Welcome to our update for the
fortnight commencing 17th January
New Year Prayer for the New Vicar

Saturday 18th January, 9:30-10:30am at St Paul's - drop-in prayer before the interview process begins on 27th January.
Youth and Children's Ministry 
Leader Opportunities!

There are lots of incredible things going on in the youth and children's work, and it is a privilege to work with amazing volunteers whose hard work and investment enable it to happen!
However, we need some more volunteers to keep running these groups.

We are in need of:
3 leaders for Jump (Y1-5) on Sunday mornings
2 leaders for DMC (Y6-8) on Thursday evenings 6-8pm
1 leader for Sunday Night Youth (Y9-13) on Sunday evenings 6.30-8.30pm

If you have a passion to share Jesus with children and young people and think you might be able to help with any of the following roles, please do have a pray about it and come and speak to me or contact me on 

Materials to work from are provided. Come and try out a session before committing. I'd love to hear from you!
Youth and Children's Worker
Craft Fayre

We intend to run a fundraising Craft Fayre in the Autumn, based as far as possible on re-using or recycling materials which can be made into saleable items.  The date will be fixed in the next few weeks.  There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday 28th January at 7pm.  If you are interested in coming along, please notify the office.  If you do not wish to be involved in planning, you can still participate either by making things for sale or collecting items we can use.  I have a few offers from people who can offer made items but we will need more.  Even if you feel you are not able to make anything, you could help by collecting items we could use.


12 – 15 March 2020
This is the Archbishop of York's final Mission, and Northern Bishops and their teams will be based in each deanery and working with the local churches to enable us to be more effective in inviting others to Come and See:

14/15th March Saturday (all day) and Sunday afternoon - Scarecrow Trail organised by St Paul’s School. The trail will run from school to West Bank Park with maps, welcome cafe and activities in the church itself and the West Bank café specially opened.  We have invited the Bishop working in our deanery to attend, bless the event and be briefly interviewed. 

Sunday 15th March meeting at 10am for the School to Church service which will start at 10.30am (with the trail open from 12.30 - 3.00pm).

What we need you and many others to do.. 

For all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon:
  • helpers at the café points (St Paul's and West Bank park cafe)
  • cake makers (can be done before Sat and left if not around that day)
  • kitchen team at St Paul's
  • welcomers and chatters about Jesus   
  • craft organisers and helpers
  • workshop ideas
  • performances
  • We want scarecrow makers - in their own gardens if they live en route, or at church or businesses who want to have scarecrows in their patch.
We need to firm up some of these into place soon so that they can be included in the programme from the school.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Carole Meikle at: cmeikle245@gmail.com

Parenting has never been easy. Along with the timeless challenges, today we also have to think about sexting, online bullying, constant screen time and loads of other considerations relating to the online world. 

We know there are benefits, but the dangers are real and we can't ignore the need to safeguard our families. 

At Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Sim Dendy delve into the newest social media apps, the effects of growing up in a digital environment and how to help our children feel confident in who they are in a ‘selfie obsessed’ culture.  

Book now and help your family navigate the digital age.

The Care for the Family Team

More info

Download brochure
LTTOD dates and locations

Course information from Family Matters York

Time Out for Parents - the Primary Years
When: 13th January for 5 weeks on Mondays 9.30 to 11.30am
Where: St. Barnabas School,   Leeman Road
             York   YO26 4YZ
             for more information click here

Time Out for Parents - the Primary Years
When: 16th January for 5 weeks on Thursdays 9.30 to 11.30am
Where: Osbaldwick Primary Academy,  The Leyes
             York   YO10 3PR
             for more information click here

Time Out for Parents - the Teenage Years
When: 13th January for 5 weeks on Mondays 12.45 to 2.45pm
Where: Clifton Children’s Centre  
             Kingsway North, Clifton, York YO30 6JA
             for more information click here

Time Out for Parents - the Early Years
When: 13th January for 5 weeks on Mondays 7.30 to 9.30pm
Where: Aroma Coffee Shop,   30 The Village,
            Haxby  YO32 3HT
             for more information click here

Time Out from Anger
When:  14th January for 4 weeks on Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.30am.
Where: Hob Moor Children’s Centre
             Green Lane     York     YO24 4PS
             for more information click here

You can find information about all our courses on our website https://fmy.org.uk/parenting/
For those of you who receive a printed copy of the Notices, please note that the system which we are using now is designed to be viewed on a screen. Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to edit the printed version to the standards which we would like.


Don't forget, you can listen again (or for the first time) to sermons from the 10:30 services on our website

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Sunday 19th January

10:30am Morning Service

Thursday 23rd January
12:15pm  Lunchtime Service

Sunday 26th January

10:30am Morning Service

Thursday 30th January
12:15pm Communion Service
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