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We can claim the tax back from your donation if it's given in the Gift THE CHURCHES OF HEALEY,

CHURCHES OF HEALEY, MASHAM, NORTH STAINLEY,


Aid envelope. Please complete with your address, date and box WELL WITH SNAPE & WEST TANFIELD
ticked. Help us to receive this vital extra income. Thank you.
Easter Day 6.00 a.m. Masham Service of Light
LOOP SYSTEMS have been installed at Masham, Healey, North Stainley, Well and April 1st followed by breakfast
West Tanfield for the benefit of those who are hard of hearing. Please switch the 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
button on your hearing aid to the 'T' position. 9.15 am. Healey Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
WEBSITE for the Masham Group of Parishes: www.mashamparishes.org 10.45 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion
WELCOME if you are a newcomer to this church or parish. If you would like more 10.45 a.m. West Tanfield Holy Communion
information about the life of this church please complete this slip and give it to one of the
sidesmen as you leave. Tuesday 3rd 11.00 a.m. Pop-In Coffee at 25 Market Place, Masham
12 noon North Stainley Funeral of
NAME ……………………………………………………………………… Benjamin Brooksbank

ADDRESS ………………………………………………………………… Wednesday 4th 10.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion

TEL. NO. …………………………………………………………………. Thursday 5th 7.30 p.m. Well with Snape Vestry Meeting & Annual
Parochial Church Meeting in Well Institute
SPRING
Monday 7th May Friday 6th 7.00 p.m. Royal Banquet in Masham Town Hall in aid of
3.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, Masham Masham Church Trust
A concert of classical music
Jenny Bianco – Soloist Saturday 7th 9.30 a.m. Masham Church cleaning party
Anthony Rudd - Organist
Second Sunday 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
FROM "FOLLOW ME." TO "COME AND SEE.": LIVING AND SHARING THE of Easter 9.30 a.m. West Tanfield Family Service
CHRISTIAN FAITH. April 8th 10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
We know that Jesus calls us to share our faith and bring others to know him, but how do we 10.45 a.m. Snape Holy Communion
start? A short 5-session course called "From "follow me" to "come and see." looks at some of 12 noon Masham Vestry Meeting & Annual
the words of Jesus himself, considers what that means for us as followers of Jesus, and then Parochial Church Meeting in
how these words can help us to bring others to come and see Jesus for themselves. The course the church
follows the form of a book club in that you will need to read a chapter of the course book 6.30 p.m. Healey Evensong
before each session.
Booking is essential as materials need to be ordered. The group will meet at 9am in Lizzy's Third Sunday 9.15 a.m. Healey Holy Communion
Tea Rooms at The Staveley Arms on Thursday mornings and sessions will last for just over an of Easter 10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
hour. You will need to buy a tea or coffee, but breakfast is also available if you are hungry! 15th April 10.45 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
Dates: Thursdays at 9am on May 17th & 24th, June 7th, 21st & 28th 10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion
The course costs £10 in total (to cover the cost of materials including a book) and this can be
paid at the first session. Please book with Reverend Nick Morgan by emailing 6.30 p.m. West Tanfield Evensong
revnjmorgan@gmail.com or calling 01765 635039 / 07939 052689 by April 30th.
YEARS MIND We remember the anniversary of the death of Kath Bushby.
REFLECTION The disciples, in their confusion (and still-fresh grief) need to be told what to
do with the good news of the resurrection before they can really take it in. It is the disciples JOINT SERVICE OF CONFIRMATION & HOLY COMMUNION with Bishop Nick
in community, together with one another, who are able to embrace this news and let it start Baines, Sunday 29th April, 10.45 a.m. at St. Mary’s, Masham. Please make a note of the
truly transforming them, and through them, transforming the world. Even the best news can dater and come to support our candidates.
be overwhelming when we feel as if we are on our own – doubt and fear can often run hand
in hand. Yet the same news bears much fruit when it is shared and enjoyed with others. ACTS 10: 34-43
Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in
CHURCH ANNUAL MEETINGS
every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the
For the election of churchwardens and members of the Parochial Church Council
message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all.
and to hear reports about the life of the church during the last year.
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John
Masham: Sunday 8th April. 12 noon in the church. Two members to be elected to the P.C.C. –
announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he
there is a nomination form at the back of the church. Bacon sandwiches will be served
went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with
between the end of the service and the start of the meeting.
him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death
North Stainley: Thursday 19th April 4.15 p.m. in the church.
by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not
Well: Thursday 5th April 7.30 p.m. in Well Institute.
to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with
him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that
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he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify
‘BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE’
about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’
A chance to see the plans for the proposed internal re-ordering of St. Mary’s Church and
focusing on some of the uses of our church building. The display will run from Saturday 7 th
JOHN 20: 1-18
April to Sunday 22nd. There will also be a Coffee Morning in the church on Saturday 14 th
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb
April from 11.00 a.m. to 12 noon.
and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the
THE GOSPEL OF MARK Sunday 15th April. 6.30 p.m. Masham Town Hall. Admission
Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the oth -
by ticket, £2.50 per person. Under 16 free. All proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
er disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other
Tickets from Masham Community Office or telephone 01765 688568. A dramatic retelling
disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen
of the complete gospel of Mark. A traveller arrives to tell the story of a preacher and miracle-
wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went
worker whose dynamic presence torches the lives of all who meet him – with the most
into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’
astonishing twist-in-the tale the world has ever known! There is joy and sorrow, comedy and
head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other dis-
pathos, as Mark’s fast-moving narrative brings the characters to life. The drama is
ciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did
underscored throughout by live music. In the second act we begin the journey to Jerusalem
not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to
and the cross, and an invitation to share bread and wine before the startling discovery of the
their homes.
empty tomb. Devised and performed by Reverend Ian Birkinshaw with original music by
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;
Peter Birkinshaw.
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the
head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to
NEWS FROM ST. FLORENT
them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When
Last week we had a very sad letter from Joseph and Monique Thareaut telling us of an attack
she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it
on their adult son, who has Down’s Syndrome, in his sheltered housing. The poor young man
was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’
was badly hurt. He spent 3 weeks in hospital and has lost so much of his hard won
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me
confidence. They ask for all our prayers.
where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and
They also ask if anyone would like to welcome a daughter of one of their friends between 15 th
said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on
July and 15th August. Aged 19 and called Emeline she wants to improve her English. So if
to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them,
anyone could offer her hospitality for a few days or would like an au-pair please contact
“I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene
David and Elizabeth Lickess on 01677 470077.
went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had
said these things to her.