Guisborough Deanery includes the towns of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Loftus and Marske. For the last hundred years, the area’s economy has been dominated by the ICI chemical works and the steel industry. In October 2015, SSI UK went into liquidation and the steel ovens were extinguished. Find out more about the churches in Guisborough Deanery here.
Archbishop Sentamu was interviewed at the Redcar Beacon for Zetland FM, a local community radio station for Redcar and Cleveland, as he journeyed through the Guisborough Deanery on his Pilgrimage.To listen to his interview with Julie Donaldson, as supplied from Zetland FM 105.
8th December 2015
09.00am Morning Prayer at All Saints Easington. Leave around 09.20am to walk to Loftus. Liverton Mines. St Hilda's. Loftus Town Hall around 11.15am. Skinningrove Mill car park around 2.30pm.Postcard
Day 7 of the Pilgrimage, Day 1 in Guisborough Deanery. A good turnout for prayer in Easington and a small band of pilgrims set off down the A174 to Loftus. Loftus, Liverton Mines and Skinningrove are some of the most deprived areas in the Archdeaconry, former mining villages which have suffered loss after loss in recent years. But today was a day for meeting men and women with a vision of hope and a passion for making things happen in their communities. We were inspired by Cllrs Mike Hodgson and Barry Hunt, current and former Mayors of Loftus, who refuse to take no for an answer in the Redcar and Cleveland Council offices and have a transformational vision for their communities; and by Anne Lennon and Alan Gardiner at St Hilda’s Liverton Mines who run an inspirational youth club in the church building, bringing hope to a generation of children who need to know how much they are loved and valued. Lunch was with the clergy of the deanery at the Jolly Sailor, resplendent in their Christmas jumpers. Being full of turkey and good cheer, we finished the day by walking through the village of Skinningrove to see the newly refurbished jetty. The dark clouds rolling in and the rain in the wind were not enough to deter the Archbishop’s prayers of blessing there, prayers for the protection and recreation of residents and visitors alike. The waves were mighty but the Lord is mightier still!
Sam Rushton Archdeacon of Cleveland
9th December 2015
9.00am Saltburn Primary School. Earthbeat Centre. Leave around 9.45am to walk via Saltburn to Brotton. Midday prayers at St Margaret's Brotton Parva. Leave around 12.30pm to walk to East Cleveland Hospital. Skelton Primary School. Skelton High Street. Evening Prayer at St Aidan's church, Boosbeck.Postcard
We were delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu to the Saltburn Learning Campus today. We believe that we are all learners, always learning, and it was a wonderful opportunity for the Archbishop to be involved in our assembly to share some of his personal learning whilst on his Pilgrimage.
The Archbishop answered a few questions put to him by the children about his Pilgrimage and his plans. After the assembly a small group of 6 children walked with him to his next stop at the EarthBeat Centre.
Peter Eyre, Executive Headteacher of Saltburn Learning Campus
10th December 2015
9.00am Morning Prayer at St Mark's Church Marske. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Redcar. The Stray Café. St Peter's Foodbank at St Peter's Church. Leave St Peter's Cafe around 1.15pm to walk to Redcar Beacon. Interview with Radio Zetland at 2.00pm. Walk to Dormanstown Church Shop. All Saint's House.Postcard
Day 9, Day 3 of the Guisborough deanery leg of the pilgrimage, and we’re at the seaside! Morning prayer in St Mark’s Marske, followed by a walk around the square and then on to the seafront, with a quick stop at Sainsbury’s to say hello to the ladies at the checkout. The sun was shining as we walked the mile or so to Redcar – the beach here is beautiful, a couple of miles of golden sand between Coatham and Saltburn. A mite chilly but great for dogwalkers and doting grandparents taking little ones out for a ride in the fresh air – we stopped to chat and to bless. A quick break for a piece of toast and a cup of tea at The Stray Café and then onto the Foodbank at St Peters church. Not only do people receive bags of food to take away but also the option of a hot meal and some company. The volunteers here are truly wonderful. Back out into the winter sunshine and a brief hello to the Lifeboat volunteers before the Archbishop’s appointment with Radio Zetland in the Beacon. The final leg of the day was to Dormanstown and tea with the sisters of the Order of the Holy Paraclete. Another great day of prayer, blessing and witness!
Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of Cleveland
11th December 2015
9.00am Morning Prayer at St Nicholas Church Guisborough. 9.45am walk along Guisborough High Street. St Cuthbert's Church Wilton. Leave around 12.30pm to walk across Coatham Marshes to Marsh House Farm, Warrenby. The Gare.
12th December 2015
9.00am Morning Prayer at St Thomas' Church New Marske. 9.30am Meet Harriers Running Club. Sir William Turner Almshouses. Leave around 10.30am to walk to St Hilda's Church Kirkleatham. Around 12.30pm walk to Redcar. 4.00pm Evening Prayer at St Peter's Church Redcar.Postcard
Archbishop Sentamu visited St Hilda's Kirkleatham today, having trudged through heavy rain to get there - forecasters' prediction of 100% chance of rain all day was 100% accurate! Spirits were not dampened - and many came to view the Christmas Tree festival, to examine exciting plans for their new church building, and to pray and sing with Archbishop Sentamu.
Sebastian, the Church's young Assistant Churchwarden, took the opportunity to brief the Archbishop on his role in the church - Sebastian is on the coffee rota as well as helping in a number of other ways. Great to see young people playing their part! Later on at TunedIn Arts Centre on the beach the Archbishop met some eager young actors who shared some of their dreams and ambitions. To all who look to you in hope, come, Lord Jesus!
13th December 2015
10.00am Family Communion at St Hilda's Kirkleatham .