What's on in the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale
United Parish of Upper Nidderdale PCC Mission Statement
Loving God, Loving People, Partners in Mission.
Six Buildings – One Church – One Mission.
Growing the worshipping community
Promoting our spiritual and built heritage
Working with the Diocesan Bishop and the Church in the Dale in mission
Engaging with the issues and needs of the world
Annual Parochial Church Meeting & United Service
Sunday 30th April 2017 10:30am at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge
Annual Parochial Meeting for the Parish of Upper Nidderdale at which churchwardens for the coming year are elected, reports presented and accounts received. Come and have your say and vote (if you are on the church electoral roll) This will be followed by a bring and share meal.
2017 Parish Retreat at Parcevall Hall, Skyreholme
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017
The Parish Retreat has been booked at Parcevall Hall, the Diocesan Retreat House. It’s only about a 20 minute drive from here so not too far but far enough to retreat. It has beautiful grounds to explore and the stunning, dramatic Trollers Gill is only short walk away. Reverend Paul Skirrow will be leading the retreat on the theme of prayer.
Prayer is far from easy and not something which, for most of us, comes naturally. For God, however, it is natural and normal to be alongside us and in prayer we create with God spaces and places where we can be at ease with each other.
The Retreat will offer series of three sessions interspersed with times of prayer and quiet worship. Each session will provide thoughts about the nature and practice of prayer. The aim is to make space for
The weekend will not be overfilled or intense but will allow us our own time to be or do as we need.
Places are limited and the cost is £135 Full Board. More details nearer the time but if you want to secure your place please book with Reverend Darryl Hall (01423 711414) with a £35 non-refundable deposit.
Charity Coffee Morning
Moor View Animal Rescue, Bewerley
St Cuthbert’s Church Saturday 1st April 10am-12pm
St Cuthbert’s Church is very pleased to be able to offer the Church Lounge for Coffee Mornings (free of charge) between 10am and 12pm on the first Saturdays of the month for local charities and initiatives. The emphasis is for the benefit of local rather than national charities. We absolutely value the national charities too and welcome people to hold a Coffee Morning for these on other Saturday mornings by renting the Church Lounge for this purpose. The cost of hire is £25 for a half day and enquirers should book with Mrs Kath Gill 712521
Parish Trip to a Robotic Milking Parlour
Thursday 6th April
As part of our Parish Vision to engage more effectively with the Rural Community we are going to visit a fascinating robotic milking parlour and hear first-hand some of the joys and the challenges of farming life.
Meet in cars at Showground Car Park at 6.00pm to set off 6.10pm to arrive at Scarrah Bank Farm, near Ripley about 6.30pm Suggested donation £5
Sign-up sheet at the back of St Cuthbert’s Church or telephone Reverend Darryl 711414 to book your place. Includes small finger buffet
The Faith Café Church
Saturday 8th April 1-3pm.
Join us for this, the first of our monthly Faith Meal Café Churches. It’s a new idea for a Café Church in this parish so we really are stepping out in faith and hope you will too. The idea of a faith meal is to avoid the same people having to prepare food all the time, so instead the people who attend bring food (sweet and/or savoury) and put it on a table for everyone to share. Each month will have insights into different aspects of the Christian faith. There will be the opportunity to share your own thoughts or just enjoy the food, drink and company of good friends. This is a free event but donations will be welcomed.
Quiet Day at Parcevall Hall
April 24th 10am-4pm
Join us for one of a series of Quiet Days planned throughout this year at Parcevall Hall in Skyreholme, not too far from Greenhow. The theme throughout the year will be ‘Inspirational Bible Characters’ and this time the focus will be ‘Elijah and the ups and downs of our spiritual journey.’ The leader of this Quiet Day is the Archdeacon of Pontefract, the Venerable Peter Townley. There is no charge for this event but a freewill offering would be appreciated. Please bring your own packed lunch.
Other dates for Parish Quiet days (all at Parcevall Hall) are:
October 16th 10am-4pm Jeremiah.
2018 Parish Retreat at Rydal Hall, Cumbria
Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018
The Parish Retreat has been booked at Rydal Hall, the Carlisle Diocesan Retreat House. It has beautiful grounds to explore.
Places are limited and the cost is aproximately £100 Full Board. More details nearer the time but if you want to secure your place please book with Margaret Mitchell (01423 711041) with a £35 non-refundable deposit.
St Cuthbert’s Church Hire of Lounge and Kitchen
You are welcome to hire the facilities at St Cuthbert’s Church Coffee Mornings, Meetings, Private Parties Cost is £10.00 per hour or £25.00 per half day The church is available for hire for concerts etc. - rates on request. To book please telephone Mrs Kath Gill on 01423 712521
Do you do you shop on-line? We, in the Parish of Upper Nidderdale, strongly urge you to make use of our local shops, they have almost everything we could need. However, we are conscious that people do shop on-line too. Did you know you could raise money for our parish at the same time? Simply go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and support the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale - a percentage of whatever you spend goes back into our Parish at no extra cost to you, but please support our local shops whenever you can. Thank you.
After each Sunday Service at St Cuthbert’s, Pateley Bridge there is an opportunity to buy from the Fair Trade stall. We believe in people receiving a fair price for the work that they do and buying Fair Trade goods is one way of demonstrating this. Our normal range includes various fair trade foods, chocolate and sweets. Come and join us for worship and peruse the stall after the 10:30am Service at St Cuthbert's
The Upper Nidderdale Food Bank and