Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”

Friday, 18 April 2014

Good Friday Quote

It is called a Good Friday because of the hope we have in Him.
Keep the faith, our God is faithful to the end.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday 
9.15am Blessing of Palms & Procession from Butts Hill to Church for the Parish Eucharist at 9.30am

7.00pm Holy Eucharist & Address/Reflection

7.00pm Holy Eucharist & Address/Reflection

7.00pm Holy Eucharist & Address/Reflection

Maundy Thursday
10.30am Chrism Mass at Wakefield Cathedral
7.30pm Parish Eucharist with foot-washing & stripping of altar, followed by Watch of Prayer until midnight

Good Friday
12noon Stations of the Cross and Prayer/Reflection
2.00pm Liturgy of the Day - Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion

Holy Saturday
10am-12noon Children's Easter Story Activity Morning
10am Church cleaning & preparation for Easter Services
8pm Easter Vigil, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and first Eucharist of Easter

Easter Day
9.30am Parish Eucharist

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Children's Activity Morning 19/04/14

19th APRIL 
10am to 12noon
Activities involved:
  • Easter Card Making
  • Seed planting
  • Bracelet making
  • Biscuit decoration
  • Prayer corner
  • Story corner
  • Easter Garden
  • Chocolate Tombola

Tot's Praise

Parish Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, Gomersal
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm
Songs, Stories, Prayers and Craft
Open to pre-school children accompanied by parents/carers.
6th May, 20th May, 3rd June, 17th June, 1st July, 15th July
All welcome, just come on the day

So it begins!

Countdown has begun! It's only a month until we begin to share our Church with the builders who will be joining us here for four months.

After we celebrate Easter Day we will begin moving the things about in Church to prepare for the builders to come in with all their equipment and such like. And then the week after that (the last week of April) they will move in 'so to speak' and join us for over the summer months. There will be a fair bit of scaffolding around the East end of the Church which will mean that our Altar and Organ, as well as our Choir stalls, will be out of use for a good while.  Our services will continue in Church at the regular times, but not necessarily in the same area of the Church. We will need to use another 'Altar' and the piano for a while and our Choir vestry will be out of use for the whole of the four months. Building work always brings with it a bit of disruption and a good bit of work but I am quite excited about it really as it means that after nearly 3 years of planning and raising funds we are at last getting down to the work of beginning to fix our Church building. It will be a long haul, this is only the first of three stages of building work and it is expected to take 3 to 4 years to complete. However this work will ensure that St Mary's Church will be able to be used as a gathering place for the people of Gomersal for the worship of God, and for the enjoyment of fun and fellowship for many, many years to come. 

As my dad used to say "hard work never killed anyone" It's all good. Remind me I said that when we are inches thick in dust! 
Rev'd Karen

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday  April 19th - Easter Children’s Activity Day 10am to 12 noon
  • Chocolate Easter Raffle – anyone who would like to donate a raffle prize; please have a word with Marlene. Tickets on sale.
  • MU Easter chicks for sale, knitted chicks with sweets or chocolate fillings £1.50 and £2. See Pauline Ramsbottom or Pat Bonham.