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Tour de Yorkshire & Tea and Scones

Tour de Yorkshire & Tea and Scones

TheTour de Yorkshire is passing through Cross Hills and Kildwick, NEXT Sunday 3rd May. We will begin our summer season with Tea & Scones served from 2.00pm in the Parish Rooms and on the church green; the church will also be open to visitors.

Tea & Scones thoughout the Summer

Tea & Scones and open church, Sundays 2.30-4.30pm during the summer. We will again be offering hospitality to visitors each Sunday afternoon from NEXT Sunday 3rd May

 

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Reordering of the central area of the church

Reordering of the central area of the church.  Good news! We have received the Chancellor’s Judgement and he has approved all parts of the proposed reordering scheme except the removal of the 8 rows of pews at the east end of the south aisle. We have asked our architect to prepare the tender document in order to seek quotes for the work.

The Central Nave Judgement – 2 April 2015 (the document)

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Annual Church Meetings – Sunday 26th April 2015

Annual Church Meetings – Sunday 26th April The Annual Meetings which take place next month following the 10am Parish Communion on Sunday 26th April are important occasions in the life of a parish.

At the meetings we elect those who will share in the leadership of the parish for the coming year and we have the opportunity to reflect together on the past year and to help think about the future life of God’s church in this parish.

At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners (open to everyone resident in the parish and those on the church electoral roll) we will elect our two churchwardens for the coming year.

At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (open to those on the church electoral roll) we will elect up to 2 persons to serve on the Deanery Synod (to serve for a period of 2 years), up to 2 persons to serve on the Cross Hills & District Fellowship of Churches Council (to serve for a period of 1 year), and up to 5 persons to serve on the Parochial Church Council (3 to serve for a period of 3 years, 1 to serve for a period of 2 years, 1 to serve for a period of 1 year). To share in the leadership of the parish is an important function and everyone is encouraged to prayerfully consider if they are being called by God to serve in this way.

We hope as many members of our church community as possible will come to our Annual Church Meetings. Please book the date in your diary.

The 2015 report

 

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What’s on in the parish.. 29 March – 5th April 2015

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week is the most important of all weeks in the Christian calendar and, again, all Christians are encouraged to join in with as much of Holy Week as possible. Of particular importance is experiencing the great period from Maundy Thursday through to Easter Day. It is only by experiencing the sorrow of the Cross on Good Friday that we can most fully experience the joy of the empty tomb on Easter Day.

Holy Week & Easter Services

Sunday 29th March – Palm Sunday
8.15am Blessing of Palms and Holy Communion
10.00am Blessing of Palms, Procession (from Barretts Bridge, Priestbank Road) and Holy Communion. Those who prefer not to process meet in church for Blessing of Palms.

Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st March & Wednesday 1st April
12.30pm Stations of the Cross
7.30pm Meditative Service

Thursday 2nd April – Maundy Thursday
7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper followed by vigil of prayer
until 11pm

Friday 3rd April – Good Friday
10.10am Procession of witness from St Andrew’s to Cross Hills for…
10.30am Prayers at the gates of St Peter’s Methodist Church.
12 noon Prayer around the cross until…
2.00pm Liturgy of the Cross
7.30pm Ecumenical Service (t.b.c.)

Saturday 4th April – Easter Eve
8.45pm Easter Vigil and Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Sunday 5th April – Easter Day
8.15am Holy Communion
10.00am Family Holy Communion and Renewal of Baptismal Vows (followed by Easter Egg hunt)
6.00pm CDFC Celebration Songs of Praise

 

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Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update

22nd February 2015

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update.  The report on the inspection of the ceiling by Building Conservation Solutions Ltd has been received. The inspecting team removed all unstable plaster and has recommended the erection of debris netting in the nave and chancel within 4 months as an interim measure before a full re-plastering of the church can be carried out in the future. We are now able to resume use of the nave and north aisles.  Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.

 

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Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update

8th February 2015

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update.  The PCC approved the quote from Building Conservation Solutions Ltd for the tactile inspection of the church ceiling. This will begin on Monday 9th February and is expected to take 3-4 days. The PCC will then consider the inspection report with any recommendations for the erection of debris netting. A longer term and permanent solution will also be necessary. The Sunday 10am service will continue to take place in the chancel until further notice.   Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.

 

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Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update

1st February 2015

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update.  Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update. The PCC approved the quote from Conservation Solutions Ltd for the tactile inspection of the church ceiling. This will begin on Monday 9th February and is expected to take 3-4 days. The PCC will then consider the inspection report with any recommendations for the erection of debris netting. A longer term and permanent solution will also be necessary. The Sunday 10am service will continue to take place in the chancel until further notice.   Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.

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Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update

25 January 2015

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update.  A further meeting took place last Tuesday with our architect and an adviser from a building conservation firm to discuss the option for a tactile inspection of the ceiling to ascertain its condition with subsequent possible erection of debris netting as necessary. Proposals, including costs, for these measures are now being prepared for consideration by the PCC. A longer term and permanent solution will also be necessary. The Sunday 10am service will continue to take place in the chancel until further notice. Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.  Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.