Latest News from The Four Towers Benefice
PARISHES OF ROWLEY, SKIDBY, BISHOP BURTON AND WALKINGTON
St Michael’s Bible Study Thursday 22nd July, 7.30pm, in church (TBC), led by Joyce Cochrane.
St Michael’s will be open for private prayer every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am and 4pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm
Morning Prayer, Monday, and Thursday on Zoom at 8.30am, hosted by Rev. Marjorie Hill. If you would like to join the service, please contact Marjorie on 840544 for the link.
Rev. Marjorie Hill will have been a priest for 51 years on 3rd July. Because of Covid restrictions, she was unable to celebrate her 50th anniversary last year, so perhaps we might be able celebrate with her later this year.
Very Very Urgent Appeal – St Peters Rowley are appealing once again to anybody who would be willing to join a flower rota. You will not need to be a qualified florist just have lots of enthusiasm and a keen interest in keeping the Church looking beautiful. If anyone is interested please contact Gwyn Nicholson 875428
Jeanne Barton does Morning Prayers on Tuesdays at 9am. Please contact her if you are interested -firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walkington Bible study Group will meet on zoom every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm. Anyone wishing to join the group, please contact Alison Penton (email@example.com) who will send them the zoom link.
Walkington’s café church on 11th July is cancelled and has been replaced by Morning Worship at 11am.
The Walkington Parish Picnic will follow the Benefice Service at All Hallows on 1st August
Walkington Thursday 15th July at 7.45 pm
Skidby, Thursday 8th July 7.00 pm in church and on zoom
Baptisms – contact Jeanette Williamsdeepingjmw@deepingjmw.karoo.co.uk (845323)
Hospital visiting – contact Rev. David Messer: firstname.lastname@example.org (864630)
Weddings: contact Margaret Morton: email@example.com(845483)
Pastoral care – contact Rev. David Messer: : firstname.lastname@example.org (864630 Even
Funerals will continue within current guidelines and again I thank all those involved.
Weddings and baptisms are happening in accordance with guidance.
Please note that all services will be livestreamed and will be available on the Four Towers Website and Facebook page.
Four Towers Website
YouTube (for recorded services)
During October we will celebrate Harvest through our Holy Communion Services which start at 9.30am.
In the weeks leading up to the Service you may wish to bring tinned food for your Harvest Offering, even on the day of the service. These items will be sent to Local Foodbanks and at Skidby will go to Donnington Court, Sanctuary house in Hull. In these times these gifts are really needed as more families and individuals face an uncertain future and we need to help as much as possible.
These gifts will be acknowledged and blessed in the service and by the giving.
Services in October
- 4th October 9.30am St Michaels Skidby (to leave gifts during week ring Jeanette Williams 01482845323)
- 11th October 9.30am St Peters Rowley/Little Weighton
- 18th October 9.30am All Saints Bishop Burton
- 25th October All Hallows Walkington
Revd David H Messer
On Remembrance Sunday 8th November an Act of Remembrance will take place outside each Church check times of start nearer the date on the 11th November at Walkington Memorial Wood – Wednesday 11 November commencing 10.50am
There will be a short act of Remembrance led by Rev David H Messer at Memorial Wood with a wreath being laid.
All are welcome to attend but please bear in mind that social distancing must be maintained.
Also Christmas is not cancelled we will celebrate in a safe way whether in Church or not.
After such beautiful weather this spring it would have been a pleasure to open some of the village gardens to visitors in order to fundraise. As this was not possible a ‘virtual gardens’ project was suggested and several gardens, including the church paddock and allotments were filmed.
Please pass on this information to friends and family spreading the word as widely as you can.
Take care and keep safe.
Thank you to all our lovely villagers who have taken the time to film their gardens for our Walkington Virtual Open Gardens 2020.
We have now set up a give a little page and a QTR Code to help raise money for Dove House Hospice and for the Church, which can be found on our Facebook Page.
We have chosen to donate 50% of all donations to Dove House Hospice as they do so much and have taken great care of our fellow villager and much loved member of our choir Harry Allon, through this testing time.
All Hallows Give a Little Page, or to use the QTR Code simply point your camera or tablet at it, with amount to offer by the payer.
I have just had confirmation of the opening times of churches starting this week. Please see times below:
All Hallows’ Walkington
Open every day
St Peter’s Rowley
Open every day
All Saints Bishop Burton
10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, Wednesday and Friday
St Michaels Skidby
10:00am – 2:00pm Tuesday and Saturday
All for Private Prayer
Please do follow the health and social distancing Guidelines.
We are easing back into some opening, but we do need to consider all aspects.
Blessings to all those who helped prepare the churches for the opening.
Revd David H Messer
Please reach out for support if you are or know a victim of domestic abuse. We will listen and help you. #YouAreNotAlone. Please click here to download the poster.
I am now uploading to YouTube which you can view here if that helps some people. Please do share hopefully we can reach out to each other in prayer and fellowship through all different ways.
In the midst of all the information coming out about places of worship etc. one area which I need to confirm and reassure although a difficult subject one to broach at this time. Funerals can and will take place. Priest’s, Minister’s and Celebrants can take a service albeit with limited attendance, either in a Crematorium or in a Church Yard or Cemetery. Some people have contacted me and been very concerned about this. Its a tough subject to discuss, but we want to do the best we can to support pastorally the bereaved, the family and friends in the best way possible.
Revd David Messer
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Activities & Events
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