Services & Events

Past Events (2008)

January 2008

Cottingham Community Action Day

It was cold, but several of us from the churches in Cottingham donned the safety gear and went on a litter hunt. Surprising ourselves we unearthed 360lbs of rubbish between us. We hope to repeat this later in the year when its warmer!

Cottingham Community Action Day

Junior Church Party

The younger children from junior church joined us for a late Christmas party in the New Year.

Junior Church Party
February 2008

Welcoming Church?

The second of our two welcoming sessions resulted in a list of possible projects to work on to make our church more welcoming and accessible.

Welcoming Church?
March 2008

Passover Meal Maundy Thurday

We followed a Christian version of the Seder meal in a bid to understand the events of the last supper and origins of our communion meal.

Passover Meal Maundy Thurday

The Passion Play

Good Friday in Beverley. Literally hundreds of people followed Jesus through depictions of his life and sacrifice on the cross. A very poignant reconstruction of events in the modern world.

The Passion Play

Easter Day

A new one on me - but we had about three inches of snow on the ground in the morning. Pictured is our new welcomer for Easter.

Easter Day

Valentina Seferoniva

Valentina Seferoniva an extremely talented pianist played for us Rachmaninov, Chopin and the less well known repetoire of Noskowski, Scriabin and Vladigerov.

Further details about Valentina can be found at her website.

Valentina Seferoniva

Skidby Post Office Moves

Despite a large lump of concrete stuck to its base, after a helpful pounding by a JCB, Skidby Post Office sadly leaves the church grounds after its closure in February.

Skidby Post Office Moves

Praise Party Anlaby

We joined Anlaby Methodist to have both a Praise Party for the families, and for training in children's events from Dave Godfey and his team. A great day, and lots learnt.

Praise Party Anlaby

Music Festival Concert

Our evening concert featuring the winners from our music festival held in the Spring. A great evening and well attended in both the junior and senior sections. For more photos see our music festival page.

Music Festival Concert
May 2008

Oliver Ordained

Father Oliver was ordained at St Mary's on the 18th of May. Here he is conducting his first blessing. Below a surprising sight, as the local clergy actually got dressed up to celebrate with Oilver. Father Paul who is not pictured was bust behind the scenes.

Oliver Ordained

June 2008

Mongolian Barbeque

A great R U Up 4 It, despite the weather! Pictured here a few of those cooking, with the star chef - Ian Russel who wowed us all with his stir fried beef recipe!

Mongolian Barbeque
July 2008

Cottingham Day

We repeated our successful local and fair trade farmers market again this year. This time we had a new marquee, which was just as well, as it kept us dry. Stalls included, fruit and veg, apples and apple juice, fair trade products, skidby mill along with many others.

Cottingham Day

Andys Ordination

Andy attended conference this year, for his reception into full connexion, and his ordination service which took place at Westborough Methodist church in Scarborough. Friends from around the UK, as well as from the churches attended the event. Cottingham held a circuit service on the same day for those unable to get tickets.

Andys Ordination
September 2008

R U Up 4 It Bat Talk

Tony Lane the President of the Local Bat Society gave us a slideshow on bats at Bishop Burton and then we moved to the lakeside in the twilight and watched bats fishing! Fascinating stuff.

R U Up 4 It Bat Talk

Cottingham Cleanup Day

As part of our Hope 08 activities Cottingham Churches Together in association with the Neighbourhood Action Team and Streetwise embarked on another cleanup day. Volunteers from all six churches took part and cleared and tidied snickets, and cleaned and painted over graffiti. We were assisted on the day by some of the local Councillors.

Cottingham Cleanup Day

November 2008

Lights Night

Once again as the lights were turned on in the village, our team of caterers was hard at work dispensing hot dogs, teas, coffee and soup to the hungry and cold masses.

Lights Night

R U Up 4 It Bonfire Party

Thanks to our hosts - Steve Anstice and his family, we enjoyed, after much fiddling with damp wood a roaring fire, fireworks and bonfire tucker on November 5th

R U Up 4 It Bonfire Party
December 2008

Carol Singing

As usual Churches Together in Cottingham had two bouts of Carol Singing this year. The first around the pubs of Cottingham, and the second on the steps of the church to raise funds for Homeless and Rootless.

Carol Singing

Women's Fellowship Christmas Lunch

The ladies meet weekly, but this month saw their annual Christmas lunch and entertainment.

Women

Hallgate School Carol Service

Hallgate School, Now a Primary joined us in two sittings for their Carol Service. Both events were packed, and it was great for the children to surround the parents with their singing, thanks to our ampitheatre layout.

Hallgate School Carol Service

Westfield and Driffield Male Voice Choirs

Led us in a fantastic carol concert, with the now traditional and very energetic jumping up and down version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Westfield and Driffield Male Voice Choirs
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