NETWORK The November edition of Network is now available. Subscribers copies are on the table by the Duchy Door and copies to purchase are by the office door. LOCATION OF SERVICES The 10.00am Parish Mass will be held in the hall until 5th Sunday of Lent. We will be in church for Advent Carols, IX Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All regular weekday services, Vigil Mass and Evensong will continue to be held in church. CHRISTMAS FAIR - 11 AND 13 DECEMBER 2015. There will be a Christmas Fair in the Church Hall on Friday 11 December, commencing at 7.30pm when admission is free and mulled wine will be served along with mince pies. There will be a sale of homemade produce including Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings, Mince pies, Chutneys and Marmalades. There will also be the usual raffle of the contents of a Christmas Hamper for which donations of Christmas items are requested e.g. Liquor, Biscuits, Cake, Pudding, Tinned Ham, Relish, etc. We would also be grateful for donations of homemade produce. This raffle will be drawn after Mass on Sunday 13 December and again there will be a sale of Christmas products. Please leave in the Parish Office or with Muriel Little or Pam Grant. ST. WILFRID’S WALKING GROUP The next walk will be on Saturday 29 November, meeting as usual in the Church car park at 10.00 am. Leader: Michael Smith . The route starts from the car park at the end of Bilton Lane and follows a mainly level farmland route to Ripley with a return along the Nidderdale Greenway. There will probably be some muddy paths. The total distance is 5 miles. We should return to the car park at about 12.30pm. Christine Hopper has kindly offered some refreshments of tea or coffee after the walk so if we bring sandwiches we can have lunch at her house. DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISING If any of you have or know someone with a connection to a trust or foundation that could be a potential donor for the Development Fund, please let us know. Personal connections are of course extremely beneficial and may help us get a ‘foot in the door’. It would be a terrible shame to find out about a link when it is too late so get your thinking caps on! We need all the help we can get to raise fund so please get in contact. With thanks, Catherine. [email protected] DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 11TH DECEMBER AT 7.30 PM This will be a Christmas Evening in the hall with mulled wine and mince pies. It is an opportunity for you to see the initial drawings for the HLF project and speak to members of the Design Team and HDOC regarding the progress of the Development Project. SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES IN ADVENT Each year as we prepare for Christmas there are changes to the services on Sunday afternoon. This year, we have 4 services that will challenge us and, hopefully inspire us to pray earnestly as we prepare for the coming of Christ. 29th November Advent I – 4.00pm in church From Darkness to Light: a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. 6th December Advent II – 4.00pm in church Stations of the Nativity: a prayerful look at the Darlington panels. 13th December Advent III – 3.00pm at the Community of the Resurrection, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield WF14 0BN An Advent Pilgrimage for the Year of Mercy. If you are able to offer a lift, or you need a lift to the service please contact Fr Gordon. 20th December Advent IV – 4.00pm in church A service of IX Lessons and Carols in anticipation of Christmas. Evensong will resume at 4.00pm on Sunday 10th January 2016. HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING YET? Please help us raise free donations towards the Development Project just by shopping online. Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website with a heart. You can shop for products from thousands of leading online retailers, using the price comparison tool to ensure you get the best price. Best of all, a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to your registered charity. Sign up for Give as you Live. It’s free! Register StWilfridsDevelopment as your chosen charity. Go shopping at over 4000 stores including Amazon, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer....and many more! Shop and get a free donation towards our project. It is secure and safe and to date this website has helped raise £6,509,244.49 for 7,500 charities Please register today at