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March

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March
United Reformed Church choirs away day at Christ Church

March-June 2009: WYSoCSSummer Lectures
8pm Outwood House, Leeds (Map/LS18 4HR). Dr Arthur Jones and Mark Roques offer a faithful and intelligent Christian response to the promotion of scientific materialism, coupled with an explicit or implicit attack on religious faith in Darwin's anniversary year. More info: 0113 258 1569

Poster; click to enlargeSunday 1 March: 'Temptations'
6:30pm Youth Service at Bar Methodist (Map/HG1 3EX); more info: MySpace ; poster available (jpg, 164kb)

1 March: Cymanfa Ganu : St David's Day celebration 
6:30pm at Trinity Methodist (Map/HG2 9AU) with augmented choirs with Harrogate Male Voice Choir led by Rev Philip Barnett from Deganwy

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution main website, pleaseWednesday 4 March: Insight and Opportunites 
10-3, Pavilions, Harrogate (Map/HG2 8QZ); DEFRA-sponsored day conference organised by RABI 

Harrogate in Bloom website, pleaseThursday 5 March: Harrogate in Bloom launch 
5:30pm at West Park URC (Map/HG1 1LE). Churches invited; more info from Harriett Andrew, 709939

HOPE Centre door on Albert Street; click for their website5 March: Zimbabwe
6:30pm, at the HOPE Centre (Map/HG1 1JG); Admission free and open to the public. Tea and coffee served; more details awaiting publication

Geoffrey Smith; service sheet cover6 March: Geoffrey Smith 
11.00am funeral at Geoffrey's home church, Harrogate Baptist (HG1 5RD), overflowing with friends and colleagues, with the eulogy given by Rev David Hoskins, readings from Psalm 121 and John 14 read by Rev Frank Holt, and the reading of Richard Jeffries' 'Of the Field' by Peter Parkinson of Caring for Life.

Women's World Day of Prayer website, pleaseFriday 6 March: Women's World Day of Prayer: Many members, one body
2:00pm Grove Road Methodist (Map/HG1 5EW)
2:00pm Woodlands Methodist (Map/HG2 7SG) with Miss Frances Williams. All welcome, men, women and children. Service prepared by Christian Women of Papua New Guinea
7:30pm St John's (Map/HG1 3DT) with Rev Claire MacLaren

6 March: Looking good, being bad; Saltmine with Adrian & Bridget Plass 
7:30pm at St Mark's (Map/HG2 8AY); tickets £8, concessions £7 from 01384 454808 or on the door.

6 March: Zimbabwe debate @ Lib Dem Federal Conference
8:00pm, Queen Suite 8Harrogate International Centre (Map/HG1 5LA). "In trying to understand Zimbabwe's present crisis we have to explore and deal with it's turbulent past" writes Albert Weidemann. Contact: 1 Ambrose Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1SH, tel/fax 01765 607900

6-8 March: The Beginning Experience
At Hinsley Hall Pastoral Centre, Headingley (Map/LS6 2BX). For those divorced, separated or widowed; a revitalising programme in an atmosphere of understanding and support; more info 01942 246542 / 0113 260 5242

Saturday 7 March: Zimbabwe debate @ Lib Dem Federal Conference 
1:00pm, Queen Suite 8Harrogate International Centre; as Friday above

Sunday 8 March: United service
4:30pm, Knaresborough URC, arranged by the Mission and Outreach group of the five URC churches in the Harrogate district

8 March: Prayer for Zimbabwe @ Lib Dem Federal Conference 
7:30am, Queen Suite 8Harrogate International Centre, Prayer for Zimbabwe & other areas involved in conflict; contact as per Friday 6 March 2009

Time for prayerWednesday 11 March: Youth Pray, meeting at HYPeR
12 noon, monthly prayer meeting for the youth ministries and works across the area, followed by shared lunch

Harrogate YfC website, pleaseThursday 12 March: YfC Exec 
7:30pm at HYPeR

12 March: Lectio Divina 
7:30pm St Anne's cathedral, Leeds; Bishop Roche invites young people aged 18 to 30 to join him for Lectio Divina Prayer at Leeds Cathedral. Also 19 and 26 March; www.leedsyouth.org.uk

More on the CTH Exec, pleaseFriday 13 March: CTH Meeting
7:15 for 7:30pm 
St Paul's Centenary Rooms (Map) . Working group exploring how to develop the Secretarial and Executive role of CTH

13 MarchSt Mark's/Oberammergau
7:
30pm planning meeting at Christ Church (Map/HG1 4SW); St Mark's trip to the 2010 Passion Play. More info: David & Barbara Shreeve 886479

Saturday 14 March: Treble Clef 
7:30pm, Starbeck Methodist; Adults £6, Child £3 or Family £14

Sunday 15 March: Youth Football
12.15pm - 1.15pm on Belmont Fields, organised by Starbeck Methodist

Kristene Mueller14-23 March: Bethel Missions Team
Working with Harrogate New LifeLeaders day 18 March (sold out 1/3/09) with Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry students from Bethel Church, Redding, California
Sunday 15 March: Harrogate New Life morning worship led by Kristene Mueller, address from Gabe Valenzuela

14-15 March: Peace and Power
Potternewton Centre, Leeds. (Map/LS7 2DW); "Being vocal, political and spiritual"; tickets £50 / £30. Organised by the Anvil Trust (www.workshop.org.uk); more info: 0114 288 8816.

Tuesday 17 March: Maureen Hider: God, me and the seesaw

9.30am St Mark's (Map/HG2 8AY).  Maureen was a Missionary in Pakistan for over 20 years. Creche & Refreshments provided.  New faces especially welcome!  Further info: Laura Brett 870824

Thursday 19 March: Lectio Divina 
7:30pm St Anne's cathedral, Leeds; Bishop Roche invites young people aged 18 to 30 to join him for Lectio Divina Prayer at Leeds Cathedral. Also 26 March; www.leedsyouth.org.uk

19-21 March: Deanery Players: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
7:30pm Harrogate Theatre (Map/HG1 1PP) plus 2.30pm Saturday Matinee; tickets: Stalls £14, Circle £15 and Balcony £10 from the box office, 502116.

Education Spring Conference; BRL website, pleaseRev Clive Sedgewick opening the conferenceFriday 20 March: Education Spring Conference
Rudding Park (Map/HG3 1JH). More info: Bradford, Ripon & Leeds Diocesan Education Team

20 March: Quiz Night 
7:30pm at St Aidan's School (Map/HG2 8JR); proceeds to the Transplant Trust. Tickets £10 (includes supper)

20 March: Highside Singers
7:30pm, Summerbridge Methodist (Map/HG3 4JH), £5 with buffet supper

Saturday 21 March: Spirit of Harmony
7:30pm at Trinity Methodist (Map/HG2 9AU) supported by Monkey Magic (British National Barbershop Quartet Champions), “Qube” and “Recycled”. Tickets £8 on the door

Old Time Music Hall for Jennyruth; Hannah Beck holding hands21 March: Old Time Music Hall 
7:30pm at Coronation Hall, Boroughbridge (Map/YO51 9BL); Pie & Pea supper, tickets £7.50. Fund raising evening for Jennyruth Workshops

22 March: Mothering Sunday
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Wednesday 25 March: Annunciation 
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Thursday 26 March: CTH Exec Meeting
7:15 for 7:30pm 
Trinity. Secretarial/CTH future developments

26 March: Lectio Divina 
7:30pm St Anne's cathedral, Leeds; Bishop Roche invites young people aged 18 to 30 to join him for Lectio Divina Prayer at Leeds Cathedral. www.leedsyouth.org.uk

CMS main website, pleaseNigel & Joan Bull; click to enlarge (154kb)Friday 27 March: CMS Supper
7:30pm, Christ Church parish centre (Map/HG1 4SW). Tickets £7.50 from Tony Ninham.

Saturday 28 March: Put People First
March in central London for jobs, justice, climate starting with 11am service at Westminster Central Hall. Local groups from St Mark's and other churches. More info: Put People First / Jubilee Debt Campaign

28 March: Bar & Grove congregations 
At Holy TrinityRipon (Map); Away Day for Bar and Grove Road Methodist chapels

28 March: Youth Pilgrimage to Durham 
St Robert’s RC Youth Group pilgrimage to the beautiful medieval town of Durham, visiting the Cathedral, walk by the River Wear and St Cuthbert’s Seminary. For years 9, 10 or 11; more infor from Fr Chris Angel. Leaving 9am outside St Robert's RC, returning by 4.30pm

28 March: Our Lady of the Crag 
12 noon Mass to celebrate the Annunciation (St Mary’s at 12.30 if inclement). More info: St Robert’s RC

28 March: Freedom
8:00pm - 9:30pm at Gracious Street Methodist, Knaresborough (Map/HG5 0EW). Youth event for year 10 and above; entry free; more info: freedom22-23@hotmail.co.uk

28 March: Earth Hour
8:30pm 'People from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour'... ' Upload your ‘on the night' photos and videos to Earth Hour flickr group and YouTube Group respectively'

Sunday 29 March: Celebration Praise
6:30pm at Mayfield Community Church (Map/HG1 5EF); praise, testimony, interviews, Bible Reading and reflection followed by light refreshments; organised by Town Centre churches

29 March: Handel's Messiah 
At St Peter's with The Fisher Singers and St John Fisher Senior Choir. Tickets £10 and £5 for under 18s. More info: St John Fisher School: 818454 or St Peter's: 568218

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