Diamond Jubilee 2012

Diamond Jubilee 2012

St Mary’s celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in style on Saturday evening with Woodkirk’s take on Last Night of the Proms.

The church was adorned with Union Flags, leading down the path, into the porch and down the sides of the nave, into the choir and a large Union Flag hanging before the chancel.

We were very fortunate to welcome the award-winning Rodillian Singers (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rodillian-Singers/29360416865), and Yeadon Hand Bell Ringers. We were also very fortunate to welcome soloist Katie Raynor who has just completed a Performing Arts Degree.

The audience were provided with suitable attire with Union Flag bowler hats, and provided with flags.

After a wonderful mixture of music, the evening ended with the end of the Last Night favourites, belted out with gusto by the audience.

The celebrations continued on Sunday with a Big Jubilee Sunday Lunch. Canapes, full roast, desert, cheese and biscuits and tea and coffee was a wonderful celebration.

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

CaptureWe have a great weekend in store for the Jubilee with two fantastic events.

It all starts on Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm with a Woodkirk version of Last Night of the Proms. The Rodillian singers have very kindly agreed to come along and produce a programme of national favourites. The church will be suitably trimmed with Union Flag bunting and with everyone receiving hats and flags to wave; this is going to be an evening to remember. We are sure you will need your voices to join in some of the songs on the night. Let’s celebrate and get the weekend off to flying start.

Yes there’s more!

On Sunday 3rd June, the church will be holding a Big Sunday Lunch. The four course lunch will be held, hopefully on the Vicarage lawn. Lunch will be served at 1.30pm.

The lunch will consist of Canapés to start, Roast Beef or Chicken with all the trimmings, choice of puddings, cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee. Also a Jubilee quiz prepared by Mr Quiz himself, Albert Shaw.

It would also be great if we could display any personal mementoes of the Coronation that people might have, either family photos of the time or items that they received.

Tickets are available from Betty or Gary and are prices as follows: Concert tickets are Adults £8, Children (5-16) £4, under 5 free. Family ticket £20 (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Lunch numbers are strictly limited and are priced at: Adults £7, Children £4 (12 and under).

This is going to be a great weekend for St Mary’s and we hope that you will join in the celebrations!

Christmas Fair in Full Flow

Christmas Fair in Full Flow

A good time was had by all at the Christmas Fair today. Lots of things to do, see, buy and eat and it was certainly busy for the whole 5 hours. Here are a few snaps of the events, we’ll post the total funds raised when they are confirmed.

Christmas Fair!

Christmas Fair!

This years Christmas Fair is on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 3pm in the Parish Centre.


13109x6tmx8j1fAll the usual stalls will be there including chocolate, homemade preserves and pickles, raffle, books, games, tombola, cakes Christmas gifts stall and many more. Santa will be making an appearance and there will be lunches to keep you shopping throughout the afternoon! Entrance is 50p with under fives free.


All are welcome, please tell your family and friends.

Garden Party–16th July 2011

Garden Party–16th July 2011

church-is-emptyThis Saturday is the highlight of the social calendar – the St Mary’s Garden Party! As usual many activities are planned including games, lots of different stalls to tempt you, the BBQ and refreshments and of course raffles!


The Garden Party is open from 10.30am to 3.00pm in the Vicarage garden which is right next to the church. Bring everybody you know, family and friends for an enjoyable day.


Cartoonchurch.com cartoon reproduced with permission.

Epiphany Prayer Stations

Epiphany Prayer Stations

During Epiphany, we have been displaying a number of prayer stations from the gifts the Magi gave to Jesus through the Epiphany gospel readings. On Saturday 29th January 2011 from 10am to 12pm, church will be open for quite reflection and prayer at these stations. Refreshments will be served from 11am to 12pm in the Parish Centre.