St Stephen’s Church, Carlby – Aug 2022


FLOWERS 7th and 14th Liz Barton 

21st and 28th Suzanne Over 

CLEANER Suzanne Over 

By the time you get this the children will be on school holidays. We hope they keep safe playing outside enjoying the warm weather and beautiful countryside we live in. We may be in for a big change if the massive solar panels do spring up on our green and pleasant land. 

Thank you for all the volunteering you have done to support the church. The Jubilee showed what great community spirit we have in Carlby. The less glamorous church yard clean up in June went very well but we could always do with more help if anyone has the interest, time and energy. 

It was wonderful to celebrate a wedding in the church which provides such a lovely setting as well as a holy one. I think the Church of England are going to reduce their fees to encourage more people to get married in the church. We will eventually have toilet facilities and we are certainly intending to begin some village events now that the worst of Covid is over.We are all looking forward to the Harvest celebrations which were such a success last year, so look out for details to be available soon. 

In July Jam Club met in the village hall followed by games and a Barbecue at the village playing field for all the children and families, who had a great time. 

There will be no Jam club in August so September will be the first of the year so it would be an excellent time for some to restart and for all those new children who moved to Carlby in lockdown to come along to join in the fun. 

The club is for 4 -13 year olds, in the Village Hall at 10.30, new children very wel-come. Please find out more by contacting Paul tel 590052. 


7th August 8 am Reflective Morning Prayer,10.30am Holy Communion 

14th August 10.30am All Age Service, all very welcome. Coffee and cakes afterwards. 

21st August 10.30 am Benefice Holy Communion at RYHALL. 

28th August 10.30am Holy Communion Services may change at last minute due to Rev Jo’s poor health. We pray that she has some relief so she can enjoy her forthcoming retirement. We are very grateful to the visiting clergy who are supporting us and a special thanks go to Rev.Fiona Ogg who has recently moved to the area and has been very helpful.