All meetings take place in the Parish Centre at 7:30pm on alternate Tuesdays unless otherwise stated.
24th April. Tour of the Old York Cemetery, led by Dennis Shaw. Please meet at Church at 6:15pm so that lifts can be arranged. Tour starts at 6:30pm from the Cemetery Chapel, entrance on Cemetery Road. The will be a £3 charge for donation to Cemetery Trust and Tea and Biscuits.
8th May. Bill Scriven will give us a talk on Bee Keeping. Bees are vital to our ecology and our very survival on the planet. Come and find out more.
22nd May. Tour of Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate at 2:00pm followed by tea at the Bar Convent. Holy Trinity was the first stop for the Mediaeval York Mystery Plays and there is an exhibition on the Monks of Micklegate. Professor Bill Sheils, who worked on the Christianity and Culture national project, will give a short guided tour. Transport to be arranged.
5th June. “Know your rights”. Rachel Rowe will give an introduction to the law as it may affect us, with particular reference to granting powers of attorney and other matters relating to family law.
19th June. “Hospice at Home”. A talk by Alison Skelton, Senior Sister, Hospice at Home.
2nd and 3rd July. Walsingham Pilgrimage.
17th July. Strawberry Tea and short film “Marvellous !”
UCM – OTHER DIARY DATES:
Sunday 29th April. UCM Coffee Morning. Helpers welcome.
Tuesday 1st May. Daily Mass Scheme. Please come to the 9:00am Mass if you can. The Daily Mass Scheme ensures that UCM members somewhere in the UK are attending a Mass for UCM intentions every day.
Saturday 23rd June. The Diocesan UCM Annual General Meeting at Filey. Travel arrangements to be finalised.
Monday and Tuesday 2nd and 3rd July. UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Travel details to be confirmed. Coach leaves Church at 9:00am on Monday 2nd July.
At a recent meeting of the Parochial Church Council, which in recent times has met very infrequently, it was agreed that a formal Parish Pastoral Council should be set up which is now standard for each parish in our diocese. A copy of the model constitution is available for anyone interested and if you are please contact me and I will make sure one gets to you.
The PCC is chaired by the Parish Priest in accordance with canon law but in his absence will be chaired by the Vice Chair Person who will be elected by the council from among its members. A Secretary will be elected from among the members and officers will serve for one year, but be available for a second but not a third without a break. Lay membership of the council should be elected. The PP may appoint advisers (parishioners) up to a maximum of half the council membership. Representation is encouraged from each major activity within the parish eg finance, liturgy (including children’s), SVP etc.
Total membership should be about twelve to include two or three members elected to represent general parish affairs. Members should be elected for three years and the Council should meet not less than three times a year.
ROSARY ON THE COAST – Sunday 29th April. Coach departs from Union Terrace Coach Park at 1:30pm. Departs from Scarborough at 4pm to be back in York by 5:30pm. Cost £10 per person. To book a place on the coach please contact Sue Whitaker email@example.com or 07973 321555.