Work to get lots of new photos for the website is well underway thanks to Robert Leadbeater, Ronald Ritchie and myself who spent about 3 hours capturing some pictures of our beautiful church. Ronald and I did most of the moving and arranging while Robert did his ‘magic’ taking the photos. There was also a great deal of talking and laughter while Robert took over 250 photos; I took a few which are the ones added here. It will take some time to get it all together so ‘Watch This Space’ as they say.
Many thanks to Robert and Ronald for giving up their Easter Monday.
2016 Retreat in Daily LifeSunday, 3rd April – Sunday, 1st May This is a retreat experience woven into your everyday life which offers a time to pause, to reflect and to refocus. It is a chance to try new or fresh ways of praying and become more aware of connections between faith, prayer and everyday life.
This course is a York Course entitled “The Psalms – prayers for today’s church” and it is intended to run it on Thursday afternoons during Lent as shown above. The first part of the afternoon will be taken up with our discussion and we will conclude with an act of Holy Communion and so these sessions on these days will take the place of our regular Thursday afternoon services of Evening Prayer and Holy Communion. Those attending will be provided with a copy of the course booklet.
After some twenty years we say a fond farewell to Avia Machin
Avia, along with husband Eddie, are moving from Moffat to Masham, Yorkshire, in the first week of December 2015
The contribution made by Avia to All Saints Church and its members has been outstanding; for many years a member of Vestry, Secretary to the Vestry, Rector’s Warden, Website Manager, All Saints rep. on the Annandale Group of Churches and always a very accomplished organist when required. Avia developed and maintained the Remembrance Book in the Church and always gave very generously including the marble inscribed stone to mark the Queen’s Jubilee tree in the Church grounds
As a wonderful and powerful soprano, Avia frequently led the singing of hymns, especially the unknown or new ones. Sitting in the rear pews, all were given confidence to sing out.
We will miss her greatly but know that another small church in Masham will benefit enormously from her presence. She goes with our blessings and prayers.