The Parish of Easby with Skeeby,
Brompton on Swale
and Bolton on Swale
Once again this year we celebrated Harvest in many forms, with the children from St Mary's CofE in St Mayr's church, the children from Busy Bees in St Paul's church, Yarm Preparitory joined our celebrations, Sunday Harvest Services were held in each of our churches over four weeks. Harvest is a special time in our communities as we thank the farmers for their hard work in all seasons. We are delighted to have been able to support The Storehouse foodbank http://www.influencechurch.co.uk/storehouse/. and Workaid, http://www.workaid.org - both of these organisations do amazing work for those in need.
The Barn Dance
A fabulous evening of fun and dance for all ages was held in Brompton on Swale CofE School. A great time was had by all.
During August those who had taken part in Step-Up from both Catterick with Tunstall and the Parish of Easby, Skeeby, Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale held STAYCATION. This enabled those of older years who would not perhaps get away to have four days of holiday at home. We began with hot drinks and cake every morning at 10am, each day was followed by different events and outings games, hand massage, bbq lunch, a trip to Richmond Museum, a picnic, fish and chip lunch,
lots of fun, lots of laughter and many wonderful conversations.
It was wonderful to have The Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, The Venerable Beverly Mason join us in the River Swale as we followed in the footsteps of St Paulinus baptising people in the river swale. Thank you so much to A1L2B for providing the traffic control, thank you to Christians in Pubic Spaces for loading and setting up the gazebo, thank you to everyone else who helped in every way to make this a most wonderful baptism for all concerned.
Thy Kingdom Come - Walking the Deanery
In Response to the Archbishop of Canterbury Diana and Reverend Yvonne walked in every Parish, within the deanery of Richmond, from Ascension Day to Pentecost. The walk will take place again next year, if you would like to join Diana and Reverend Yvonne, please do keep an eye out for the future plans