St Stephen’s Church, Carlby – May 2021

CHURCH FLOWERS FOR MAY: 2nd & 9th Mrs S. Weisz 

16th & 23rd Mrs M. Cameron, 30th Mrs E. Barton 


MAY COUNTRYSIDE EXCURSION- An opportunity to share our beautiful countryside, thank God for it and actually enhance it with tree planting. 

For the past few years St Stephen’s has organised a village Rogation walk stopping at six locations for reflection, thanksgiving and prayer for the well-being of our community. What better than May when we reach a fantastic springtime peak. So at 10.30am on Sunday 9th May we will meet outside the Church porch for coffee and nibbles, socially distanced, and then about 10.45 we head out south and west! 

We pause at 6 different posts around the village when different families will lead us in reflection and prayer. On each occasion in the past we have sought to add to the environment by way of a significant tree or trees. Oaks, hornbeam and elm have 

featured. This year we have a superb oak and two limes to increase diversity and need your help to plant them. We invite you to join us – posh clothes not allowed 


This month the churches will be open for non-singing services. Please wear masks, follow social distancing, and use sanitisers. We will also, where possible, continue sharing with Ryhall services on Zoom. Contact Rosie Nelson at 01778 590238 for link 


2nd May at 8am Holy Communion and 10.30 ZOOM JAM 

9th May at 10.30am Outdoor Rogation Service 

16th May at 10.30am Benefice Communion service at Ryhall—also on Zoom. 

23rd May at 10.30am Holy Communion at Carlby— also on Zoom. 

30th May at 10.30 Benefice Communion service at Carlby—also on Zoom 

8th May Church and church yard clean up. All workers welcome. 

REPAIRS: We are now replacing roofs on the south aisle and porch. This is much more costly than the north roof as Collyweston slates are so expensive. Fortunately we have enough money in reserves for these repair but it will certainly mean we will be short when we eventually obtain permission to have the water and toilet installed. So watch this space for fund raising activities. 

ST.STEPHEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: Your photos will be exhibited virtually on a Gallery on the Padlet App. 

The competition is free but any donations to help with expenses would be appreciated. 

TOPICS Images of the church and churchyard, inside or outside. 

Images of Carlby village, its landscape, buildings, gardens, wildlife , family and pets. 

DETAILS to date. To enter you need to have some connection with Carlby. 

Three categories: Adults, Children 14-17, Children 0-13). Last entry date 31st May. 

Please send your photos to 

Or to will be able to see the exhibition the Padlet app and it can viewed at If lockdown allows we are planning a real exhibition in the church in June. To participate you will need to print your own photos and mount them ready for display.