On Sunday 25th November we'll be pausing all three of our Sunday services, and instead joining together from 12pm to 6pm as one big happy family to worship, learn, eat and have some fun together!
For all the information, and to book tickets for the evening Hog Roast, please click here.
Would you like to sing in the choir at the Carol Service in the Minster on Sunday 9th December?
Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings November 14th, 21st, 28th and December 5th in St Michael le Belfrey church. You will also need to be available late afternoon on Sunday 9th December for a final rehearsal in the Minster.
It's OK to miss one rehearsal but you need to be at the last one.
Please sign up below and submit the form
On Thursday 22nd November we will be holding an evening of prayer for the whole church.
Please suspend your Belfrey Group meetings that week and join in with the rest of your church family to pray in St Michael le Belfrey church from 7.30pm.
Belfrey Seniors Christmas will be on Friday 30th November at The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick, from 10am-2pm. The day will include music, food and Ben Doolan as our guest speaker. A coach will leave Leeman Road Memorial Gardens at 9.30am. The cost of the day is £22.
Please print off the booking form below and send it to Pam Lydiate at the Parish Centre to book your place and choose your menu, or call Pam on 01904 624190. Booking forms are also available at the back of church.
Please book by Tuesday 20th November for yourself and your friends.
Ben and Ellie will be leaving The Belfrey to move to Newcastle at the end of November. We'd love to send them off with a gift from The Belfrey family. If you'd like to contribute towards this please bring your contribution to church on one of the next few Sundays, bring it into the Parish Centre or click here to donate on line adding Ben & Ellie in the message box. Thank you!
Ben and Ellie's leaving party will be on Friday 30th November at The Centre@Burnholme from 7.30pm and you're all invited. Please RSVP on ChurchSuite.
Our annual Carol Service is coming up soon, at 7.30pm on Sunday 9th December in York Minster. We're gathering a team of smiley stewards to welcome, guide and look out for our guests - would you like to join the team?
You'll need to be available from 6.15pm that day. Full instructions will be given beforehand.
If you'd like to sign up, please email email@example.com as soon as you can. Thank you!
Booking is now open for our annual 18-30s Weekend Away! Designed for students, young professionals and young families, this is a wonderful few days of worship, teaching and community - a chance to get out of the city, to spend time with old friends and to make some new ones!
You can book online now by logging into your ChurchSuite account, where you'll find all the info you need. The early-bird rate is here until 1st December, so go for it! Remember to invite your small group and anyone who is new to church along too.
We would love you all to get involved with the Christmas Child project this year, organised by the Samaritan's Purse. All you need to do is fill a shoebox with gifts for a child, choosing the gender and age group. Perhaps as a small group you can fill a box or two? It is a great way to generously support deprived children across the world. More information can be found at the side of church, with instructions on how to pack and prepare your box. Please help yourself to a leaflet and a shoebox for 50p. All boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 18th of November and please contact Issy Flynn if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Following on from the successful 'Talking Jesus' course run recently, Paul Myers, our Parish Evangelist, will be running two further one-off Evangelism training events in December:
On 3rd December Why Christmas? will provide practical tips and equip you to share about Jesus at this prime time, including at our Christmas cafe on 8th December
On 10th December we will be looking at what we can learn from the story of Jonah, the Reluctant Evangelist.
Both events will be held from 6.30pm- 8pm in the Richardson Room in the Parish Centre.
Family Matters York will be running several courses for parents starting in November:
Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years at Archbishop Holgate’s School on Monday evenings 12, 19, 26 November and 3, 10 December from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years at New Earswick Children’s Centre on Tuesday afternoons 13, 20, 27 November and 4, 11 December from 12.45 to 2.45pm.
Separated Parents at Elim Corner on Tuesday evenings 6, 13 November from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Time Out from Anger at Cornerstone @ St. George’s on Thursday afternoons 15, 22, 29 November and 6 December from 12.45 to 2.45pm.
For further details please see below:
Mick Corringham is organising a Big Quiz Night in aid of Tearfund on Saturday 17th November in the Belfrey Hall from 6pm-10pm to include food. This event is for everyone, not just men!
If you are interested in getting a team of four together please get in touch with Mick on email@example.com. with any dietary requirements you or your team members may have.
To keep you up to date, the Belfrey's financial position up to the end of October 2018 on the running budget can be summarised as follows:
Jan-Oct Budget Actual difference
Income £581,190 £551,008 £30,182
Expenditure £586,272 £569,097 £17,175
If you or someone you know who is part of The Belfrey family is ill for a while either at home or in hospital then it is hoped that their Belfrey Group would take a lead in looking after them. However, if a visit from someone else would be appreciated please let Ruth Somerville know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 624190) so that she can arrange for a member of the pastoral visiting team or a member of the clergy to go and see them and take communion if that would be appreciated.