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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.
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