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Welcome to the website for Rainton Mission Room. If you're looking for information about the Church of England in Rainton, you've come to the right place.
Rainton is actually in the parish of Baldersby with Dishforth*, and the parish church (St James') is two miles from Rainton, at Baldersby St James. The 'church' in Rainton is the Mission Room, which is situated in the middle of the village and is marked by a small bell-tower and a 'lamb and flag' (symbol of Jesus Christ) on the side of the wall. The Mission Room is used during the week by the Montessori Nursery.
Worship takes place in the Mission Room on the third Sunday in each month and is led by either the Vicar, the Rev'd Susanne Jukes or, quarterly, by the Methodist Minister, the Rev'd Kathie Heathcoat. People arrive between 9.00am and 9.15am for coffee/tea/fruit-juice and croissants, and for fellowship. This is followed by a 'thought for the day', often based on the gospel reading for the day, and informal teaching, discussion and prayer, as we seek to work out how the gospel message applies to us in our daily lives. The Prayer Breakfast is attended by people who live in the village, those who regularly attend services at St James', and those who come from elsewhere because they prefer this type of worship. All are welcome. Just come along, or ring the Vicar on 01845 578513 for further details.
Contact the Vicar, too, if you are looking to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral.
The Methodist Church in Rainton meets in the Mission Room. Contact the Rev'd Kathie Heathcoat 01845 522255 for further details.
*More information about the Parish of Baldersby with Dishforth can be found on its website - stjamesbstj.org.uk.
Part of the Benefice of Topcliffe, Baldersby with Dishforth, Dalton and Skipton on Swale
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