St John the Baptist Pockley
St John the Baptist’s Church, Pockley
St John the Baptist’s Church, Pockley is an endearing little church beside the village street. Built in 1870 – 76 to the design of Sir G.G. Scott, it has a high pitched roof giving it excellent acoustics and making it a good setting for musical events. The oak pulpit and carved rood screen are by Temple Moore. The old Victorian under floor heating system, with its unique little railway track to bring the solid fuel to the stove under the centre of the Church, has recently been restored to very effective use, giving warmth to worshippers. Smoke is withdrawn via the flue which is part of the attractive bellcote, high above the west end of the Church.
The Church is open daily and visitors are most welcome to come in and feel the peace of the place, and perhaps offer a prayer. The graveyard is separate from the Church, and can be found in a field on the other side of the road.
(Please be sure to close the gate behind you as there may be sheep in the field).
14th May 11.00 Eucharist Rev'd S Binks
28th May 6.00pm Evening Service Rev'd A De Smet
Our big event is on Saturday 13th. May at 7pm, when the choir “The Weighton Waytes” will be performing. Their programme will reflect the wide variety of music they enjoy singing-from Tallis, Handel, Gluck ,Boyce, Caccini and Mozart, to more up to date composers-eg.JohnTavener, Patrick Hawes, Philip Stopford and John Rutter. They will include a few lighter pieces and some African music too. This will be a fantastic night, but you will require a ticket, so go on treat yourself, from phone number 01439 770219.
Tickets £8 including refreshments
FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER AND MEMBERS OF BENEFICE CHURCHES
RESIDENTIAL PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY ISLAND, 2017
Accomodation has been reserved at Marygate House, Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017.
Some places are still available.
Contact Sid Bradley: SAJBradley@aol.com or 01904 659784.