Saturday 2nd May 2015. Father Ekin celebrates his 80th birthday in the Parish House at St Osmund's Church.
Father Grieves presents a cheque of £500 to Mr Mike Collins from Aid to the Church in Need. Mr Collins spoke during both our Masses today about the work of Aid to the Church in Need. Sunday 26th April.
St George's -Tide Dinner, 24th April 2015
(We made a profit of £1,003 at this event, very many thanks to all who prepared food and who helped to make the evening a great success).
Confirmation of Claire Roberts (left) on Easter Sunday 2015
Wednesday 1st April, 2015
Confirmation and Brunch
Confirmation of David Dominic Miller into the Catholic Church, with Fr Ian Grieves (left) and Fr Jerome Ainsworh from St Catherine's Catholic Church, Penrith.
Our delicious Easter Brunch supplied and served by Haregill Lodge Catering, Masham.
'CONCENTRATION' ON OUR GREAT QUIZ NIGHT
27th MARCH 2015
We raised £1,025 - a great effort by everyone!
PIE IN THE SKY EVENING ON 27th FEBRUARY 2015
We made a profit of £1,000 tonight. Very many thanks to all those who helped and supported this event.
LENT LUNCH AT ST OSMUND'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 25th FEBRUARY.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN GAINFORD
A GOOD NEWS STORY
20th Convert to the Catholic Faith
The Darlington Ordinariate has just received into full communion with the Catholic Church its 20th new member since the group itself entered full communion in Holy Week of 2012. Mr Christopher John Jackson (aged 23), a Merchant Seaman from North Shields, was received and confirmed by Father Ian Grieves on Sunday 1st February at St Osmund’s Catholic Church, Gainford. The choir sang Mozart’s Missa brevis in D major for the Solemn Mass, which was followed by a parish lunch for 70 in the village hall, in turn followed by Solemn Evensong and Benediction with music by Ayleward, Brewer, Nicholson, Mathias and Allegri . The choir are to sing Masses by Mozart, Haydn, Byrd and Palestrina in the Basilica Churches of St Paul Outside the Walls, St Mary Major and St Peter’s during their thanksgiving pilgrimage to Rome during Eastertide 2015. (The choir is also raising funds to assist nine of its young singers to join the pilgrimage. All financial help would be welcome.)
PARISH LUNCH 1st February 2015
Our superb lunch today was prepared and beautifully served by HAREGILL LODGE CATERING OF MASHAM (Contact Rachel Greensit on 01677 460272)
EPIPHANY PARTY 2015
We made £1000 clear profit - very many thanks to all those who helped and all those who supported the event.
BAPTISM OF ISAAC JAMES WANLESS
4th JANUARY, 2015
BAPTISM OF SERENA ROSEMARY WARD
NEW YEAR'S EVE, 2014
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS BOTTLE DRAW 2014
We made £1200 +. Many thanks to all who donated bottles and sold tickets and special thanks to Andrew and Darren for organising this event for us.
ANOTHER GREAT BRUNCH PREPARED BY FATHER GRIEVES AND ENJOYED BY ALL. (Attended by 57 and making £457 for Ordinariate funds - many thanks to all who helped and supported this event).
CHRIST THE UNIVERSAL KING
Mr Mark Roberts, received and confirmed into the Catholic Church today.
We were delighted to welcome 92 guests to our Christ The King Parish Lunch.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2014
'Around the World with a Dinner Plate'
Friday 24th October, 2014.
This event raised £1,300 + Gift Aid. Many thanks to all who made it possible and the 80 people who attended and supported us.
Sunday 5th October 2014 Baptism of Isaac Freddie Momo Talefouet
The Festival of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham held in Westminster Hall, with Mass Offered in Westminster Cathedral, Celebrant: Rt Revd Monsignor Keith Newton, 20th September 2014.
The Journey Down
On the Cathedral Steps
Westminster Hall, prior to the Presentations
Familiar faces in the Cathedral
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Wednesday 17th September 2014, Mr Alan Hugo (centre) Received and Confirmed during this morning's Holy Mass. Mr Hugo enjoys coffee and a good chat with all his friends.
We say farewell and many thanks to Catriona, a stalwart of our choir, who, having completed her MA at York University will soon be setting off for China. Thank you, Catriona, we will miss you here at St Osmund's - please come back and see us soon.
Visit to the Darlington Ordinariate Group at St Osmund's Church, Gainford, by Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane of The Portal magazine, who joined us for Solemn Mass and Evensong with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Reception and Confirmation of Mark Shield (right) and Konrad Harandon on Sunday 17th August 2014
Our Summer Barbecue held at Howeys Tea Room, Gainford - a great evening and we raised £1,184!
Recital of English Song performed by: Gary Griffiths, Nicola Reeves and Hilary Andre, with piano accompaniment by Catherine Evans - at Headlam Hall,
Visit by Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
On Friday 4th July The Inspiration Choir, led by Mr Gary Griffiths, gave us a wonderful concert - I'll be there for you. The evening was much enjoyed by all present and we are looking forward to seeing the choir again soon.
Corpus Christi 2014
A First Communion celebration for Erin and Bethany Hutchinson
We say farewell to Glen, Sophia, Jasper and Suzanna Blowfield and wish them Bon Voyage as they prepare to depart for the USA.
Our well-stocked stall, mmmmmm cakes! Many thanks to all who helped.
Father Grieves chats to the villagers in front of our stall.
Re-enactment by the Old 68th Durham Light Infantry
Local children see off the 68th
...but then they decide to join up.
Uniform from the Napoleonic period
Uniform from WW2
Enjoying the Big Weekend
An ecumenical meeting
Young Jack reaches dizzy heights
SPONSORED WALK 2014
Father Burr makes a new friend while awaiting refreshments
The chuck-wagon arrives
Keen anticipation as the Bucks Fizz is uncorked
Jack and Geoff enjoy an invigorating drink
Some of the walkers take their bearings for the next part of the walk
And they're off!
Darren and Shaun plough a lonely furrow - but they made it to the Bucks Fizz.
Nicola supervises the removal of boots as the weary walkers arrive at Snow Hall
Lunch awaits the walkers (and others)
Jack considers a possible career
Pentecost Sunday 2014
Reception and Confirmation of Michael and Alison Bacon on Pentecost Sunday 2014
GARDEN PARTY 2014
(Rain stopped play but everyone had a great day. Photos by Joss Thompson)
MAY FESTIVAL 2014
(images supplied by members of the congregation)
DEVOTIONS AT OUR LADY'S GROTTO
BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
St George-tide Dinner in the Village Hall
(these images supplied by Mrs Connie Reeves)
The images below supplied by Mrs Maureen Burr
Baptism during the Easter Sunday Mass
We welcome Sebastian Andrew Robert Knowles
Party following the Easter Vigil
Our Brunch on the Wednesday of Holy Week
SUNDAY 6th APRIL 2014 RECEPTION INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Christine Hutchinson (second left) received today.
Rachael Knowles received today
Families and Sponsors
Today were visited by Mr Dylan Parry, editor of 'OREMUS' the magazine of Westminster Cathedral and Friend of the Ordinariate. Mr Parry attended our Mass and then it was lunch at Howeys of Gainford.
The final 8 pictures above are courtesy of Mr Dylan Parry