The Deanery of North Holderness sits on low, fertile agricultural land, just east of the Yorkshire Wolds. Holderness was marshland until it was drained in the Middle Ages. The Deanery is made up of small villages, with the town of Hornsea between its mere and the sea on the East Coast. Find out more about the churches in North Holderness Deanery here.
10th February 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Nicholas, Hornsea. Leave around 10.20am to walk to Hornsea School & Language College for a visit. Call in to Eastgate Medical Surgery. Leave around 12noon to walk to Whiteheads Fish and Chips. Leave around 1.00pm to walk to the Promenade Residential Home. Leave around 2.30pm to walk to Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village. 7.30pm Ash Wednesday Service at St Nicholas, Hornsea.Postcard
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visited Hornsea School and Language College today as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing.
He spoke to two year 8 RE classes and asked individuals about their hopes for the future and some questions about the Good Samaritan parable, which was being discussed in the lesson. Year 12 Psychology students also had the opportunity to ask the Archbishop questions about his role and his clerical collar. It certainly proved to be an interesting change to normal lessons, one which will be long remembered by the students.
Lewis Rose Year 11 student, HSLC
11th February 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Leonard, Beeford. Walk to Beeford Community Centre to meet pupils of Beeford Primary School. Leave 88 Main Street Frodingham around 10.35am to walk to Brickyard Farm, North Frodingham. Around 1.15pm, leave Berts Pizzeria, Brandesburton to walk around the village. At 2.30pm walk from the end of Elmfield Drive to Lamplugh Farm, Leven. 3.30pm walk around Leven calling in at The New Inn. 5.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Holy Trinity, Leven.Postcard
On a rare sunny day with beautiful blue skies the Archbishop visited the villages of Brandesburton and Leven. Before every good walk, we should enjoy sustenance so it was off to Bert’s pizzeria for lunch. When visiting the school children were out in force singing ‘One more step along the way we go’ as the Archbishop walked up the school path, he then proceeded to join them in the next hymn. After walking through Brandesburton the next stop was Leven, with visits to see sheep and lambs, the pub and finishing the day off with Compline at Leven Church.
North East Regional Manager, R.A.B.I
12th February 2016
9.00am Gather at the Double Dutch for a walk to Aldbrough Church for 9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers. 10.15 walk around Aldbrough village. Visit Aldbrough Primary School. 1.15pm Gather at Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield to walk around the village. 4.00pm Meet at St Alban Church, Withernwick to walk around the village then at 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Alban Church.Postcard
We were very lucky and humbled here at Aldbrough Primary School, to receive a visit from the Archbishop of York today as part of his Pilgrimage. All of the staff and children loved listening to him answering the children’s questions because our older pupils had conducted some research into his life. His responses were very open, detailed and incredibly fascinating. We could have listened to him all day long. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of our day was welcoming the Archbishop and his companions, as well as the governors and teachers to join us for lunch. Everyone agreed that it was a fantastic experience.
13th February 2016
9.45am Walk from the north end of Bewholme to walk south through the village stopping for 10.00am coffee morning at St John the Baptist Church. Drop in to Sigglesthorne Garden Centre then on to Long Riston. 11.15am Walk through Long Riston to Arnold. Call at Skirlaugh and Swine. 2.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Swine Church. Leave around 3.00pm to walk along the disused railway track in Swine to The Railway Pub, Ellerby.Postcard
The Archbishop kicked off his visit to Skirlaugh Benefice at a coffee morning at St. John the Baptist, Bewholme. After Pilgrimage Prayers we made our way to Spring Garden Centre, then on to Long Riston via Sigglesthorne. There was a short walk from Long Riston to Arnold then on to the Duke of York pub in Skirlaugh for a very welcome lunch. This set everyone up for a very bracing four mile hike from St. Mary’s, Swine to New Ellerby, where we finished the pilgrimage at the Railway Arms. Many people joined us at various points along the Pilgrimage. The Bishop of Hull was able to join us for the whole day.
Rev Maureen Desborough
14th February 2016
8.30am Eucharist at St Andrew's, Foston-on-the-Wolds. 10.30am Eucharist at All Saints, Mappleton. 3.30pm Baptism Service at St Michael's, Catwick. 5.30pm Benefice Service at St Augustine, Skirlaugh.Postcard
On Sunday 14th February, the first Sunday in Lent, we were delighted to welcome the Archbishop of York to our Benefice Eucharist. The Archbishop and Revd Joanna Udall were with us on Friday when we had a lovely impromptu baptism at St Helen's Well. Today we asked the Archbishop to bless a new Chalice and Ciborium in memory of a late parishioner. The Eucharist was then followed by lunch at the home of one of our churchwardens.
We all felt truly blessed to have the Archbishop with us on this rapidly eroding East Coast!
Revd Anne White
Priest in charge: Aldbrough Benefice