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An invitation for the Bank Holiday!


Many of you will know Malham, with its tarn and cove, indeed will have walked up there for many years. Malham Methodist Chapel is right next to the National Parks Visitor Centre, a really strategic setting.  The local congregation is faithful but small, and for the mission there to be developed they need help.

The late May Bank Holiday weekend sees the ‘Malham Safari’, an annual event where the whole village works together, putting on all sorts of activities and raising lots of money for local charities (the Chapel being a significant beneficiary).  With their small numbers, the chapel folk have concentrated in recent years on contributing to the catering rota and baking, but last year, with Deacon Maggie Patchett’s and my support, they opened up the chapel itself with some storytelling. This year we would like to build on this with more activity and more hours open. The theme of the safari this year is a ‘Children’s books themed animal trail’, so there’s plenty of scope…So to the invitation:-

Would you be able to help, for a couple of hours, a half day, whatever fits, help us welcome the many visitors with hospitality?  Maybe you could tell stories, (I think we’re focussing on Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl) do crafts, play music?  Or simply be a welcoming face?

The safari is from Saturday 28th May – Weds 1st June, but I am particularly trying to cover the Sat, Sun and Monday.  I will be going up those days, so could offer a lift.

We are looking to set up a ‘Friends of Malham’ – if you’re interested in knowing more get in touch.  And please hold the Malham few, and the Skipton & Grassington Circuit, in your prayers as they seek to discern God’s plans for Malham.


Rev Nick

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