Skip to main content

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


Popular posts from this blog

Pancakes and Poems at Thornton

Pancakes and Poems, what a great evening we had on 13th February (Shrove Tuesday), in aid of 2nd Mile Project.

People were invited to come along for tea/supper and enjoy a variety of pancakes both savoury and sweet.

The selection was most tempting with fillings such as chilli. chicken and avocado, mushroom or cheese and onion. The sweet fillings were too many to mention, but my favourite was fresh fruits with ice cream – yum, yum.

Throughout the evening, many people had brought poems to read to everyone. The genre of this was amazing with funny, romantic, knowledgeable and even a little bit naughty.

It was good to be together with laughter and smiles all round. A special thank you to everyone who came and all who helped.

Elaine B, Thornton

Virtual Worship - 14 June 2020

Call to worship (based on Psalm 100)Shout with joy to the Lord
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Know that the Lord is God
It is God who made us, and we are God’sEnter God’s gates with thanksgiving
Come into God’s courts with praise Give thanks to God and praise God’s holy name.
The Lord is good God’s love endures for ever. Amen.
PrayerLord God, you made us, and we are yours, we are your people, the sheep of your pasture. As we focus on you this morning, and acknowledge that your presence makes the place in which we do this (wherever it is) a holy space, touch our hearts afresh with your love, that our lips may praise you and our lives serve you in all things. Amen.

You might like to sing, or reflect on the words of, Hymn StF 363, which begins, “My Jesus, my Saviour, Lord there is none like you. All of my days I want to praise the wonders of your mighty love”.

Read Romans 5:1-8First silently to yourself, then, if you can, out loud, from the Message Bible. I love the way…

Virtual Worship - 19 July 2020

Service sheet (pdf) Opening sentence:Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God...the Spirit makes you God’s children and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, ‘Abba, Father.
Song:Join in with or listen to ‘Sing of the Lord’s goodness’ (Singing the Faith 65) as we offer our praise to God. Alternatively, use a well-known hymn such as ‘Lord of all hopefulness’ (Singing the Faith 526, Hymns and Psalms 552) as we affirm the presence of God in our worship today.

Opening prayers:Creator God
We come to praise your name today,
We are confident of your love for us,
knowing that you want the very best for us and for your world.
Help us to be a people strong in Spirit
and faithful to your call,
so that the confidence you show in us
may be shown to be well placed.
And encourage us to share in the work of Jesus
that the good news of your saving grace
may be a message of hope and rejoicing
for all creation.

The Lord’s Prayer may be said here.
Gospel reading:Matthew 13.24-30
24 He put before …