Church Community

Coronavirus update: Following the current guidance, there will be no services at St Chad’s and St Mary’s and all churches are now closed to the public until further notice.
Updated: 26 March 2020

St Chad’s and St Mary’s

An Invitation to join us in our new Venture

Owing to the Coronavirus guidance, all of our meetings are now postponed.

We have recently enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with others and share our thoughts on how we feel about a piece of Scripture, Text or a Poem.  We have a relaxed and informal atmosphere where, if you wish, you can take part in the discussions, or simply just enjoy being part of the group.  We are hoping that, if there is sufficient interest, this could become a regular gathering so we invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you, everyone is welcome.

Book Group

Owing to the Coronavirus guidance, all of our meetings are now postponed.

St Chad’s Book Group meet on the second Monday of the month from 10am until noon, and everyone is welcome. Being in the Book Group widens our reading and sparks memories of personal experiences.  The discussions are invariably stimulating and there is always some laughter! We get to know each by sharing our thoughts in a friendly environment.

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Starting life in September 2004, the first ever book for the group was Alexander McCall Smith’s The Full Cupboard of Life, which gave the group a great start for subsequent meetings!

We have enjoyed visits from a local author, made trips to places of interest and always enjoy opportunities for sharing meals together.  Please note there is no Book Group in August.

Supper Club

dish food meal lunch dinner plate - 960x1440St Chad’s Supper Club Evenings are a regular event for members of our Parish. These well-attended events see everyone enjoying evenings filled with delicious food from around the world. Each evening focuses on food from one particular country and so far has included Italy, India, Greece and Spain, complete with a glass of wine and relaxing music.

The first Supper Club for 2020  took place in February and raised £150 which was donated to Ryedale Carers Support.    In view of the current Coronavirus situation, the next Supper Club is not likely to take place until Autumn.

Spiritual Outreach – Events and Services

As a Church Community within Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley market towns, we actively support and participate in Events and Services with Ryedale Christian Council and Churches Together.  Details of Services and Meetings are published in the weekly Newsletter.

Churches Together at Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley

In view of the Coronavirus all Lent Reflections have been cancelled.

Kirkbymoorside Lent Reflections will be held on Tuesdays starting at 12 noon followed by a Soup Lunch at 12.30 pm at the Methodist Church in Kirkbymoorside on the following dates:  Tuesdays 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of March.  All welcome.

Churches of Helmsley Lent Reflections will be held on Wednesday evenings starting at 7.00 pm at the Methodist School Rooms in Helmsley on the following dates: Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 1st and 8th April.  During the evening refreshments will be served.  All welcome.

Julian Prayer Group

Julian Prayer Group meetings are held in the small room at St Chad’s Church on the second Tuesday of the month from 6.30 to 7.30 pm.  These Ecumenical meetings allow a time for Silent Prayer and Reflection with music and readings from Julian of Norwich. Meetings are open to everyone and dates are published in the Newsletter.

World Day of Prayer 2020

World Day of Prayer Service will took place on Friday 6th March at 2.00 pm at the Friends Meeting House Kirkbymoorside and was well attended.

Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us all to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years. They encourage us to ‘Rise, take your mat and walk‘ with them as they continue their often turbulent journey towards full reconciliation

Ryedale Christian Council Conference

The theme for the 2020 Conference is “Climate Change – towards caring for God’s creation – responding to the unfolding disaster” and will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at Lady Lumley’s School Pickering.  Guests include Bishop James Jones, Professor Jon Lovett and Professor Nick Cowern.

For full details of the event and how to apply for your place please click on the poster.
RCC Climate Change Conference