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    ALL SAINTS AND ST JAMES

    NUNNINGTON

    SAINT SAVIOUR

    HAROME

    ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

    POCKLEY

    ST GREGORY'S MINSTER

    KIRKDALE

    ST HILDA

    BEADLAM

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  • WELCOME to the website of Kirkdale Benefice, uniting the Parishes of Kirkdale, Harome, Nunnington and Pockley in the Diocese of York.

    In these pages I hope you will find out what you may wish to know about our church community, when our services are, and what kind of things we do together.

    If you would like to talk about having your child christened or being baptised yourself, please get in touch with me by phone or e-mail.

    If you want to know about getting married in church, look at 'Life Events' in the links at the top of the page. Under this heading you will find helpful information concerning baptism, weddings and funerals.

    My telephone number is: 01439 770523.

    My email address is:  binksharome@btinternet.com

    Welcome! 

    Reverend Susan Binks 

    Vicar

         

     

     Dearest Friends,

    As we tentatively ease out of ‘Lockdown’ we are delighted to open the doors of the Benefice Churches for gathered Sunday Worship combining this with opportunities for Private Prayer during the week. The first gathered Sunday Service in this Post Lockdown Era is to be held at St Gregory’s Minster, Sunday   

    September 2020 Benefice Services

    Sunday 6th September at 11.00 am          Holy Communion at St Gregory’s Minster

                                                                              Patronal Festival

     

    Sunday 13th September at 9.30 am        Morning Praise and Prayer at St Hilda’s, Beadlam 

    Sunday 13th September at 9.30 am        Holy Communion at St Saviour’s, Harome

    Sunday 13th September at 11.00 am            Holy Communion at All Saints & St James,  Nunnington

     

    Sunday 20th September at 11.00 am      Holy Communion at St Gregory’s Minster

    Sunday 20th September at 6.30 pm.       Compline at St Saviour’s, Harome

     

    Sunday 27th September at 9.30 am        Holy Communion at St Hilda’s, Beadlam

    Sunday 27th September at 9.30 am       Holy Communion at St Saviour’s, Harome

    Sunday 27th September at 11.00 am             Holy Communion at All Saints & St James, Nunnington

     

    Sunday 27th September at 6.00pm          Harvest Thanksgiving at John the Baptist, Pockley

     

    PLEASE SEE MORE INFORMATION UNDER GATHERED SUNDAY WORSHIP

      

     

     

    We are following the current guidance issued by the Church of England, in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For information, please go to

     https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

     

    Church opening

    Permission has now been given to open our churches for private prayer and services.  Because the COVID-19 virus can settle on surfaces for up to 72 hours we cannot yet return to normal opening.

    Funerals and weddings may now take place in Church with appropriate social distancing and no more than 30 people.


    Our churches re-open for Private Prayer and Services

    The Church of England and Diocese of York have given comprehensive guidance for re-opening our churches for Private Prayer and services.  Here are some of the salient points:

    Holy Communion is permitted in one kind.  The bread for the congregation will be covered whilst it is consecrated.  Communicants are encouraged to sanitise their hands immediately before receiving.  The host will be given without touching the recipient’s hands.  Communicants are asked to stand rather than kneel at the altar.

     

    The two-metre ‘rule’ applies for public worship except in situations where closer contact cannot be avoided.  Individuals and family groups must be two metres apart. Communicants will be directed by the Stewards to ensure appropriate distances are maintained and a flow of traffic.

     

    Single use service sheets will be employed.  We cannot use prayer books or hymn books because of the risk of transmission. 

     

    While those at extra risk and the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ should be advised of the risks of attending public worship, a decision to do so is theirs alone.

     

    Masks should be worn at all time

     

    Specifically, at St Gregory’s Minster in order for the Choir to sing an enhanced risk assessment has been undertaken following the guidance of the Church of England, the Diocese of York and the Royal School of Church Music.

     

     

     

     

     

    Kirkdale Benefice has a current safeguarding policy which is adopted annually by each individual Church Council.

    Safeguarding is regularly an agenda item at church council meetings.

    The Benefice Safeguarding  Representative is Daisy Barnes: Contact number 01751 431429.

    Diocesan Safeguarding Personnel can be contacted via the Diocesan web site www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/safeguarding

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