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Newsletter June 2022 

Dear Members,
Our meeting last month, although not well attended, was very informative. Christine Sharp kindly came to share her experience of living with Osteoporosis and the knowledge she has gained from suffering with this bone disease. Three non-members attended and everyone found the meeting very informative and friendly. Thank you Christine, wish I could have been there but as we had a family member with Covid I thought it best not to attend.

Our next meeting on the 16th June will be on the subject of moving the Mothers Union into the 21st Century - 'A New Mothers Union'. We know our members have a heart for the work the M.U. undertakes as part of their Christian Faith so please do come along and support the Speaker Pam Aston, who recently retired as Area President for Bradford Episcopal Area, as she encourages us to think about change, new ways or doing things, to help this tremendous organisation to carry on the good work in this country and abroad as we look to the future.

ADVANCE NOTICE OF OUR OUTING TO KILDWICK CHURCH


On the 21st July we are taking up the challenge of getting to know a little bit more about the churches nearest to us. Our visit this year will be to Kildwick where we have arranged a short history lesson and tour round this ancient church just over the hill.

The evening will begin with a meal at 'The Bay Horse' at Snaygill at 6pm which will be pre-booked. Members will receive a menu to book their chosen meal. Transport will be arranged for those needing a lift. More information shortly. 

MOTHERS UNION - JUBILEE SUMMER OF HOPE


All around the world, your support can help women lead and transform their communities.

Almighty God, we humbly come to you. So many hazards are happening in this changing world and we are surrounded with various dangers every day. Lord God, sustain your people, help and strengthen them to face all these with hope and confidence in you. May your people recover from the effects of hazards in a timely and efficient way. May our communities move forward and stand firm whatever occurs. In Jesus' precious name we pray. Amen.


Look forward to seeing you at our meetings. With love and prayers M.U. Committee

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Services with one at 9:30am and another at 11:00am.  When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits in the hall between the services.  It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. We ask for a small contribution towards the refreshments. If you are coming to the 11.00 service refreshments will be available from about 10.15 onwards.

Every few weeks we hold a "Gathering" service. This is an informal service held in the Church Hall. It is preceded by a light breakfast at 9.15, and then the service begins at 10am. For dates see the calendar.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access through the Community Hall, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet at the back of church as well as in the hall.

Our Services

The 9.30 service is a formal Holy Communion led by either David or Susan. We have an organist on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, other weeks we use videos created by St Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church. The service lasts about 50 minutes. All of the service is broadcast onto a TV at the front of the church. It is uploaded to Youtube.

The 11.00 service is a less formal gathering and will be different every week. Music is provided by videos on the screen, or by a keyboard player. There will be readings, a talk, sometimes there is congregational participation. We try to have members of the congregation involved as much as possible. The services are put together by David or Susan or another group within the church - for example one of the home groups.

At the end of both services we share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church - plus a Birthday slot with chocolate for the birthday person!

images: Services

What about my kids?

Unfortunately at the moment we do not have enough children attending the services to make Children's Work viable, although we would love this to change.
We have a table and chairs at the back of church with a box of toys and activities available. There are also bags for younger children containing a toy, some crayons and paper, and a couple of books.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have several groups that meet throughout the week. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

David - COPY   Susan-Griffiths - COPY
Rev David Griffiths   Rev Susan Griffiths
     
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

David and Susan