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Sunday 19 May 2019

Join us this Sunday at 10:30am for JOY IN the beauty and diversity of creation, our next in a series entitled “Joy In Enough” when Deidre Duff will be sharing her thoughts with us.

International Conscientious Objectors Day 15 May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15 May 2019 is International Conscientious Objectors Day, a day to remember those people who said “NO” to being part of the military machine of war. You can read about some of them at https://www.menwhosaidno.org/ but this is the tip of the iceberg, there are men, women and even children around the world who say no to the violence of war and suffer the consequences. Here in Britain that may involve ridicule, persecution and even prison but in some countries it could involve torture and death.

Let us spend some time today remembering those who, for whatever reason, refused to take up arms against others and suffered as a result. May we gain strength from their witness that we might work for love, respect and well-being for all.

This Week 13th May – 19th May

12-18 May Christian Aid Week
13-19 May Mental Awareness Week
Mon 13 May @11-2
Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Tue 14 May @7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Wed 15 May International Conscientious Objectors Day
Wed 15 May @12-2pm OWLS lunch
Thu 16 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Thu 16 May @ 8pm Interfaith iftar at Baab ul-Ilm, 166 Shadwell Lane, LS17 8AD – please email Heston to book
Fri 17 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Fri 17 May @11:30am Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Sat 18 May @ 11am-3pm Idahobit (International Day against Homo/Bi/Trans-phobia) – Lands Lane, LS1
Sat 18 May @ 7.30pm Interfaith iftar (at STEP Leeds, 244 Queenswood Drive, LS6 3ND)
Sun 19 May @10.30am Sunday morning worship

See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’

Sunday 12th May 2019

This Sunday it is the Leeds half marathon so put on your running shoes and run to church! Seriously, there are going to be road closures (details here) which will affect some routes to church so it may be easier to walk, cycle or drive part way and walk the last bit. The race starts at 9:30am, church will hopefully be open early if you want to come early.

We will be continuing our series on “Joy In Enough” with “Joy in serving each other” and our meeting at 10:30am will be led by Nigel Greenwood and Toby Parsons.

This Week 6th May – 12th May

Mon 6 May Ramadan begins
Mon 6 May @11-2 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Tue 7 May @7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Wed 8 May @12-2pm OWLS lunch
Wed 8 May @6-8pm African & Caribbean Society Culture Cooks
Thu 9 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Fri 10 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Fri 10 May @11:30am Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Fri 10 May@ 7.30pm O’Hooley & Tidow Live at All Hallows
Sat 11 May @7.30pm Interfaith Iftar at Sinai Synagogue by RSVP – please email Heston to book in
Sun 12 May @10.30am Sunday morning worship 

See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’

APCM 2019

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (or Annual Party for Church Members) took place on Sunday and, as has been our practice in recent years, we integrated it into the service. It gave us a chance to celebrate all the amazing things that have happened over the year, to reflect on our part in them and to look forward to the next year.

You can read our annual report here.

This Week 29th April – 5th May

Mon 29 Apr @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Tue 30 Apr @7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Wed 1 May @12-2pm OWLS lunch
Thu 2 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Fri 3 May @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe
Fri 3 May @11:30am Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info)
Sat 4 May @9:30am-6pm Theatre of the Oppressed // Gender
Sun 5 May @10.30am Sunday morning Taize worship 

See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’

Sunday 28th April 2019

This Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, is our APCM or Annual Parochial Church Meeting – or as Heston describes it, our “Annual Party for Church Members”. It is a chance to celebrate all the amazing things that have happened over the last year, to mourn over those things that have saddened us, to reflect on our part in them and to look forward to the next year.

As has been our practice over the last few years we integrate the meeting into our service that starts at 10:30am.

If you haven’t had a copy of the report then please email Heston or the churchwardens or there will be a few copies at Church on Sunday, have a read and a pray and a think, and on Sunday come armed with questions / comments / complaints / compliments / suggestions etc.

Everyone is welcome to join us whether a member, visitor, young or old – come along and share with us in celebrating the amazing life that God gives to all.

Breaking News – All Hallows’ divests from fossil fuels

Today we announced that All Hallows is ending all it’s investment in fossil fuels.

Here is a video explaining how it happened:

And here is our press release:

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday morning started early for some with a sunrise service at St Michael’s Church in Headingley.

Beautiful St Michael’s

Not sure why Heston has a bottle of Bucks Fizz!

At our main Easter Service Heston took us on a quick run through of the whole Bible (again!) from Genesis to Revelation stopping at every point that a river or a sea separated God’s people from where God intended them to be and, as you can see from the photos, we had a visual representation with a ground sheet liberally sprinkled with water!

The people of Israel cross the River Jordan

“It was so wide!”

So many times God has led His people from a place of separation to a place of relationship with Himself, so many times the people have had to cross the waters that divide. But the Easter story tells of that division being crossed once and for all by Jesus, no more slavery in foreign lands, no more wandering in the wilderness. And the vision or Revelations where there is no more sea to divide (Rev.21).

Thank you Heston for a memorable (and slightly wet) Easter service and Casper for singing such a beautiful song.