PARISH NOTICES      CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ART SPACE EXHIBITION Helpers are needed to man the event, help with the Art Café and to make lots of cakes please! The event will be open : Friday 29th April 12.30pm – 4.00pm Saturday 30th April 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 1st May 11.30am – 4.00pm Please sign up on the sheets on the sidesmens tables by the Duchy and Office doors   MUSIC FOUNDATION EVENT Mark Wharfedale and Maximillian Elliot – Baritone and Piano will perform at St Wilfrid’s on 29th April at 7.30pm. Entry and prosecco £10 with under 18’s free.  ST WILFRID’S WALKING GROUP  The group walks on the last Saturday of each month will have its next walk on 30th April led by John and Susan Sellars It will include a river-side walk in and around Knaresborough starting from the Conyngham Hall Car Park and going out East to the Grimbald Bridge via St John’s and the Castle, returning by the south side of the river along part of the Knaresborough Round. The walk of 5 miles should be an easy one with gentle changes in elevation except for the descent from the castle. Those interested should just turn up in the St Wilfrid’s church car park by 10.00 am. As we live nearby, participants are invited to our home for a sandwich lunch after the walk. If you would like to come, please telephone or e-mail  by the evening of Wednesday 27th so that we can have an idea of numbers.   WALK FOR ST WILFRID 8TH MAY 2016 The sponsored walk on May 8th to raise funds for the re-development of the Church draws closer and we are still looking for more volunteers to take part. The Walk is organized by the Rotary Club along the Nidderdale Way starting at Ripley Castle.  There are various lengths of walk to suit all levels of fitness or absence thereof (choose from 5 mile, 10 mile, 20 miles or a short assisted walk) and you can do whichever you feel you can manage.   Walkers will be responsible for getting their own sponsors and for collecting sponsorship money, which can be Gift-added.  It promises to be a great family day-out and is well organized by the Rotary Club. For more details please see the website at www.nidderdalewalk.com If you can take part please contact Simon Gartside who can provide sponsorship forms and a poster with more details.   There is a registration process at the website, and a small fee for entering -  Simon will register for you if you wish, and the entrance fee will be covered.  A Just Giving website is being set up for those who prefer to collect money this way. If you have any questions or queries please contact Simon.   SUMMER LUNCH WITH GUEST SPEAKER, THE RT. HON. SIR PAUL KENNEDY. A summer lunch will be held on Wednesday 11 May in the parish hall at 12.30pm for 1pm.Tickets  are priced at £20 per person to include a two couse lunch with wine and are available from  Margie Sutcliffe  CONFIRMATION Confirmations will take place on 5th June. Those wishing to be prepared for confirmation should speak to Fr Gordon. Classes will commence at Evensong on Sunday 1st May.   FUNDRAISING EVENTS 28th April-1st May 2016: Artspace @stwilfrids An Arts Exhibition in St Wilfrid’s Church. There is a Facebook page which shares the details as they come up. Friday 13 May 2016: A Talent to Amuse. A cabaret using the words and music of Noel Coward devised and performed by The Harrogate Dramatic Society. Tickets are available from the Parish Office priced £12.....further information on the show from Stuart Kellett at stuartkellett253@btinternet.com Sunday 12 June 2016.  Duchy Street Party to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM The Queen.  This is going to be a great day with all of the community joining in. Details will appear in the Duchy Vixen and on the Pew Sheet as things are finalised.  DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISING A brilliant suggestion from one of our Parishioners is that each and every one of us, on our birthday, gives a cheque to the Development Fund equating to the number of years we are celebrating! As you celebrate your birthday, please make out your cheque to St Wilfrid's PCC No. 3 Account and write 'development' on the back then send it Pam Grant at the Parish Office.   FLOWERS IN CHURCH The flowers have been kindly donated By Christine Hopper in memory of her mother Doreen