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We can claim the tax back from your donation if it's given in the Gift WELL WITH SNAPE & WEST TANFIELD
Aid envelope. Please complete with your address, date and box Third Sunday 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
ticked. Help us to receive this vital extra income. Thank you. before Lent 9.30 a.m. West Tanfield Family Service and Baptism
February 9th 10.45 a.m. Masham Family Service
LOOP SYSTEMS have been installed at Masham, Healey, North Stainley, Well 10.45 a.m. Snape Holy Communion
and West Tanfield for the benefit of those who are hard of hearing. Please switch 4.00 p.m. Healey Evensong
the button on your hearing aid to the 'T' position. 4.00 p.m. North Stainley Revive

WEBSITE for the Masham Group of Parishes: Monday 10th 7.30 p.m. Masham Methodist Church - Praying for the
life of the Church
THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, (formerly the Women's World Day of Prayer) is the
largest ecumenical movement in the world and takes place globally on the first Friday in Tuesday 11th 12.00 noon. West Tanfield Funeral of Julia Bowe
March every year. This year's service has been prepared by the Christian women of 1.15 p.m. Masham Singing for Fun
Zimbabwe, who call us all to join with them to pray for their needs and hopes for a full
reconciliation in their country and throughout the world. They invite us to "RISE! TAKE Wednesday 12th 10.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
YOUR MAT AND WALK" on Friday March 6th at 7.00 p.m. in St. Mary's, Masham. 11.00 a.m. Masham Pram praise
7.00 p.m. West Tanfield Parochial Church Council meet
PRAM PRAISE St. Mary’s, Masham A service for young children and their parents/carers. at Park Cottage, Sleningford Park
Wednesday 12thFebruary at 11.00 a.m. Please note the new day and time.
This is to allow us to have more people sharing in leading the sessions and to see if this is a Thursday 13th 2.00 p.m. Masham School concert
better time for more people to be able to attend. A very short and informal service, followed 6.00 p.m. Masham School concert
by toys to play with and a chance for adults to chat over coffee/tea. The service is geared to 7.30 p.m. Bible Study Group meet at 6 Westholme Rd,
the needs of very young, pre-school, children. Masham

PRAYING FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH A joint prayer group from St. Mary’s Second Sunday 9.15 a.m. Healey Holy Communion
and Masham Methodist Church meets to pray for the future of the Church in Masham. The before Lent 9.15 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
next session is on Monday 10th February at 7.30 p.m. in Masham Methodist Church. All February 16th 10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
are welcome as we meet to ask for God’s guidance on how the Church in Masham 10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion
4.00 p.m. West Tanfield Evensong
A MUSIC CONCERT The talented children of Masham School are giving a musical
extravaganza at St Mary's Church on the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) and evening (6:00 p.m.) of Sunday next 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
Thursday 13th February. There will be a mixture of solo, group and whole school before Lent 10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
performances - singing and/or playing an instrument. The performances are approximately February 23rd 10.45 a.m. West Tanfield Holy Communion
an hour-and-a-quarter long, and there will be refreshments available during the interval for a 4.00 p.m. Healey Evensong
donation. 4.00 p.m. North Stainley Revive
Everyone is very warmly invited. Tickets are available from the school office / on the 4.00 p.m. Snape Evensong
door. £5 for adults and £3 for children. Proceeds are to rejuvenate our school grounds as the
existing play equipment is no longer safe and has been condemned. THE ALTAR FLOWERS at Masham this week have been given in memory of Graham
DROP IN AND DRAW St. Mary’s Church, Masham. Tuesday 18th February. 10.00 a.m. –
12 noon. Refreshments available. From 12 noon to 1.00 p.m. Jacket potato lunch with a STRATEGY AND FINANCE An Open Meeting on Monday 17th February. 7.00 p.m.
choice of toppings. All ages welcome. St. Mary’s Church, Masham. There will be two speakers: Bishop Helen Ann on the
Diocesan Strategy & Janet Edmond from the Diocese on Parish Share, how the Diocesan
budget is spent, planned giving and the Parish Giving Scheme. All welcome.
REFLECTION Religious observance always runs the risk of being complacent and CHURCH ANNUAL MEETINGS
superficial: but true relationship with God is made of sterner stuff. Paul strives to get his For the election of churchwardens, Deanery Synod representatives and members of the
converts to see the true depth of what he tries to bring them: no human theory-making, but Parochial Church Council. Nomination forms are at the back of each church
the reality of God’s truth. We are called to the highest possible level of service to God. Only
then can we hope to affect the life of society at large, may we always seek the depth of God’s Masham
love and trust in God’s enabling power in our discipleship. Sunday 15th March after the morning service
Three representatives to be elected to the Deanery Synod
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Four members of the Parochial Church Council to be elected
St. Mary’s Church, Masham @ 6.45 for 7.00 p.m.
Supper, followed by a talk. Well with Snape
Tickets from Kate (01765 689255 or email at £5.00 each. Tuesday 24th March 2020. 7.00 p.m. in Well Institute
Two representatives on the Deanery Synod to be elected
Thursday March 5th Major Christine McCutcheon from the Salvation Army in Ripon. Members of the Parochial Church Council to be elected
Christine will speak about the work of the Ripon Food Bank which our group of churches
support. West Tanfield
Wednesday 25th March. 7.00 p.m. in the church.
Thursday March 12th Edward Stourton: ‘The Blind Spot – Religion and Broadcasting’. Three representatives to be elected to the Deanery Synod
Edward Stourton is a BBC broadcaster and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme Two members of the Parochial Church Council to be elected
Sunday, and a frequent contributor to the Today programme, where for ten years he was one
of the main presenters. Edward is a Roman Catholic who regularly presents Sunday, Radio North Stainley
4's religious and ethical current affairs programme. Tuesday 31st March 2020
7.00 p.m. in the church
Thursday March 19th The Reverend Canon Robin Gamble - Bishop's Adviser for
One representative on the Deanery Synod to be elected
Church Growth: 'One to One' sharing faith in a rural context. Robin is a Bradfordian.
Members of the Parochial Church Council to be elected
Three times he has removed himself from the city and each time he has returned. Former
Vicar of Holy Trinity, Idle, he is also the Bishop’s advisor in growing the church. He has
authored various books and booklets, produced the ‘START’ course, and heads up the
Thursday 16th April, 7.30 p.m. in the church.
nationally acknowledged ‘Leading Your Church Into Growth’ project.
Two representative to be elected to the Deanery Synod
Three members of the Parochial Church Council to be elected
Thursday March 26th Des Scott - Chief Executive Officer of the Church Army’: ‘A
fractured society’. Des was appointed Interim CEO in July 2019. In this role, he leads a
THE ELECTORAL ROLL A church’s Electoral Roll is a list of the names and addresses of
team of over 500 people, working across the British Isles and Ireland. Des has been part of
those who regard themselves as regular worshippers and attenders. Being on the electoral
Church Army for almost 30 years, starting initially as a youth worker in charge of a youth
roll is the basic sign of membership of the Church of England and if you consider that you
project in London. He held the post of Deputy Chief Executive since 2012. Des’s passion is
‘belong’ to your parish (and are baptized) your name should be on it. It enables you to take
for social justice and seeing people and communities have the opportunity to attain their full
part, if you want, in the business meetings of whichever church you attend and to vote in
elections. The electoral roll is confidential and the information cannot be shared with other
organisations. Whilst it does not need to include telephone number or email addresses, it
SINGING FOR FUN We sing songs from the shows, musicals and popular music. Men or
does help us communicate with you on church business if you include that information. In
women of any age and of any ability are always welcome. Our next meeting is on Tuesday
each church, you can pick up the form and return it to the relevant Electoral Roll Officer
11th February at 1.15 p.m. until 2.15 pm in Masham church. Just come along.
whose name and address is on the bottom of the form.

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