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Sunday 16th June 2024 – ‘Manningham on Sea’ – Community Fun Day

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This Sunday will be a little different. Instead we will be hosting our annual ‘Manningham on Sea’ Community Fun Day. Come rain or shine we will have a range of seaside activities including: donkey rides, a giant sandpit, a bouncy castle and much more! Please come and join us. The gates officially open at 1pm until 4pm! Don’t forget your sunglasses (and umbrellas – just in case!)

If you are able to help on the day, feel free to come and lend a hand. Set up will be from from 9am. We will be having a break for brunch at 11am – for those that are helping! We will also have communion outside from 11.30am

Finally, if you are unable to attend or help out on Sunday, there is a chance to get involved tomorrow. We are meeting on Saturday 15th June at 12 midday to do some cleaning and setting up for Sunday!

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!)

Celebrating 160 year of St Barnabas Church

We had a lovely time last week celebrating and remembering.  Have a look at this page for more photos.

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!

Summer Dates

6th July 12-3pm – Heaton Gala – Community fun day in Heaton

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Sunday 9th June 2024 – Breakfast Church – The Ten Commandments

This Sunday we are continuing our new Breakfast Church series on ‘The Ten Commandments’ and we will be taking a look at the second of these commandments – Don’t worship Idols!

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

Our reading will be from Exodus 20:3-6

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!

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 2nd June 2024 – Adam & Eve – ‘Al Massira’

 

This week we are continuing with our  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.

Our All Age service is at 10.30am at St Paul’s Church – Adam & Eve – our reading will be Genesis 2:15-25

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.

Where were we born?

Remember when we talked about our journey of life and we did a survey of our places of birth. Well just in case you wanted to know. 53 people logged in, but only 39 put in their city of birth. They are:

Aylesbury – Bamenda, Cameroon – Barrow-in-Furness x2 – Benin City, Nigeria – Blantyre – Bradford x8 – Cairo – Cameroon – Coventry – Derby – Gombe, Nigeria – Harrogate – High Wycombe – Kaduna, Nigeria – Lagos, Nigeria x5 – Leeds – Leicester – Lewisham – Lilongwe, Malawi – London x3 – Multan, Pakistan – Newcastle – Slough – Somerset – Warwick

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!

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 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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APCM – 28th April 2024– 11.45am – St Paul’s Church Manningham

An extra post this week – so you can be up to date with the documents you need for our annual meeting on Sunday

Documents

Our Report this year is Downloadable below – it would be great if you can have read it by the meeting and come with questions.  Paper copies were at Church last Sunday and we have a few left

We have also prepared a budget – it isn’t great reading, so brace yourself.

Minutes for last year’s APCM are also available as well as an Agenda

Downloads

Agenda for 2024 APCM

Minutes for last year’s APCM 2023

Report and review of 2023

Deanery Synod Report

Update

2024 Budget

2024 ReStore Budget

Timings

We hope the morning looks like this – thanks for understanding if it doesn’t follow the plan exactly.   The video review of the year will be on our Youtube Channel after the meeting.

9.30am Prayer

10.30am  All Age Communion Service

11.45am Coffee with our Election of Wardens Meeting

12noon APCM begins