Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Introducing our new Rector ...

The Reverend Peter David Watson is to be our new Rector as was announced in all churches in the Parish on November 1st 2009.

Pete is married to Charlotte and they have three daughters, Meg 8, Evie 7, and Molly 4 (almost 5).

Pete’s parents were Baptist missionaries. He was educated in India and Glasgow, he went to St. Andrews University and obtained an M.A. in Arabic and Social Anthropology. He took a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, at Westminster College, Oxford. It is whilst Pete was in Oxford that he met Charlotte.

Pete’s teaching career was in Eynsham in Oxfordshire, Mussoorie, India and Leeds. He returned to college at St. John’s in Durham where he obtained a B.A. in Theology and Ministry.

Pete is currently an Assistant Curate of Boston spa, Thorp Arch and Walton.

The family will be moving to Brayton at the end of December and Pete will take up his Ministry with us at the end of January 2010.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Autumn Fair (Sat 21 November)

A big thank you everyone who came and supported us. A special thank you to Brayton Infant School Choir, who sang at the opening of the Fair.
The grand sum of £1006 was raised for church funds.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

The new St Wilfrid's Parish Hall opened by the Archbishop of York

A 25 year dream culminated on Thursday (12 November 2009) when the new Parish Hall was officially opened and dedicated in a special Festal Choral Evensong by the Archbishop of York the Most Rev'd and Rt. Hon. Dr. John T. M. Sentamu.

Photos from the event are now uploaded - take a look here. An article has also been added to the Archibishop's website.

For more information about booking the hall, please take a look at our Church Bookings page.

Barn Dance (14 November)

An good night was had by everyone, dancing to the Jelly Beans Kayleigh Band. £200 was raised for the New Parish Hall.
Thank you to all who were involved with all the preparation to make this such an enjoyable night.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Coffeemates @ St Wilfs

Starting in January we will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Parish Hall on the last Wednesday of every month. This will replace the monthly Hall fundraising events that have been organised around the Parish for the past couple of years. We still need to continue our fundraising to ensure that we can offer good, fully equipped facilities in the new building, but we can now reap the benefits of the Hall while doing so.

Please support COFFEEMATES @ ST. WILFS. and encourage your friends and neighbours to come along and enjoy this new facility, we hope to make this a regular meeting place for the village community. As well as the usual Tea, Coffee and home baking there will be a Children’s Corner and a Book Swop Shop. All monies raised will go towards the costs of the Hall.

If you would like to help with the Coffee Mornings, on either a regular or occasional basis I would love to hear from you. Please ring me on 706068 or have a word with me in Church.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

St Wilfrid's Parish Hall - 25 year dream becomes a reality

It's been a long time in the making, but after 25 years of planning, dedicated fund-raising and 8 months of building work, the new St Wilfrid's Brayton Parish Hall is finished.

The Parish Hall will be officially opened and dedicated in a special Festal Choral Evensong by the Archbishop of York the Most Rev'd and Rt. Hon. Dr. John T. M. Sentamu on Thursday 12 November 2009 in St. Wilfrid's Church, Brayton. The service will be led by the Rural Dean of Selby, the Rev'd. Christopher Wilton and the Archdeacon of York the Ven. Richard Seed will also be in attendance.

It doesn't stop there! Fundraising will continue, ensuring that the Parish Hall excellent facilities for the local community and the surrounding area of Selby.

The project has been part-funded through the Landfill Communities Fund of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) administrated and distributed by Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN). Recent grants have also been received from Brayton Parish Council, Selby Community Investment Partnership, Selby Area Committee, the Diocese of York. Management expertise was provided by the Chevin Housing Group.

Work started on the Parish Hall back in January 2009 and finished in late September. It wasn't all plain sailing for main contractors Manor House Developments of York. Not only did the overcome early difficulties with winter weather and poor ground conditions, they also had to undergo a meticulous professional archaeological exercise. This led to the Parish Hall being built on special foundations which allows it to flow over the top of some ancient burials without disturbance.

This new Parish Hall is an open plan, multi-use meeting room. It has a seating capacity of up to 50 people, along with kitchen, storage room and fully accessible toilets. It is available to all community groups - not just church groups - and all booking requests will be treated on equal merit.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact the booking secretary by email or telephone 01757 704542.

Churches Working Together Quiz Night (7th Nov)

Selby Methodist Church hosted the Selby Working Together Quiz Night which included pie and pea supper. Fourteen teams representing different churches in Selby took part in the quiz.
St.Wilfrid's entered two teams and had a wonderful result coming first and third, a good night was enjoyed by everyone.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Parish Lunch - £40 raised

Many thanks to all who attended the Parish Lunch on Wednesday (28th) £40 was raised and went to General Church Funds.

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Cambrian Male Choir

A very big thank you to Bryan Myles and all the members of the Cambrian Male Choir not forgetting Diane John their Accompanist, for providing us with an enjoyable evening. Guest soloists Clare Meadley and our own Musical Director Cliff Pritchard enhanced the enjoyment by providing additional variety to a varied programme.

This enjoyable evening raised £600 for the Parish Hall Fund.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

New Rector Announced ...

David Howden, Churchwarden, has made the following announcement to the congregations today (Sunday 1st November 2009).

I have the authority of the The Right Rev'd Martin Wallace, Bishop of Selby, to make this announcement at all services held in the Parish on the 1st November.

Bill and I, as Parish representatives and churchwardens, have been working very closely with the Bishop of Selby and the Archdeacon of York during this Interregnum and we are delighted to announce that an appointment has been made to this benefice.

The Reverend Peter David Watson, who is at present the assistant Curate of Boston Spa, Thorpe Arch and Walton, has been appointed as the new Rector of the Parish of Brayton.

He is married to Charlotte and they have three girls Meg aged 8 years, Evie aged 7 in a couple of weeks and Molly aged 4 years

As churchwardens, Bill and I are delighted with this appointment and hope that we shall see the family moving to Brayton over the Christmas school holidays with a Collation and Induction in late January.

We trust you will all remember Pete, Charlotte, Meg, Evie and Molly in your prayers as they plan this move to come and join us here in Brayton.

Music for November 2009

Music list for November has now been uploaded to the website - and can be found on the Get Involved page
Go there now ...