Past Events


A First for St Botolph's Church, Knottingley

As we were unsure of Covid regulations we planned our Carol Service with Christingle to be outside this year.



Saturday 18 December dawned as a misty day but the lights on the Christmas tree lifted our spirits.
It was 10 minutes before the service and only 4 people had arrived, then out of the gloom families began to appear and our numbers swelled. Fr Clive led the prayers and explained the meaning of the Christingle.  We sang carols around the Christmas tree accompanied by our hand bells.  Mulled Christmas Punch and Christmas cake was enjoyed by all before setting off home.




There were some Christingle oranges left and these were taken to relatives, friends and neighbours who for various reasons were unable to attend,  so that they too could share the Light of Christ.









One 6 year old was so interested in the story that, when he got home, he designed a card for his great grandad with a Christingle orange on the front.





This was a first for us but we are already planning for next year.



Macmillan Coffee Morning



We held our annual coffee morning on Friday 24 September 10am to 12 noon.  We weren't able to have one last year due to Covid, but what we did say we that were going to do our best to make up for not having one this year.

This year was to be in memory of 3 lovely people who died in the last year.  Eileen Carrington who was Brown Owl for over 30years and church warden at St Botolph's, Wilf Chisem who was treasurer for many years at St Botolph's and the third person was the lovely David Moon, Glenis' husband.  He was always there helping Glenis at our events either carrying stuff in from the car or taking stuff out to the car, supporting Glenis with all her hard work she does for St Botolph's .


Peter Greenwood donated 2 food hampers for the day, one for the Harvest Supper and one for Macmillian coffee morning, and they raised a lot of money. Thank you Peter .





There was a lovely atmosphere, people chatting, eating cake, drinking coffee, Thank you to Denise who went home to bake some scones which went in seconds as soon as she came through the door.





Thank you once again, to all who helped to make this event one of our best Macmillian Coffee mornings in which we raised a fantastic sum of £500, a  thank you to the lady who donated to make it up to the round figure of £500.







Harvest Supper


Friday 24 September we held our annual Harvest Supper . We had 28 for the supper.  A lovely evening was had by all.


We had steak pie and peas followed by a sweet, made by Edna, of apple crumble or damson sponge and custard.


Janet organised a quiz which everyone enjoyed.


We would like to thank all who helped especially Edna ,Glenis & Ann Webb who managed to get the food out quickly and hot.


We raised for £300 for St Botolph’s funds. Thank you to Janet Taylor for the kind donation also.