St. Augustine's Skirlaugh

Open for Private Prayer

St Augustine's will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

St Margaret's, Long Riston can be open on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon, but please book a slot - phone Ian Nursey on 07704 290516, or email iannursey65@gmail.com Not open when there is a service the next day as 72 hours has to be left between openings.

Churches can re-open for services after Lockdown!

We await detailed guidance but it’s likely that the same conditions will apply as before,

including social distancing, use of hand gel, etc etc.

Sunday 29th November

10am This is the final service during Lockdown so it must be a closed service. Morning Worship led by our Reader, Mr John Hallaway at St Augustine's, Skirlaugh, live streamed and available for catch up

Sunday 6th December

10am Attended service of Methodist Morning Prayer led by Deacon Jackie Fowler at St Augustine's, Skirlaugh, live streamed and available for catch up

11am Attended service of Morning Worship at All Saints, Rise, led by our Reader, Mr John Hallaway

Sunday 13th December

10am Attended service of Morning Worship at St Margaret's, Long Riston, led by Mrs Paula Evans live streamed and available for catch up

Sunday 20th December

10am Attended service of Holy Communion at St Augustine's, Skirlaugh, led by Rev Marjorie Hill, live streamed and available for catch up

4pm Attended Christmas Service at St Mary's, Swine led by Reader, Miss Helen Wastling

Thursday 24th December : Christmas Eve

9.30pm Attended service of Christmas Eucharist at St Augustine's, Skirlaugh, led by Rt Rev Alison White, Bishop of Hull, live streamed and available for catch up

Friday 25th December : Christmas Day

10am Attended service of Christmas Eucharist at St Margaret's, Long Riston, led by (TBC), live streamed and available for catch up

11am Attended Christmas Day Service at All Saints, Rise, led by Mr John Hallaway

Sunday 27th December

10am Attended service of Morning Worship at St Margaret's, Long Riston, led by Mrs Paula Evans live streamed and available for catch up

Note: Internet availability makes it possible to live stream only from Skirlaugh and Long Riston.

For details of Methodist services please see www.driffieldhornseacircuit.org.uk

Food Bank

There is a box outside the Vicarage door in which you can place items for the Food Bank - but cans and packets of food only. Please help if you can.

They will especially welcome UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, pasta, cereal, tinned tomatoes, toothpaste. shampoo and deodorant. They have plenty of baked beans and soup

CHURCH GIVING

With the suspension of services and fund-raising events, your Parish Church will feel the strain financially. If you would like to contribute you can do so online here. Please mark your contribution with CV19 and the village church you wish to contribute to (if required) and the funds will be distributed accordingly.

Alternatively for St Augustine's, cash or cheques (payable to "St Augustine's, Skirlaugh") can be posted in envelopes through Church Cottage door. Thank You!

Please read the warning from York Diocese about possible fraud>

Church is currently closed

except for private prayer from 9am to 4pm on Wednesdays and 11am to 4pm on Sundays, and for church services as listed above.

We are an Anglican and Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) and aim to offer a warm and friendly welcome to everyone.

The Cornerstone Coffee Shop normally opens weekly in church on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30 serving fresh Fairtrade coffee, tea and home-made cakes but is currently closed but will re-open as soon as we are able to do so.

Our Grade 1 listed church building is one of the finest examples of perpendicular architecture in the country and we look forward to welcoming visitors from approximately 9am to 4pm daily when restrictions are eased.

Toilet facilities are currently not available

Our Tuesday Coffee Shop is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

SAFEGUARDING

The Benefice Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on safeguarding9.stmargarets@gmail.com. Our safeguarding policy can be viewed in church, on request, or on the button above.

Our Clergy

Vicar : Vacancy

Deanery Priest : Vacancy

Methodist Minister: Deacon Jackie Fowler

Revd Andy's facebook page

Deacon Jackie Fowler

Changes in our Methodist Circuit

There are significant changes in the Circuit. After several years with us, Revd Robert Amos retired at the end of June. We thank him for all that he did for us and wish him a long and happy retirement. On 27th June Revd Richard Teal became President of the Methodist Conference for a year and consequently his national duties will take him away from our Circuit.
In July we welcomed Revd Ron Hicks and Revd Diane Hicks from Knaresborough and in September they were joined by Deacon Jackie Fowler from Haworth.