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Sunday 26th May 2024 – The Journey – “Al Massira”

 

This week we begin a new series – Al Massira.  Over the summer we will be looking at well known Bible Stories but particularly how they can be meaningful to Muslims – who might see them differently.

Al Massira explores the messages and signs of the Old Testament prophets and their fulfilment in the person of Jesus throughout all scripture. In Arabic ‘Al Massira’ means a journey, the idea of setting out in the company of others.  So we hope you’ll start this journey with us on Sunday.

Our All Age service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church – Introduction to the Journey – our reading will be from Luke 24:13-32

The live stream of the service is here. We will start streaming at 10.25am.

If for any reason, if you are unable to attend church on Sunday, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you’ll get notifications of each new video.  If you aren’t subscribed and you’d like to be click here.

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Love Girlington

Do you live in Girlington? Have a heart for the people of that area? Desire to see God’s Kingdom come in that part of our parish?  If so, you are warmly invited to join a new group meeting each Thursday evening at St Philips Church 7:30pm. We will sing, pray and seek God’s blessing on Girlington. For more information, please speak to Ben.

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! As we mentioned in the APCM it would be a great help if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too!

Also don’t forget that if you give on the card machine as long as your gift is £30 or under we can claim 25% back on that too!

Donations

The Ark Charity Shop at 89 Heights Lane is in need of donations.  They are open on Tues to Sat (11am until 4pm). If you have donations to give, please can you deliver them during opening hours to ensure that they are received in good condition.

This Thursday, 30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term

Saturday Discipleship Brunch 

This Saturday 1 June at 10.30 – St Paul’s Manningham

8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service

Summer Dates

16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 19th May 2024 – Pentecost

This Sunday we will be celebrating Pentecost! Pentecost Sunday is a commemoration and celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church.  Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park in the afternoon.  We will have a 10.30 Communion Service but no Children’s Work, no sermon and no tea and coffee afterwards!  Please prioritise the event in the afternoon over our morning service.  We will meet right in front of the Town Hall.

Our morning service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church – a communion service – our reading will be from 2 Corinthians 3:7-18

The live stream of the service is here. We will start streaming at 10.25am – You may be staying home for this service and saving your energy for the Pentecost event so maybe subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you’ll get notifications of each new video.  If you aren’t subscribed and you’d like to be click here.  On Sunday you can watch online – and then meet us in the afternoon!

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Love Girlington

Do you live in Girlington? Have a heart for the people of that area? Desire to see God’s Kingdom come in that part of our parish?  If so, you are warmly invited to join a new group meeting each Thursday evening at St Philips Church 7:30pm. We will sing, pray and seek God’s blessing on Girlington. For more information, please speak to Ben.

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! As we mentioned in the APCM it would be a great help if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too!

Also don’t forget that if you give on the card machine as long as your gift is £30 or under we can claim 25% back on that too!

Donations

The Ark Charity Shop at 89 Heights Lane is in need of donations.  They are open on Tues to Sat (11am until 4pm). If you have donations to give, please can you deliver them during opening hours to ensure that they are received in good condition.

Summer Dates

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term


8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service

16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 12th May 2024 – Breakfast Church – The Ten Commandments

This Sunday we are starting a new Breakfast Church series on ‘The Ten Commandments’ and we will be taking a look at the first of these commandments – Love God!

Our service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church.  Breakfast will also be available at this service

Our reading will be from Psalm 1

The live stream of the service is here. We don’t usually do this but to welcome people to this new series we will start streaming at about  10.55am as we finish our Breakfast

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Pentecost – 19th May 2024

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday – Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park in the afternoon.  We will have a 10.30 Communion Service but no Children’s Work, no sermon and no tea and coffee afterwards!  Please prioritise the event in the afternoon over our morning service.  We will meet right in front of the Town Hall.

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! As we mentioned in the APCM it would be a great help if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too!

Also don’t forget that if you give on the card machine as long as your gift is £30 or under we can claim 25% back on that too!

Summer Dates

More information to come – but save the dates!

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term
8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service
16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 5th May 2024 – Roots & Routes

You’ll remember we made a recipe book filled with stories for Christmas.  This Sunday we’re going to celebrate this book with a special service combined with meeting the people in the stories and tasting the food! Bishop Toby will join us for this event.

Our service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church.  12 noon for the food celebration!

You’ll be able to eat your way around the world in 1 hour after church on Sunday! Food stations include: Taste of Africa, Spice and Rice, British Bites & Persian Delights.

Our reading will be Ruth 1

The live stream of the service is here. We will start streaming at 10.25am

 

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Bubble Church

Special Service for young children and their families – 4.30pm this Sunday – St Martin’s Heaton

Annual Church Meeting – APCM

This was last week – if you missed it here is what happened.

Bradford Cathedral’s Ascension Day service – Thursday 9th May 2024 (7pm)

Ascension Day – which takes place 40 days after Easter Sunday – is when the church celebrates the ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven. Further details can be found on the Bradford Cathedral website or by clicking here

Pentecost – 19th May 2024

On Pentecost Sunday Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park on 19th May 2024 – in the afternoon.  Please keep it free and more details are coming!

Volunteers Required for An Exciting New Project at Bevan – Health and Wellbeing

 We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who what to volunteer and make a difference with us at Bevan. Are you able to connect with others facing similar challenges or can you share your expertise, experiences, and skills.

 Your Space is a weekly multi-agency drop-in that runs every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30 at Bevan.  It’s a service that offers advice and information in a welcoming environment for those people seeking asylum in Bradford. 

We are looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help in the delivery of the drop-ins; individuals who can carry out the following roles:
1.            Administrators – will include welcoming and registering people on arrival and making sure they are in the right place for advice and guidance

2.            Advisors – using your firsthand knowledge of the challenges and barriers faced by those seeking asylum, help individuals understand how to use digital health tools effectively

3.            Translators – Do you speak Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Dari, or Pashtu?  Helping to ensure that messages are accurately conveyed. 

4.            Signposting to services – connecting people with the resources they need

For further information please contact:

 Ann Wild – Volunteer and Employability Coordinator – ann.wild3@bradford.nhs.uk – Mob: 07519 276225

Summer Dates

More information to come – but save the dates!

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term
8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service
16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 28th April 2024 – From the Cross – Adoption – All Age Communion Service

In these Sundays from Easter to Pentecost we are looking more carefully at the Cross of Jesus and what it means

This week we will continue with: Adoption

Our service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church.  This is a service with Sunday School, Sunday Youth and Communion.

Our reading will be Ephesians 1:3-8

The live stream of the service is here. We will start streaming at 10.25am

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Bubble Church

Special Service for young children and their families – 4.30pm this Sunday – St Martin’s Heaton

Annual Church Meeting – APCM

This will take place this Sunday – 28th April.  Papers, reports and information has been sent out in an earlier message.

Roots and Routes – Sunday 5th May

You’ll remember we made a recipe book filled with stories for Christmas.  We’re going to celebrate that with an event on Sunday 5th May at St Paul’s Manningham – this will be a special service combined with meeting the people in the stories and tasting the food!  10.30 for church – 12 noon for the celebration.  Bishop Toby will join us for this event.

Bradford Cathedral’s Ascension Day service – Thursday 9th May 2024 (7pm)

Ascension Day – which takes place 40 days after Easter Sunday – is when the church celebrates the ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven. Further details can be found on the Bradford Cathedral website or by clicking here

Pentecost – 19th May 2024

On Pentecost Sunday Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park on 19th May 2024 – in the afternoon.  Please keep it free and more details are coming!

Summer Dates

More information to come – but save the dates!

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term
8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service
16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday April 14th 2024 – Breakfast Church – Substitution

 

 

At Breakfast church this month we are looking at – From the Cross – Substitution

Our reading will be Isaiah 53:1-6

This service is not livestreamed – please remember that this is our ‘invitational’ service. We want people to come and meet the family of God in an informal setting as we eat in community.  Please invite someone to come with you this week!

Notices

Bubble Church

Special Service for young children and their families – 4.30pm this Sunday – St Martin’s Heaton

APCM

Our Annual business Meeting of the Church will be on 28th April after our Sunday morning service.  Please make sure to attend!

Roots and Routes – Sunday 5th May

You’ll remember we made a recipe book filled with stories for Christmas.  We’re going to celebrate that with an event on Sunday 5th May at St Paul’s Manningham – this will be a special service combined with meeting the people in the stories and tasting the food!  10.30 for church – 12 noon for the celebration.  Bishop Toby will join us for this event.

Pentecost – 19th May 2024

On Pentecost Sunday Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park on 19th May 2024 – in the afternoon.  Please keep it free and more details are coming!

Mary’s Meals

Learn more about a great organisation if you’re at a loose end on a Friday night in 2 weeks!

Summer Dates

More information to come – but save the dates!

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term
8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – 4pm Afternoon Cream Tea, Brass Band and Service of Celebration
16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 24th March 2024 – Palm Sunday

Our Parish worship service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church.  This is an All Age Service to celebrate Palm Sunday.

Our reading will be Mark 11.1-11

The live stream of the service is here. We will start streaming at 10.25am

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Song Survey

We’re having a think about what songs we sing – what songs you like?  Remember three years ago when we couldn’t sing and we had a survey on our favourite song to start singing with?? Can you fill in a form for us about songs and hymns?

Also don’t forget about our 2 playlists for you – this survey will allow you to add to the main list!  Please follow, subscribe etc etc.  Spotify and/or Youtube

Easter Services

We’re preparing our Easter services – to see what’s going on see our Easter Page

Bubble Church

Special Service for young children and their families – 4.30pm this Sunday – St Martin’s Heaton

Roots and Routes – Sunday 5th May

You’ll remember we made a recipe book filled with stories for Christmas.  We’re going to celebrate that with an event on Sunday 5th May (Not 20th April 2024 as previously announced) at St Paul’s Manningham – this will be a special service combined with meeting the people in the stories and tasting the food!  10.30 for church – 12 noon for the celebration.  Bishop Toby will join us for this event.

Pentecost – 19th May 2024

On Pentecost Sunday Churches across Bradford are holding a wonderful public act of witness in City Park on 19th May 2024 – in the afternoon.  Please keep it free and more details are coming!

Summer Dates

More information to come – but save the dates!

30th May – Heaton Hub Community Day – Family Fun at Half Term
8th June – Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church – Afternoon Tea and Service
16th June – Manningham on Sea – Community fun day in Manningham
6th July – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 8th October 2023 – Al Massira- Breakfast Church

Sorry – these notices were sent last Friday – but didn’t publish.  Here they are – but a bit late!!

This week we are gathering together at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church for Breakfast Church where we will be looking at the first session of the Al Massira course.

We’re sorry- this is the week there is no livestream of the service.

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church  – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Al Massira – 6th & 7th of October

Al Massira is a course where participants are invited on a journey to discover the basics of the the Christian faith – it is particularly useful for those from a Muslim background.  We are hosting this here in our Parish.  More Information found here.

Follow Me Follow On

In October we are starting a new sermon series and a whole Parish focus on our discipleship – what did Jesus mean by ‘Follow me’ and how can we do that in 2023?  To aid us in our thinking we will start a new zoom discussion group.  It will start on Tuesday October 3rd at 5pm.  You can find our Zoom link here it will be no more than an hour.  Come with questions and thoughts from the Sunday sermon!!

Baptisms

As a parish we are looking forward to celebrating baptisms towards the end of November! If you haven’t been baptised before and would like to talk about what that means and looks like, chat to one of the leaders after the service.

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! It would be a great help though if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too! Please speak to Zarine if you want to know more about it – or click the links!

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Sunday 1st October 2023 – Follow Me: The Fishermen- Parish Communion

This week we are gathering together at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church for our Parish Communion service

We are kicking off a new sermon series called ‘Follow Me’ as we focus as a parish on what it means to follow Jesus with our whole lives. This will be the focus at both our weekly Communion services, so whether you join us on a Sunday at St Paul’s or a Wednesday at St Barnabas, we’ll be thinking about discipleship, following Jesus, together.

Our Scripture reading will be from Matthew 4:18-22

To see the live stream of the service click here.

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church  – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Follow Me Follow On

In October we are starting a new sermon series and a whole Parish focus on our discipleship – what did Jesus mean by ‘Follow me’ and how can we do that in 2023?  To aid us in our thinking we will start a new zoom discussion group.  It will start on Tuesday October 3rd at 5pm.  You can find our Zoom link here it will be no more than an hour.  Come with questions and thoughts from the Sunday sermon!!

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy – St Barnabas Church

There will be a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 30th September (Tomorrow!), from 10:30am till 1pm hosted by the Mothers’ Union at St Barnabas’ Church, Ashwell Road, Heaton, BD9 4AU – they look forward to serving you!

Harvest

This Wednesday, 4th October, we will be marking Harvest at our Wednesday Communion service at St Barnabas, 10:30am. You are welcome to bring goods to donate to the local foodbanks as we thank God for all his gifts to us.

Baptisms

As a parish we are looking forward to celebrating baptisms towards the end of November! If you haven’t been baptised before and would like to talk about what that means and looks like, chat to one of the leaders after the service.

Al Massira – 6th & 7th of October

Al Massira is a course where participants are invited on a journey to discover the basics of the the Christian faith – it is particularly useful for those from a Muslim background.  We are hosting this here in our Parish.  More Information found here.

Robin Gamble retirement service – Sunday, 1 October 2023, 6:00pm at Bradford Cathedral

Robin Gamble, Bishop’s Advisor in Church Growth, retires this autumn. All are invited to come and celebrate his dynamic and fruitful ministry as a parish priest and as an encourager of evangelism. The service will include sung worship, testimonies, presentations and prayer.  More details on the Cathedral Website

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! It would be a great help though if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too! Please speak to Zarine if you want to know more about it – or click the links!

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Sunday 24th September 2023 – Proclaiming With… Paul again! – All Age Communion

This week we are gathering together at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church for our All Age Communion service!

We are coming to the end of our ‘Proclaiming With’ sermon series concluding with Paul’s proclamation that he counts everything as loss in comparison to knowing Jesus! Our Scripture reading will be from Philippians 3:1-11

To see the live stream of the service click here.

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church  – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Parish Forums

We have 2 Parish Forums coming up, starting this Sunday!
11.30 on Sunday Morning 24th September – St Paul’s Church
11.30 on Wednesday Morning 27th September – St Barnabas Church
We’re calling it: “Facing the future: Church Finances”

Follow Me Follow On

In October we are starting a new sermon series and a whole Parish focus on our discipleship – what did Jesus mean by ‘Follow me’ and how can we do that in 2023?  To aid us in our thinking we will start a new zoom discussion group.  It will start on Tuesday October 3rd at 5pm.  You can find our Zoom link here it will be no more than an hour.  Come with questions and thoughts from the Sunday sermon!!

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy – St Barnabas Church

There will be a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 30th September, from 10:30am till 1pm hosted by the Mothers’ Union at St Barnabas’ Church, Ashwell Road, Heaton, BD9 4AU – they look forward to serving you!

Baptisms

As a parish we are looking forward to celebrating baptisms towards the end of November! If you haven’t been baptised before and would like to talk about what that means and looks like, chat to one of the leaders after the service.

Al Massira – 6th & 7th of October

Al Massira is a course where participants are invited on a journey to discover the basics of the the Christian faith – it is particularly useful for those from a Muslim background.  We are hosting this here in our Parish.  More Information found here.

Bradford Theology School

Bradford Theology School is running a new Year 1 course in 2024. This equips students with Foundations in Christian Theology. They have an open day on September 9th. This gives people interested in the course the opportunity to experience a day of teaching with the school, hear about the vision and values and ask any questions they have. For more details and for students to sign up for the day they just need to register here.

Robin Gamble retirement service – Sunday, 1 October 2023, 6:00pm at Bradford Cathedral

Robin Gamble, Bishop’s Advisor in Church Growth, retires this autumn. All are invited to come and celebrate his dynamic and fruitful ministry as a parish priest and as an encourager of evangelism. The service will include sung worship, testimonies, presentations and prayer.  More details on the Cathedral Website

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! It would be a great help though if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too! Please speak to Zarine if you want to know more about it – or click the links!