All the latest news from Kate Giles at Slingsby’s All Saints Church:
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Christmas services so succesful, especially Cynthia, Maurag, Ann and Norma for deocrating the church so beautifully, and Margaret and the ‘Village Green Team’ for the wonderful Crib service.
January is a quieter month for All Saints church but with Easter falling early, we will soon be preparing for Lent! Details of our services will be posted on the Churh noticeboard and can also be accessed at the Street parishes website:
However, you might like to put the following special services in yout diary:
10th February – Ash Wednesday – Eucharist at 7.30 p.m., All Saints.
Sunday 6th March – Mothering Sunday Service – a united service at Slingsby chapel 10.30 a.m.
Sunday 20th March – Palm Sunday Procession around the village at 10.30 a.m. and Service at All Saints.
Annual PCC meeting and Electoral Roll
We will soon be compiling the church electoral roll. Do let Kate Giles know if you would like to be added to it.
Our annual PCC AGM will take place on Wednesday 16th March 7.30pm, Village Hall Committee Room. This is an opportunity to elect our churchwardens and members of the PCC. The PCC plays a really important role in overseeing decisions about the church and worship in the Benefice. We would really welcome some new members! Please let Kate Giles know if you would like further any further information.
Fund raising for a new heating system and audio system: The church has to do some serious fund raising this year for a new heating and audio system. The existing heating pipe work is leaking, and being nearly 150 years old, is no longer repairable. Its replacement with a more modern system is necessary to keep the building dry, as well as to improve the comfort of its users and visitors. A new system and boiler is likely to cost in the region of £40,000. A modern audio system is also essential now as many people find it difficult to hear what is being said in such a large building, and it would also be very helpful to the schoolchildren when it uses the building. Help and support from the Village at fund raising events is much appreciated, and indeed is vital to keep this historic building in good condition. Please keep an eye on the noticeboard for updates and do let Kate know if you are willing to help!
Free parish passes to York Minster. There are free passes available for visiting the Minster for use by Parish members. These can be found in a plastic wallet on the notice board at the back of the church. Everyone is welcome to make use of these but please return them afterwards to the notice board so that others can use them.
2016 Mystery Plays in York Minster. These take place in June but bookings open in February. If you are interested in joining a group to go please email Kate Giles on
[email protected] by 6th February.