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Sunday 26th September 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – RUTH

This Sunday is the end of our OT series!  We finish with the story of Ruth at 11am at St Philip’s Church. We will be live on zoom for the prayers beforehand at 10am and the service will be livestreamed on Youtube at 11am.

https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Thanks to all who came and graciously talked about our future as a Parish last week.  It was a good and positive occasion.  Apologies that you haven’t had the notes from the discussions yet – they are on the way!

We will also be moving these Sunday services after this week – so come to St Paul’s Manningham the week after. We will be sending out far more details in a separate email early next week.

St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Rd, Bradford BD8 7LS 

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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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Sunday 19th September – Parish Forum – St Martin’s Hall

It’s a bit different this week.  We have no service at St Philip’s Church.  We will instead meet to talk and to pray and then share Communion together at St Martin’s Church – Haworth Road.

We will still meet to pray at 10am – please pray together with us at 10 from your homes even if you can’t attend.  It is an important day!  Sorry but we won’t be having this on zoom – there will be a lot to setup and the technology isn’t ready at that location.  Neither will we be livestreaming – it is not really a service. Many apologies for the inconvenience.

The Forum will begin at 11am.  We will think about the future, talk, pray and celebrate together at the Lord’s table.  At 1pm we will share a very simple lunch of soup and a roll.

Please try your best to be at this important event.

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Sunday 12th September 2021 – Heroes of the OT – DAVID

On Sunday we are backtracking a bit to look at the extraordinary life of King David.  (Then we’ll conclude the series in 2 weeks by backtracking again to learn about his Great Grandmother.)

This service will be livestreamed as usual at 11am.  We will pray together on zoom as well at 10am. Both the livestream and zoom link are here:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

A few weeks ago we mentioned that we will have a new ordinand starting with us on placement this week. Please pray for Daniel and his wife Jo with children Ariela and Ezra.

Next Sunday 19th September 2021 – We plan to have a Parish Forum to talk about the future of our Parish and how we will move forward out of the pandemic.

We will meet at 11am in St Martin’s Church Hall.  We will have a ’round tables’ time of discussion as well as a short communion service.  Afterwards we will provide a soup and roll lunch.

I have written down some thoughts of what we need to talk about as well as what will be unhelpful to talk about.  Please read it before the meeting.  You can download it here: Letter to the Parish – Gathered Worship 2021

As we move out of lockdown we are also planning to spend the whole month of October unapologetically focusing on children and families in our Parish Worship on Sunday mornings.  We must disciple and nurture young people however great the cost if we are to continue our mission to share the gospel in this city.

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Environment challenge – Creationtide 2021

Today  we have 2 things you need to know about in our Parish Worship service today – 5th Sept 2021.

Dear Prime Minister – The Climate Coalition is asking people to petition the Prime Minister, asking him to put climate issues in the forefront of his policies.  You can sign it online here.

Also we talked about a sheet which gives Nine ways to change how you live to be a ‘Green Christian’

You can download it – but if you print it out please ‘recycle’ it by passing it on to others. nine-ways document

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Sunday 5th September 2021 – CREATION – Caring for our planet

This Sunday we have a little break in our Heroes series.  We have been meaning to focus on our Environment and the world around us for some time.  We have just entered the season of ‘Creationtide’ we don’t want to just glory in the gift of creation.  We want to challenge ourselves and others about our behaviour and our attitude in this area.

So come along this Sunday.  The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church.

You can zoom into this prayer meeting – even if you can’t be with us in person.  Both the livestream and zoom link are here:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

A few weeks ago we mentioned that we will have a new placement ordinand starting with us next week. Please pray for Daniel and his wife Jo with children Ariela and Ezra.  They will be joining us next Sunday for the first time.  Please give them a warm welcome.

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The Future – Parish Forum September 2021

We plan to have a Parish Forum to talk about the future of our Parish and how we will move forward out of the pandemic.

We will meet at 11am in St Martin’s Church Hall on Sunday 19th September 2021.  We will have a ’round tables’ time of discussion as well as a short communion service.  Afterwards we will provide a soup and roll lunch.

I have written down some thoughts of what we need to talk about as well as what will be unhelpful to talk about.  You can download it here: Letter to the Parish – Gathered Worship 2021

Please remember that we MUST think differently, creatively and positively for our church to be here for future generations.  Remember the Parable of the Two Luncheon Clubs and the meaning explained on this video:

This meeting is really very important. Please come along ready to think, talk and pray about our future.

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Sunday 29th August 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – ESTHER

This Sunday we will be learning from the life of Esther.  We hope you can join us at 11am on Sunday at St Philip’s Church for our Parish Communion service.

The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church.

You can zoom into this prayer meeting – even if you can’t be with us in person.  Both the livestream and zoom link are here:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

As we move towards the end of the summer – please pray for our families and young people as the new school year is nearly upon us.  It has been a strange few years so we pray for some settled minds and spirits.

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Sunday 22nd August 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – DANIEL

It is time for the story of Daniel.  We hope you can join us at 11am on Sunday at St Philip’s Church for our Parish Communion service.

The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church.

Due to holidays we won’t be having the Zoom-in option at prayers for this week.  Sorry  We’ll also be suspending the phone-in at Weds Communion.  Next week we’ll get it up and running again.

We will be livestreaming at the usual link:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

We’re having website and email issues – please text 07434 627013 if you can’t get in touch.

Bishop Toby at the Cathedral

On Wednesday 15 September at 7pm in Bradford Cathedral Bishop Toby will be speaking and answering questions about his recent sabbatical.

Here is the link to book to attend the event in person: https://bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.co.uk/events/6pb2apkl

Here is the link to attend remotely on zoom: https://bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.co.uk/events/gk2q9lyb

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Sunday 15th August 2021 – Heroes of the Old Testament – GIDEON

This Sunday we hope you can join us at 11am at St Philip’s Church for our Parish Communion service.

We will be looking at the story of  Gideon.

The service will be livestreamed as usual – also prayer will be at 10am before the service in the church.

Due to holidays we won’t be having the Zoom-in option at prayers for the next couple of weeks.  Sorry  We’ll also be suspending the phone-in at Weds Communion.  Apologies for that, it is just to make the whole experience less stressful to setup as lots of people are away.

We will be livestreaming, but again bear with us as we’ll have far less people doing the background work (that means one!) and switching cameras, playing music and adjusting mics is just not possible at the same time!

We’re still at the usual link:  https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

This week we’re transferring our website to new hosts.  It should go smoothly – but if it disappears from view, apologies in advance!  If you aren’t subscribed to our Youtube channel and you’d like to be click here. Each church also has WhatsApp prayer groups – so if you’re not in one please contact us.

If the Webpage doesn’t work – try – https://bradfordwest.church/home/