Sherburn in Elmet

A Historic Yorkshire Village

Sherburn All Saints Church Notices 21.04.17

21st April, 2017  


9 April 2017 – PALM SUNDAY – Holy Week begins 

please remember to keep the last five minutes before the services, and especially the time during the administration of Holy Communion,

for quiet prayer and reflection (a bell will be rung before the main service at Sherburn)

A special welcome to Maxwell Winston Williams and Esme Sophia Booth being baptised today at Sherburn, and to all their families and friends.

Sherburn Weekly Envelopes for 2017-2018 – now at the back of church.  If you use Gift Aid (standing order or weekly envelopes) and DID NOT fill in a new Gift Aid declaration last year, please could you do so now. (Not needed if you use the yellow GA envelopes, or completed the Declaration last year.) 

Day by Day Book (Sherburn):  9 April – In memory of Helen Weaver, by Graeme Weaver;  13 April – Birthday of Karly Jackson, by Betty, Rosemary & Rosamond, Great Aunts; 21 April – death of John Poppleton 2016 by Iris Poppleton.  See back of church for a form to fill in to remember a special day.

Sherburn Easter lilies and altar flowers: money for Easter lilies needed by TODAY please (£3.50 per stem).  Still need a new Flower Co-ordinator (perhaps of a team) if we’re to have flowers in church regularly…..  Please speak to Fr Chris or Angie if you can help.

Baptism Co-ordinator:  desperately needed, to cover all our churches.  Please speak to Fr Chris or Angie if interested.

Your prayers are asked for those who are ill:  Saxton with Towton —Aberford: Julie Ward, Margaret Taylor.  Micklefield: Dorothy Hick, Florence (Flo) Charlesworth. Sherburn & Barkston Ash: Jean Keeling, Karen Smith, Brian Priest, Dorothy Mills, Greta Wilkinson, Hilary Bower, Emily Barrie, Sandra & Wally Jackson, David Loynes, Norma Duncan-Grant, Jennifer Sibson, Tony Anderson, Keith Baldwin, Rosaleen Middleton, Brian Gowland, John Flockton, Michael Sterling, Daphne Chittock. Please tell Angie of any amendments.

We pray for those who have died recently: Charlotte Frances Doreen Sutton (93), Sybil Moyra Thompson (98), Dennis Aldred (86), Nellie Stanley.  May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please tell Fr Chris if you know of anyone needing Communion or a visit at home, or who is in hospital.



  • Annual Meetings coming up: SUNDAY 23 April, 12 noon – Sherburn (REPORTS NEEDED (‘you know who you are’) by next week, Easter Day please); Monday 24 April, 7.30pm – Saxton; Tuesday 25 April, 7.00pm – Aberford.


  • Good Friday, 14 April – Ecumenical Children’s Service/Messy Church, Sherburn, 9.30am: lots of help needed please – contact Martin 01937 557254 or


  • Mondays 7.30pm-9.00pm: Sherburn Ecumenical Home Fellowship – next meeting after Easter, on 24 April. All welcome.


  • Saturday 29 April: Quiz evening at Sherburn.


  • Saturday 6 May: Women’s Fellowship Coffee Morning (Sherburn Church Hall) [postponed from 8 April]


  • Sunday 7 May: the Bishop of Selby is taking part in the 45-mile Great Selby Bike Ride. Donations to be split between Selby District Lions Club charities & Farming Community Network.


  • Sunday 28 May: next Café Church in Sherburn Church Hall (Spring Bank Holiday weekend).



  • Avon: Sarah Macaulay at Sherburn sells Avon cosmetics, and very kindly gives her sales commission to church funds.  Tel 07714 333013, tear-off contact details in Church Hall.

Bishop John will once again be participating in the Great Selby Bike Ride on Sunday 7 May, a 45-mile route.  This year’s donations will be split 50/50 between The Farming Community Network (Christian organisation set up in 1995 to offer pastoral support and practical help to farmers) and the Selby District Lions Club chosen charities (Martin House Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, the British Heart Foundation, Action for Children and the Selby Lions local charities).