News and Updates

 
 

FANTASTIC NEWS!

New priest appointed for the Wiske benefice!

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce the appointment of Revd. David Bartlett to be our new priest in charge.  He is experienced in ministry in rural parishes, as he is coming to us from the United Parish of Bardney in Lincolnshire.  He also has much to offer to our work with children, young people and their families, having developed Fresh Expressions outreach in the Diocese of Lincoln. We pray that his gifts will enable us to develop mission and ministry across our five parishes and we look forward to welcoming him and his wife Judith next March.

They will live in the Rectory at Great Smeaton.                                          

He says...

We are really looking forward to moving to Great Smeaton and being with you

all in The Wiske Benefice early next year. This photo was taken on our

wedding anniversary which was a couple of days before my interview with

you good folks.

We have a son called Charlie, who lives in Leeds with Colette and Wiggle

the dog. They love to come and visit us regularly for food and walks…

lockdown permitting! Rachel, our daughter is settled in Edinburgh and we are

looking forward to her being a bit nearer.

I am looking forward to being part of the community, getting involved with the

life of the villages and schools and discovering together what God has for us

in the coming years.

Every Blessing,

 

Holy Week

Each evening on Zoom we will have a short reflection followed by a short time of silence and we will say a Celtic style compline. This will then be available to watch on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Zoom Link

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82185246629?pwd=cmJDcjl5cFF3R0YyN3hWR0tzL3hndz09

Meeting ID: 821 8524 6629

Passcode: 405518

Mon 29th 7.30pm Compline

Tues 30th 7.30pm Compline

Wed 31st 7.30pm Compline

 

Maundy Thursday 1st 11.00am

Chrism Mass from Bradford Cathedral with Bishop Nick. (The link for the service is as follows and we will be live on the day from 10:55am: https://youtu.be/oCBiLq5Y83w )

7.30pm Compline

 

Good Friday each of the churches will be open for private prayer and reflection. There will also be copies of a booklet called “One Friday”, which takes us through the story of Good Friday with art work and simple. feel free to either collect one to use at home or to use in church. (please remember to social distancing, wear a mask and respect the silence.)


                                         

A Series of short reflection on the line in the hymn,

‘There is a green hill far away,’ "It was for us"

by Rev David Bartlett 

 

Good Friday 1 "It's too much to bear"             https://youtu.be/DRN5U4JA5sg 

 

Good Friday 2 "It's not Fair"                            https://youtu.be/mWYjVLmKiSI 

 

Good Friday 3 "Shame and Humiliation"         https://youtu.be/RRNJIZrLUBI 

 

Good Friday 4 "Wiping the slate clean"           https://youtu.be/ISCzF65x5z4 

 

Good Friday 5 "Death, where is they Sting"     https://youtu.be/ivI-1KOpwKY 

https://www.facebook.com/Vicar-of-the-Wiske-106020598239091

                                           Easter Sunday. 11.00am

                                           We will be having a communion service in St Eloy’s, Great Smeaton,                                                 which will also be live streamed on Zoom and available after on                                                         Facebook and YouTube. There are a limited number (25) of spaces for                                               people to attend in person following the guidelines of social distancing,                                             wearing facemask and with no singing. Booking opens on Monday 29th.

                                           Join Zoom Meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89803405207?                                                            pwd=TjRiSFgyaFJWc213N3dXQmZiY1JoQT09

                                            Meeting ID: 898 0340 5207

                                            Passcode: 289817

Letter from our Clergy

April 2021

 

 

Hello!

It’s lovely to be able to write my first article for the magazine and I would like to start with a big thank you for all your kind words, cards and gifts of welcome to Judith and me. Moving at this time is a strange experience and your care has helped to make it easier.

I suspect many of you are wondering what we are going to do now, as we move out of lockdown and with a new Vicar. It is tempting to just go back to the way we were, but is that the best course of action?

 

                                      We celebrate Easter as an event which left the world completely changed, but the                                           disciples for a good few weeks after meeting the risen Jesus seemed to try going                                             back, to their homes, to the fishing. Each time they meet Jesus he invites them to                                            look for what the new things might be. Jesus invites the early disciples (and us) to                                            become people of the resurrection.

One of the challenges of moving is deciding what to take with you, what to give away, what to take to the tip. (and also asking the children do they still really want us to keep those things

that they haven’t yet taken to their new homes)

As stressful and challenging as lockdown has been, it does give us a chance to

ask what sort of Christian Community we would like to be into the future. As a

good starting point. I would like to suggest that the ideas of grace and

generosity are at the heart of Father God’s approach to us and should perhaps

be in our approach to how we try to live our lives “open hands and hearts”.

It is how I ask God to make me in all that I do and say. I wonder what your

 prayer is?

I look forward to getting to meet you all and discovering together God’s road

map for the way on.

 

Every Blessing

David

 

The Benefice of the Wiske is a group of 5 churches, located in the NE corner of the Diocese of Leeds. Our Benefice comprises several small villages and hamlets near the River Wiske which are largely rural in character, but are also commuter villages, as agriculture, though still important, no longer employs many people and most work in Northallerton, Darlington or Teesside. The population has a high percentage of retired people. There is a Church of England (VC) Primary School in East Cowton and primary schools in Great Smeaton, North Cowton and Appleton Wiske. A Youth Group meets every other Friday during term time at All Saints. The Benefice has a Priest in Charge, supported by retired priests and lay readers.

Church Information
 

St Peter - Birkby

Priest in Charge: Revd. David Bartlett

Lay Chair: 

Secretary: Margaret Owens

Treasurer: 

The Church is open several times a week.

Services twice a month. BCP

 
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4th April

Easter Sunday

11.00am

We will be having a communion service in

St Eloy’s,

Great Smeaton,

which will also be live streamed on Zoom and available after on Facebook and YouTube. There are a limited number (25) of spaces for people to attend in person following the guidelines of social distancing, wearing facemask and with no singing.

*please book ahead for a seat* 

Or Join Zoom Meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89803405207?pwd=TjRiSFgyaFJWc213N3dXQmZiY1JoQT09

Meeting ID: 898 0340 5207

Passcode: 289817

david.bartlett@

leeds.anglican.org

11th April

2nd of Easter

11.00am

We will be having a communion service in

Danby Wiske

Parish Church

which will also be live streamed on Zoom and available afterwards on Facebook and YouTube. There are a limited number of spaces for people to attend in person following the guidelines of social distancing, wearing facemask and with no singing.

*please book ahead for a seat* 

Or Join Zoom Meeting. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82409468664?pwd=RlBhMXYzaWtmRGZDd09mVVFOZzluUT09

 

Meeting ID: 824 0946 8664

Passcode: 026045

david.bartlett@

leeds.anglican.org

Service Schedule for April

18th April

Third of Easter

11.00am

If Covid conditions allow, we will be having a communion service in

St Mary's

Appleton Wiske

Even if we return to the building, we will continue to offer an online service as well. 

So, as well as on Zoom, we will be live-streaming our service onto Facebook and they will be available afterwards, on both Facebook and YouTube, so you can join in live, or later. 

Check here nearer the time, or on our Facebook page 'vicar of the wiske' as you may need to book a seat in church.

Praying

25th April

Fourth of Easter

11.00am

If Covid conditions allow, we will be having a communion service in

All Saints'

East Cowton

Even if we return to the building, we will continue to offer an online service as well. 

So, as well as on Zoom, we will be live-streaming our service onto Facebook and they will be available afterwards, on both Facebook and YouTube, so you can join in live, or later. 

Check here nearer the time, or on our Facebook page 'vicar of the wiske' as you may need to book a seat in church.

Bibles
Bibles

"And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time"

Jesus Christ

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Contact Us

Revd. David Bartlett

Benefice of the Wiske

01609 765323

 
 

CONTACT:

Priest in charge:

Revd David Bartlett,

The New Rectory,  Great Smeaton,

Northallerton  DL6 2EP

01609 765323

The Benefice of the Wiske comprises of 5 churches:

Diocese of Leeds

St Eloy, Great Smeaton

St Mary, Appleton Wiske

St Peter, Birkby

All Saints, East Cowton

Danby Wiske

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