Sunday 3rd July – International Service – Welcome to Emma!

On Sunday we are continuing our Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship.

This week we look at Psalm 50 and ask the question – “Why does God need all this worship?”

We will be welcoming Emma Wilkinson to our Parish after her ordination on Saturday.  She will be preaching at the service and we will celebrate her arrival with lunch afterwards. Please stay to greet her and her family and friends.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Ann Ashe has made an amazing banner as a gift to the Episcopal Church of Sudan from the Diocese of Leeds. It will be presented to Archbishop Ezekiel, when he comes to the Lambeth Conference in July.  We hope it will be displayed in All Saints’ Cathedral in Khartoum.

Sunday 26th June 2022 – All Age Service – Why should worship we God?

This week we are asking the question “Why should worship we God?”  We will be reading Psalm 145 as we continue in our new topic.

This is an All Age Service when we will all be together in church.  Hope to see you on Sunday morning at 10.30 St Paul’s Manningham

This service will be Livestreamed and will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Emma Wilkinson

Please remember to continue praying for Emma as she sets up her new home in Bradford.  She will be ordained on Saturday 2nd July in Wakefield Cathedral.  Then on 3rd July she will begin her ministry with us here in our Parish.

Sunday 19th June 2022 | Parish Communion with Sunday School – New Series

This Sunday we start a new Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship – taken from the 1990s song.  The first lines of the song probably explain what the series is about best.

 

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the ways things appear
You’re looking into my heart
I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus

 

Our Bible reading will be Psalm 51 – with a the sermon titled “What is worship?”

Last week we explained that we’ve got 2 new series on the go – Breakfast Church will now cover the “I am” sayings.  But ‘other’ Sundays will follow this new series on Worship.

Notices:

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Emma Wilkinson

Please remember to continue praying for Emma as she completes her training in Cambridge and moves to Bradford.

Church Wardens

Your church wardens were officially ‘signed up and sworn in’ last night at a wonder service in Fountains Church.  Please remember to thank them for the hard work they put in on your behalf.

Sunday 12th June 2022 | Parish Breakfast Church – I am the Bread of Life

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday, this week we will be having Breakfast Church at St Paul’s church with the subject ‘I am the Bread of Life’

Reading in the book of John chapter 6 verses 22 to the end.

This is the start of a new series.  We have decided to break Breakfast Church away from what we do on other Sundays for a while.  So each Breakfast Church for the next year or so will focus on one of the famous “I am…. “ sayings of Jesus. After “Bread of Life” this week we will move on to “Light of the World” – “Good Shepherd” “Resurrection and the Life” – “Way, Truth and Life”

In the evening at 7pm we have our Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church.  If you haven’t been to this service why not come along?  We sing, we pray, we spend some time quietly in God’s presence.  Hope you see you there!

Notices:

Emma – our new Curate

Please continue to pray for Emma – she is moving to Bradford very soon – for good farewells and a settled start to life in our Parish.  Her ordination is on 2nd July in Wakefield Cathedral.

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Installation of Dean Andy Bowerman

You may know that a new Dean of Bradford Cathedral is arriving in a few weeks.  The service to welcome him and ‘install’ him is Sunday 19th June | 3:30pm-5pm If you want to go to this service you will need to book your seat.

Sunday June 5th 2022 | Parish International Service – Pentecost & Jubilee

What is our focus this weekend?  It is our international service, it is Pentecost, it is a Platinum Jubilee!  So much happening so we look forward to seeing you this Sunday to find out how we manage to honour all these really important themes, we will be reading from the book of Acts chapter 2.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Jubilee BBQ

You are welcome to a barbeque after our Sunday service – if the weather is bad we’ll be indoors

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Next Sunday

Don’t forget that next Sunday 12th June we have 2 services.  Breakfast Church in the morning at St Paul’s and then at 7pm we have a Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s.  If you enjoyed praising together over an extended period last Sunday then this is the service for you!

Installation of Dean Andy Bowerman

You may know that a new Dean of Bradford Cathedral is arriving in a few weeks.  The service to welcome him and ‘install’ him is Sunday 19th June | 3:30pm-5pm If you want to go to this service you will need to book your seat.

Sunday April 3rd 2022 – International Communion and APCM

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.  Don’t forget this is our international service when we celebrate that we have so many people living and worshiping with us in other languages.  It might be a bit shorter because afterwards will be our APCM – details have already been sent out about this.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Easter

There will be another post about this in the week – but for now here are the main highlights for your diary:

“Extended Prayer and Praise” – Join us next Sunday  10th April from 7-8pm at St Philip’s Church

Lent Course

Have you been to our Lent Course “Tales of the Unexpected”

  • Monday Evening @ St Philips starting at 7pm:  4th April, 11th April
  • Thursday Daytime @ St Martins starting at 12 noon: 7th April, 14th April

APCM – 3 April – 11.45am – St Paul’s Church Manningham

 

This Sunday we have our Annual Parochial Church Meeting after our morning Service.

Documents

Our Report this year is Here.

We have not yet sent our account to our Independent Examiner – hence the report is listed as DRAFT.  We are also having a few issues with our website – if it says “Error 500” you can refresh the page for it to work.

Minutes for last year’s APCM are available here.

Elections

Election forms are available to download if you need them.  We have space for a few new PCC Members and a Synod Rep.

Deanery Synod Rep – Download

Churchwarden – Download

PCC Member – Download

Timings

We hope the morning looks like this – thanks for understanding if it doesn’t follow the plan exactly.

9.30am Prayer

10.30am  International Communion Service

11.45am Coffee with our Election of Wardens Meeting

12noon APCM begins

1pm – Soup and Roll Lunch

 

Parish Forum update – Feb 2022

On Sunday 13th we held a Parish Forum after our Breakfast Church

We prayed for Obstacles and Opportunities in 3 areas of our lives here in the Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham. Under the pictures below are the slides that we used to aid us in prayer.  Thanks to all those who joined us for both events.

 

Introducing Emma Wilkinson – Curate from Summer 2022

Before Christmas we announced that we have a new member of the team arriving in the Summer – Emma Wilkinson.  Emma’s ordination will be on Saturday 2nd July at Wakefield Cathedral.

Emma says:

I am very excited to have been announced as your Curate in Girlington, Heaton and Manningham, I will be coming to join you in the summer after finishing my training in Cambridge.

Bradford might just be my favourite place in the whole world, I grew up here, became a Christian whilst at secondary school and then after my A-levels worked for a Church on my council estate for a year. I then went to do a degree in Theology at Durham, followed by two years of training at Ridley Hall in Cambridge where I am in my final year trying to complete a Masters! So after moving around for a few years, I am looking forward to coming home.

I really love the Church of England, helping people meet with God in worship and making theology accessible.

I don’t like tea or coffee but love a hot chocolate! You might often find me listening to music, musing about who might be the next Doctor Who, editing a video or playing my guitar who I affectionately call George.

Ordination has felt like a long time coming and I’m so excited to get to spend my first few years ordained learning from and with you all in Girlington, Heaton and Manningham.

Please do keep me in your prayers as I prepare to be ordained and to join you all, be assured that I am praying for you too.

(This is a photo of me excitedly posting my acceptance letter to say I’d really like to be the Curate here to the Bishop of Leeds!)

 

 

 

Sunday 16th January 2022 – The Family on the Road again – Fleeing Herod

 

 

On Sunday it is JUICY again.  This is a service when we meet together to start with for the Reading, but then choose from a variety of options of how we engage with the story. Perhaps some quiet meditation, perhaps some teaching, maybe a bit of craft, some may want to talk about it.  The Choice is Yours!

This week the topic is  The Family on the Road again – Fleeing Herod

We will livestream this service at the usual link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away!  Please remember your mask and keep up the handwashing and distancing!

Sunday 23rd January 2022 – is the week for Christian Unity.  In the past we met all together with churches from across our area for a United Service.  This year due to COVID it is scaled back so our service will be continuing as normal.  Some of you may want to go and support this great event with Churches Together – the full notice is below:

Girlington, Heaton and Manningham Churches Together
United Service 10.30am January 23 2022
“We saw His Star in the East”
Westgate Baptist Church, 107 Carlisle Road, BD8 8BY, is willing to host our annual United Service in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity this January (18-25) for those of us willing and able to come.  We feel it is important to keep our GHM Churches network alive in these uncertain times.  The Church is large and airy so we can be reasonably spaced out.

Sadly, due to covid, we will not be able to meet for lunch afterwards but Westgate is willing to provide drinks and light refreshments for those wishing to stay.
Sadly, also due to covid, we will not be able to provide any separate activities for children.

This year the service has been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches and is based on the story of the Journey of the Magi “We saw his star in the East”.
So we have invited the Rev Stephen Griffith, a retired Minister from York, who has worked with Embrace in the Middle East, to come and tell us something about the situation of the Churches in the Middle East and the work of Embrace alongside them.  Those of you who have used the Bethlehem Carol Sheets will already know something of the medical and educational work of Embrace (Embrace the Middle East – previously known as Biblelands).  Our offertory will go to Embrace.

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