Riding Lights Theatre Company presents “Goose Chase”

Monday 23rd December: 2pm

Burniston & Cloughton Village Hall (YO13 0HJ)

Tickets: £5 / £20 (family ticket)

from Burniston Post Office / 01723 870484

In the depth of a Russian winter, what on earth could make frail old Baboushka cross hundreds of miles of snow on foot?

And why is she armed only with a feather duster and a set of Russian dolls?

Perhaps it’s the whispers of revolution, fuelled by Igor the oppressed singer and stablehand. Or is it the birth of a harmless baby, the one that’s got king Herod in a really foul temper. Whatever the reason, the closer Baboushka gets to the end of her mission, the more it seems the only person she can trust is, well, a goose… because not everyone racing to find the baby is bringing gifts.

Goose Chase is a startling reworking of the famous Russian folk story, served up richly spiced with traditional songs and carols. Touring from 19th of November to 23rd of December 2013, Riding Lights tells the tale with a characteristic blend of riotous humour, mystery, and magical glimpses into the heart of the first Christmas.

Goose Chase lasts one hour, and is recommended for age 5 and up.


The Angels Christmas Service

From Churches Together in Scarborough

The Angels Christmas Service – 12 December – 6.30pm for 7.00pm – The Summit, St Nicholas Street.

For a few years now we have had a special contemporary Christmas service called ‘Christmas for those who don’t come to Church’, organised by students and young adults and celebrating the work of the Street & Youth Angels. It is service designed to be a little different from all the others we get involved in at Christmas, with a definite contemporary feel. While having a ‘young’ emphasis – we particularly invite students and those involved with Youth Angels for example – it’s open to everyone, all the family, and is a great event to bring friends along too. We are hoping that many of the wonderful volunteers who are part of the Angels team will be there too.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough will be in attendance, with the Mayor giving a short word of thanks for the work of the Angels (Street & Youth, with Community starting in the New Year) just before we receive the offering, which will go to the work of the Angels.

A happy and peaceful Christmas to you all, God bless

Paul Abell
Senior Pastor & Chair of the Angels Steering Group
Kingdom Faith Yorkshire

Children’s Christmas Holiday Club

Children’s Christmas Holiday Club on Sunday 22nd December at Westborough at 3.30 pm. Age range 5-14 years. Tea will be provided (please advise any dietary requirements). There will be crafts, games and activities during the afternoon. The children will be making a Christingle to bring along to the Christingle Service at 6.30 pm and we welcome parents, family and friends to join the children at this short all age service. No charge, donations to charity welcome. If you would like to book a place/places for your child/children, please contact Yvonne Jeffery through the contact form.


Calling all Singers!
If anyone would like to join us to form a choir to sing at 4pm on Boxing Day at our Carols by Candlelight, we would love you to come and help us.
The choir will be led by Cyril Clarke and we will be starting a small number of rehearsals (night to be arranged) in the very near future.
Please contact David Evans

Christmas flower demonstration

Julie Cook from Westborough Church is doing a Christmas flower demonstration with afternoon tea on Sunday 17th November starts 2pm at St Marys Parish House (Hall next to Rainbow Centre) Auborough Street, all are welcome entry is £5 for WaterAid and Rainbow Centre, organised by the Local WaterAid Group.

Sermon preached at the official re-opening service of Wreyfield Drive – 29th September 2013

Welcome to Wreyfield Drive. If you haven’t had a chance to look around the building yet, there will be time after service – we love giving guided tours!

I want to draw your attention to a couple things about this building, as we consider what is its purpose – in fact what is the purpose of any church, and of the church as a whole in the world.

One thing you may or may not have noticed,but which you certainly passed on your way in here, which ever entrance you used is striking red door mat – one at each of the entrances. Yes – that was part of a colour scheme choice, but I believe is more than that. A red carpet is laid down to welcome an important person, a celebrity. This is a long held tradition, with its roots in ancient culture. The message we want to give here, which the red mat might just underpin, is that every person who steps over the threshold of this building is an important person and a welcome guest, to be treated and respected as someone who is loved by God. Continue reading