Vicar's Newsletter 28 February

Dear all,
Please take a look below at the details of the online roadshow with Archbishop Stephen about the consultation for the new vision for the Diocese of York - 'Living Christ's Story'. The only session left is on Tuesday 2nd at 7.00pm. Please see the Consultation prayer below. Also, details of the World Day of Prayer service at All Saints Hunmanby next Friday 5th March at 2.30pm can be found below.
This Sunday 28th February there's a service of Mattins at St. Nicholas' Ganton at 10am and at All Saints Hunmanby an 11.00am service of Morning Worship.   Adherence to the strictly applied Covid-safe rules will be required by all who attend including wearing of mask, gelling hands on entry and exit, staying 2m apart and not mingling or chatting on entry or exit, but dispersing promptly. 
When you click on the All Saints Hunmanby website link you will notice that the website looks a little different again! It's a work in progress. Do let us know what you think. 
Please note that the online service this Sunday will be available in one file (not 3 separate files as previously).
Please see new instructions below. This is a test to see if it has sufficient sound quality in one file. If you have any comments about this test please to let me know. Thank you.
Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions or just to have a chat. 
Prerecorded Audio Service on Sunday 28th February:  First Sunday of Lent*.  You can now find the service and songs with the sound file. It was recorded in church last Sunday* so you get it a week late.
SUNDAY 28th February AUDIO SERVICE -  You will find the service in one file.

Click on this link

Then the song words and order of service are available to be clicked with the sound file.

Previous weeks' services now remain available.

A reminder that names of those attending collective worship must be recorded and kept for 21 days for the Test and Trace system. Face coverings are now required by law to be worn in places of worship. Congregational singing is still not permitted.


PCCs will be invited to consult on this major new vision for the Diocese of York in June and July. In the meantime here is an opportunity (for all church members!) to hear directly from Archbishop Stephen and other members of the Diocesan Leadership Team about our journey so far, what we mean by “Living Christ’s Story”, and the consultations that will take place over the coming year.

Tuesday 2nd March (7.00pm – 8.00pm)

Here is how to register your place. Click on this link above. Scroll down to the ‘Virtual Roadshow’ online events section and click on the appropriate date/time in order to register for the Zoom roadshow.  


Bishop Alison and Archdeacon Andy Broom write: 'Prayer will be vital to ensure that through listening to one another we discover God’s mind in all our deliberations and are kept in his will. Here is the prayer for the consultation.' 

God our loving Father, you have called your Church into being in your love and strengthened us for your service. Guide and inspire us as we seek to re-shape our approach to mission and ministry in our diocese; that we may be a joyful Church of missionary disciples, one in heart and mind; for the sake of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

MORNING PRAYER ONLINE 9.00AM - the service goes out live but a recording of it remains on the website
WEDNESDAYS ONLY at 9.00am. Here is the link:
This week - Saturday Morning Open Prayer Meeting for the Benefice on Zoom
If you haven't already done so, why not download Zoom onto your device (it's free) and join a 9.30am to 10.00am Saturday morning prayer meeting for the Hertford Benefice. Let me know by Thursday 4th March if you would like to join in on Saturday 6th. I will then send you the link to join the meeting which you join using video - i.e. your device camera (so we can all see each other!). You will be invited to join some minutes early for a 'meet and greet' and to sort any technical issues. Please check that your camera and microphone are unmuted.
A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Provided by the Church of England. Tel.  0800 804 8044
My day off this week is Friday 5th March.  
Please note that Holy Communion will only be received by the congregation in one kind (bread/wafer only). You are asked to follow the direction of a churchwarden/sidesperson and when you receive please return to your seat before removing your face covering to consume. Communion will be administered whilst standing. Kneeling at the communion rail is suspended.
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
Sunday 28th February 10.00am Mattins
HUNMANBY NEWS - you are requested to bring a pen to write your name and contact no. on a slip provided for Test and Trace purposes. 
Sunday 28th February 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 7th March 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 14th March 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 21st March 11.00am Holy Communion
Sunday 28th March 11.00am Morning Worship
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Service - Friday 5th March
The service has been written by the women of Vanuatu this year.
Time: 2.30pm
Location: All Saints Church, Hunmanby
Organiser, Rachel Jones, writes: 'If anyone would like a copy of the order of service please contact me on 01723 892687 or and I'll arrange it.'
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
The first service will be Easter Day 4th April  9.30am Holy Communion 
Services suspended until further notice -  by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
The first service will be Sunday 14th March 11.00am Holy Communion
During this latest lockdown churchwarden Venetia Wrigley has kindly offered to open up St. Nicholas Church for private prayer by appointment at a time convenient to both parties. Venetia explains: "I will open the church 10 minutes before the appointed time, wipe down the door handle, ensure that a pew is wiped ready, leave the church, wait in my car until the prayer session is over and then return to church and wipe everything down again including the door handle and relock the building."
If you would like to avail yourself of this offer, please call Venetia on her mobile no.  07773 217372 
Foil-lined crisp packet collections continue. The bin is on the Stonegate side of the Spring Cafe.
If for any reason you prefer not to be included in this mailing please just send me an email and I will remove yours from the list. Many thanks. 
Every blessing,
Revd Tim Parker

Vicar of Hertford Benefice:

St John the Evangelist Folkton, St. Nicholas Ganton, All Saints Hunmanby, All Saints Muston and St. Peter Willerby

The Vicarage
6 Northgate
North Yorkshire
YO14 0NT
Tel. 01723 448351

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