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2008


Amnesty International, HarrogateAmnesty International, Harrogate
Christmas card flyer

Thursday Meals
The August - December rota is available on this website

Clergy news: Rev Canon Lesley Bentley
Congratulations to Lesley on her appointment to Ministry Development in Lichfield Diocese from 
early 2009

l-r: Bishop James, Dean Keith, Canon Philip, Bishop John, Canon Paul and Vicar General Michael McQuinnClergy news: Cathedral Canons
Congratulations to Paul Hooper on this recognition of his work and ministry; collation at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 9 November, with 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

Storage wanted: Aid To Hospitals Worldwide
Local group urgently needs a holding place for hospital equipment: a dry lockup/double garage/warehouse space. The charity is run by pensioners who refurbish hospital equipment then send to hospitals and medical centres in poorer countries. Token rent or for free, please. Mary Wright, 529765

Neema Crafts website, pleaseNeema Crafts
Autumn 2008 Newsletter available (pdf, 395kb)

WYEC website, pleaseWYEC Autumn news 
The latest editions of WYEC news are available (Autumn 688kb; Summer 938kb)

Leaders' prayer: Thursdays from 2-3 
All at Wesley chapel. For church leaders only, please:
6 November; 4 December
2009: 8 January; 5 February; 5 March; 2 April; 7 May; 4 June; 2 July; 6 August; 3 September; 1 October; 5 November and 3 December.

Rachel TurnerStaff news
St Mary's are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Turner as their children's leader, starting in October. Rachel has worked with New Wine and is married to Mark

Clergy births 
Many congratulations to Cass and Rev Darren McClintock on the safe arrival of their daughter Emma Elizabeth in the early hours of Sunday 21 September

Clergy news: Harrogate Hospital Chaplaincy 
A warm welcome to Rev James Grebby (full time) and Rev Sue Pearce (part time) joining the team in October 2008

YfC Director appointed
A warm welcome to Daryll Hackett on his appointment as Director of Harrogate and district Youth for Christ on 9 September; more details and downloadable Partners newsletter on the YfC website

HYPeR website, pleaseHYPeR new email address
From September 2008

Google Map

Google Map
with location flags and Harrogate churches list now available

WYEC website, pleaseWYEC Autumn news 
The latest editions of WYEC news are available (Autumn 688kb; Summer 938kb)


Hollin House, LeedsDiocesan website, pleaseBishop's Move
The office and home of the Anglican Bishop of Ripon & Leeds moved to Hollin House, Weetwood Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 5NG, 0113 224 2789 during the fortnight 26 August to 5 September.

Canon Lawrie Hulme saying farewell on Sunday 7 September 2008Monsignor Donal LuceyClergy news
Prayers and best wishes go with Canon Lawrie Hulme as he moves to Pontefract; his last services at St Roberts RC were on Sunday 7 September 
The prayers of many are assured as Monsignor Donal Lucey settles into St Roberts RC Presbytery from 10 September.

Churches Together office
The secretary's office was closed from 12 until 22 August

Sunday 6 July: All Saints
All Saints services move to St Mary's church hall on Harlow Terrace: 9am most Sundays, with second Sundays at 10am joining the Harlow Hill Methodist congregation

Sunday 6 July onwards: Outpouring Meetings
Outpouring meeting at St Mary's church hall; click to enlargeA series of meetings waiting on the Holy Spirit with prayer for healing: Sunday 6 July, St Andrew's @ 7pm with Fresh Fire Team (free entry). Churches / Ministries involved: St Andrew's, St Mary's Harrogate, Harrogate New Life Church, Elim Church River of Life Church Knaresborough, Roll the Rock and Town Pastors
Sunday 13 July 7pm, St Andrew's
Sunday 20 July 7:30pm, St Mary's Church Hall
Sunday 27 July 7pm, St Andrew's
Sunday 3 August, cancelled - Interact Festival weekend 
Sunday 10 August 7pm, St Andrew's
Sunday 17 August 7pm, St Andrew's
Sunday 24 August 7pm, St Mary's Church Hall
Sunday 21 September 7pm, Cedar Court hotel
Sunday 12 October 7pm, St Mary's Church Hall
Sunday 9 November 7pm, St Andrew's
Sunday 14 December 7pm, St Mary's Church Hall

Churches Together & Church House Trust AGMs 
14 May aSt Paul's URC, included the Induction service for Ian Connell, the new CTH PresidentChurches Together and Church House Trustreports available on this website.

Christian Ecology Link 
The CEL webpage on this website includes the downloadable Environmental Audit sheet noted at the CTH AGM on 14 May 2008.

All Saints
The congregation of All Saints has taken the difficult decision to close its fund raising appeal for vital restoration and repair work to its church building and will move instead to a new home.
All Saints, Harlow HillThe basis for this decision is that the necessary finances were not in place to bring about the substantial repair and improvement work that the building requires. It is understood that all monies raised from the appeal will be returned to donors.
For the past three years the 30 strong congregation has been meeting in the nearby Methodist Church. All Saints congregation will continue to meet at the Methodist Church on Harlow Hill for services until the end of June. From the 6th July a new 9am Service of Holy Communion will begin at St Mary's Hall on Harlow Terrace three Sundays a month with the usual 2nd Sunday Anglican/Methodist Service continuing on Harlow Hill.

Canon Lawrie HulmeClergy News: Canon Lawrie Hulme
Sad farewells to Fr Lawrie as he prepares to move to Pontefract and continuing his work for St Anne's Cathedral. With some nine year's service across Harrogate, the prayers and love of many go with him this September.

Fr Donal LuceyClergy News: Fr Donal Lucey
A warm welcome to Fr Donal, currently priest at St Benedict's, Garforth. Fr Donal is expected to move to St Robert's RC, Harrogate in September.

Rev John Thompson-VearClergy News: Rev John Thompson-Vear
A warm welcome to the Revd John Thompson-Vear as he prepares for his appointment as Team Vicar of Jennyfields & Killinghall Moor from 15 September 2008. More info: St Wilfrid's

Rev Canon Nicholas HenshallClergy News: Rev Canon Nicholas Henshall 
A warm welcome to Nicholas, his wife Christine and their three children as they prepare to move to Christ Church, Harrogate, from Derby and the Cathedral where Nicholas is currently Canon Precentor. News released concurrently in Derby and Harrogate on 1 June 2008.

Stuart & Jenna McCormackStuart & Jenna McCormack
Congratulations to Stuart and Jenna on their joint appointment to the post of Director of Youth Ministry at Stanmore Baptist church, Middlesex. See also Stuart's blogspot.

Clergy news: Rev Canon Peter Midwood 
A warm welcome to Peter and his wife Sue on his appointment as Rector of Walkinghall Hill; service of institution at Staveley at 7:30pm on Tuesday 27 May.

India AroraClergy news: India Trinity Josephine Arora
Congratulations to Rev Jo Logan and her husband Rev Arun Arora on the birth of India on Friday 16 May 2008.

Clergy news 
Rev Roberta Topham is on sabbatical until August
.

DEC website, pleaseChina and Myanmar Burma Emergency Appeals
Several agencies including CAFODTEAR Fund and Christian Aid as well as the Disasters Emergency Committee are providing relief following the devastation of cyclone Nargis and the earthquake in Sichuan province.


WYEC website, pleaseWYEC summer news 
The Summer 2008 edition of WYEC news is available (pdf, 938kb)


Yorkshire Church on Show website, pleaseYorkshire Church on Show spring 2008 news 


All Saints
The congregation of All Saints has taken the difficult decision to close its fund raising appeal for vital restoration and repair work to its church building and will move instead to a new home.
All Saints, Harlow HillThe basis for this decision is that the necessary finances were not in place to bring about the substantial repair and improvement work that the building requires. It is understood that all monies raised from the appeal will be returned to donors.
For the past three years the 30 strong congregation has been meeting in the nearby Methodist Church. All Saints congregation will continue to meet at the Methodist Church on Harlow Hill for services until the end of June. From the 6th July a new 9am Service of Holy Communion will begin at St Mary's Hall on Harlow Terrace three Sundays a month with the usual 2nd Sunday Anglican/Methodist Service continuing on Harlow Hill.

Thursday Meals Rota
A copy of the current rota through to August is now available on this website.

HOPE 08 Harrogate WorkspaceHOPE 08 Workspace
Members continue to be added to this secure workspace and planning forum; to be invited, please contact an existing member or your priest/pastor/minister: Pete Askew, Graham Carter, Bernard Cartledge, Angela Clough, Ian Connell, Tim Eldridge, Garry Feasey, Keith Gough, Tim Hurren, Dan Jones, Olivia Lambert, Darren McClintock, Mark McKnight, Peter McNulty, Jeannine Richards, Vernon Roosevelt, St Mary's office, Tony Shepherd or Andy Wilson

Wikipedia Harrogate Churches
Draft page published April 2008

Hoax and chain emails
A timely reminder to check before you forward chain emails; the BBC published a News item on the 'Holocaust ban' in April 2007 (BBC weblink); others may be listed on the Break the Chain website.

Retreat Holidays
Places still available (as of April 2008) for Brittany, Provence, the French Alps, Poland, Gozo, Turkey, Italy and Spain holidays and also individually guided retreats in Malta, Dublin, Salamanca, Antigua and Dominica. Organised and led by Dr Stephanie Rybak, WYEC officer 1998 - 2005; further dates and details on the Retreat Holidays website.

Shaun Williamson (Extras, Eastenders); click for Quiz Aid at Christian AidChristian Aid Quiz Aid
Q 
What gives you two hours of pleasure, leaves you with a warm feeling inside, and only costs £2?
A Quizaid - the new annual Christian Aid week FUNdraising event. More details and press release available on this website about this innovative idea for Christian Aid Week or direct from Christian Aid

St Luke's chairs
Fine old bishop's chair and others available for sale before auction in Apri - sold before 25 April

Bar chapel pews
Four pitched pine pews for sale - one ended - all sold. Proceeds added to the building fund in April 2008

HOPE 08 Harrogate WorkspaceHOPE 08 Workspace
Members continue to be added to this secure workspace and planning forum; to be invited, please contact an existing member or your priest/pastor/minister. See 3 March 2008.

Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber website, pleaseChurches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber 
David Arblaster (Roman Catholic, Harrogate), John Beale (Church of England), Tim Bywater (Roman Catholic), Shelagh Fawcett (Roman Catholic), David Humphries (Baptist)and Pamela Knight (Roman Catholic) have been appointed in the Spring of 2008 to the Churches Regional Commission

Church websites 
Various churches have recently relaunched their websites early in 2008: Christ ChurchPannal MethodistSt Mark's and St Robert's RC. See also the 2005 Dorchester extract.

Dan & Rebekah Jones 
After serving at Harrogate New Life church since October 2007, Dan and Rebekah moved on to pastures new in March 2008.

Harrogate YfC website, pleaseHarrogate YfC
The search is on to appoint salaried Associate workers for key youth projects across Harrogate, from February 2008 onwards. Mark McKnight has chosen to move on and explore other works. More info on the new roles on the Harrogate YfC website

BBC Songs of Praise from Harrogate, Sunday 3 February, 5:45pm, BBC1
"Thank you to all for making the recordings for Songs of Praise go so well. Pics on this website via the BBC Songs of Praise page". The programme featuring Harrogate, Knaresborough and surrounding village church congregations is scheduled for 6 April with further filming during March.

Julie Jowett, Wesley OwenJulie Jowett, Wesley Owen
Congratulations to Julie as she takes on the role of Area Manager, Yorkshire in addition to managing the Harrogate shop and managing Wesley Owen's 'Fiction' category.

Signatories to the Declaration of Intent; click to enlargeSunday 20 January: Harrogate Baptist and West Park URC 
10:30am Celebration service with Declaration of Intent as the two churches progress on their ecumenical journey.

CTH email change 
Secretary's email addressThe secretary has a new email address; with apologies to all affected by spam and the inconvenience of email address changes.

Knaresborough church leaders after the induction service for Rev Bob JonesSaturday 12 January: Induction of Rev Bob Jones
2.00pm at Knaresborough URC as minister for Knaresborough and Bilton Grange URC, Harrogate

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