December 11, 2018

Rev. Chris Wingfield – York Press

“there in the back of my head came a physical jolt with the word ‘yes’, and the rest is history”

From the York Press, click on the Link below for the full article

Church services

Please note that the Benefit Eucharist Service at 10.30 am on Sunday 2nd February will be at St. Mary’s church, Sand Hutton, not St. John’s, Howsham, as printed in the Winter edition of the Circular.

Remember a loved one this Christmas Time

Hang a bauble with the name of your loved one on the Christmas tree in St. Mary’s Church Sand Hutton.
£3 per bauble, money box and baubles available in the church for you to do when you are passing.
Available from Friday 7th December
Also available at

  • Carols and Readings with Amici on Sunday 9th December 10.30 am


  • Crib and Christingle service on Christmas Eve 4.30 pm

If you cannot get to the church and would like to hang a bauble on the tree, contact Rosy Miers York 468481 who will be happy to hang one for you.

Gifts for Christmas

This popular annual event will be held in the village hall on
SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER from 10am to 3pm
Selection of quality stall at affordable prices for all your Christmas giving.
Homemade soup sandwiches and cakes from ‘ Margaret’s Kitchen ‘
Click the following link to see a list of stall holders that will be present.
Entry £1 children free
Contact Anne White 468550 for further information


Strawberry Teas

A ‘Strawberry Teas’ event will be held on Saturday 14th July between 2.30 – 4.30pm at Holderness House Claxton. Books, Cakes and Plants will be on sale. Also a Raffle and a ‘Past Time’ stall for which items on unwanted jewllery, scarfs, bags, kitchen and household goods will be welcomed before the day.
A heritage model railway will be in operation to which suitable items of Hornby Dublo 3 Rail visiting stock is welcomed. There will be an opportunity to order home made Christmas Puddings.

‘Free entry’ All proceeds / donations for St Mary’s Church Tower Fund. All welcomed

Benefice Magazine May-July 2012

The Latest Edition of the Benefice Magazine covering the period May 2012 to July 2011 is now available. To download or print the magazine click on the link below :

(note : you will require the Adobe Reader software on your PC to read and print this – if you do not have this then go to

Jubilee Planning – the next round, Wed 21st March

Please come along to a meeting on Wednesday 21st March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Sand Hutton to plan some Jubilee celebrations for the villages. The Diamond Jubilee is about 11 weeks away which will fly past so we need to know what events we need to organise. The current ideas include a thanks giving service at St Marys, a day time event for everyone with summer food and games (with crowns!), decorations for the villages, possibly an evening event and maybe a bonfire or beacon. So please come along to the Village Hall on Wednesday with your ideas on how we can celebrate together.
If you cannot make it on Wednesday but have an idea or a contribution, please email
Thank you.


“Remember a loved one” baubles on the Christmas tree in St. Mary’s church raised the sum on £198.00 – thank you to all those who made the tree look beautiful!

Rosy Miers

Midnight Mass by Candlelight

St Michael’s Church, Crambe

Saturday December 24th at 11.30 p.m

a service of Holy Communion
with Revd. Rachel Benson

everyone is very welcome to attend
Fiona Le Masurier

The Benefice Jingle Bells – Video!

The Saturday Social saw an impressive outing for the marvellous Benefice Handbells – expertly tutored by Ivan

For those who missed the pleasure, the unedited performance is now available on the Website Home Page and a further, longer rendition on the Church Page

Remember to turn up your Volume and enjoy !

Merry Xmas from the Webteam