Easter in the Parish


Holy Week

Tuesday 16th April

  • 19.00 Easter Film “Risen” (Cert 15) at St Martin’s Hall.

Maundy Thursday 18th April

  • 18.30 Passover Meal at St Philip’s. Remembering Jesus’ last meal followed by a service
  • Gethsemane Watch until midnight

Good Friday 19th April

  • 12.00 Round the Cross at St Philip’s
  • 14.00 Reflections at the Cross at St Barnabas
  • 14.00 All-Age Service at St Paul’s
  • 19.00 Walk of Witness joining with Churches Together from Little Lane Church near Duckworth Lane to St Paul’s Church for a final act of worship

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

Premises Co-Ordinator Required

The new Parish of Girlington, Heaton & Manningham requires a Property Co-ordinator to manage lettings at its four worship centres and an adjacent village hall. These five buildings have space which can be hired for community use. The role includes organising bookings, setting up rooms and opening and closing the various venues as required.

The applicant must have a friendly disposition, and have excellent time management skills as well as access to transport to travel between buildings.

Hours will be flexible dependent on room bookings (possibly in the order of 5 -12 hours per week) and will include unsociable hours.

Pay will be  £8.75 – £10 per hour dependent on experience and all expenses will be met.

For further information; contact us by email, comment in the box below or write to this address:    

  • Applications to
  • 38 Heaton Grove,
  • Heaton,
  • Bradford
  • BD9 4DZ

Ref GHM

Closing date HAS BEEN EXTENDED: 5pm 15th March 2019

God’s Grace is for all

Today’s message was very clear. God’s grace sustains us, through Jesus Christ.
And our closing hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful, reminds us of all the good things he has made for us.
And, like the woman in Mark’s Gospel, all we have to do is ask. Even if (ESPECIALLY if) the way ahead seems difficult and dark.

Mark 7:26b “She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.”

“Some do not believe”

Jesus said, “It is the spirit that gives you life, the flesh is useless” [John 6:63]

We are made of flesh and bone, of course, but is that all? Is there anything else? What brings everything together? Who wrote the rule book on which our frail bodies depend?

Some would believe that random cosmic particles brought us together as molecules which self-replicated and formed into ever more complex structures. If that is what they believe, then who are we to argue?

But Jesus says very clearly here that only through the spirit can we find true life. Eventually all flesh will fail. Without a confident faith in the spirit sent from God the Father, we might as well turn round and go home now.

And some of his disciples did this. They’d heard enough and were ready to turn their backs on him.

[John 6:67-69] So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’

Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’