Sunday 29th January 2023 – The Beatitudes- Juicy

This Sunday we’re meeting all together for our ‘Juicy’ service, where we do things a bit differently! We try to break up our traditional style of church and use our building in different ways.  We’re meeting at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

We’ll be starting our series on the Sermon on the Mount in the run-up to Lent, and our Bible reading will be the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-12

The Live stream for our service can be found at: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Inn Churches
We are hosting this from the 6th to the 13th February at St Philip’s Church.  We would love as many volunteers as possible.  Providing meals, preparing breakfast, staying overnight etc.  Please speak to Susan Mitchell about it if you can help.
Candlemas

Candles in the Dark – LyCiG event
Sunday, February 5, 6pm; Bradford Cathedral: Every church a beacon, every one of us a candle.

A celebration of worship, inspiration and encouragement for everyone who wants to see their church growing, with the Rt Revd Sophie Jelley, Bishop of Doncaster.

‘Candles in the Dark’ is organised by the diocesan LyCiG team.

Global Justice film night

Sunday 22nd January 2023 – Follow Me – All Age Communion

This Sunday we’re meeting all together for our Parish All Age Communion Service, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading will be Matthew 4:18-23 and we’ll be thinking about the different things God might be calling us to.

The Live stream for our service can be found at: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Christian Unity
We are joining together with others in the United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Bradford Cathedral at 6pm this Sunday (22 January)
More details on the Cathedral Site
Inn Churches
We are hosting this from the 6th to the 13th February at St Philip’s Church.  We would love as many volunteers as possible.  Providing meals, preparing breakfast, staying overnight etc.  Please speak to Susan Mitchell about it if you can help.
Parish Forum
There is no parish forum this Sunday.
Candlemas

Candles in the Dark – LyCiG event
Sunday, February 5, 6pm; Bradford Cathedral: Every church a beacon, every one of us a candle.

A celebration of worship, inspiration and encouragement for everyone who wants to see their church growing, with the Rt Revd Sophie Jelley, Bishop of Doncaster.

‘Candles in the Dark’ is organised by the diocesan LyCiG team.

Global Justice film night

Sunday 15th January 2023 – John testifies about Jesus – Parish Communion

This Sunday we’re meeting together for our Parish Communion with Sunday School, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

Our Bible reading will be John 1:29-42.

The Live stream for our service can be found at: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Christian Unity
We are joining together with others in the United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Bradford Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday 22 January.
More details on the Cathedral Site
Inn Churches
We are hosting this from the 6th to the 13th February at St Philip’s Church.  We would love as many volunteers as possible.  Providing meals, preparing breakfast, staying overnight etc.  Please speak to Susan Mitchell about it if you can help.
Parish Forum
There will be no parish forum on January 22nd.
Candlemas

Candles in the Dark – LyCiG event
Sunday, February 5, 6pm; Bradford Cathedral: Every church a beacon, every one of us a candle.

A celebration of worship, inspiration and encouragement for everyone who wants to see their church growing, with the Rt Revd Sophie Jelley, Bishop of Doncaster.

‘Candles in the Dark’ is organised by the diocesan LyCiG team.

Global Justice film night

Sunday 8th January 2023 – I AM the Great I AM

This Sunday we’re meeting together for Breakfast Church in the morning, 10:30am at St Paul’s Church.

And we’ll be thinking about the final of our ‘I am’ statements where Jesus says ‘I am, I am’. Our Bible reading will be taken from John 8.

On Sunday evening we have our monthly Prayer and Praise service at St Philip’s Church at 7pm where we will be thinking about the same theme.

This is the week our service isn’t live-streamed- sorry!

Notices

As of this week all of our Places of Welcome are back open and running normally again!
This means there is something happening in one of our Churches every day of the week, Mon-Fri, do ask us if you want to get involved with any of those.

Sunday 1st January 2023 – Epiphany

This Sunday is New Years Day!! We’ll be meeting to mark Epiphany, when the wise men came to see Jesus, in our International Communion service.

We’ll be thinking about how the wise men came and worshipped the baby Jesus, the King of Kings! Our Bible reading will be from Matthew 2

Our service will be live-streamed which you can find here- https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Happy New Year (almost!)

Sunday 25th December 2022 – Christmas Day!

This Sunday is Christmas Day!!! We’ll be meeting all together, to share the joy of Christmas together. An all age service with lots of fun!

We’ll be thinking about how the wise men came and worshipped the baby Jesus, the King of Kings! Our Bible reading will be from Matthew 2:11 another short passage full of joy!

Our service will be live-streamed which you can find here- https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

We’re sending out the notices a day early to let you know the three Christmas events happening in the next three days!

Bonfire and Brass Band

Friday 23rd December (Tomorrow!) – 4.30pm, St Barnabas Village Hall
This will be about an hour long – carols, hot chocolate and glow sticks etc.  For the whole community.  Please come along and bring a neighbour!
It is currently forecast as quite wet – so we’ll be inside if so – please be assured you’ll only get wet if you choose to go outside.

Bethlehem Communion

Christmas Eve- Saturday 24th December- 9pm, St Philips

Join us at St Philip’s, Girlington as we worship together, share Holy Communion and welcome in Christmas Day (in Bethlehem) with one another!

 

Christmas Day All Age Communion

Christmas Day- Sunday 25th December- 10:30am, St Paul’s

Our Sunday service, celebrating the birth of our Lord!

 

From all of us in the Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham- we wish you a very Merry Christmas and are praying you would know the peace that Jesus came to bring today and always.

Sunday 18th December 2022 – The Shepherds Visit – Parish Communion

This Sunday is Parish Communion with Sunday School as we draw closer to celebrating Christmas day.

This week we’ll be thinking about how the first guests to see Jesus after his birth were shepherds watching their flocks by night. Our Bible reading will be from Luke 2 another short passage full of joy!

Our service will be live-streamed which you can find here- https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM

Notices

Christmas
All details about our Christmas events are found here
Our 2 main ‘invitation events’ this year are

Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 17th December (Tomorrow!)– 6pm, St Martins Church 
This is a traditional service with carols and readings

Bonfire and Brass Band

Friday 23rd December – 4.30pm, St Barnabas Village Hall
This will be about an hour long – carols, hot chocolate and glow sticks etc.  For the whole community.  Please come along and bring a neighbour!
We will need quite a lot of wood for this event – if you have some that you’d like us to burn for you at no charge can you contact us?

Sunday 11th December 2022 – No Room for Jesus – Breakfast Church

This Sunday is our Breakfast Church as we continue to look at the Christmas Story in the build up to Christmas.

This week we’ll be thinking about how there was no room for Mary and Joseph on arrival in Bethlehem, looking at Luke 2:7 a short passage – but one of the most famous in history!

We don’t Live stream our Breakfast Church – but come along instead of watching from home.

Notices

Christmas
All details about our Christmas events are found here
Our 2 main ‘invitation events’ this year are

Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 17th December – 6pm, St Martins Church 
This is a traditional service with carols and readings

Bonfire and Brass Band

Friday 23rd December – 4.30pm, St Barnabas Village Hall
This will be about an hour long – carols, hot chocolate and glow sticks etc.  For the whole community.  Please come along and bring a neighbour!
We will need quite a lot of wood for this event – if you have some that you’d like us to burn for you at no charge can you contact us?

Sunday 4th December 2022 – A very long journey

 

This Sunday is our International Communion service as we continue to journey through advent together.

This week we’ll be thinking about the very long journey that Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem, looking at Luke 2:4-5

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

Notices

Advent Course: Preparing for Jesus -We’ve started meeting together for our advent course “Preparing for Jesus” across the parish on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Speak to Emma or Ben if you’d like more information.
Also we have an Advent WhatsApp group – with readings and online chat about this important season.  You can join this group in 2 ways.  If you’re on a phone now – press here.  If you’re on a computer screen you can scan this code with your phone.
Churches Together Advent Carol Service
On Monday 5th December there is the Churches Together Carol Service taking place at First Martyrs RC Church, Heights Ln, Bradford BD9 6HZ
Christmas
All details about our Christmas events are found here

Sunday 27th November 2022 – All Age Communion- The Angel Visits Mary

 

This Sunday is an All-Age Communion as we enter the season of advent!

This week we’ll be thinking about the Angel visiting Mary, and looking at Luke 1:30-32

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

Notices

Advent Course: Preparing for Jesus – Advent is soon approaching and we’ll be running an advent course called “Preparing for Jesus” across the parish on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Speak to Emma or Ben if you’d like more information.
Also we have an Advent WhatsApp group – with readings and online chat about this important season.  You can join this group in 2 ways.  If you’re on a phone now – press here.  If you’re on a computer screen you can scan this code with your phone.
Churches Together Advent Carol Service
On Monday 5th December there is the Churches Together Carol Service taking place at First Martyrs RC Church, Heights Ln, Bradford BD9 6HZ
Christmas
All details about our Christmas events are found here
WONDERLAND THE PANTO at First Martyrs – St Cuthbert’s Players are doing another pantomime on Wed 30 Nov, Thursday 1 Dec and Friday 2 Dec at 7.30pm.

 Tickets £5. Children £2 – Location – FIRST MARTYRS CHURCH HALL

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