at St Mary’s Hornby
Come Celebrate with us this Christmas
Celebrating Christ’s Birth and our Hope
Lessons & Carols – St Michael’s Spennithorne Thu 15th 18:00
Christmas Tree Festival – St Michael’s Spennithorne Sat 17th 12:30
Beer & Carols – Queen’s Head Finghall Sat 17th 19:00
Christingle & Family Nativity Simply Together – St Gregory’s Crakehall Sun 18th 11:00
Carol Service with Hunton Ladies Choir – St Oswald’s Hauxwell Sun 18th 19:00
Beer & Carols – Bay Horse Crakehall Mon 19th 19:00
Beer & Carols – Hackforth Village Hall Wed 21st 19:00
Lessons & Carols St Gregory’s Crakehall Thu 22nd 19:00
Crib Service – St Michael’s Spennithorne Sat 24th 16:00
Carol Service with Hunton Ladies Choir – St Mary’s Hornby Sat 24th 18:30
Midnight Mass – St Patrick’s Patrick Brompton Sat 24th 23:30
Midnight Mass – St Andrew’s Finghall Sat 24th 23:30
Christmas Day BCP Holy Communion – St Oswald’s Hauxwell Sat 25th 09:00
Christmas Day Holy Communion – St Mary’s Hornby Sat 25th 09:00
Christmas Day Family Holy CommunionSt Gregory’s Crakehall Sat 25th 10:45
Wednesday 2nd November
18:00 St Gregory’s Crakehall
As the leaves begin to fall
we pause to remember
those we love
but see no more
Please come and join us at our
All Souls Commemoration Service
Each year we hold a service of commemoration at All Souls tide
to remember before God all who have died and to comfort one another as we find ways to live without their presence with us.
This year the service will be held at St Gregory’s Crakehall starting at 6 pm on Wednesday 2nd November. During the service, we read out names that we have been asked to remember and offer each other the space to light a candle in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us. If you would like a name included in the service let us know by calling Rev’d Chris on 01677 937 124
or by email via our contact form
Lammas or ‘Loaf-mass’ (derived from the Anglo-Saxon Hlafmaesse) is an English feast in origin, held on 1st August as a thanksgiving for the firstfruits of the wheat harvest. Traditionally, a newly baked loaf from the wheat harvest was presented before God within the mass of that day. While the ceremony ceased at the Reformation, reference to Lammas Day continued in the Prayer Book calendar, and the practice has been revived in some places in more recent years. The tradition of giving thanks for the firstfruits need not be limited to 1st August, and churches are at liberty to decide when to hold such a celebration.
The Lammas loaf should ideally be baked by members of the congregation, using local produce wherever possible.
Part of the Lammas loaf may be used as the eucharistic bread on this occasion.
Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food. The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.” Historically, the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God’s blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest. In medieval England the Rogation Days were observed with processions that began in the local church and proceeded to outline the boundaries of the parish, pausing occasionally for the recitation of prayers. Priests and cross-bearers led these long walks in the countryside. Accordingly, the English sometimes called the Rogation Days the “Walking Days” from the Old Anglo-Saxon name for the observance, Gang Daegas, meaning approximately “Day of Going About.”Rogation21
Our Churches are open for you this weekend for Private Prayer from 9-6 (Finghall 2-4) as we pay our respects and share in the Nations Morning. We have been asked to join in with the National online book of Condolence at https://www.royal.uk/
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for the love he shared among us,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
May they know the hope of your promises
and the comfort of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.