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Notices for 31st March

New PCC

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

“COFFEE, CAKE & CHOCOLATE”

 

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


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

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.

News 17th Feb 2019

Ash Wednesday

Our Easter services will be publicised soon.  In the meantime please note our Ash Wednesday Service will be on 6th March at St Paul’s Church at 6.30pm

Electoral Roll

Please fill in the form if you’re a member of our Churches – or want to be!

Youth Resources

We are trying to get together all the resources we have for Assemblies and Sunday School and Youth Work.  If you have any at home that you’re willing to share can you please email: notices@bradfordwest.church

The Week Ahead

Mothers’ Union meets in the Village Hall on Tuesday, 19th February at 2.30 p.m, following Holy Communion at 2 p.m.   The speaker is Roger Hallam and his talk is entitled “Laughter from Lancashire”.  Roger does not charge a fee but welcomes donations large or small towards the work of The Yorkshire Cancer Support Group at Daisy Hill. All welcome.

Further Ahead

The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service

will be at 2pm on Friday 1st March at Little Lane Church followed by refreshments.

This is usually a very refreshing service, for men as well as women!

This year it is prepared by the Christian women of Slovenia.

New Wine 27 July – 3 August 2019

Many of us are booked into the first week of New Wine in Peterborough: it will be great to have a real mix of folk from churches across Girlington, Manningham, and Heaton worshipping alongside each other and getting to know each other.

It would be great to camp alongside each other and get to know each other.

Training Opportunities in our Episcopal Area

Lay Eucharistic Ministry – Saturday February 23rd (9.30am – 12pm) Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH.

For those with permission to assist with communion.

Pastoral Conversations [Level 1] – Wednesday March 13th – (2.00-4.00pm) St. Andrew’s Parish Rooms, Kirkgate, Kildwick. BD20 9BB.

A 2 hour introduction to Pastoral Care

Discipleship to Discovery Course – Saturday March 23rd (10am- 4pm) – Holy Trinity Idle. Holy Trinity Parish Church, Town Lane, Idle, Bradford BD10 8NS

An opportunity to reflect on your gifts and what you do best in the body of Christ. Please bring a packed lunch.

Leading A Nurture Group – Saturday April 6th – (9.30am – 4pm) – St. John’s Bowling, Neville Road (Off Wakefield Road). Bradford BD4 8TU Training on what makes a good small group leader, what helps us grow, practicalities and group dynamics. Bring a packed Lunch.

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