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Rev Jon Swales, St. George’s (inc. Crypt), Leeds, to Lead Good Friday Walk

25 March 2016

A Hike – A Pilgrimage – A Witness -The Stations of the Cross.

Christians Together in Swaledale is pleased to be able to announce that Jon has agreed to be the ‘spiritual leader’ of this year’s walk. He will guide us through some moments of reflection during the pauses in the walk comparing the last hours of Jesus’s life to the vulnerable in society today. Jon is Lighthouse Mission Priest based at St. George’s Church, Leeds.


All are invited to take part, for all or some of the route - children and dogs are most welcome.


8.00 am      Assemble for pre-booked Communal Transport at Grinton Church

8.10 am      Transport leaves for Keld

8.55 am      Assemble at Keld URC for safety chat.

9.00 am      Short Service at Keld URC; leave 9.10 am                 

10.30 am    Service at St. Mary’s Muker, leave 11 am                           

12.30 pm    Gunnerside Methodist Church - lunch stop.

1.10 pm      Short Service at Gunnerside Methodist Church

1.25 pm      Assemble and off!!                                       

3.30 pm      Low Whita Bridge                                                   

5.00 pm      Arrive Grinton (Hot X buns!!!)

5.30 pm      Service in St. Andrew’s Grinton – retiring collection in aid of

                 St. George’s Crypt.

Post service – transport back up the dale, as far as Keld, as required.

Total mileage – 12.5 miles(ish).

Brief stops to complete the readings of the Stations of the Cross are interspersed with the formal timed stops.


Strong footwear and waterproof clothing required.  Dogs are welcome.

To protect stock and also for the safety of the walkers DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES.

The organisers will lead the walk; however participants are responsible for their own safety.

The precise route is subject to change dependent on conditions on the day. If the weather is really bad the services will take place as advertised, but there will be no organised walk.


Lent Meetings 2016

Come and Meet Jesus


Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm– Gunnerside Methodist Church

‘We have found the Messiah’

Mike Evershed

John 1: 35-46 – Introductory Session

We will look at our theme Bible passage for the Lent meetings and hear again the invitation to come and meet Jesus.


Tuesday 23 February - 7.30pm – St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale

Come and Hear

Rev Alison Stewart Smith

Music and Words for Lent - We will hear God speaking to us through the creativity of musicians and writers


Tuesday 1 March 7.30pm – Holy Trinity Church, Low Row

Come and Be Still

Rev Rupert Kalus (Vicar) and Rev Ali Miller (curate) from All Saints, Lanchester, and St. John the Evangelist, Burnhope, Co. Durham

We will be led in listening to God in quiet, and hearing the ‘still, small voice


Saturday 5 March – 2.00-4.00pm - Reeth Methodist Schoolroom

Come and Touch

Rev Caroline Hewlett, Rev Les Nevin, Kevin and Sue Pellatt

We will make crosses out of a range of materials – small ones to take home and a larger one as a focus for our worship next week.

This session is a joint one with the Forest Church group.


Tuesday 15 March - 2.00-3.30pm – Low Row URC

Come and See

Rev Stephen Collinson

We will learn to recognise God’s imprint in the ordinary things of life as we learn to see with a photographer’s eye.


Come and Worship

Tuesday 22 March - 7.30pm – Fremington Village Hall

We will bring all the above together in worship for Holy Week