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Church of England Middleham & Coverdale, East Witton & Thornton Steward

The Parish of Middleham with Coverdale, East Witton & Thornton Steward

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Bible Book Club

Bible Book Club

Our monthly Bible Book Club, 'helps you read the Bible with your friends – one book at a time.' The Bible Society's helpful guides give handy background information including tips, discussion questions and some hints for handling those tricky sections.

Fourth Saturday of every month at Liz and Jeff's.

Meet at 11.30am for coffee and discussion, followed by lunch at 12.30am. All are welcome, whether you are experienced in reading the Bible or not.

The book for Saturday 22nd February is Joshua
There will be no meeting in March

Background information available visit:

Weigh and Pray

Weigh and Pray

Every Tuesday at Liz and Jeff's at 9am.  (please note no meeting on 18th February)

Come for a 'weigh in' followed by a simple low calorie breakfast together and a 10 minute reflection and meditation to start your day.

An encouraging environment, (but no dietary advice given).

More information 01969 326069.


Youth Alpha 

Youth Alpha 

For 12 - 17 years looking at all issues of faith.

Next meetings is Monday 30th March 4.45pm - 6.15pm at Liz and Jeff's.

Discussion followed by dinner and cake

Pre Marriage Course

Youth Alpha 

The Pre-Marriage Course is designed for couples considering marriage and wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. While based on Christian principles, it is relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background. The course begins with a brief introduction to each topic, and an opportunity for discussion. Privacy is respected, there is no group discussion or group work, and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship, but couples can discuss issues with a married 'support couple' if they wish.
This course is free.
Topics covered include: Communication, Resolving Conflict
Commitment, Keeping Love Alive, Shared Values
The course takes place over 3 Sundays afternoons in Middleham. More details from Liz and Jeff on 01969 326969

Dates: Sundays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 23 Feb; 1 March and 8 March.

Lent in the parish


Youth Alpha 

Lent Lunch: Raising money for Christian Aid - lunch in the parish room, East Witton

Wednesday 26th February (Ash Wednesday) 12pm - 2pm. All welcome.

Youth Alpha 

Ash Wednesday services with ashing

10am at Middleham
7pm at East Witton

Youth Alpha 

Lent Course: LIFE SOURCE - a 5 session course on prayer for Lent

Prayer can feel like hard work or a bit of a mystery.
Wherever you are on the journey of faith, Life Source is designed to encourage a discovery of new-found joy and delight in prayer - for novices and old-hands alike. This is a creative, hands-on exploration prayer with discussion and Bible study.

'Life Source' will be at Jeff and Liz's on Wednesdays, 12.15pm to 2pm and we'll have lunch together. (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th March, 1st and 8th April)

You don't have to sign up for every session - come and try it out. Everyone is welcome.

Youth Alpha 

Quiz Night

St. John's Church, East Witton.

Our next quiz and pie and peas supper will be held on March 13th in the Parish Room at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are £6:50 and are available from Pam and Graham on 01969 625434 St. John's Church, East Witton.

Youth Alpha 

Songs of Praise

St John’s, East Witton on Sunday 15th March at 3pm
Followed by tea and cake

We’d love to see you there to sing some favourite hymns.

Email Liz ( with your favourite and we’ll try our best to include it.

Youth Alpha 

Poetry Evening

Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm
The Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham

Are you a poet? Or just love poetry?

Bring a favourite poem, or one you have written, to share. Funny, poignant, rhyming or not..
whatever takes your fancy.

No experience necessary!

Or just come and enjoy listening to some poetry. Everyone is welcome.

This event is free.