Sunday 22nd May 2022 | Parish All Age Service

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This week we will be looking into ‘Lydia Believes’ at our Parish Sunday service, as we continue to read from Acts Chapter 16 verses 6 to 15, we look forward to seeing you there. Hope and pray you have a blessed week, Church.

Livestream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Joyce Bean

We’re sorry to tell you that Joyce Bean died early on Thursday 19th May 2022. Please pray for her family and her son Alan.

Funeral

Our friend Andy Billam’s funeral will be held on the 30th May 2022. First at Scholemoor Crematorium at 12.40pm for a very short service. Then at St Philip’s Church we will hold a service to remember him and to thank God for his life at 1.15pm

Jubilee Weekend

On 2nd June our Community Day at St Martin’s will have a particularly patriotic theme – please feel free to come along. On 5th June after church at St Paul’s we will stay for a picnic in the church grounds so please try and stay on after church that day.

We are making an art installation with a Jubilee feel together with Cecil Green Arts – it won’t be up before the Jubilee but we will be making it as part of the celebrations – look out for something large created by our community in each of our church buildings over the summer!

Fountain’s Church are delighted to be hosting ‘Riding Lights – My Place’ on Wednesday 25th May on behalf of Bradford Churches. There is no charge for the tickets but we will be asking people to donate if they are able (usual cost is £10 per ticket).

WHAT’S THE STORY OF MY PLACE?

Both entertaining and thought-provoking, My Place follows the stories of four children in care. An individual child, a pair of siblings and an unaccompanied child refugee. They have different backgrounds and journeys, brought to life through a range of colourful story-telling techniques, including song and spoken word. Each story highlights the need for all vulnerable children to have a safe, stable and loving home where they can thrive.

WHO ARE HOME FOR GOOD?

Home for Good is a charity that exists to find a home for every child who needs one. We hope to inspire and equip individuals and families to open their homes and hearts to children and teenagers through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings. We also resource churches to be a welcoming and supportive community for all families who care for vulnerable children and advocate on their behalf at all levels of government. Home for Good is thrilled to have this opportunity to join with Riding Lights in presenting My Place.

See link: https://youtu.be/h6n-g6uHa70

Ascension Day Service
Canon Philip Gray of Bradford Cathedral welcome all to their Ascension Day Service on Thursday 26th May at 7pm at Bradford Cathedral for all who would like to attend.

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Father Brown Play
There will be a production of ‘Father Brown’ performed by the St. Cuthbert’s Players at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th May and Friday 27th May in the Community Centre at First Martyrs.
You may know that GK Chesterton’s Father Brown character was humorously based on his friend Monsignor John O’Connor, who was the priest at St. Cuthbert’s. The play is a mixture of history and fiction and it will be fun. Tickets, priced at £5 for Adults and £2 for children, can be obtained from David by phone: 01274 493191 or 07581 836275.

Sunday 15th May 2022 | Parish Communion with Sunday School – Christian Aid

 

Join us this week for our Parish Sunday School service, as we look at ‘Peter Explains His Actions’.

Reading from Acts Chapter 11 verses 1 to 18. We will also be highlighting Christian Aid Week. We hope to see you on Sunday.

Notices:

Fountain’s Church are delighted to be hosting ‘Riding Lights My Place’ on Wednesday 25th May on behalf of Bradford Churches. There is no charge for the tickets but we will be asking people to donate if they are able (usual cost is £10 per ticket). See link below:

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Emma Wilkinson

Please remember to continue praying for Emma as she completes her training in Cambridge and moves to Bradford.

Father Brown Play
There will be a production of ‘Father Brown’ performed by the St. Cuthbert’s Players at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th May and Friday 27th May in the Community Centre at First Martyrs.
You may know that GK Chesterton’s Father Brown character was humorously based on his friend Monsignor John O’Connor, who was the priest at St. Cuthbert’s. The play is a mixture of history and fiction and  it will be fun. Tickets, priced at £5 for Adults and £2 for children, can be obtained from David by phone: 01274 493191 or 07581 836275.

Sunday 8th May 2022 | Parish Breakfast

Breakfast Church — Woodbridge Quay Church

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday, this week we will be having Breakfast Church at St Paul’s church looking into ‘Raising the dead… is it possible?’ Reading in the book of Acts chapter 9 verses 32 to the end.

In the evening at 7.30pm we have our Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church.  If you haven’t been to this service why not come along?  We sing, we pray, we spend some time quietly in God’s presence.  Hope you see you there!

Notices:

The Bible in a day

On Saturday 14th May 22 Revd John Bavington will be leading a teaching day at St John’s Great Horton (10am – 3:30pm. Refreshments from 9:30am) taking the listener through the entire Bible and he would be very grateful, if with a sense of urgency, you could advertise within your Parishes and encourage people to attend.
Follow the storyline and key themes of the Bible from start to finish. Praise God for the way He has revealed His purposes from the start to the end of time.
All are very welcome to attend – whether you are new to the Bible or have been reading it for a long time.
You can register by clicking on the following link:

 

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

Father Brown Play
There will be a production of ‘Father Brown’ performed by the St. Cuthbert’s Players at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th May and Friday 27th May in the Community Centre at First Martyrs.
You may know that GK Chesterton’s Father Brown character was humorously based on his friend Monsignor John O’Connor, who was the priest at St. Cuthbert’s. The play is a mixture of history and fiction and  it will be fun. Tickets, priced at £5 for Adults and £2 for children, can be obtained from David by phone: 01274 493191 or 07581 836275.

Sunday May 1st 2022 | Parish International Service – Saul’s Conversion

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Happy May!! We pray God is bringing his goodness and mercy to you as you start this new month in 2022. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, we will be reading from the book of Acts chapter 9 verses 1 to 20.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

We had a Parish Forum booked for May 8th – there is a lot on at the moment so we’re going to cancel this forum, apologies for those who had booked it in.

Baptisms and Confirmations

We will be inviting Bishop Toby to join us in September for a confirmation service and baptisms. We know of a number in our community who would like to take this step. If you would too, please speak to Chris, Ben or Clare.

GOD LOVE YOU TOUR is coming to Sheffield Arena, the event will be held on the 25th of May 2022, this is a totally FREE event and all are welcome. This is a Billy Graham Ministry.

They have ‘The News Boys’ leading worship at the event. They are also looking for volunteers, if this is something you’d like to get involved with click here to see more information.

For the most up to date information visit our GOD LOVES YOU TOUR website.

Sunday April 24th 2022 | All Age Worship Service

We had such a great week celebrating Easter together, so nice to spend so much time with you all praying, worshiping and reading the word together. This week we continue as we have our all age worship service and look into Breakfast with Jesus.

We will be reading in the book of John chapter 21 verses 1-13

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

 

Sunday April 17th 2022 | Easter Week | Good Friday – Easter Sunday

We are so excited for this week as we Celebrate Easter, we have something happening Thursday – Sunday to gather together and pray, worship, read the bible and celebrate the Good News of Easter.

See all details of our Thursday-Sunday services via this link – Easter 2022

We had such a great weekend for our Palm Sunday previously and would love to see you this week again at any of the days we are coming together for a service.

Sunday April 10th 2022 – Palm Sunday & Breakfast Church

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Join us for our Palm Sunday service along with breakfast this week, we would love to see you there. We will be reading in the book of, Luke 19:28-40.

Join us as we continue Palm Sunday with a Prayer and Praise service, Sunday 7pm at St Philip’s.  We will be having a time of extended worship and prayer, all are welcome.

Notices:

Easter:

Please see all our Easter Service details on this Easter 2022 page.

Lent Course

Have you been to our Lent Course “Tales of the Unexpected”

  • Monday Evening @ St Philips starting at 7pm:  11th April
  • Thursday Daytime @ St Martins starting at 12 noon: 14th April

Sunday April 3rd 2022 – International Communion and APCM

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.  Don’t forget this is our international service when we celebrate that we have so many people living and worshiping with us in other languages.  It might be a bit shorter because afterwards will be our APCM – details have already been sent out about this.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Easter

There will be another post about this in the week – but for now here are the main highlights for your diary:

“Extended Prayer and Praise” – Join us next Sunday  10th April from 7-8pm at St Philip’s Church

Lent Course

Have you been to our Lent Course “Tales of the Unexpected”

  • Monday Evening @ St Philips starting at 7pm:  4th April, 11th April
  • Thursday Daytime @ St Martins starting at 12 noon: 7th April, 14th April

APCM – 3 April – 11.45am – St Paul’s Church Manningham

 

This Sunday we have our Annual Parochial Church Meeting after our morning Service.

Documents

Our Report this year is Here.

We have not yet sent our account to our Independent Examiner – hence the report is listed as DRAFT.  We are also having a few issues with our website – if it says “Error 500” you can refresh the page for it to work.

Minutes for last year’s APCM are available here.

Elections

Election forms are available to download if you need them.  We have space for a few new PCC Members and a Synod Rep.

Deanery Synod Rep – Download

Churchwarden – Download

PCC Member – Download

Timings

We hope the morning looks like this – thanks for understanding if it doesn’t follow the plan exactly.

9.30am Prayer

10.30am  International Communion Service

11.45am Coffee with our Election of Wardens Meeting

12noon APCM begins

1pm – Soup and Roll Lunch

 

Sunday 27th March – All Age Parish Worship + Mothering Sunday – Parable of the Lost Son

This Sunday we have a lot to get through.  It’s Mother’s Day. It’s also an All Age service when we worship all together as a Church family.

We are so excited for this series on “Parable of the lost Sheep”. We will be reading from Luke 15:1-7.

Live stream for our service will be available via this link – https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices:

Clocks go forward on Saturday night.  So if you don’t change them you’ll be an hour late for Church!

Lent Course

Don’t forget about our Lent Course – “Tales of the Unexpected”

  • Monday Evening @ St Philips starting at 7pm:  28th March, 4th April, 11th April
  • Thursday Daytime @ St Martins starting at 12 noon:  31st March, 7th April, 14th April

APCM

Next Sunday on April 3rd after the service we have our Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  This is an important moment in the life of our Parish, please make every effort to join us!

Ukrainian Refugees

You’ll know that we are supporting a family who work in Ukraine and have recently had to leave.  They have a crisis team in Lviv, western Ukraine and in Krakow, Poland, with folks matching people who need housing/hosting with those offering it.  Many refugees cannot get to the UK without someone here offering to host them.  This is a ‘go between’ with people known to us.  Please  contact us if you’re interested.

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