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Stanwick Group of Churches

Rogation Day Service

Celebrate Rogation Sunday

6th May 2018, starting 10.45am at St James’, Melsonby

Rogationtide is traditionally a time when Christians pray for God’s blessings on their crops and various other aspects of their work on the land. Traditionally a service was followed by a visit to various places in the neighbourhood and often this was combined with ‘The Beating of the Bounds’, a very old custom from a time when it was important to know the boundaries of the parish.

 

We won’t be ‘Beating the Bounds’ of either Melsonby parish or the Benefice but we will have a little walk around Melsonby, stopping at various points to sing, pray and ask for God’s blessing.  Route and stopping points to be decided!


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