 30 minutes. I look forward to us sharing together as a Pastorate as we journey into Lent and […]

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Easter Eggs

It comes around so quickly and Easter is early this year. We have to start collecting for our mini egg drop to share Easter with our neighbours. You’re always so generous, so if possible, could you add a bag of mini eggs to your shopping? Thank you, Norma

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