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December

Advent and Christmas services - separate listing on this website 
Brochure listing most Advent and Christmas services is published for distribution across hotels, Tourist Info and selected shops; available on this website; sent to print 17 November with distribution from 25 November. 'Brochures available here' poster available (attached at the bottom of this page) 

Click for poster (pdf, 114kb)29 November - 13 December: Harrogate Homeless Project Christmas Tree appeal 
10-2 at Wesley (Map)

1 December: Dales Singers, Music for Advent
7:45pm, Woodlands Methodist. The Dale Singers are celebrating their 45th Anniversary Year; refreshments, collection for church funds

2 and 3 December: Advent Labyrinth 
10-6:30pm at St Aelred's RC. More info: Mary Outhewaite 887949 or Bernadette Broderick 501908. See also: Labyrinth

Thursday 4 December: Cello recital
12:15pm, Christ Church (Map) with Daniel Townley, University of Sheffield

4 December: The Liberator
7:30pm, Frazer TheatreKnaresborough (Map/HG5 0EQ) with the Lacey Theatre Company; organised by 3rd place, Knaresborough. Tickets £8.50 & £5, family £20. 

Friday 5 December: The Steels 
7:30pm, St John's, Bilton, 'Your name in lights' tour; also on the United Gigs websitetickets £5 on the door
 or £4 in advance from Wesley Owen; more info: 07817 675479

Hilary Benn's website, pleaseSaturday 6 December: Markets and Morals, Hilary Benn MP
7:30am - 9am, Leeds Church Institute (3rd floor conference room, opposite the Corn Exchange Map/LS1 6DG). Christians in Business are welcome to breakfast of pastries and croissants along with coffee and tea. Guest speaker Hilary Benn from 7:45am; no charge, please reserve a places

Sunday 7 December: Carols of Hope
6:30pm at Ripon Cathedral with speaker Rev Canon Robin Gamble; organised by Churches Together in Ripon

Tuesday 9 December: Harrogate Anglican Deanery: Chapter meeting
12:30pm, St James, Wetherby with Canon Ann Nichol encouraging, motivating and equipping lay people

9 December: Henshaws: Christmas Carol Concert
7:00pm, St John the BaptistKnaresborough (Map/HG5 9AF); all welcome

Time for prayerWednesday 10 December: Youth Pray, meeting at HYPeR
12 noon, monthly prayer meeting for the youth ministries and works across the area, followed by shared lunch

Brian McLaren; click for flyer (pdf, 63kb)Brian McLaren signing books after the Pavilions evening talk10 December: Brian McLaren
Pavilions, Harrogate (Map/HG2 8QZ); £15 from 1pm, £8.50 evening from 7pm; more info from Wesley Owen, Harrogate 


10 December: Harp Singers concert in aid of RABI
7.30pm at Swinton Park, Masham. An evening with the Harp Singers in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. More info: 526112

Friday 12 December: Saltmine Theatre Company: Three wise men and a baby
7:30pm, St Mark's; Tickets £5, Family £20 from Wesley Owen, Harrogate or book through church office: 544528

Saturday 13 December: Curry night for Orrissa, India 
7:00pm at Gracious Street Methodist, Knaresborough; supporting persecuted families and Christians in India. Curry on the night, or take away from 4pm; entertainment and quiz India. £5 by 9 December, please, cheques to Life Destiny church. More info: Linda Macrow 553813/865798

Monsignor Donal Lucey inducted by the Dean of Harrogate, Fr Paul Moxon, supported by Fr Jim Leavy and Fr Chris AngelMore on Holy Kapw! from Harrogate YfCSunday 14 December: Monsignor Donal Lucey 
11:30am St Robert's RC (Map/HG1 1HP), Induction service, with the Dean of Harrogate, Fr Paul Moxon, supported by Fr Jim Leavy and Fr Chris Angel

Congregation at Grove Road for Circus Nativity; click for musiciansHoly Kapow!  Circus Nativity at Grove Road; click for more pics on the YfC website14 December: Holy Kapow!
4:00pm, Grove RoadCircus Nativity with Daryll Hackett and Harrogate YfC. pics show congregation and Holy Kapow!

Monday 15 December: Saltmine Theatre Company: ... 
Ashville College; tickets via Wesley Owen, Harrogate

15 December: Starbeck Community Primary School 
7:00pm at St Andrew's

Tuesday 16 December: Starbeck Community Primary School 
7:00pm at St Andrew's

West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council website, pleaseTuesday 16 December: International Carol Service
7:30pm, Bradford Cathedral (Map/BD1 4EH); an expression of support for asylum seekers in the Christmas season. With distinctive music and readings, this Carol Service is an unique opportunity to include the region's asylum seekers and refugees in the Christmas celebration with leaders of many churches. Organised by WYEC

Church House TrustWednesday 17 December: Church House Trust 
11:00am: Trustees meeting. See also the Resources section of the CTH website

17 December: St Andrew's lunch club Christmas dinner 
11:00 carols, followed by ticketed lunch at noon, St Andrew's

Thursday 18 December: Coffee and Mince Pies 
10.30am Crown hotel, Harrogate, Coffee, mince pies and carols. Everyone most welcome; enjoy the fellowship as we sing together the Advent message of old; organised by Harrogate Christian Outreach. More info: 883776

CT Town Centre leading carols in the Market Square; click for another pic18 December: Carol singing
6pm in Harrogate Market Square, led by town centre churches

Saturday 20 December: Shopper's Rest
10-4 Harrogate town centre; organised by Interact

Mayor's carols with St Aidan's combined wind bands20 December: Mayor's Carol Concert
5:15pm for 5:30 at Crescent Gardens, with Fr Jim Leavy and St Aidan's Concert Band and Choir


Sunday 21 December: Starbeck School and Community Carol Service 
6pm, Starbeck Methodist Church, refreshments. For young children and families

Christmas services - see separate listing on this website 
Brochure listing most Christmas services is published for distribution across hotels, Tourist Info and selected shops (attached at the bottom of this page) 

Christmas day lunchChristmas day lunch
12:30pm, Wesley; - free 
2pm at Summerbridge Methodist - free

Tuesday 30 December: New Year party and disco
at the Sun Pavilion, Valley Gardens; hosted by Howdi Doodi, in aid of SOS for orphans in Kenya. £5 per person; Fairtrade refreshments available.
4-6pm, 7-10 year olds 
7-9pm 11-14 year old

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Ecumenical Matters,
26 Nov 2009, 02:01
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