Author Archives: Nigel Chapman

Easter Day

It’s the strangest Easter Day many of us will have experienced ever, but as a church we continue to meet and pray together. Joined by technology. Joined by prayer. Joined by our love for the risen Christ. Jesus Christ is Risen today. Alleluia! You can find our Easter News Sheet Click Here

Palm Sunday 5th April

This week The Passion Narratives, Giving to Church, loads of links and resources to help sustain our spiritual journey, and the weekly Meditation.

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Also this week the start of ‘Stories of Faith’ with contributions from Claire Stubbs and Colin Rowling. Click on image to open.



Palm Sunday Join the Bishops of Selby, Whitby and Hull online for prayers during the day on Palm Sunday, the 5th April. 

The Diocese of York will offer moments from Midday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer at 12.00 noon, 4.00pm and 8.00pm, via Facebook (, Twitter ( or Vimeo (

Recordings of these services will be available for you to catch up later if you miss the service.

Bishop of Whitby Paul Ferguson has compiled a downloadable A4 sheet  of a reading with some reflective prayers and the Collect of the day, which you might find helpful for your own use, or if you are recording or streaming material for others to follow via the internet.

The Church of England will broadcast national services for Palm Sunday and Easter Day via its Facebook page,

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday (9 April) at 11.00am, the Archbishop of York and Bishops of the Diocese of York will offer a short online service including renewal of vows for lay ministers, deacons and priests, and a renewal of commitment and baptismal vows for all the faithful. All are welcome to join via Facebook (, Twitter ( or Vimeo ( 

Recordings of these services will be available for people to catch up later if they miss the service.

A growing number of links to churches in the Diocese of York who will be offering online worship during the Holy Week and Easter period can be found at If your own church isn’t offering online worship you might like to find one nearby that’s doing so.

On-line Prayer

As a parish we are offering Morning Prayer at 9am on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9am via the software Zoom. This can be used on a computer, a Tablet or a smart phone.  

On Monday morning 6th April ‘Pray for Filey’ at 9am again by Zoom. This time of prayer focusses our prayers on the place, the people and the Mission of the church in Filey.

If you would like to join with us, please let the vicar know so that you can be invited with the direct link to connect with Zoom. If you need help installing it please do contact Nigel or Margaret Rowling. For more information on Zoom visit or go to Apple App Store (Apple phones) / Google Play (Android phones) and download the app.

In these strange and difficult times, please stay safe and keep others safe.

Friday Communion

I’m grateful to Chris Turner for recording these songs that would have been played at our Holy Communion this morning. Use them as a time to reflect and pray.