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March 2022 – News

Ash Wednesday

The beginning of Lent and a time of reflection and preparation. The season of Lent lasts for forty days (not including Sundays). It is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness.

People also give to charity, set aside time to study the bible and meet with other Christians to reflect on Jesus’ life and prepare for the events of Holy Week and Easter. 

A series of short Lent reflections followed by Compline will be held in our ZOOM Church every Thursday evening at 7.00. For the link please e mail Steve Percival. stevepercival@hotmail.co.uk

Our plans for Easter Week will be published on face book, on the website https://stjohnthebaptistchurchwilberfoss.co.uk later this month, with a complete plan in the April Village News. We plan to carry the cross through the village on Good Friday, stopping at various stations for a prayer. This will end at the Church for a service. Interested? Then why not join us. More details to follow.

Rose and Ray’s Coffee Morning (Better than Betty’s)

You are warmly invited to Rose and Ray’s Coffee Morning at 2 The Paddock, Wilberfoss. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Bacon Sandwiches and Cakes. There will be a few crafts available. Held on the first Saturday of the month. All proceeds to church.


After a long break we are back with Jigsaws to borrow. You are welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake even if you do not want a jigsaw.  Everyone welcome. 1.00 till 3.00, Thursday afternoons in the Priory Room at St John the Baptist Church, Wilberfoss. Thank you for all the lovely donations of jigsaws. A massive thank you for the wonderful raffle gifts and also the yummy cakes – you know who you are!


The defibrillator has arrived and will be fitted to the outside of the church porch in view from the road. This is for the benefit of EVERYONE. As with all defibrillators, in an emergency call 999. The operator will give the code for you to remove the defibrillator from the box and it is then ready to use. We will have information sessions for those who wish to familiarise themselves with use but please don’t worry about use, the box speaks to you and tells you what to do.

Holy Communion

We now offer midweek Holy Communion on the third Wednesday of every month at 11.30. Everyone welcome. The date this month is 16th March. A simple service with a short reflection, a time of peace. Please join us you will be very welcome.

March 2022 Services

2nd March 11.30 Ash Wednesday Communion

6th March    11.00 Parish Communion and Holy Baptism

13th March   11.00 Come and Worship

16th March   11.30 Parish Communion

20th March   11.00 Come and Worship

27th March   11.00 Parish Communion

Services continue on ZOOM

Sunday 6.00 pm

Thursday 7.00 pm

For the ZOOM link please e mail Steve Percival on stevepercival@hotmail.co.uk

You can contact us:

Peter Green             Reader                                                           01759 301386

Jo Stalker                  Warden                                                         01759 380361

Rose Riley                 Warden and Advocate ACTS435            01759 380795

Sheila Wright           Organist                                                        01759 305761

Simon Pritchard      Priest in Charge wilberfoss.rev’d@gmail.com

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