Charity of the month June 2019

Donations welcome at the 10am services on 2nd and 9th June

  • 4 June 2019
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Charity of the month June 2019
United Mission to Nepal Hospital Endowment Fund

Yes, you are right; this charity could do with a snappier name! To decode it all…

UMN is an international, interdenominational Christian mission that has worked in Nepal since 1954. (We Dickinsons served from 1969 to 1986 and from 2000 to 2005 with many visits since.)


The Hospitals Endowment Trust was set up and is still run by former colleagues in UK. It exists to raise money for patients who cannot afford their treatment in four hospitals founded by UMN. It also sometimes helps to buy essential hospital equipment. The hospitals are as follows:

Tansen Hospital. This began as a small health clinic in the middle of the country and grew to be a major hospital with 169 beds, a large outpatient department and teaching programmes for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. It is especially renowned for surgery and has strong links with community health projects.


Okhaldhunga Hospital lies on a hillside in East Nepal. It started in 1962, also as a small rural health clinic, but is now a busy hospital, recently extended by a building programme.


Amp Pipal Hospital was founded by UMN in 1957, but was handed over to a local board with German support in 2001.


Patan Hospital opened in 1982 to replace the Shanta Bhawan Mission Hospital. (I was its first Medical Director.) It gradually became independent of UMN, though some UMN partners continue to work there. It has grown enormously from about 130 beds to 450 and has added many specialist services. It is now part of the Patan Hospital Academy of Medical Sciences and has a large Medical School.


Finally, more about UMNHET at


Thy Kingdom Come Deanery Walks 2019 plus....

Ascension to Pentecost

  • 25 May 2019
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Thy Kingdom Come Deanery Walks 2019 plus....

 Thy Kingdom Come

In our Deanery there will be a series of Walks between the various churches. We are invited to use these walks as a sign of unity, as a witness, and as an opportunity for prayer.   In addition to that on Thursday 30th May, Ascension Day -  there will be a Deanery Fun Afternoon at Easby Abbey with something for everyone, followed by worship at St Agatha’s church, Easby led by Bishop Helen-Ann. 


At 7pm on Thursday 30th May there will be an Ascension Day parish communion service at St Mary's Church. 

For the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost we are invited to join in the wave of prayer known as Thy Kingdom Come. Read more

Richmond Meet Service

Sunday 26th May at 10am at St Mary's Church

  • 24 May 2019
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Richmond Meet Service

UPDATE - We were delighted to welcome so many guests to our Rogation and Meet service.  The Meet badges from over 110 years are still on display in church.  Do pop in and see them.  We look forward to welcoming Corinne Alsop (President of The Meet Club) and all her Meet guests to come and worship at St Mary's Church on Sunday 26th May at 10am.  The church is packed with A3 photos of 116 of the Meet badges  - do come and see them.

As part of The Meet Scott has organised a bike ride - he says - 

The annual Richmond Meet is on the next bank holiday weekend 25th, 26th and 27th May.
This festival is well over one hundred years old and its tradition is strongly linked to cycling.
This year's Meet President, Corinne Alsop, is very keen that there is a link with cycling for this year's meet.
What can you do?
Please join us around the Town Hall leading up to 11:00 on the morning of Saturday 25th May.
At 11:00 all cyclists present will ride out of the Market Place having been sent off by The President.
You then have a choice whether to join me and a few others on a 30 mile re recreational ride. (This goes to Hipswell, Colburn, Catterick Racecourse, Brompton, Gilling West, Kirby Hill, Marske, Downholme, Hudswell, Richmond).
Alternatively do your own ride either on the Saturday morning or sometime over the weekend.
The important thing is to having a clear cycling presence in the 2019 Meet!
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Fun-Key Church @ St Mary's Richmond - Pick up your mat

Sunday 26th May at 4pm

  • 18 May 2019
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Fun-Key Church @ St Mary's Richmond - Pick up your mat

On Sunday our theme will be "Pick up your mat and walk". We will be looking at the healing of the man by the pool.  Plenty of crafts, art, decorating food, seed planting, lettuce spinning art, a short talk, prayers, hymns and a very relaxed atmosphere.  We look forward to welcoming all ages.

Cafe Church at St Mary's on Sunday 19th May at 4pm

with Dean John Dobson

  • 17 May 2019
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Cafe Church at St Mary's on Sunday 19th May at 4pm

We look forward to welcoming the Dean of Ripon John Dobson to Café Church on Sunday 19th May at 4pm.  Coffee, cake, conversation and compline.  All are welcome.  

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