Friday, 27 July 2018

The August 2018 edition of Connected is now available to download!


July (the magazine was of course written in July...) is usually the month where the schools breakup, leading to many families rushing away on holiday. However the Parish has been particularly busy this year for some reason…

Continuing with the vacation theme; guest contributor, Revd. Paul Hardingham contemplates a holiday with Jesus, and I continue with the review of services available at St Wilfrid’s and St Francis, by commenting on Lay-led Morning Prayer.

The St Wilfrid’s Junior Church has been sharing in their good fortune by twinning the toilets in the Parish Hall with others in poorer countries, and the Rector, and others, has continued with his love of all things bouncy by taking part in the Kapow! Challenge.

Tony Service reports on comings and goings in the Methodist Circuit – I suspect that I may be rewriting the Methodist & St Francis Clergy lists next month! At St Francis the usual round of coffee mornings has been supplemented by a Beetle Drive and Fashion Show both of which were great fun and raised money for the church funds. Gordon Tute remembers Trevor Maurice, St Wilfrid’s stalwart and choir member, who has sadly died, whilst Claire Hodgson and Iain Nutt report on the parlous state of the tower and spire at St Wilfrid’s.

The August Connected can be found here.

Previous editions of Connected here.

Friday, 6 July 2018

St Wilfrid's Parish Picnic will be held in the Rectory Garden between 1:00pm and 4:00pm this Sunday 8th July. Why not come along and enjoy the games and great company! There will be a scavenger hunt with a prize for the best scavenge!

Bring own food & something to drink, and something to sit and/or snooze on. Also remember the factor 50 sun-cream cos its bound to be a fantastic sunny day!

Note that the venue has had to be changed because the Village Green is currently out of action.

See you there!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The July Connected is now available!

In this edition Revd. Pete Watson continues our review of the different Services available at St Wilfrid’s by looking at the background and purpose of the Celtic Communion; the freshness, beauty and poetry to the Celtic style liturgies that can engender a rediscovery of old truths, and renew our wonder in the worship of God. Barbara Richardson remembers Marion Baillie who has sadly died, and Tony Service reports on the latest Methodist News. I report on the St Wilfrid’s Summer Fair that took place in glorious weather on Brayton Village Green. We also look forward to the St Wilfrid’s Fashion event to be held at M&Co in Selby, and coincidently St Francis also look forward to their Fashion Event to be held on 17th July in Church. The Brayton MU remembers its Summer Of Hope Appeal, and Lynn Allen makes a plea for used postcards.

The Goole based Home-Start team outline their services ahead of their move into the Selby area. And we pretend that Churchyard Tidying is a form of Mindfulness, which of course it is…

The July Connected can be found here.

Previous editions of Connected here.

Note that the St Wilfrid’s Picnic will be held on Sunday 8th July,
not the 9th July as stated on page 13. Sorry!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

St Wilfrid's Summer Fair

The 2018 St Wilfrid's Summer Fair will be held next Saturday, 23rd June, on Brayton Village Green from 2:00-4:00pm.
Come along and experience the fantastic stalls including books, plants, tombola, nearly new toys, the ever popular café & refreshments, and entertainments. Sunny warm weather has been pre-booked* and the England v Panama world cup game moved to the Sunday at great expense to avoid any clash with the Fair!
There will be a short fun Service at the close of the Fair.
See you there!

(* probably... The Fair will be held in the Primary School in the unlikely event that the weather is unkind to us.)

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

June Connected

In the June Connected Revd. Peter Barnett looks at the increasing levels of turmoil in the world, and Tony Service reports on Methodist News and remembers Ann Wilson who has sadly died.

I report on a recent Family Service at St Wilfrid’s, and consider the role of Children in Church today. Thorpe WI looks forward to celebrating 10 years in existence; and St Wilfrid’s has its collective fingers crossed for the 23rd June when it hosts the 2018 Summer Fair. The Brayton MU remembers its Wave of Prayer, and also long serving member Marion Baillie who died suddenly in May.

Finally the St Wilfrid’s Parish walk at St Aidan’s RSPB reserve is remembered, and in the online edition we welcome the return of David Michell’s gardening page.

The June Connected can be found here.

Previous editions of Connected here.

Monday, 30 April 2018

May Connected

The May edition of Connected is available to download or view online. In this edition Revd. Pete Watson looks back over the past year at St Wilfrid’s in the light of John 1:43-51 to reflect on the mission and ministry in the Parish, to look forward to the year ahead.

Tony Service ponders the month of May, whilst the Brayton Mothers Union remembers Tea and Cake in the Bar Convent in York. Gill Guilliat reports on her successful sugarcraft classes held in the St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall every month. It is events such as these, often hidden within the warp and weft of everyday life that help bind society together.

Claire Hodgson reports on the forthcoming Mental Health Awareness Week (14th to 20th May) and also shares the outcomes of the Leading Your Church into Growth conference held earlier this year. No doubt this will feature again on these pages in the near future. I report on the St Francis Easter Fair, which was great fun, and also some of the Easter Activities that I managed to attend at St Wilfrid’s.

Finally Revd. Pete recalls the life of Edith Wraithmell (nee Holmes) who had an association with St Wilfrid’s stretching back 103 years. Amazing.

The May Connected can be found here.

Previous editions of Connected here.

Monday, 26 March 2018

St Wilfrid's Family Easter Fun 10.00am - 12noon Friday 30th March

Come along and join us for a morning of Easter crafts and activities.