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November


Saturday 1 November: CVS 'Living well with cancer'
Pavilions (Map); for cancer patients and their carers, friends and relatives, covering issues including emotional and spiritual care and support

1 November: WYSOCS AGM; 'How to build an empire' Postponed (28/10) 
10:30am, Outwood House, Leeds; followed by lunch and talk by Cal Bailey on the subject of Christian distinctives in business; postponed to17 January 2009

Sunday 2 November: Fair Trade Afternoon Tea 
2-6pm, Harrogate Baptist Church; huge selection of fairly traded gifts, crafts, jewellery, Christmas cards, wrapping paper and foods fopr sale, tea and coffee and fairly traded goodies to sample

Monday 3 November: Safe Church
7pm, St Mark's (Map); Anglican deanery meeting outlining new diocesan policy regarding adult safe-guarding issues

Tuesday 4 November: NYBSB with Commission for Equality and Rights
10am - 1pm plus lunch at the HOPE Centre (Map). Informal consultative workshop for BME people run by the North Yorkshire Black and Minority Ethnic Strategic Board. Free, please register

4 November: HYPeR AGM 
7:30pm at HYPeR

Thursday 6 November: Vocal recital
12:15pm, Christ Church (Map) with Philippa Dand, University of Sheffield

Friday 7 November: CVS Volunteering Oscars 
Swallow St George hotel

Saturday 8 November: 'Empty your attics' Auction
10am Trinity (Map); viewings 3-8pm on Friday 7 November; in aid of the building work and 21st Century alterations.

8 November: Reading and Praying in church 
9:30-12:30pm, St Matthias, Burley

8 November: Arts and Crafts
Events cancelled; more from Interact in Harrogate

8 November: St Aidan's Symphonic band 
7:30pm, Starbeck Methodist Church (Map/HG2 7LH); £6, children £3, family £14 on the door

8 November: Knaresborough Silver Band and Et Cetera
7:30pm, Gracious Street Methodist, Knaresborough (Map; HG5 8DS); £6 and £4

Sunday 9 November: Pulse
6pm at Pannal MethodistMethodist Circuit Youth with friends from all churches and Daryll Hackett of Youth for Christ

9 November: Ripon Cathedral Canons
Installation of Paul Hooper and Philip Moger (Dean, St Anne's, Leeds), installed as Honorary Ecumenical Canon. The congregation also welcomed new Minor Canons Christopher CornwellNicholas Buxton and Bill Emmerson. l-r: Bishop James, Dean Keith, Canon Philip, Bishop John, Canon Paul and Vicar General Michael McQuinn

Monday 10 November: Amazing Grace
8:00pm St Robert's, Pannal; film evening. Organised by Pannal & Beckwithshaw Area Groupsee also 17 November

11 November: Remembrance 
"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: 
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
we will remember them.
" Laurence Binyon, 1869-1943

Wednesday 12 November: Advent Retreat
Introductory meeting to the retreat series 7:30pm, St Bede's Pastoral Centre, York (Map); an opportunity to reflect and make time 'in a safe one-to-one environment where the focus is entirely on the faith journey', led by members of SIGN. Fees £25 - please book by 3 November

Friday 14 November: Canon Lawrie Hulme 
7pm at St Robert's RC; Celebration of Lawrie's nine year's ministry at St Robert's and five years at St Aelred's in Harrogate

Saturday 15 November: Ian Bell, The Message and the Messengers
10-3, Gracious Street Methodist, Knaresborough (Map; HG5 8DS); studies in 2 Corinthians 3-5. Offering to cover costs; refreshments available, bring own lunch

15 November: Celebr8
7:30pm for 8:00pm at St Andrew's, 'an evening of Praise, Worship, Word and Ministry to celebrate the goodness of God'. A bi-monthly event

16 November: Chris Milner
7:45pm at St Mary's church hall (Map/HG2 0PN); tickets £3 on the door

Monday 17 November: Emmaus House Church Leaders' breakfast 
8:30 - 10am; Emmaus Retirement Home, (Map); celebrating twenty years care and service; by invitation

17 November: Amazing Grace
8:00pm St Robert's, Pannal; discussion groups on the film. Organised by Pannal & Beckwithshaw Area Group; film shown on 10 November

Tuesday 18 November: Emmaus Open Day
2:30-4:15; Emmaus Retirement Home, (Map); celebrating twenty years care and service; with the Mayor

18 November: Harrogate Anglican Deanery: Greening the Church 
7:30pm, St John's, Bilton with Rev Ian White (slides available, ppt, 43kb); promoting sustainable lifestyles and responsible stewardship of creation, considering the implications of the diocesan environmental policy, especially examining the last of the Five Marks of Mission. Market Place with stalls from Harrogate Borough CouncilChristian AidYorkshire Living Churchyard projectSt Chad's HeadingleyChristian Ecology Link, and Taylors of Harrogate with Captain Rubbish

18 November: WYEC: Who is my neighbour?
6:30 for 7pm, Oxford PlaceLeeds. A Church Response to social disorder linked to gangs, drugs, guns and knives; the launch of the Anglican report which recommends ways in which the government, churches and the police service can work together more effectively to reduce gang-related crime. More info from WYEC. A full copy of the report is also available via www.churches-together.net

Wednesday 19 November: Youth Pray, meeting at HYPeR
12 noon, monthly prayer meeting for the youth ministries and works across the area, followed by shared lunch

Thursday 20 November: Emmaus Open Day
2:30-4:15; Emmaus Retirement Home, (Map); celebrating twenty years care and service

20 November: YfC AGM
7:30pm at Café Culture, Leeds Road, Harrogate (Map, HG2 8BE) with Daryll Hackett, Director, Harrogate and district YfC. Picture shows four volunteers sitting on thin air...

Saturday 22 November: Wesley Christmas Fair
10-3, Traidcraft, Christmas cards, home made cakes, pickles & jams; refreshments and light lunches

22 November: Christmas Fair
10-3, Woodlands Methodist.

22 November: Emmaus House Christmas Sale 
10:30 - 12 noon; Emmaus Retirement Home, (Map); celebrating twenty years care and service; home baking, crafts, mince pies and coffee

22 November: RSCM Plainsong workshop
10:30 - 4pm at St Wilfrid's (Map) with Rev Peter Allan; Adults £7, junior choristers free

22 November: New Wine LeadersKingdom Training Days
St Thomas', Crookes, Sheffield (Map/S10 1UL), with Rich Nathan, Senior Pastor, Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio; see also 24/11

Sunday 23 November: Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe
10:00am, Christ ChurchBishop Kamara of Kurunagala spoke on the Kingdom of God and the struggles in Sri Lanka.

23 November: Emmaus House Thanksgiving Service 
3pm; Emmaus Retirement Home, (Map); celebrating twenty years care and service

23 November: Nidderdale Messiah
3:30pm at St Cuthbert's, Pateley Bridge (Map). All welcome to sing or listen, but advance booking essential. Singers rehearsal at 1:00pm - please bring Watkins Shaw or Prout edition; conductor Marilynne Davies.
Tickets (in advance) nominal £7.00 but additional donations welcome, cheques payable to 'Nidderdale Messiah'. The year's production supports the Carers' Resource. More details and registration forms from www.nidderdalemessiah.org.uk

23 November: Celebration Praise 
6:30pm at St Peter's; 'Celebration Praise' evening service led by the town centre churches, withAidan's Flame

23 November: Kevin Dedmon, outpouring meeting
7pm, St Andrew's (Map)

23-28 November: New Wine LeadersRetreat
All Saints, Marple, Stockport (Map/SK6 7LD), hosted by Ian and Nadine Parkinson

Monday 24 November: New Wine LeadersKingdom Training Days
All Saints, Marple, Stockport (Map/SK6 7LD), with Rich Nathan, Senior Pastor, Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio; see also 22/11

Tuesday 25 November: CT Exec Meeting
7:30pm, St Paul's URC Centenary Rooms; Secretarial/CTH future developments, Annual Assembly, Good Friday & Pentecost 2009, Food hygiene

25 November: Labyrinth at St Luke's
7:30pm at the Quiet Service


25 November: Justification by faith in the legacy of St Paul
6:30pm for 7; Trinity and All Saints, Horsforth; Lutheran Evensong followed by lecture by Rt Rev Walter Jagucki, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain, to which the Rt Rev Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, will respond.
WYEC writes: 'The doctrine of justification, which is central to the Christian gospel, explains how people are made just in the eyes of God and saved by Jesus Christ. 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the confirming by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church of the Joint Declaration on this issue, which the World Methodist Conference adopted in 2006. Leeds Trinity is offering this lecture as part of its celebration of the Pauline Year proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the supposed 2000 anniversary of the birth of St Paul. For further information, please contact the Theology and Religious Studies Department

Wednesday 26 November: Christmas Dinner with Dr Kingsley
6:15pm at the Rowan Tree pub, (Map/HG2 7DD); dinner £3, organised by Calvary Chapel

29 November - 13 December: Harrogate Homeless Project Christmas Tree appeal 
10-2 at Wesley (Map)

29 November: We are the clay, you are the potter 
10 - 3:30pm; a Church in the Dale Quiet Day at Christ Church, Darley (Map). All welcome to the whole day or just 'pop in' for a few minutes of peace and quiet. Please bring something for a 'Bring & share' lunch. Drinks, tea, coffee etc, provided.

29 November: Christmas Fayre 

11, Bilton Grange URC; cakes, books, games & jigsaws, Christmas, fancy goods scarves & jewellery, bric-a-brac, tombola and raffle

29 November: Freedom
8pm, St Mark's; youth event for year 10 and above

Advent: Pray as you go
Churches across Harrogate are drawing on the resources of Pray as you Go during Advent

30 November: Advent Sunday

Brochure listing most Advent and Christmas services is published for distribution across hotels, Tourist Info and selected shops; finalised 17 November.

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