27th January 2016 - 31st January 2016
Scarborough Deanery lies along the coast from Cloughton in the north to Hunmanby in the south. Find out more about local churches
Click here to listen to the Archbishop talking about his Pilgrimage this week at Scarborough – (originally broadcast on the BBC Regional Tees/York and Humber – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ftw5b)
In this longer interview with Ted and Sheila at Eastfield Day Care centre, we hear from the Archbishop about his Pilgrimage as he sets out once more along the East Coast & the openness of people that he is meeting every day on his journey. We hear about the Messy Play at the Children’s Centre and a little more of the work that has transformed the Westway Open Arms. Ted and Sheila reflect on what the Pilgrimage has meant to them, how it has provided a boost, how it has helped to keep people going and that it is good to meet the Archbishop in person!
27th January 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at Westway Open Arms, Westway House, Eastfield. Leave around 10.00am to walk to Eastfield Children's Centre. Leave around 11.15am to walk to Eastfield shopping area. 1.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Westway Open Arms. Visit Basics Plus Betton Farm.Postcard
A wet and windy day as The Archbishop made his way to Eastfield, to visit Westway Open Arms and The Holy Nativity Church. The weather did not stop his enthusiasm for meeting, greeting and blessing local people who were walking along the high street, doing their shopping and visiting the library. The Archbishop joined in the fun at the Messy Play session at the Children and Family Centre; then onto Eastfield House, a day Centre for the elderly.
After some time spent praying together in Holy Nativity Church, the Archbishop happily joined the regulars at Westway Open Arms for a bowl of soup at their weekly lunch club. People were very moved, inspired and appreciated the time he took to spend with them.
28th January 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter's Church, Hackness. Visit Hackness School. Leave Rocks Lane, Burniston around 11.30am to walk to Cloughton. Visit the village of Newby. Leave Newby & Scalby Community Hall around 12.45pm to walk to St Luke's Church, Scarborough. 1.45pm Toddler Praise at St Luke's. Visit Scarborough Hospital. Join the Sidewalk Team.Postcard
I met Archbishop Sentamu twice today. His day began at St Peter’s Hackness, where Hackness C of E Primary school were holding their annual Christingle service. Walking in damp January air and talking to folks on the way must have been taking its toll as his voice sounded like an impression of The Godfather. After Hackness Ladies choir sang Siyahamba the Archbishop told us this was in the Xhosa language. In the picture he is trying to get Elspeth and the rest of us to say ‘Xhosa’ properly, complete with clicking noise that most English people find impossible!
After visiting and walking with the school children we met him again later at St Luke’s, Scarborough’s Toddler Praise where 17 babies and Toddlers with their carers gathered for chaotic songs and stories. His voice was even further gone so we had a very quiet Archbishop, but I think he enjoyed watching the fun.
Revd Alastair Ferneley
29th January 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Oswald's Church Filey. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Filey Infant School. Visit Filey Infant School. Leave around 11.15am to walk to Ebor Academy. Visit Woodend Creative. Leave around 2.45pm to walk to St Martin's on the Hill for PIlgrimage Prayers at 3.00pm. Leave around 3.30pm to walk to Dulverton Hall.
30th January 2016
8.15am Men's Breakfast at St Mark's Church, Newby. 9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Columba's - all welcome. Rich person / Poor person event St Mary’s Parish House 7.00pm.Postcard
Young people from six churches put on a fund-raising event for The Rainbow (Christian Social Action) Centre in Scarborough. Seventy people bought tickets and most got just a bowl of soup, but the fortunate few enjoyed a full roast dinner!
Archbishop Sentamu joined us and was interviewed by two young people. He’s one of the patrons of The Rainbow Centre and shared his thoughts about its vital work, commenting on the fact that it’s motivated by Jesus.
The evening was a Scarborough Christian Youth event. SCY exists to connect church youth groups in Scarborough. The Archbishop was thrilled that the fund-raiser had been put on by teenagers from different churches and denominations.
The food had been donated by local supermarkets and businesses within Scarborough, which meant that over £500 went to The Rainbow Centre.
This event was great – and really good fun!
Thank you for joining us, Archbishop. (Sorry you didn’t get one of the posh meals!)
Rev Martyn Dunning
31st January 2016
10.00am Service at St Mark's Church Newby. Leave around 12noon to walk to Wreyfield Methodist Church. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to St Catherine's Hospice.Postcard
Archbishop Sentamu visited Saint Catherine’s Hospice during his pilgrimage in Scarborough on Sunday 31st January. During his time with us he had a brief chat with the nursing team and hospice volunteers on the In Patient Unit and visited several of our patients offering prayers and blessings to patients and their families.
This was a time of blessing for all of us who were here on Sunday. The theme of Pilgrimage and Journeying will continue in our Pause for Thought services this week at Saint Catherine’s as we look towards the beginning of Lent.