Thursday, 28 February 2019


The March Edition of Connected is available to download!
In this edition Jackie Jackman, taking the lead in the  ‘Dear Friends’ column, celebrates the invention of the satnav, and notes that Jesus can act as a satnav throughout our Christian journey.
The Brayton Mothers Union anticipates a busy month ahead, and Mrs Clarke reports on Hilary & Lyndsey’s inspiring visit to the Ukraine with Selby Soroptomists. Martha Harrold enjoys the Voice concert in Selby Abbey, whilst Martin Millward continues his discussion of the importance of prayer from last month.
Cathy Rodgers sets out the all-important Parish Safeguarding  policy, and Tony Service updates us on all matters Methodist.
Finally I ramble on about Mothering Sunday, pancakes, the good work of the St Wilfrid’s Social Committee, and more cheekily, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ St Wilf’s style!
The March Connected may be viewed here
Earlier editions of Connected may be found here

Wednesday, 30 January 2019


The February Connected is available to download!
Canon David Winter reflects on gambling abdication in the UK today, and Christian values relating to the transfer of money. Tony Service notes that February this year is an ‘Ordinary Month’ except for Racial Justice Sunday which is held on 10th February.

Barbara Richardson provides information on ‘Away From It All Holidays’, a worthy charity supported by the Mothers Union gives free holidays to poorer families who wouldn’t be able to get away otherwise. Barbara, with Martin Millward, report on the Monday & Wednesday Home Groups at St Wilfrid’s. Both groups encourage Christian fellowship and provide support for those who may be insecure or lonely. Martin also shares his personal views on Prayers.

Claire Hodgson updates us on the work of the Wellbeing CafĂ© that continues to grow; from the outside it appears to be full of fellowship, fun, laughter and mutual support. Jean Goodenough recalls a talk given by Barry Walmsley to the Brayton WI on Civil Engineering. And finally I report on Linda Butler’s excellent Yoga Classes held in the Parish Hall – Downward Dog anyone? I also report on the mission of the Church Cleaners, and share some guidance on surviving the isolation of village life.
The February Connected may be viewed here
Earlier editions of Connected may be found here

Monday, 31 December 2018


Happy New Year Everyone! The January Connected is available to download!

This month Revd. Roy Shaw wishes us more than Happy New Year – happiness, of course but also justice, peace, harmony, and opportunities for our potential to be released. Amen to that. Tony Service provides an update on the Methodist Circuit in Selby, and notes the importance of the affirmation contained within the Covenant Service. Irene Pope comments on the Blue Christmas period of reflection held in St Wilfrid’s and Jill Clarke reports on the Brayton Mothers Union meeting held earlier in the month. There is also a note from Dave Mitchell on clematis and dogwoods in the garden, and for those with an eye to detail I recommend looking out for the dogwood near to the Parish Hall - which look splendid at this time of year.
The remainder of the magazine was written by me; for which I apologize profusely! My usual contributors were busy eating mince pies this month…
 

The January Connected can be download here

and previous editions of Connected can be found here

Sunday, 25 November 2018


The December Connected is available to download!







This month Revd. Philip MacDonald says ‘Hello’ and savours the season of Advent, whilst Tony Service looks forward to the Methodist Services over Christmas whilst remembering their Armistice Day Remembrance Sunday.

Revd. Pete Watson says thanks for the contribution of Revd. Glenda Webb who has now left St Wilfrid’s for pastures new. Yvonne Green & Richard Whitehouse thank the Connected staplers, and Revd. Pete welcomes Iain Nutt to the Ministry Team and Claire Hodgson embarks on Reader Training.
Pat Ainger & Lynn Allan invite us to their respective Christingle Services, and the Mothers Union feast their eyes on Gill Guilliatt’s wonderful creative icing, whilst Revd. Pete updates us on the St Wilfrid’s Church into Growth initiative.

Finally I report on the St Wilfrid’s Remembrance Day Service, and the recent Wine & Wisdom Quiz which was won by my team. Just saying…


The December Connected can be download here

and previous editions of Connected can be found here

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Christmas Baubles

St Wilfrid's Christmas baubles are now on sale £4.50 each, available from the Autumn Fair or from Claire and Iain the churchwardens.






Thursday, 8 November 2018

Big Band Night 10th November

Ticket sales for the Big Band Night were very disappointing and we have had to cancel the event.

Craft Group Coffee Morning 10th November 10.00 - 12noon Parish Hall

Come and enjoy tea/coffee, cakes, hand crafted bargains, pickles and jam. All welcome.

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