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Parish Notices

A profit of £1157.60 was made from the Grand Raffle.
Prize winners were as follows:
2 nights’ luxury family accommodation at Runswick Bay                C Simpson
2 VIP Hospitality Badges at York Races                                          Brenda Oliver
2 tickets to Opera North                                                                   Brian Thornley
2 tickets for the London Eye                                                            Shirley Simpson
2 tickets for the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show                            Christine Thompson
Afternoon Tea for two at the Crown                                                 Tim Rhodes
Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

200 Club Winners
Tim Rhodes, Jonathan Wilson and Lindsey Clayton were the three July winners.28 August is a bumper draw with the first prize of £332.50 based on our current membership of 133. We need more members and membership only costs £4 per calendar month or £48 per year – please see Pam Grant for a membership form.

Collection for Fr Gordon
To say thank you to Fr Gordon for his friendship and ministry, we are organising a collection for a leaving gift which will be presented at his farewell party on Friday 9th September.  If you would like to contribute towards the gift, please either hand your donation to a churchwarden or to Linda Harrison in the parish office.

Food Bank
Many thanks to those who contributed to last month's collection of treats for the Food Bank.  Three large bags of chocolate, sweets and biscuits were delivered, and the volunteers there were very grateful.  As well as food, the Food Bank offers advice, fellowship and prayer to those in need.  We hope to do another collection in December as an Advent offering.

Children's Society House Collection Boxes
The Fundraising Director of the Society has written to say that the money raised by all those who contributed was “an incredible final total of £584.41”.  Because of people raising money in this way, the Society has been able to extend its work to teenagers who are at risk of sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse.  A child's teenage years are often when they are most vulnerable and many turn to the Society when they have nowhere else to go.
So, a huge thankyou to all who handed their boxes in, especially this year when there are so many other fundraising projects for the Church.
If there is anyone who would like to have their own box, please let me know on 531 311.
Anne Wilkinson

Development Events
Saturday 17 September 2016Mike Whittaker is organising and Italian Evening with Entertainment in the Parish Hall. Please watch future pew sheets for more info!

Saturday 24 September 2016.  The Harrogate Symphony Orchestra will perform ‘Songs from the Shows’ including Pirates of Penzance, Evita, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady etc.  Tickets £12 and will be on sale from 1 August 2016.

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


Thinking of having a childs party? Getting ready to celebrate a big birthday with a ‘0’ at the end? Have you considered using St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall? There are reasonable rates and we have good contacts with local businesses that can help with entertainment and catering. To check availability and to book, call Rebeca on 01423504629 during office hours or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the terms and conditions related to our licence, we are unable to host teenager’s parties. Sorry 




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