GREETING: Our Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty, pictured at his Licensing Service at St Oswald's Church, Arncliffe, on July 28, 2021, with his wife, Helen, and the Bishop of Ripon, the Right Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley Picture: Peter Vetch
Services This Week
This Sunday, May 29, we will have a United Parish Service at St Mary’s Church, Conistone, at 11am. Please click on the picture below for our Online Service for Christian Aid Week, May 2022.
Please go to the News and Views Section of our website for information about the latest events which involve or affect our Parish, including a brief summary of what happened at our Parish's APCM.
Christian Aid - you can still help its work
Though Christian Aid Week has ended you can still help its work by donating through our website. You will see two buttons below. You can click on the first one to find a link to a JustGiving page for our local Christian Aid account, or click on the second button to find a QR code which does the same job. If you prefer you can also donate by BACS or cheque - see details at the end of this article. The theme of this year’s Christian Aid Week is Climate Justice for people living in poverty on the front line of climate chaos. Our online service for May 22 (see above) reflected this with a Christian Aid short film on Climate Justice. Christian Aid thanks you for your support over the years and hopes you will choose to celebrate with the charity this Christian Aid Week. Upper Wharfedale Fellowship of Churches Christian Aid account: Sort code: 20-78-42 Account number: 43851834 Or cheques can be sent to Joanna Clarke (Christian Aid Group Treasurer), Birchwood, Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield BD23 5BS.
In the light of more changes to national rules, and subsequently in the behaviour of many people in public places, we have decided to continue having masks and hand sanitiser available in our Churches and to keep certain pews empty to allow for physical distancing. However, the wearing of masks while moving around our Churches, and while taking part in congregational singing, is a matter for the discretion of individuals attending our Churches. We would ask that everyone respects the views of those who wish to continue taking precautions.
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