GREETING: Our Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty, pictured at his Licensing Service at St Oswald's Church, Arncliffe, on July 28, with his wife, Helen, and the Bishop of Ripon, the Right Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley Picture: Peter Vetch
Services this Sunday
On Sunday, January 30, we will have the following Service in our Parish: A United Parish Service of Holy Communion at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hubberholme, at 11am.
Please click on the picture below for our January Online Service.
Please go to the News and Views Section of our website for information about the latest events which involve our Parish.
Practical advice for our Services this week as we continue to live with the reality of Covid-19
This week there have been a number of national announcements about how rules intended to combat the spread of Coronavirus are to be changed or dropped altogether. However, many of these changes, notably to the rules related to the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places, come in from next week, specifically January 26/27. Therefore, for the time being, we would continue to ask Parishioners and others visiting our Churches to take sensible precautions, such as not attending Church if they are displaying Covid-19 symptoms and taking care over contact with others. In addition, we would like to respectfully ask Parishioners and other people coming our Churches to consider the following specific advice: Please abide by the decision to keep certain rows of pews empty to allow for physical distancing. Wearing of face masks is mandatory when moving around the building and strongly encouraged when singing. Arriving: please fill up from the front of the Churches as directed by the sidespeople. Leaving: please leave in an unhurried way, starting with those nearest the exit, again as directed by the sidespeople. Please save socialising and mingling until you are outside. Thank you for your understanding.
The church communities of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale aim to be open and welcoming to everyone. We extend the hospitality of Jesus to people of all faiths and none whatever your background or identity.
Whether you are seeking God's presence, looking for information or some help with prayer and worship, we hope that you will discover that God's love is unconditional and within all things.
Keep us, good Lord, Under the shadow of your mercy In this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, And lift up all who are brought low; That we may rejoice in your comfort, Knowing that nothing can separate us from your love In Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Peace to all who enter. God's grace to all who depart