The parishes in the Benefice have also adopted this document from the House of Bishops regarding Safeguarding.
Further information about poliies and practice at Diocesan level can be found here.
All Souls Commemoration
Once again we shall be celebrating All Souls-tide with a memorial service on 3 Nov. Details here.
Bishop Nick's Blog
An important letter regarding No Deal brexit from the 25 Diocesan Bishops of the Church of England. Please see more here.
Re-ordering Work at St Paul's, Aldbrough
The reordering workat St Paul's has now been granted a faculty and work will commence there on Monday 30 September. Please note that the church building will be a building site for at least two weeks and only authorised access will be allowed.
Newspapers can be collected from a gazebo adjacent to the church porch. Please try to collect your newspapaers early especially if it is wet or windy. We will do our best to provide some protection for them but it will not be as good as a solid building.
Graham Smith's Flush Fund 500
Graham Smith is cycling from Melsonby to Thurso in the north of Scotland and is looking for sponsorship to raise funds for the Flush Fund. Full details here.
See details of the Teddy Church in Melsonby
New Prayer Circle
The churches of Stanwick Benefice have set up a prayer circle. If you have anything at all that you would appreciate prayer for, the group would be delighted to support you in this way. All requests are in the strictest confidence and will remain within the group. No prayer request is too small (or large!). If you would like to request prayer support or join the circle, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
We are now supporting the Richmond Storehouse Foodbank with donations. See this page about the foodbank. When you come to church, please consider bringing a tin, jar or packet of something suitable for the foodbank collection.
Bell-ringing in the benefice
There is now a band in Melsonby. If you have rung or are interested in learning, see here
A group has now started ringing under the tutelage of Rob Kirby. They meet on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm. New ringers, either experienced or learners, are welcome.
Thanks, Celebration, Commemoration
Take a look at our Thanks, Celebration and Commemoration pages. If you would like to give thanks, or celebrate or commemorate a person or event, we can add a short message there.
Back copies can be found on the Diocesan site here.