South Wold Deanery sits east of York, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds. It is home to several towns including Stamford Bridge, Pocklington and Market Weighton, it also includes HM Prison Full Sutton. Find out more about the churches in South Wold Deanery here.
5th April 2016
8.15am Pilgrimage Prayers and Men’s Breakfast at Burnby Hall Gardens. Leave around 9.30am to walk around Pocklington to All Saints church for coffee morning. 11.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints. After lunch visit Wold Haven Nursing Home. Leave around 3.30pm to walk to St Catherine's Barmby Moor for 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers.Postcard
What a memorable day! We gathered at 8am for our regular Mens’ Full English Breakfast in Burnby Hall Gardens and were joined by the Archbishop who led us in prayer, inspired us with his words then led us into town. Shoppers, who had come for market day, were thrilled to see and meet him. openly sharing stories of joy and grief, with laughter and tears, welcoming the prayers he offered.
Following a short service in church, at the weekly coffee morning, again people sought the Archbishop to pray with and for them. A highlight was in the afternoon following bingo at the residential home, seeing the beaming smiles and excitement of the residents and those attending the day centre as they chatted and received prayer. A brisk walk to Barmby Moor used up the final calories of the Full English, leaving all of us with memories of a day richly blessed.
Revd Geoff Hollingsworth
6th April 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Martin Fangfoss. Around 10.15am call in at Community Coffee morning at the Boot & Slipper, Barmby Moor. Walk around Melbourne from 11.15am then Pilgrimage Prayers at Melbourne Methodist Church at 12noon followed by lunch. Visit Holme Hall, Spalding Moor. Leave around 3.15pm to walk along main road to Methodist Chapel car park. Visit St Helen's Farm, Seaton Ross. 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Everilda's Everingham.Postcard
The Archbishop arrived in Fangfoss today and led Pilgrimage Prayers in St. Martin’s Church. Before he went to Barmby Moor he called en route to St. Martin’s School also in Fangfoss. Although the school was closed during the Easter holidays he said a prayer of blessing outside the school and sat inside the school’s Prayer Barn with some of the children who attend St. Martin’s School.
We then made our way to Barmby Moor and the Boot & Slipper pub where a monthly coffee morning is held on the first Wednesday of the month. Finally we drove to the village of Melbourne. The Archbishop walked through the village and attended lunch at Melbourne Methodist Church where community prayers were said.
Revd. Jan Hardy
7th April 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Edith, Bishop Wilton. 10.00am Prayers at the top of Garrowby Hill. 11.00am Eucharist service at St Andrew’s Bugthorpe. Visit HMP Full Sutton. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Catton.Postcard
The Archbishop said Pilgrimage Prayers at St Edith’s Church Bishop Wilton, the Crucifix on Garrowby Hill and at All Saint’s Kirby Underdale before celebrating Eucharist in St Andrew’s Church, Bugthorpe. The Archbishop braved the weather to walk to the Crucifix on Garrowby Hill from where, looking across the Vale of York, the sun illuminated the Minster. The church choir, The Garrowby Singers, provided a resounding contribution to the uplifting service at Bugthorpe.
Lunch was held in the Village Institute and the occasion made more special with a presentation to Edwin Huffington, who celebrated 80 years of service at St Andrew’s. The Archbishop joined the choir to raise the roof once more to sing ‘Thine be the Glory’, before heading to Full Sutton Prison.
8th April 2016
8.45am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter & St Paul Scrayingham. 9.45am visit Rosti Automotive Stamford Bridge Ltd. Coffee morning at Beaumont Manor. Leave around 11.45am to walk to St John’s Stamford Bridge for Pilgrimage Prayers at 12noon. Walk to the Old Station Club for Community Lunch. Meet with the Embroiderers & members of Community Hub Group in Village Hall. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to Gold Cup Inn, Low Catton. Walk around Wilberfoss ending with Pilgrimage Prayers at St John the Baptist at 5.00pm.Postcard
Archbishop Sentamu visited two groups in the Stamford Bridge Village Hall today - the Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project, and the Hub.
The Tapestry Project is aiming to create a 14m long embroidery, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, telling the story of the 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge. The Hub is an afternoon gathering for anyone in the village who feels isolated or lonely. There are a variety of activities available, and it's very popular.
The Archbishop arrived so unobtrusively that many people did not even realise he had appeared. In his walking clothes, instead of his official robes, he looked very different. Over the next hour, he spoke with members of both groups, as well as giving an interview to BBC Radio Humberside.
Many of us were surprised to hear how large the Archbishop's see is - no wonder he is having to devote a full six months to visiting us all!
9th April 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints, Market Weighton. Leave around 10.15am to walk around Market Weighton calling back at the church for coffee. 1.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints, Sancton. 3.30pm leave The Star Inn, Sancton to walk around the village then call in the village hall for tea at 4.00pm. 5.15pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints, Sancton.
10th April 2016
10.30am Eucharist at All Hallows, Goodmanham - all welcome. Lunch at Paxwold Girl Guide Training Centre. Leave around 2.30pm to walk along the old railway line to Market Weighton - all welcome. 4.00pm Deanery Celebration at All Saints Pocklington - all welcome.Postcard
The Archbishop's Pilgrimage to South Wold culminated in a fantastic Deanery Celebration Service at All Saints in which six people were confirmed, and one renewed her baptism vows. As is the custom, every member of the congregation was also exhorted to 'remember their baptism' with a liberal splashing of holy water.
Three people spoke most movingly about their experiences of the Archbishop's pilgrimage - particular highlights being his visit to Woldhaven Nursing Home; praying for people in Pocklington market place; teaching us to pray the 'disciples prayer' (usually known as the Lord's Prayer); joining the young drummers in the music band at Stamford Bridge; and singing in the street with a lady who can no longer go to church. One person summarised his week in three words: pace, prayer and personal touch.
Many this week have found a new depth of friendship with Jesus during his time with us, and we are all praying that others will be similarly blessed as he continues his pilgrimage through the York Archdeaconry.
Revd Fran Wakefield