First walk along the river bank ,part of the trans- penine way, this year as James conducted a funeral at Blacktoft. The primroses and daffodils are out in the churchyard. It is a lovely part of the East Riding. I was reminded of a bit of Tolkein, perhaps appropriate for a funeral , but definately for the view
"Roads go ever ever on, Under cloud and under star. Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar."
It was great to welcome the Under fives, helpers and some family members to the minster. Elizabeth told the story with the help of the knitted last supper and other props. You can probably spot other bits and pieces from the easter story - plus the happy/sad faces for the story.
To celebrate Mothering Sunday, and International Women’s Day 2018 (which takes place this Thursday), all of the music at this morning’s service has been written by women. The organ voluntaries this morning are Prelude on Royal Oak by Mary Beth Bennett, and Voluntary in E major by Elizabeth Stirling. The choir anthem was composed by Ian Stewart’s mother for the choir in Cupar that Ian sang with in 1992. All of the familiar hymns, and those at evensong , are by very influential female hymn writers and translators.
You may have seen the wonderful knitted/crocheted Nativity made by members of the congregation last December. We now have a knitted last supper, do come and have a look. It has led to some speculation as to which disciple is which, and a bit of brain stretching to remember all 12 names!
last Sunday's sheet had some details of future events so I'll post those up as well. Lots of music stuff happening, you can go to Matthew's site for more details Minster Music . The Lent course is on at the moment open for anyone to attend and of course we would love to see you at any of our services.
we are showing up at last on the searches so we are good to go.
Mothering Sunday services should be fun. Organised by the worship group but held in the local churches for each community. Services are at the usual times.(not happening in Newport)