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Angel sculpture given to Lesley & John BentleyFarewell lunch for Lesley & John BentleySunday 1 February: Canon Lesley Bentley
Farewell shared lunch at St John's from 12 noon

2 February: Candlemass 
At the close of the Christmas season

Monday 2 February: Methodist District Mission Forum
7:30pm at Oxford PLace, Leeds. Inaugural meeting for those working on the edges of the Church, those trying new things and for those who are searching for ideas and help.

More on the Yorkshire Church on Show, pleaseWednesday 4 February: Yorkshire Church on Show
2:30pm, Pavilions (Map/HG2 8QZ); planning meeting in preparation for this year's displays and ministry in the Church Pavilion at the Great Yorkshire Show

Barbara Belsham, Sri Lanka Link Companion Officer4 February: Harrogate Anglican Deanery: Sri Lanka - cancelled 3/2/09 
7:30pm, St James church hall, Birstwith (Map/HG3 2NG). The David Young Sri Lanka Appeal Fund and the Sri Lanka link withBarbara Belsham, Sri Lanka Link Companion Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Ripon & Leeds

Rev Bob Jones takes the chair as President of Churches Together in KnaresboroughChurches Together in Knaresborough webpage, please4 February: Churches Together in Knaresborough
7:30pm, Park Grove Methodist (Map/HG5 9ET); AGM and the start of Rev Bob Jones (Knaresborough URC) year as President of CTK

Rev David BarkerSaturday 7 February: Harrogate Methodist School of Theology
9:45am Trinity Methodist with Rev 
David Barker, chaplain Ashville College on 'Towards a Theology of Conflict'. £2 offering to defray expenses; more info: Mervyn Willshaw, 561943

Education Sunday celebrated in Ripon Cathedral in 20098 February: Education Sunday 
Various services and events across the region, including a gathering at Ripon Cathedral with music led by many school musicians and choirs plus Aidan's Flame (pictured). More info and links from Churches Together in England and theAnglican Diocesan website

8 February: The First Ure Valley Messiah
3:30pm, St Andrew's, Aldborough (Map/YO51 9ER), conducted by Peter Crawford. Subscriptions £7 (£5 students); please bring Watkins Shaw or Prout. Rehearsal at 1pm, refreshements in the village hall from 2:30pm

Monday 9 February: Highlight the Dales
10:30am at Bilton Grange URC Ladies Fellowship with Ann Richards

Wednesday 11 February: Church House Trust
11:00am, Trustees Disbursement Meeting at St Peter's
New secretaryHelen Smith, 25 Torrs Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 4TB.

Time for prayer11 February: Youth Pray, meeting at HYPeR
12 noon, monthly prayer meeting for the youth ministries and works across the area, followed by shared lunch

Flyer; click to enlarge (jpg, 102kb)Thursday 12 February: Armed Man
7:00pm at Leeds Town Hall (Map/LS1 3AD); Mass for Peace led by St Aidan's students. Tickets £8 and £5 under 16 from the school, tel: 885814. 

Harrogate YfC website, please12 February: YfC Exec 
7:30pm at HYPeR

Friday 13 February: Clerical, Medical and Law Society annual dinner 
7:30pm, Christ Church parish centre (Map/HG1 4SW) with guest speaker Judge Simon Grenfell. Tickets £10

13 February: Big Sing
7:30pm, Holy Trinity, Ripon (Map/HG4 2ES)

Saturday 14 February: Valentine Beetle Drive 
7:00pm, Bilton Grange URC

14 February: Valentine Ball
7:00pm, Starbeck Methodist; tickets £10, children £5, family £25; more info: 887504/881561

More on the work of the Town Centre Area Group, pleaseTuesday 17 February: CT TC Area Meeting
7:30pm, St Paul's Centenary Rooms; planning meeting for Town Centre Area Group of Churches Together in Harrogate.

Thursday 19 February: Rethinking Mission with John Sentamu
7:00pm, Ripon Cathedral (Map/HG4 1QT); lecture by Archbishop John Sentamu on “Rethinking Mission: The role of church in contemporary society”. Free but must have a tickets (700 taken by 18/2); more info 01765 603462

Archbishop John Sentamu at Ripon CathedralThursday 19 February: Rethinking Mission with John Sentamu
7:00pm, Ripon Cathedral (Map/HG4 1QT); lecture by Archbishop John Sentamu on “Rethinking Mission: The role of church in contemporary society”. Free but must have a tickets ; more info 01765 603462

Friday 20 February: Divorce Recovery course
7 for 7:30pm at St Mark's (Map/HG2 8AY); run by Divorce Recovery Workshops

Saturday 21 February: Coffee Morning 
10:30am, Summerbridge Methodist (Map/HG3 4JH); coffee, cakes. More info: 780365; flyer available (pdf, 280kb)

Monday 23 February: Churches Together in Ripon
From 7pm: meal together at Holy Trinity, Ripon (Map/HG4 2ES) before the start of Lent

HOPE Centre website, please23 February: HOPE Centre
2pm Scoping meeting at the HOPE Centre (Map/HG1 1JG)

Fairtrade website, please23 February - 8 March: Fairtrade Fortnight
Various events across churches and the area

Shrove Tuesday 24 February
More than just pancakes...

24 February: CTH Exec Meeting
7:15 for 7:30pm St Paul's Centenary Rooms. Thursday meals, Secretarial/CTH future developments, Good Friday

Ash Wednesday 25 February
The start of the season of Lent 
7.30am St Wilfrid's, Mass
10.00am Christ Church, Holy Communion
11.00am St Wilfrid's, Mass
7.00pm St Wilfrid's, Mass
7.30pm Christ Church, sung Holy Communion

25 February: Amnesty - still working 
8:00pm at St Robert's RC Centre; talk by Barbara Barnes, organised by the Catholic Women's League

Lent groups and events. 
Every Tuesday: 8:30pm, St Wilfrid's, Sung Compline 
Every Wednesday: 7:00pm, St Wilfrid's, Stations of the Cross

Hope for Planet Earth; click to enlarge (jpg, 475kb)Friday 27 February: Hope for Planet Earth
7 for 7:30pm, Starbeck Methodist (Map/HG2 7LH); a national tour exploring the effects of climate change. Tickets £7 & £4 (under 18) on the door, £6 & £3 in advance from www.faithtickets.co.uk.

More on New Wine, pleaseSaturday 28 February: New Wine Women's Day
9:30am - 4pm, Harrogate International Centre (Map/HG1 5LA). 'Daughters of Destiny'; more information phone 020 8567 6717 or email info@new-wine.org

28 February: Celebrating the Mystery
10-3.30pm St Robert's RC Centre; retreat day with Fr Chris Angel

28 February: Bar & Grove Road Away Day
10.30 - 3.30 at Holy Trinity, Ripon; theme: "What's in a name?"

Lesley Bentley with bishop of Lichfield, Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill28 February: Lesley Bentley
5:30pm, Lichfield cathedral (Map/WS13 7LD). Licensing service

Saturday 28 February: Glenn Miller film show 
2:00pm, Summerbridge Methodist (Map/HG3 4JH); afternoon tea. 

28 February: Wesley Singers
7:30pm, Gracious Street Methodist, Knaresborough (Map) supporting the COGS site redevelopment project, with music from Wesley Singers. Admission by programme £5