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THE FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER KIRKDALE

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CURRENT NEWS

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On behalf of The Friends of St Gregory's Minster

the Trustees warmly welcome the Revd Susan Binks

as Vicar of St Gregory's Minster 

following her Institution and Induction by the Bishop of Whitby

and the Archdeacon of Cleveland

on Sunday 3 June 2018


 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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PATRONAL FESTIVAL 2018

Sunday 2nd September 2018: Morning Service 11 a.m. (Choral Eucharist, with Philip Moore's Kirkdale Introit). Guest preacher: Fr Luke OSB.

Followed by The Friends' Luncheon at the Golf Club, Kirkbymoorside.

As scheduled, the well attended Patronal festivities were held and enjoyed on a beautiful early autumnal day.

 



 

 

 

Some current commemorations

Ethelburga, queen and saint

Those who like to track local and national history in the annual cycle of the (Anglican) Church Calendar will have noted that October is the month for commemoration of a little cluster of worthies of relevance to the early (Anglo-Saxon) Northumbrian Church.

On Wednesday 10 October the Church commemorates Paulinus, the bishop who led the Christian mission from Canterbury to York in 627. On Thursday 11 October Ethelburga is remembered - the already baptised queen of king Edwin who, urged by Pope Boniface, assisted Paulinus in Edwin’s conversion. On Friday 12 October remembrance is made of Wilfrid, bishop of York and builder of Ripon and Hexham churches (the latter recently visited in a joint excursion between the Friends of Kirkdale and of Lastingham), the ancient crypts of which still survive and can be viewed. And on Saturday 13 October the Church honours the king whose name appears in the Anglo-Saxon inscription on Kirkdale’s ancient sundial. It was in Eadward dagum cyning - ‘in the days of king Edward’ - that Orm Gamalson rebuilt the ruined St Gregory’s Minster. This king Edward was Edward the Confessor (died 1066) who founded Westminster Abbey, and is remembered on this day.

York Minster publishes the current Calendar online

(York Minster Service Scheme).

 

 

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