Monthly Service Timetable and Vicar’s Letter

Visitors to our villages are most welcome at our Church services.  Do come along and join us. Holy Communion is held in Austwick Church every Wednesday at 10.30 am.

Wednesday 1 March 10.30 am Service for Ash Wednesday in Austwick School
7.00 pm Service for Ash Wednesday in Clapham
Sunday 5 March 9.30 am Holy Communion at Austwick
9.30 am Holy Communion at Eldroth
11.00 am Holy Communion at Clapham
11.00 am Holy Communion at Keasden
 Wednesday 8 March 7.30 pm Lent Service at Keasden
Sunday 12 March 9.30 am Morning Prayer at Austwick
11.00 am Holy Communion at Clapham
2.00 pm Holy Communion at Keasden
6.30 pm Holy Communion at Austwick
Wednesday 15 March 7.30 pm Lent Service at Newby Methodists
 Sunday 19 March 9.30 pm Holy Communion at Austwick
11.00 am Holy Communion at Clapham
7.00 pm Taize Service at Eldroth
Wednesday 22 March 7.30 pm Lent Service at Clapham
Sunday 26 March 9.30 pm Family Communion for Mothering Sunday at Austwick
11.00 am Family Communion for Mothering Sunday at Clapham
2.00 pm Evensong at Keasden
6.00 pm Choral Evensong for Deanery with Bishop James at Clapham

Vicar’s monthly letter

Our new Diocese – how’s it going?

A message from Bishop Nick

So much has been achieved since the Diocese of Leeds was created just two and half years ago.  Bringing together three very different dioceses was a hugely complex procedure, but we are all now part of a large, coherent body, whose benefits are being increasingly revealed.

The bishops and archdeacons are working closely with their areas, and the combined spiritual wealth of 656 churches, over 240 church schools and three cathedrals has brought increased creative energy.

We now have a central office in Leeds (complete with a charitable coffee shop that’s open to all), a new parish share system, new governance and further delegation of authority from the diocesan bishop to the area bishops.

Some of the challenges we face include: getting the right balance between one diocese and five episcopal areas, tackling the anticipated fall in clergy numbers, growing our churches and maintaining parish share.  And it remains vital to reach children and young people with the Gospel in order to build future generations of strong Christians.

At the heart of all we do are the values captured in our diocesan strap line, ‘Loving, Living, Learning’.  it’s a useful list to check against everything we do.  What does that mean for you and your church?

Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Loving, Living, Learning

We aim to:

Love God, the world and one another

Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better,

we want to help individuals and communities flourish

Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together

May God bless you all.

Your friend and Vicar, Ian
(The Rev Canon Ian Greenhalgh)

(Contact details: Email: iangreenhalgh@austwick.org; Tel: 015242 51313)