If you are a Christian and you haven't been baptised, how about taking this step on Pentecost Sunday? We will be celebrating at our joint morning service on June 9th by having baptisms outside (weather permitting) and if you haven't yet been baptised and would like to be please contact Ruth Somerville as soon as possible: email@example.com
On June 9th, Pentecost Sunday, there will be two opportunities for us to celebrate the birthday of the church:
At 10.30am in St Michael le Belfrey church we will have a joint celebration service including baptisms and a party of the forecourt (weather permitting!) Then in the evening we will gather in York Minster with churches from across York for a One Voice York, Thy Kingdom Come event at 7pm. Do bring a friend to either or both of these celebrations.
We have been encouraging the Belfrey to come to New Wine United Week 1 where many of our church will be serving and leading. This week is now fully booked, but if you'd still like to go to New Wine there's always Week 2. Some of the Belfrey family will be there.
A big thank you to everyone who has taken the opportunity to look at the Architects initial designs and fedback using the survey.
The survey has now closed, but there will be future opportunities to input into the design as it develops so we will be seeking your views again as the project progresses.
To keep you up to date, the Belfrey's financial position up to the end of April 2019 on the running budget can be summarised as follows:
Jan-April Budget Actual
Income £237,269 £230,349
Expenditure £255,119 £228,882
Difference -£17,850 +£1,467
York Schools and Youth Trust
Maternity Leave Cover
(One Full-Time or Two Part-Time Schools Worker Posts)
York Schools and Youth Trust (YoYo) is seeking to appoint either one full-time schools’ worker
or two part-time schools' workers to cover a maternity leave starting September 2019.
The successful applicant will work alongside members of the YoYo staff as part of a
schools team and will be passionate about communicating the Christian faith in schools.
For more details see below or go to their website: http://www.yoyotrust.org.uk/vacancies
York Neighbours is a young vibrant local charity supporting over 65’s in York. It is highly appreciated,
and has recently been validated with a substantial National Lottery Grant. We need a new treasurer
because the present person is moving out of the City.
The Treasurer is a full Trustee and attends the 5 bimonthly evening meetings per year, plus the Annual
General Meeting. There are sometimes additional meetings arranged for specific tasks. The treasurer
provides regular updates of expenditure and income along with budget comparisons and should be
able to explain them to the other Trustees. There is regular communication by e-mail and phone with
the (currently four) employed staff and trustees as required.
The treasurer is responsible for the production of the annual accounts and works with an independent examiner to verify them. They are the point of contact with York CVS who produce the payroll for the members of staff, but also work closely with the Trustee with responsibility for Human Resources (HR). The treasurer has responsibility for setting up the electronic bank payments, which are normally for invoices and payroll and ensuring that they are authorised by one of the other approved persons.
We are looking for someone with accountancy gifts and a passion for the charity.
See www.yorkneighbours.org.uk and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904891627 for more
Different ways of framing arts practice and the neuro-degenerative condition.
A day-long seminar in partnership with the dance department at York St John University for those working with or interested in working with people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Thursday June 27th
Theatre 1 Studio, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX
9.30am to 4.45pm
For more details download the file below
Judy Vyvyan lives off Wigginton Road, YO31 8FQ and would appreciate a regular lift to the 9am service. Would you be able to help on a rota basis? If so please contact email@example.com.
Gathering the whole church in York to pray for Thy Kingdom Come at Pentecost. Organised by One Voice York.
Friday May 31st
Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate
Come and join us as we read the Bible together in St Michael le Belfrey! Each Wednesday between 11am and noon we will be publicly reading through the word, as a way of sharing it with others and reading it ourselves.
Andy Williams is looking for a new place to live, from the end of May to August, central to the city centre if possible. If you know of anything, please email Andy on is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have a Prayer Station in church, with regularly updated activities to help us to pray in creative ways for various situations. This resource has been set up to bless church family and visitors alike, so please feel free to use it when you come to church. It is located in the quiet corner near the wooden cross to the right of the altar.
BT My Donate is closing down on 30th June 2019. This is the system we have used for online giving for a while, so will mean you can no longer give to the Belfrey in this way.
You can instead give online using this ChurchSuite, which you will find here: https://belfrey.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/. You can also manage your Gift Aid Declaration using this site.
Feel free to contact Melissa.Bryan@belfrey.org if you have any questions or want to discuss other giving options.
In order to make sure that our next Equip Day will be a really valuable time for everyone, we have taken a rain-check and decided to postpone it until a later date. The plan will stay the same: a wonderful day conference for leaders filled with teaching, worship, networking and prayer.
Thank you very much for booking your tickets or getting Equip in your diary! We are so sorry if this change will cause you or your team any inconvenience. Full refunds are being issued today (24th May), so check with your bank if yours doesn't arrive soon.
Feedback about any part of your experience is welcome.
You can email it to email@example.com.
Blessings and thanks again; we hope to see you there later on!
St Michael le Belfrey is part of the Diocese of York. Members of the committee in the Diocese responsible for appointing the next Archbishop would like to hear from as many people as possible, as part of a consultation exercise in preparation for appointing the successor to Archbishop Sentamu. If you would like to respond, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, answering the following questions:
Iz Powell has a double room available to rent in a 2-bedroom house in York, available from 1st October. She is looking for a female housemate. If you're interested in viewing it, please contact Iz at email@example.com / 07463932791.
The Spurriergate Centre is looking for a treasurer. They need help to get some finance systems set up including Gift Aid and online banking. Once these are set up the maintenance of the finances should be a fairly simple job and only take a couple of hours a week and could be done from home. If you think you might be able to help please contact Richard Staples, chair of the Trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement. The Homesharer will provide 10 hours of support a week to the Householder in exchange for a room in their home.
The service gives an older person the opportunity to continue living independently with the support and companionship of a sharer as well as offering a viable solution to young professionals and mature or postgraduate students struggling to find accommodation. Participants in similar services have experienced reduced isolation, an increased sense of wellbeing and opportunities for shared learning.
Homeshare York is a not-for-profit service with a monthly contribution made by the Householder and the Homesharer to cover the cost of the matching process and ongoing support.
To find out more about Homeshare or the current eligibility criteria please get in touch with Toria Morris, Homeshare Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 01904 552898. You can also visit www.york.gov.uk/homeshareyork for further information
Matthew's new book A-Z of Prayer is out! The introductory price for the church family is £6.99 and you can buy a copy after the services on Sunday or from the bookstall or the Parish Centre in the week with cash or card. The Lent Prayer Course is based on this book so it might help if each Belfrey Group has at least one copy between them. It's a great introduction to different ways to pray. It is available on Amazon to the general public at £9.99.
Every Thursday at 5.30pm in the Belfrey Hall a delicious hot meal is served up to our guests. Our visitors are the homeless and marginalised of York and those who are struggling for a variety of reasons.
Sitting and eating with them are people from our volunteer team. We are looking for some more volunteers to come at around 5pm to eat with our guests and listen to their stories. We would then value help in putting everything away and cleaning the hall.
Alternatively, more background help is also needed in the kitchen washing up. Again a meal is provided so you wouldn’t have to go home to cook.
We are happy to welcome those who could not commit every week but would be able to contribute say once a month, or maybe those who could come during the summer when we lose our students.
Perhaps there is a Belfrey Group who might consider coming on a rota? Our aim is to be finished by 7.15pm.
If you can feel God stirring you up to love and serve those whose lives are very broken then please be in touch with Liz Ransford on 07525210572 or talk to Paul Myers or Mick Corringham for more information.
Are you looking for a new way to get involved in church life as you go into 2019? Do you have some spare hours during the day on Mondays to Saturdays? Belfrey Doors needs you! Join a team of friendly volunteers who keep our church building open to visitors during the week. Maybe you could do this with some of your Belfrey Group?
Belfrey Doors is an exciting team to be part of, as we frequently see God impacting people’s lives in such tangible ways. We recently chatted to and prayed with a couple from Newcastle, who had been having a difficult time. They went away saying they’d been truly inspired, and that their perspective had changed after hearing about the hope that Christians have. They remain in touch with us via email - they are reading through some booklets we gave them, and are looking forward to attending our upcoming church plant in Newcastle!
Interested? Contact Izzy on firstname.lastname@example.org or at 01904 624190 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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 (email@example.com 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.