St. Giles, Burnby; St. Ethelburga, Gt Givendale; St. Martin, Hayton;

St. Mary, Huggate; All Saints, Londesborough; St. Margaret, Millington;St. James, Nunburnholme

All Saints, Pocklington; Shiptonthorpe, All Saints




If you click on the name of the parish and the webpages, highlighted in blue, you will be transferred to the webpage for more information.


18 February, Lent 1



Tuesday Coffee morning this week was a special Fair Trade event and raised £190.95.  Many thanks to all who helped in any way.


Lent Soup – All Saints Pocklington: Lent Soup will start Tuesday 20 February and will continue for 6 weeks until 27 March.  Coffee Mornings continue as usual and soup is served from 11 -12.30.


Advance notice – Sunday 18 March – Group Service

at All Saints Pocklington 10.45am


Revd Geoff Hollingsworth

As you will now be aware after 30 years’ service as a Priest and for the last 8 years as Vicar of the Pocklington Group of Churches, Geoff has announced his retirement.  His last service will be a Group Service at 10.45am on Sunday 18 March at Pocklington Church as a celebration of his service to the Pocklington Group and the local community.  Any contributions towards a retirement gift should be handed into the Church Office for the attention of David Brown, Church Treasurer  or given to Nigel Laws, Church Warden by Sunday 11 March. Thank you. Bryan Myerscough & Nigel Laws, Church Wardens


Ladies’ Breakfast

The next breakfast at the Lily Pad Café, Burnby Hall Gardens, will be on

Saturday 17 March  at 8.15 for 8.30.  The speaker will be Rachel Mort, Learning and Participation Officer, and the title of her talk will be Burnby Hall Gardens Restoration Project.  Please sign the board at the back of the Church. The cost will be £10 payable in advance to Mae Brown.


Women’s World Day of Prayer

Our service this year is at All Saints, Pocklington

at 2pm on Friday, 2 March

This year’s service has been written by the

women of Suriname – Everyone is welcome

Please join us for the service and refreshments afterwards


Pocklington Singers next concert will be on Saturday 3 March at 7.30 pm and will be held at All Saints Parish Church, Pocklington.  The main work to be performed will be Fauré’s Requiem, with other supporting pieces.  Tickets can be obtained from 3 weeks before the concert from the Church Office, or Readwell and Wright, or on the night at the door.


Snowdrop Sundays at Londesborough, 18 February. 

The Grounds of the Old Hall will be open to the public.

The Church will be open with displays of local interest and heritage as well as books for sale. Refreshments will be available in the Reading Room 10-30am to 4-00pm. Funds being

raised in aid of the Church.


Flying Man Silent Auction: As in previous years we will be running a silent auction leading up to and over the festival weekend.  However we have received a donation of a family ticket to a show at Bridlington Spa.  As the show is in April we are offering this for auction now.   

Details: Family ticket for the show Alice in Wonderland on Friday 6 April @ 7 pm.  This is an Easter Panto,  which is being performed for one night only at the Spa theatre.  Starring Britain’s got talent winner Ashleigh Butler and her dog Sully alongside Children’s TV Legend Dave Benson Phillips.  Further star castings are still to be announced.

If you would like to make a bid on this please email office@allsaintspock.com 

Bidding will close on Friday 23 February 12 noon.

Churches Together in Pocklington with

South Wold Deanery Lent Course 2018

The Beatitudes:

Finding our Way as Jesus’ People Today. The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson, Bishop of Selby

Thursday 1 March, Session 1: The Way of Emptiness Wednesday 7 March, Session 2: The Way of Humility Wednesday 14 March, Session 3: The Way of Holiness Wednesday 21 March, Session 4: The Way of Peace

Wednesday 28 March, Session 5

Start time7.30pm

You will need a Bible, a notebook and a pen or pencil.  Location: Pocklington Christian Fellowship,

Chapmangate, Pocklington, YO42 2AY.

Please contact the Church office on  01759 306045

to let us know if you are going

Pocklington 2018 Flying Man Festival weekend 12/13 May

The events and stalls in and around All Saints will again be at the heart of the festival, with the popular cafe as usual surrounded by exhibitions and activities, while outside on the Pavement the children’s rides are planned for both days.

New for 2018, the ‘Flying Man Challenge’ …… a 50 mile sponsored walk and / or sponsored cycle ride from the birthplace of Thomas Pelling, the 18th century acrobat who inspired the event, setting off from the church at his home village of Burton Stather in north Lincs, and finishing at the churchof  All Saints, Pocklington, where it all ended. 

If you are interested in either the walk or cycle ride place contact Julie Ryder or contact the church office(office@allsaintspock.com)

Or why not take part in a shorter family walk of 3-5 miles on Saturday morning, walking from Nunburnholme or Kilnwick Percy churches and arriving at All Saints for the opening of the festival?  Interested? Please contact Julie Ryder on 01759 318640 or email i.ryder751@btinternet.com for more details.

To receive The Bulletin by email please send your email address to: office@allsaintspock.plus.com Details for the Bulletin to reach Sheila Wright by Thursday 9.00am [01377-288421] email: sheiladoreenwright@gmail.com


Services for this  Sunday, 18 February,  Lent 1














Holy Communion BCP

Sung Eucharist

Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Family Communion

Holy Communion BCP


Services for this  Sunday, 25 February, Lent 2

Great Givendale











Sung Eucharist, Baptism follows

Holy Communion BCP

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

Family Communion


Weekly Activities – All Saints, Pocklington, unless indicated otherwise

Monday 12.00noon Prayers for Healing and Peace
Tuesday 9.45-11.30am Coffee Morning
Wednesday 9.30-10.15am *Toddler Music with Michael
Thursday 10.00am


Holy Communion

*Little Saints

Friday 9.30am Morning Prayer at Shiptonthorpe
Saturday 10.00am Coffee Morning

*Termtime only                


Dates for your Diary


  • Sunday 18 February, Snowdrop Sunday at Londesborough
  • Thursday 1 March, then Wednesdays 7 March, 14 March, 21 March, 28 March:  Lent Course at Pocklington Christian Fellowship, 7.30pm.
  • Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm, Pocklington Singers.
  • Saturday 17 March, Ladies’ Breakfast.
  • Weekend 12/13 May, Flying Man Festival at Pocklington.