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NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT – Rev Ben Care

The Revd Ben Care, currently Assistant Curate at Burton St Chad & Stretton with Claymills in the Lichfield Diocese is to become Associate Vicar of Girlington, Heaton & Manningham in the Bradford Episcopal
Area.   Ben will be licenced on 23rd  November 2021 at 7pm at St Paul’s Church, Manningham by Bishop Toby Howarth.

Ben introduces himself below….

I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Associate Minister for the parish of Girlington, Manningham and Heaton.

A little about me: I became a Christian aged 20 whilst at Warwick university and it transformed my life. Helen and I met and married on a Christian year out course in 2001 and have been trying to follow where Jesus leads ever since. Along the way I have worked and volunteered for mission organisations and I have long had a heart to see people of different faiths and backgrounds come to know Christ. Eventually the twists and turns of this journey led to being ordained in 2017 and serving my curacy in two churches in Burton upon Trent, in the Midlands. The things that I am passionate about are seeing God’s church become more fully what it can be; for us to be growing as disciples, living out His call on our lives wherever that finds us and being a people committed to His word and grappling with it. My hope is that as we grow and change more into His likeness this will spill over into the lives of those around us.

I will be coming with my family; my wife, Helen, and our daughters Anna (aged 11) and Lyla (aged 6). We love spending time outdoors, walking and exploring the countryside and nature so we’re really looking forward to getting to know the area. I am a board game geek, bookworm and coffee connoisseur.

I am excited to be joining you as we seek to serve Christ in this parish together.

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Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, have invited Christians around the world to pray for more people to know Jesus.

We want to join in prayer at each of our four churches during the ten days between Ascension and Pentecost. 

 

From Midday — 1pm

Monday 3 June             St Paul’s

Tuesday 4 June             St Philip’s

Wednesday 5 June      St Barnabas

Thursday 6 June           St Martin’s

 

Can you commit to this?  What about coming to your usual church AND another one?


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New Associate Vicar of the Parish

Rev’d Sue Jennings

The Revd Sue Jennings, currently serving as Assistant Curate at Girlington Heaton and Manningham has been appointed as Associate Vicar of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham in the Bradford Episcopal Area.


The Licensing will take place on a date to be confirmed.  The Bishop of Bradford, The Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, will officiate.

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2018 APCM

After Church next Sunday the 28th April we have our

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – at noon in St Barnabas Church Hall

where all members of our Churches have a say and vote in the future of our Parish.  We will also be showing our appreciation for all who serve us in thankless tasks.  (See above)

We will have a Bring and Share lunch and meet as we did for the Parish Forum.  Please bring something for yourself and to share with others.

Let’s remember that this is a CELEBRATION of all God has been doing in the life of the Church as we look forward to the coming year.

Our Annual Report is ready – there are some copies at the back of Church today for those who would like one.  You can also download one.


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Notices for 31st March

New PCC

We will hold our Parish APCM on 28th April at St Barnabas Village Hall after our Services.  At this meeting we will vote in our new PCC.  In the next few weeks we will have local congregational meetings to nominate Wardens and PCC members.  Please consider if you’d like to serve us in this way.

 

The Week Ahead

 

Institution and Induction of Rev Chris Chorlton

This will take place this afternoon at St Martin’s Church on 31st March at 3.30pm.  Hope to see you there!

 

Christian Aid Quiz Night Sunday 31st March 7pm
The Peacock Bar, 25 North Parade, Bradford

 

Mothers' Union Monday, 1st April, 2019

We will meet in the Village Hall at 7.45 p.m. when our speaker will be Mr. Colin Wright .  His subject is "Leprosy Past and Present".
Please come and join us.

 

Church of St Chad, Toller Lane

Sung Mass with Licensing, Collation and Installation of The Rev’d Liam Beadle as Priest-in-Charge on Thursday, April 4th 2019 at 7.30 pm

 

 

Further Ahead

“COFFEE, CAKE & CHOCOLATE”

 

St Philips are hosting a Coffee Morning on Saturday 6th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  It would be lovely to see you there. Any donations for a Tombola would be very much appreciated

 

Beetle Drive with Supper – Saturday 13th April in the St Barnabas Village Hall, Heaton starting at 5pm. Tickets £5 per adult, children free accompanied by an adult. There will also be a Sing along to songs from the ‘Old Tyme Music Hall’, Tombola and Raffle. Please come and have an evening of fun. Everybody welcome.

 

Easter Egg Raffle – to be drawn Palm Sunday after Church at St Barnabas (14th April). Donations of eggs would be appreciated to any member of the Social Committee.

 

The Bible Course:

Starting Monday evenings, 29th April at St Philips

AND Thursday afternoons, from 2nd May at home of Jenny Griffin

 

Christian Aid Big Brekkie.

will be on Saturday 18th May at St Paul’s Church from 9:30. Lots of lovely food to start your day, and all to support Christian Aid.

Come along and join in we hope to see you there!

 

“The Italian Job”

A fun evening at St Philips, 15th June

More details to follow later