Brenda’s Service of Welcome

On Friday 29th April 2022 we had a wonderful Service of Welcome for our new vicar, Brenda! It was an evening filled with love, support and joyful songs of praise.

A huge welcome to the Forrester family and many thanks to everyone involved.

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Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Fundraising event on Saturday. We raised an outstanding ยฃ528.44 for the CPAD Ingleby Barwick Fund.

Special thanks and congratulations to Judy and all the organisers!

Thank you

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to our appeal to help those in Ukraine, we managed to collect an amazing ยฃ270! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Our donation is now with the DEC (Disasters Emergency Commitee) to be used in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance for all refugees and displaced families.

If you missed the deadline and would still like to donate, you can do so by card or PayPal via the DEC website:

Rev’d Brenda Forrester

We are delighted to share the news of the appointment of our new Vicar for St Francis of Assisi Church, Rev’d Brenda Forrester.

Brenda will be joined by her husband Jock, daughter Maia, two dogs and three cats. She also has a son Tam, currently studying at University.

A date for moving and the service to mark the beginning of her ministry will be announced once a date has been agreed.

We are looking forward to welcoming Brenda and her family to Ingleby Barwick.

The Fourth Wise Man

A story for Epiphany led by Liz Brown and members of the Mother’s Union.

Christmas Tree 2021

Our Christmas Tree is a little different this year. Many of the Baubles have labels on remembering loved ones, families and past and present church family friends! Many thanks to Abigail and Jo for decorating it and to Keith for getting the tree, erecting it, and putting the star and lights on.!

Thanks also to Tessa for blessing our Christmas Tree this morning. If youโ€™d like to add your own baubles please just bring them along to one of our Christmas services ๐ŸŽ„

No Rehearsal Nativity

The No Rehearsal Nativity was “Wow Amazing”!

Many thanks to Katie, Alicia and those who took part.!!

Advent Sunday Family Service

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Family Service this morning. Despite the challenging weather we had a great turn-out and a fantastic time celebrating the start of advent.

Special thanks to all our volunteers, especially:

Abigail, Amelia, Emily, Freddie, Gracie, Harry, Hattie, Henry, Joe, Katie, Martha & Theo.

Love in a box Appeal 2021

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Thank you so much to everyone who supported our โ€˜Love in a Boxโ€™ shoebox appeal 2021, we collected 86 shoeboxes to send to Children in Distress.

Over the last 10 years we have sent a staggering 1,333 shoeboxes all over the globe to people that are in need. Beautiful shoebox gifts filled with love, spreading joy and hope to those for whom Christmas offers little to celebrate. A simple act of kindness that lets others know that they are loved and not forgotten.

It takes time, effort and money to put together a shoebox, so to everyone who donated boxes, money or items to fill the boxes – this year and over the last 10 years – thank you all!

Love in a box Appeal 2021


A massive thank you to Lucy Nicholson and everyone at 1st Ingleby Barwick Scouts. They have donated an amazing 40 shoeboxes to our ‘Love in a Box’ appeal 2021!

If you have a shoebox to donate please bring it to church by 12 noon THIS SUNDAY!

Rememberance Poppy Display

Many thanks to all those who contributed to our beautiful Remembrance poppy display.

In memory of all those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts, our beautiful cascade of poppies provides a striking visual commemoration and the perfect location for personal reflection.

Advent candles

Advent candles are available from church for ยฃ3.50 each.

Creation Week – 27th Sept ~ 2nd Oct

Our church was open every afternoon & evening throughout the week for visitors to take the opportunity to come & reflect on our world through Creationtide.

We welcomed the children from Years 2, 5 and 6 from St Francis of Assisi Primary School and travelled through the seven days of the Creation Story. We also had a wonderful evening with the Cubs learning about Creationtide and celebrating the Feast of St. Francis.

Many thanks to the Mothers’ Union team for co-ordinating this event.