ST. AGATHA'S CHURCH

2017

Week End Services - December

3rd      Family Service                                             11.00am  Reader Anne Whyman

10th    Holy Communion                                         9.00am    Rev. Antony Kirby                     

17th    Holy Communion                                        11.00am   Revd. Antony Kirby.

17th    Carol Service                                                6.30pm    Revd. Antony Kirby 

24th    Crib Service                                                  4.00pm   Reader Anne Whyman

25th    Holy Communion                                        10.30am  Revd. Antony Kirby                 

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On Wednesdays, there will be Holy Communion at 9.00am with Revd Antony Kirby. 

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On Thursdays, there will be a Compline (Night Prayer) Service  at 8pm.

A quiet reflective prayer time at the end of the day, lasting about 20 minutes. An opportunity for peace in our busy world. All very welcome.

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A packed congregation greeted the Marske Choir from Swaledale in St Agatha’s Church, Gilling West, on Sunday, October 9th. 1916

They took part in Songs of Praise for Autumn and helped to make it a joyful evening with their singing under the inspirational direction of Lindsay and Nick Ibbotson.

Items ranged from the very traditional “Laudate Dominum” to the punchy, “O Happy Day” and John Rutter’s  lyrical “The Lord bless you and keep you”.

The choir, though fairly small, has a number of excellent soloists. The congregation were treated to solos from Rebecca Atkinson (“The Lord is my Shepherd”), Andrea Busby (“O Happy Day”), Nick Ibbotson (“The Holy City”), Sophie Montgomery (“Laudate Dominum”), and Ann Myers (“The Old Rugged Cross”) and to duets featuring Martin Wallis and Rebecca Atkinson (“Panis Angelicus”) and Lindsay Ibbotson and Sophie Montgomery sang “The Flower Duet” as beautifully as any professional opera singers!

But the service was a congregational evening also and many from the congregation also contributed with inspirational readings and solos  from  Pam Herring and Phoebe Jewsbury

Perhaps, most importantly, everyone, from a babe in arms to a ninety two year old, enjoyed the opportunity to sing favourite hymns with great enthusiasm.  The church organist, Michael Moran, was in his element .

At the end of the service, people had the opportunity to wind down with refreshments, having enjoyed a memorable evening praising God in words and music.

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Revd. Antony Kirby Induction Service

This was held on Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 7.00pm in Kirby Hill Church, full attended.

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Revd. John Richards - has retired

Priest-in-Charge John Richards announced at the Holy Communion service on Sunday, January 25th that he is retiring at the end of May 2015. Following his announcement, on Tuesday 27th there was a joint Parish Church Council meeting with Barningham, Hutton Magna and Wycliffe to discuss the forthcoming interregnum arrangements. The meeting was held in the Hutton Magna Village Hall and attendees were joined by the Archdeacon, Venerable Paul Slater and Vicar of St.Mary's Church, Richmond, Revd. John Chambers.

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Richmond Food Bank

If anyone feels able to contribute to the Food-bank and help someone in need, there is a container which can be found in the porch of the church. Please leave your food donations here and they will regularly be taken to the Influence Church in Richmond from where they are distributed.

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