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Sunday 14th April 2023 – Breakfast Church – LOVE

This Sunday we have our Parish Breakfast Church at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

In our Breakfast Church services for the next little while we are going to be going through the Fruit of the Spirit together- starting this Sunday with love, our reading will be John 13:34-35

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!)

Prayer before the service

We meet together each Sunday at 9:30am at St Paul’s to pray for the service and for our world. On Breakfast Church Sundays, we also share Communion together at the 9:30am prayer meeting. All are welcome.

Prayer and Praise

Prayer and Praise is back after breaking for Easter last month! Join us as we gather at St Philip’s Church, Girlington on Sunday at 7pm for a relaxed time of singing worship songs and studying the Bible together.

The Baptism of Lisa Oluchukwu Ogbuji

Next Sunday, 21st May, we’ll be celebrating together as a family as we welcome Charles and Alice’s daughter Lisa to baptism. We’re so looking forward to welcoming Lisa into the Church family! All are welcome so do be inviting people. Please also pray for Charles, Alice, Lisa, and her godparents as they prepare for this service.

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

A big thank you to all who came and helped with Manningham-on-Sea last Sunday! It was great to see so many members of our community join us for worship and for fun!  There are many more pictures on our webpage about it.

Live Worship

We are hoping to find those in our Parish who are talented musically and able to lead us in sung worship.  We will hold a meeting on 3rd June 2023 at 10am at St Paul’s for all those interested.

Giving by Direct Debit

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!

Christian Aid Week

It is Christian Aid week this week.  If you want more information or to donate the best option is their really excellent website.

Thy Kingdom Come

Ahead of Thy Kingdom Come 2023 they have launched a brand new app which is a one stop shop for access to inspirational daily prayer reflections, videos from ecumenical leaders on the TKC23 daily themes and resources for children and young people. The TKC App is an award winning resource that you can download to guide you through 11 days of prayer and reflection as we pray – Thy Kingdom Come in our lives and communities.

To download TKC23 App use the following links;

For iOS – Thy Kingdom Come on the App Store (apple.com)

For Android – Thy Kingdom Come – Apps on Google Play

Thy Kingdom Come 11 day video trailer

For a sneak peak at some of the videos we have to come for TKC23, take a look at our trailer – Thy Kingdom Come Trailer – YouTube

 

 

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Sunday 7th May 2023 – Royal Manningham on Sea – Coronation Sunday

This Sunday looks very different! We’re taking a short break from our sermon series and using this Sunday to celebrate with our Community as we host Royal Manningham on Sea!!

Please do join us at St Paul’s Church.

The key times to come along to are:

9am to help us set up!

12pm  A Communion service marking the Coronation of Charles III

From 1pm – A Fun Day at St Paul’s including sand, donkeys, food and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we hope to meet outside to worship there will be no livestream of the service, but if you can’t join us in person, please join us in prayer as we pray for our King, our Community and that all would know Jesus, the King of Kings.

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!)

The Big Help Out

As part of the King’s coronation bank holiday, on Monday 8th May 2023 we are volunteering our time to litter pick in our neighbourhood with our community.

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm –  Meet outside ‘St Martin’s Church and Community Library’, Haworth Road, BD9 6LL   Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All equipment provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Live Worship

We are hoping to find those in our Parish who are talented musically and able to lead us in sung worship.  We will hold a meeting on 3rd June 2023 at 10am at St Paul’s for all those interested.

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Sunday 30th April 2023 – Ready for the Spirit Week 3- Juicy Communion Service

We’re continuing our sermon series on the Holy Spirit: Ready for the Spirit as we look forward to Pentecost

This Sunday we have our Juicy All Age Communion, the service where we use our church space a bit differently during the service, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading will be Galatians 5:16-26  as we think about the Fruit if the Spirit

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

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!)

Sunday 23rd April- APCM

Thank you to all who came to our APCM last Sunday. If you want to see our lookback at 2022 you can see it here:

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

This Sunday after the service we will be having a walk-through and prayer together.

Please note that next Sunday (7th May), there isn’t a service at 10:30am… instead we’ll be setting up from 9am, having brunch together at 11:30am, and having our act of worship outside at noon before opening to the community at 1:30 pm. Please come and help us as we celebrate with our community!

Live Worship

We are hoping to find those in our Parish who are talented musically and able to lead us in sung worship.  We will hold a meeting on 3rd June 2023 at 10am at St Paul’s for all those interested.

Apology

Due to a mix up one of the reports in our APCM booklet was last years!  We’ve corrected the online version – Report and review of 2022

But for clarity here is the correct report for Monday’s Place of Welcome.

Over the last year our numbers have doubled and we now see around 40 people attending
each week. These are mostly new people that haven’t attended our project before or are
new to the church. Around 9 people use the access bus to come to the group. The majority
of people attending are women of Pakistani heritage who live in Manningham, Girlington
and Heaton, five people attend from outside our parish as they have been invited by a
friend. A big draw for people is the seated aerobics with over 25 people choosing to take
part each week and then staying around for conversation and tea/toast. In January we
began work on a piece of community art called ‘Gathered’. Each person worked on their
own gathered fabric circle and then we assembled them all together to make the piece of
art. It’s now hanging on the wall in the hall and people are enjoying seeing their artwork
displayed. We made pancakes for Pancake Day and had conversations about lent and
fasting. The cooking has continued over the year as we began working on a heritage project
about recipes in October. Recipes and stores will be collected and gathered to produce a
book of stories in 2023. This year we opened a Monday community pantry. During the
summer funding allowed the pantry to be well stocked with extras such as milk, cheese and
meat. The pantry was very popular but deliveries from Tesco were very unreliable. It was
difficult to run a busy pantry alongside aerobics (both need to run in the hall). A busy pantry
was unsustainable with the space and number of volunteers we had and so we decided to
stop the Tesco delivery and just stock dry/tinned goods. This has worked in reducing the
number of shoppers making the pantry much more manageable. We were then able to
develop a ‘story circle’ in the church space. Each week we listened to someone’s story and
then asked questions. They have been really good times of getting to know each other with
a mixture of people sharing ‘their story’. People have opened up and shared sometimes
difficult stories which has led to others sharing their stories too. It has been a good way to
get to know new people. The stories have led to good discussions or questions such as
should women get married? Or are you born into a faith or do you choose your faith? Our
volunteer team has grown this year to include Emma, Liz from Bolton Abbey, and Shaheen
who attended our Scones and Samosas group before lockdown.

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Sunday 23rd April 2023 – Ready for the Spirit Week 2- All Age Communion

We’re continuing our sermon series on the Holy Spirit: Ready for the Spirit as we look forward to Pentecost

This Sunday we have our Parish All Age Communion, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading will be John 14:15-31

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

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!)

Sunday 23rd April- APCM

This Sunday we are having our APCM after the service. This is our annual whole church meeting in which we look back at what God has done among us, and receive reports on different areas of Church life. And we look forward asking God what He wants to do next- and we elect Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod reps, people who will serve the Church in the coming years. If you can stay, please do- all are welcome!  There is a lot of documentation that you need access to for the APCM – that unfortunately is not fully available till tomorrow morning – so stay tuned for another update then!

Sudan Prayer

Bradford Cathedral will be holding a prayer vigil for Sudan on Tuesday 25th April at 5:30pm at which we will be hearing from members of the Sudanese community in Bradford.  All are welcome to this event, but even if you are not able to go we would encourage as many as possible to take that time to pray for an end to the fighting and the restoration of civilian government, and in particular that we remember the church with their opportunities for witness at this time.

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

Emergency Alert

This Sunday 23 April at 3pm the government will be sending a UK-wide Emergency Alerts test message to all compatible devices.  Your phone might need you to take action!

 

Saturday 22nd April, 2–7pm at St Stephen’s West Bowling

Have you ever wondered how to make a difference with Climate Change?

S Stephen’s Church are hosting an afternoon to explore how climate change affects our local area and what we can do to make a positive change.

Many more details and booking found on their website.

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Sunday 16th April 2023 – Ready for the Spirit Week 1- Parish Communion

It was such a joy to journey through Holy Week to Easter Sunday together! But for us as the Church, the joyful celebration of Easter didn’t end on Sunday- it continues for 50 days as we look towards Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

As we celebrate Easter and prepare for Pentecost together, we’re starting a new series on Sunday mornings: Ready for the Spirit.

This Sunday we are kicking off the series at our Parish Communion service, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading will be Romans 8:1-17

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

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!)

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please stay behind after the service on Sunday and hear more about what you might be able to do!

 

Saturday 22nd April, 2–7pm at St Stephen’s West Bowling

Have you ever wondered how to make a difference with Climate Change?

S Stephen’s Church are hosting an afternoon to explore how climate change affects our local area and what we can do to make a positive change.

Many more details and booking found on their website.

 

 

Sunday 23rd April- APCM

On Sunday 23rd we are having our APCM after the service. This is our annual whole church meeting in which we look back at what God has done among us, and receive reports on different areas of Church life. And we look forward asking God what He wants to do next- and we elect Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod reps, people who will serve the Church in the coming years.

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Sunday 9th April 2023 -Easter Sunday- All Age Communion

This Sunday we are celebrating the most joyful day of the Christian year- Easter Sunday- at our All Age Communion service, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading this week is Jesus resurrection in Matthew 28.1-10

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

At Easter we celebrate that through His death and resurrection, Jesus redeems the whole of creation, death is defeated and new life is available to all who put their trust in Him! This is good news!!

We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this good news with you- so from the GHM Team, we wish you a joyful Easter!

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!)

Easter Services
Easter Sunday- Churches Together Dawn Service on Heaton Hill 6:30am, followed by breakfast in the Village Hall
Easter Sunday- All Age Communion at St Paul’s, 10:30am.

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

A date for your diary!

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please talk to Emma, Clare or Michelle and then stay behind after the service on Sunday 16th April and we’ll talk more about it.

Saturday 22nd April, 2–7pm at St Stephen’s West Bowling

Have you ever wondered how to make a difference with Climate Change?

S Stephen’s Church are hosting an afternoon to explore how climate change affects our local area and what we can do to make a positive change.

Many more details and booking found on their website.

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Sunday 2nd April 2023 – Palm Sunday- Parish Communion

This Sunday marks the start of Holy Week and we begin by heralding Jesus as our king at our Parish Communion service, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading this week is Matthew 21.1-11

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week is a really special and important time for Christians as we remember Jesus’ death. To mark this week we are going to meet together to walk the way of the Cross with the Lord.
Palm Sunday – Communion service with Sunday School – St Paul’s 10.30am
Holy Wednesday – Communion service at St Barnabas 10:30am.
Maundy Thursday- A Meal in the Upper Room at St Paul’s 7pm.
Good Friday – A service for reflection at St Barnabas 2:30pm.
low angle view of cross with red garment
Easter Sunday- Churches Together Dawn Service on Heaton Hill 6:30am, followed by breakfast in the Village Hall
Easter Sunday- All Age Communion at St Paul’s, 10:30am.
Electoral Roll
If you have been attending our church for a while and are not on our Electoral Roll we would love you to officially join our church – you can do this over the next few weeks.  Also we will be removing some people from the Roll who have moved away and can no longer attend.  Sorry about this, it doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten you – it’s just housekeeping!

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

A date for your diary!

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please talk to Emma, Clare or Michelle and then stay behind after the service on Sunday 16th April and we’ll talk more about it.

Saturday 22nd April, 2–7pm at St Stephen’s West Bowling

Have you ever wondered how to make a difference with Climate Change?

S Stephen’s Church are hosting an afternoon to explore how climate change affects our local area and what we can do to make a positive change.  Many more details and booking found on their website.

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Sunday 26th March 2023 – Encounters with Jesus: The Dead Man – All Age

This week we have our All Age Communion service at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

We’re continuing our sermon series on Encounters with Jesus as we journey towards Holy Week and Easter. This week we are thinking about how Jesus encounters the Dead Man and brings about new life!!

Our Bible reading this week is John 11:1-45

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Lent
Our final Lent Course session is tomorrow- Saturday at St Paul’s – not too late to join!  10.30am
We’ll also be focusing on Encounters with Jesus at those sessions together.
The Clocks go forward!
The clocks go forward on Saturday night, meaning we lose an hour of sleep but gain lots of lighter evenings!
round black and white analog alarm clock
This a reminder to make sure your clocks go forward so that you don’t miss out on our meeting together on Sunday!!
Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week is a really special and important time for Christians as we remember Jesus’ death. To mark this week we are going to meet together to walk the way of the Cross with the Lord.
Palm Sunday – Communion service with Sunday School – St Paul’s 10.30am
Holy Wednesday – Communion service at St Barnabas 10:30am.
Maundy Thursday- A Meal in the Upper Room at St Paul’s 7pm.
Good Friday – A service for reflection at St Barnabas 2:30pm.
low angle view of cross with red garment
Easter Sunday- Churches Together Dawn Service on Heaton Hill 6:30am, followed by breakfast in the Village Hall
Easter Sunday- All Age Communion at St Paul’s, 10:30am.
Electoral Roll
If you have been attending our church for a while and are not on our Electoral Roll we would love you to officially join our church – you can do this over the next few weeks.  Also we will be removing some people from the Roll who have moved away and can no longer attend.  Sorry about this, it doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten you – it’s just housekeeping!

Royal Manningham-on-Sea

A date for your diary!

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please talk to Emma, Clare or Michelle.

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Sunday 12th March 2023 – Encounters with Jesus: The Paralysed Man – Breakfast Church

This week we meet together for Breakfast Church at 10:30am this Sunday at St Paul’s Church.

As we journey through Lent, we are continuing to look at Encounters with Jesus- this week we’re looking at the story of the paralysed man in John 5:1-15

This is the week where we do not live stream our service

Notices

Lent
Our Lent Course continues on Saturday mornings, at St Paul’s
We’ll also be focusing on Encounters with Jesus at those sessions together.
Parish Teams Meeting
On Tuesday we met to rethink our Parish teams – and to identify what is falling through the cracks.  What can we do about it?  You can read the report here.

Lent Retreat

Saturday 11 March, Bishop Toby is holding a Lent retreat at Bradford Cathedral from 10am to 1pm. With a  beautiful space and time set apart to reflect together, to be quiet and to pray. Anyone is welcome, whether new to retreats or seasoned retreaters

APCM

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (our yearly whole Church meeting) is happening on Sunday 23rd April after the service.

Please put the date in your diary and come along!

As part of our preparation for this meeting, we are updating our electoral roll – the list of people who can vote at our meetings and stand for election. If you’ve been part of our Church for more than six months, are 16 or over and baptised, we would love you to be on the electoral roll! Please speak to one of us.

Manningham-on-Sea

A date for your diary!

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please talk to Emma, Clare or Michelle.

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Sunday 5th March 2023 – Encounters with Jesus: The Teacher – Communion

This week is our International Communion service at 10:30am this Sunday at St Paul’s Church.

We’re continuing our sermon series on Encounters with Jesus, reflecting on one of the most famous chapters in the Bible, John 3, as we see Nicodemus encounter Jesus.

So, our Bible reading this week is John 3:1-17

To see the live stream of the service click here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Lent
Our Lent Course is starting on the 4th March, on Saturday mornings, at St Paul’s
We’ll also be focusing on Encounters with Jesus at those sessions together.
Parish Teams

We’re looking at re-launching our parish teams, as we think about how we can best serve the parish together.

To think about this together, we are holding a meeting at St Paul’s on the 7th March at 7:30pm.

All our parish teams will be meeting together on that day. And anyone else who would like to get involved in parish teams or hear about the way we run the day-to-day life of the parish are welcome!

Lent Retreat

Saturday 11 March, Bishop Toby is holding a Lent retreat at Bradford Cathedral from 10am to 1pm. With a  beautiful space and time set apart to reflect together, to be quiet and to pray. Anyone is welcome, whether new to retreats or seasoned retreaters

Manningham-on-Sea

A date for your diary!

On Sunday 7th May, following the King’s Coronation, we are having a day of fun at Manningham-on-Sea at St Pauls!

There is much to be done to make this a fun and celebratory day in our community and we’d love your help.

If you would like to be involved, please talk to Emma, Clare or Michelle.