Stanwick Group of Churches

Church Services at this time

Sunday 11 April (Low Sunday)

As is traditional and necessary for incumbents, Rev Camilla is taking a break after all the extra activity of Lent and Easter along with the partial reopening of our churches.
There will be just the one service of Holy Communion for the benefice at Forcett and taken by Rev Ian Hunter Smart.

The laminated and disinfected service sheets at Forcett will be used.
Here are links to the HYMNS and the READINGS that you can print off should you wish to take them.


Nightly Deanery Compline 
This link takes you to a page with details of and links to these services.


Using Zoom for Church Services

If you have not yet joined a service using Zoom, you can either join the invitations list by contacting Rev. Camilla to let her know you want to join. (You will need to give her your email addess in this email) or you can log in using  the meeting ID 444-186-6493 and password 2406. Open up this Zoom website and put in these details. If it doesn't say 'Join a Meeting' prominently in the centre of the screen, check the menus at the top for 'Join a Meeting'. It will help if your name shows on your log in. To do this click on the 3 small dots in the top right corner of your picture and select the tab on the small drop down menu that appears.


If you are concerned that you have not been giving to the church via the collection plate at Zoom services, and would like to make a regular contribution to your own church (or churches), please consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS}. See below the service details or here for more information.

We are currently having problems with our recently set-up online giving page. If you would like to make a donation by internet bank transfer, please go to our Giving to the Parishes and Benefice page.

Stanwick Group of Churches Charities Fund

Normally when there are 5 Sundays in a month the entire collection at the single Benefice Eucharist that month is given to the Charities Fund. In addition there ar usually a couple of fund raising events including the annual coffee morning. With the pandemic most of these have not taken place this year and so the Charities Fund is significantly down on its usual income to the point where it is unable to hold a meeting to discuss a distribution of its funds this year.

If you would like to help, please see details here. Please scroll down towards the bottom of that page for details of the Charitties fund.

Private Prayer in church

Aldbrough is open twice weekly for private prayer. See details

Stanwick St John is also open for private prayer. Please note that there is no hand sanitiser or other special precautions in place here but it is well ventilated.

Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)

The Church of England values the vital financial contributions its congregations make to its work but recognises that the way people deal with money - especially cash -  is changing.

If you have been wondering what to do about your usual gifts to your church given during the collection, please have a look at the Church of England's now preferred method of regular giving, the Parish Giving Scheme. The use of online and contactless payments is also being encouraged ffor occasional donations.

We have also put a more locally focussed page about it here on our website. It has the church details that you will need when you register with PGS.

Thank you for your support.

For younger members of the family this week:

Download the activity sheet here or click the illustration







Roots at home (2 pages)






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