Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, have invited Christians around the world to pray for more people to know Jesus.

We want to join in prayer at each of our four churches during the ten days between Ascension and Pentecost. 


From Midday — 1pm

Monday 3 June             St Paul’s

Tuesday 4 June             St Philip’s

Wednesday 5 June      St Barnabas

Thursday 6 June           St Martin’s


Can you commit to this?  What about coming to your usual church AND another one?

New Associate Vicar of the Parish

Rev’d Sue Jennings

The Revd Sue Jennings, currently serving as Assistant Curate at Girlington Heaton and Manningham has been appointed as Associate Vicar of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham in the Bradford Episcopal Area.

The Licensing will take place on a date to be confirmed.  The Bishop of Bradford, The Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, will officiate.

2018 APCM

After Church next Sunday the 28th April we have our

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – at noon in St Barnabas Church Hall

where all members of our Churches have a say and vote in the future of our Parish.  We will also be showing our appreciation for all who serve us in thankless tasks.  (See above)

We will have a Bring and Share lunch and meet as we did for the Parish Forum.  Please bring something for yourself and to share with others.

Let’s remember that this is a CELEBRATION of all God has been doing in the life of the Church as we look forward to the coming year.

Our Annual Report is ready – there are some copies at the back of Church today for those who would like one.  You can also download one.

Notices for 31st March


We will hold our Parish APCM on 28th April at St Barnabas Village Hall after our Services.  At this meeting we will vote in our new PCC.  In the next few weeks we will have local congregational meetings to nominate Wardens and PCC members.  Please consider if you’d like to serve us in this way.


The Week Ahead


Institution and Induction of Rev Chris Chorlton

This will take place this afternoon at St Martin’s Church on 31st March at 3.30pm.  Hope to see you there!


Christian Aid Quiz Night Sunday 31st March 7pm
The Peacock Bar, 25 North Parade, Bradford


Mothers' Union Monday, 1st April, 2019

We will meet in the Village Hall at 7.45 p.m. when our speaker will be Mr. Colin Wright .  His subject is "Leprosy Past and Present".
Please come and join us.


Church of St Chad, Toller Lane

Sung Mass with Licensing, Collation and Installation of The Rev’d Liam Beadle as Priest-in-Charge on Thursday, April 4th 2019 at 7.30 pm



Further Ahead



St Philips are hosting a Coffee Morning on Saturday 6th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  It would be lovely to see you there. Any donations for a Tombola would be very much appreciated


Beetle Drive with Supper – Saturday 13th April in the St Barnabas Village Hall, Heaton starting at 5pm. Tickets £5 per adult, children free accompanied by an adult. There will also be a Sing along to songs from the ‘Old Tyme Music Hall’, Tombola and Raffle. Please come and have an evening of fun. Everybody welcome.


Easter Egg Raffle – to be drawn Palm Sunday after Church at St Barnabas (14th April). Donations of eggs would be appreciated to any member of the Social Committee.


The Bible Course:

Starting Monday evenings, 29th April at St Philips

AND Thursday afternoons, from 2nd May at home of Jenny Griffin


Christian Aid Big Brekkie.

will be on Saturday 18th May at St Paul’s Church from 9:30. Lots of lovely food to start your day, and all to support Christian Aid.

Come along and join in we hope to see you there!


“The Italian Job”

A fun evening at St Philips, 15th June

More details to follow later


Parish Administrator Required

10 hours per week

Do you want to make a difference?

The recently formed Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham is at an exciting stage of development. We have created a new post of Parish Administrator to support and further the ‘one mission’ of our four churches.
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to take up this key strategic position within our team.
We need someone who will:

  • establish the church office and provide effective administrative support for the parish.
  • be a welcoming first point of contact for people.
  • assist with the smooth running of the weekly services and occasional offices.
  • assist with effective communications such as weekly news sheets, websites and digital platforms.
  • be responsible for the efficient promotion and hiring out of community spaces.

You must have excellent administrative, organisational and communication skills, and an ability to develop relationships with a wide range of people.
For all further details, please download the application pack below.
Please apply using the application form below.
Closing date for applications: noon on April 1st 2019
Interview date: Tuesday April 9th 2019

Downloads: Job DescriptionPerson SpecApplication FormThis Job Ad

Notices 3 March 2019

 Pancake Party – 5th March at St Martin’s 3-5pm.  It is Shrove Tuesday – and that means PANCAKES! Cooking them, talking about them, thinking about them, running with them….. Will we eat them too? Come along to find out!

Mothers Union – Monday, 4th March, 2019

Unfortunately our advertised speaker, Rev. Bryony , is unable to come.  We are very fortunate that Dianne is able to present her talk on “Mary Jones’ World” (the talk she was going to give on the 22nd January which we cancelled due to the weather).  This will be at 2.30p.m.
It would be lovely if as many of you as possible to come along for 2.00pm for our overdue AGM. – this will be very brief!

West Bradford Junctions Improvement Scheme

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is looking to make improvements to three junctions, in order to reduce congestion for the benefit of all road users. Collectively the schemes focus on bringing improvements to the A6177 Outer Ring Road to the west of Bradford.   2 Junctions are in our Parish.  Have your say here.

Easter in the Parish

Easter Sunday

  • 06.30 (a.m.) Easter Day Sunrise Service on Heaton Hill followed by breakfast in Heaton Village Hall
  • 10.00 All-Age Eucharist and Easter Egg Hunt at St Martin’s
  • 10.30 Eucharist and Easter Egg Hunt at St Barnabas
  • 10.30 All-Age Eucharist and Easter Egg Hunt at St Paul’s
  • 10.30 All-Age Eucharist at St Philip’s

Notices 24th Feb 2019

Inner Bradford Deanery – Wednesday 27th February
St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Lidget Green
This year we will see the launch of a new city centre Resource Church in the heart of Bradford, funded by the Church of England Strategic Investment Board. This is part of a strategy to support and grow mission in urban centres across the UK.
The new Resource Church, to be known as “Fountains Church”, will be led by Rev Linda Maslen (from Saturday Gathering in Halifax), and the assistant leader will be Rev Nathanael Poole, who is currently finishing his curacy at St John’s Great Horton. Linda and Nathanael will be attending the meeting on 27th February to share some of their thoughts about Fountains Church, and to take part in a discussion of any questions you might have.

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