Special forthcoming benefice events

ADVANCE NOTICES

............................................................

Pockley Church

A Choral Delight

Our big event is on Saturday 13th. May at 7pm, when the choir “The Weighton Waytes” will be performing. Their programme will reflect the wide variety of music they enjoy singing-from Tallis, Handel, Gluck ,Boyce, Caccini and Mozart, to more up to date composers-eg.JohnTavener, Patrick Hawes, Philip Stopford and John Rutter. They will include a few lighter pieces and some African music too. This will be a fantastic night, but you will require a ticket, so go on treat yourself, from phone number 01439 770219. Tickets £8 including refreshments.

 

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/29/30/25/lindisfarne-priory-and.jpg

 

FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER AND BENEFICE

4th RESIDENTIAL PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY ISLAND (LINDISFARNE)

>>>>  2017  <<<<

Reservation of accommodation at Marygate House,

Holy Island, has been made for

Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017

 
RESERVATIONS UPDATE
Some places still available to Friends or to members of any of the benefice churches

We shall be comfortably accommodated in the recently refurbished Marygate House in the village of Holy Island, mainly in 3-bed rooms. All meals are provided. (See below on cost). Focussing mainly upon the history and spirituality of the early English Church north of the Humber (notably featuring the life and works of the Venerable Bede and the lives of local saints such as Cuthbert and Hilda), a full programme of guided excursions (on and off the Island, including - weather permitting - a boat-tour of the Inner and Outer Farne Islands and a landing on the Inner Farne), talks and sociable gatherings is arranged, incorporating informal periods of reflection and meditation and concluding each day with a short said Compline. Participation in daily services at the parish church is at the pilgrim's own choice. Periods of free time are set aside for individuals to use as they wish (there is an abundance of information about all aspects of Holy Island to be found online). It is provisionally planned that the pilgrimage will be jointly led by the Revd Susan Binks (on behalf of the Benefice) and Professor Sid Bradley (on behalf of The Friends of St Gregory's Minster).

Cost: Marygate House is a charity dedicated to providing comfortable accommodation with full board to parties or individuals wishing to visit the Island for educational and spiritual purposes relevant to the Island. They quote no specific rate of charges, but they are dependent upon the voluntary payments made by guests. As a guideline they indicate the notional per capita cost of daily provision of accommodation and meals. In 2016 this was about £40 a day.

To make enquiries please contact Sid Bradley:

SAJBradley@aol.com; telephone 01904 659784

 

############################

AUCTION - ADVANCE NOTICE

                                          

The Trustees have kindly been offered an original watercolour painting of St Gregory's Minster

signed by the known artist Alfred Durham, with the suggestion that it might be sold

in aid of The Friends of St Gregory's Minster.  

Details of an auction will shortly be posted here,

together with an image of the painting and fuller information about the artist.

Meanwhile anyone with an interest in the painting is welcome to contact the Chairman

(SAJBradley@aol.com - The Flat, 70A Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ - Tel:  01904 659784).

 

###############################