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.
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.
Rogation Day Walk
There will be another Rogation Day Walk around Melsonby on 2 June instead of the usual Family Communion. Here is a reminder of least year's.
Training and study Groups
Lots of new short courses from the Diocese in the Lay Training Opportunities section.
See details of the new 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.
There will be a confirmation service at St Mary's, Richmond, on Sunday 23 June at 6.30pm. Young people and adults from all churches in the deanery are invited to be confirmed at this service.
Confirmation classes will be held with Revd Camilla at Aldbrough Rectory on the following Monday evenings leading up to the confirmation. Please do get in touch with Revd Camilla if you'd be interested in joining these classes or other classes running in the deanery.
Mon 13 May
Mon 20 May
Mon 10 June
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 some interest in Melsonby for starting a new bell-ringing band. 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.
See details of the St James Building Project. here.
You can also now make a donation via JustGiving Click on the 'G' symbol to go to their page.
Back copies can be found on the Diocesan site here.
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.