HARVEST THANKSGIVING  Our service for Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday 25th September. We will be donating all gifts received in thanksgiving for Harvest to the Harrogate Homeless Project. This is in addition to the regular donations placed in the boxes by the Duchy door and in the Parish Office.  Please would you consider donating the following items that would be of the greatest benefit, at this time; Tinned Meats / Fish, Cereals (preferably not cornflakes), Sauces (including table sauces), Toilet rolls / Kitchen Roll, Tinned Fruit / Rice Pudding / Tinned Custard, Tea / Coffee / Sugar / Long Life Milk. The Homeless Project are grateful for all donations but currently have sufficient supplies of toiletries, soups, beans, spaghetti and pasta.   DEVELOPMENT EVENTS   Saturday 24 September 2016.  There are now only six days to go to the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra Concert, ‘Songs from the Shows’ – have you bought your tickets? Today the concert is due to be publicised on Elaine Paige on Sunday’s ‘Break a Leg’ slot and tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out.  The concert starts at 7.30pm and the bars are open from 6.45pm and at the interval. Bryan Western has compiled an exciting programme with some numbers to which you can sing along.  Chicago, Sound of Music, Evita, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, My Fair lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, Pirates of Penzance and Phantom of the Opera. Tickets from the Parish Office 01423 504629 or Pam Grant 01423 509971 Wednesday 19 October 2016 – Autumn Lunch will be held in the Parish Hall.  Frank Flaherty is our guest speaker and his speech is entitled ‘Tales of an Irish Innkeeper’.  Frank was in charge of the Hotel Majestic for many years and is a most amusing raconteur.  Tickets £20 per person to include wine – on sale from 1 September 2016.  Saturday 12 November 2016  - Tim and Heather Rhodes GK Quiz Night will be held on at 7.30pm. Price to include fish and chip supper is £15 per person.  Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October so do get your tables organised – maximum 8 people per table! Licensed Bar throughout the evening. Friday 18th November 2016 – ‘An Evening with the Heritage Boys’ details of this will appear soon. Please put the date in your diary. All donations to the Development Fund should be made by cheque payable to St Wilfrid’s Harrogate PCC No 3 or by bank transfer sort code 40 52 40 acc no. 00026062   FATHER GORDON’S INDUCTION ON MONDAY 3 OCTOBER We are anticipating that many of you will want to attend Father Gordon’s induction on Monday 3 October 2016 at 7.30pm to be held at Christ Church, Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley WF17 7QX. The journey is about 25 miles.  With this in mind there is a form on the table at the south door for you to put your name down if you wish to attend.  Dependent on how many people sign up to go, we will then hire suitable transport for the evening and let everyone know the cost.