For more information please contact Ruth Somerville.
To apply for this role please send a covering letter, your CV (including two referees) and a two minute video recording of yourself telling us why you should be the next Youth Worker at The Belfrey to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 4th July. Please also print, complete and sign the confidential declaration form and return it to Revd Matthew Porter at the Parish Centre (see form).
The full job advert and all the details for this role can be downloaded or viewed here...
Riding Lights Theatre Company and The Belfrey present
Faith In The Questions
Counting The Clouds a new one act play by Nigel Forde
Followed by conversation with leading scientists including Professor Tom McLeish FRS and Professor Stephen Smye OBE, Hon FRCP.
A respected scientist and a christian, Job’s work is wrestling with the unpredictable as well as predictable structure of the universe. Is God really in control?
When his personal world is shaken to the core, how can Job re-assemble the pieces of the puzzle – professionally and spiritually?
Compared with the centuries long hand-in-hand relationship between religious faith and scientific enquiry, recent debate has, for many people, become mistrustful and sharply adversarial. Which side is God on? Or is this the wrong question to ask?
One of any number of good and provocative questions thrown out by Faith in the Questions, a combination of theatre and scientific discussion.
Come and raise your questions:
Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th June: 7.30pm
St Michael Le Belfrey, High Petergate, York, YO1 7EN
Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling 01904 613000 or book online here at Riding Lights Box Office
Faith in the Questions is part of the York Festival Of Ideas and supported by Scientists In Congregations.
Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th April from 10am
“In the Shadow of the Cross” – A Holy Week prayer walk. The walk goes all round the grounds of Wydale using especially created stations. Plenty of space for people to do their own thing or there will be folk available to pray with. Free refreshments for when the walk gets too much!
Wednesday 12th April
Holy Week quiet day with Rev’d Richard Carew (Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York) 9.45am to 4.00pm. £12.00 including lunch. Richard will be leading various sessions looking at the Easter story and there will be plenty of time for space and reflection. The day will include a Holy Communion service at lunchtime.
Saturday 15th April from 10am
Easter Fun Day. Easter egg hunt, Easter quiz, Easter crafts. Free refreshments all day. Bring your picnic and enjoy the gardens of Wydale.
More information on the website www.wydale.org or phone the office 01723 859270.
On Saturday 1st April there will be a WOW ladies breakfast 9.30am-11.00am in the Belfrey Hall. Lucy Rycroft is our speaker ( see below for a description of what she will be talking on.) Breakfast included, £4 on the door. All welcome.
Saying 'yes' to God
Women are amazing! We look after elderly parents, children and grandchildren. We chair meetings, manage employees, lead initiatives and write reports. We teach, mentor and disciple others. We open our homes and our lives, we get people together, we cook, we nurture, we love. We lead businesses and charities, begin things from scratch, and lead forward the good work of others. We remember birthdays and special days, and make sure important celebrations happen. And, often, all this in one day!
In these busy, juggled lives, we make hundreds of decisions, big and small. How do we turn these to God in the blink of an eye? How do we discern the important decisions from the unimportant? None of these questions have easy answers, so don't expect to get them on April 1st! But, together, we’ll be having a think about what it would mean for us, our families, our workplaces and our communities if we learnt to say ‘yes' to God.
(Text by Tearfund)
Food shortages have now become critical in East Africa – 16 million people are in urgent need of food and safe water.
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage.
Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.
Tearfund are providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somaliland. Our teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as soon as funding is available.
Tearfund has launched an immediate response to do more and we’re part of the national DEC appeal, an initiative that brings together 13 leading UK charities in times of crisis.
Please give and pray now for people suffering in East Africa.