Category Archives: Community

Christmas Day Lunch 2018

Tickets for our Christmas Day lunch are now available, further details are on the Rainbow Junktion Facebook page and tickets are available from the EventBrite page.

Please note that this event is a ticket only event. As always we will be using food saved from landfill and be serving on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis (suggested minimum donation is £5 as we are raising money to keep the community cafe all year round) and everybody is welcome.

Lunch will be served after the Church service (10:30am) and you are welcome to join us for the service as well. Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know about any allergies.

Everybody is welcome, regardless of faith or ability to pay. This Christmas Day let’s have a wonderful time together celebrating our differences whilst breaking bread together. Please tell anyone who may be alone or unable to make themselves lunch this Christmas to come along because no one should be hungry on Christmas day.

If you book a ticket and find that you are unable to come please cancel the ticket via EventBrite so that you can free up your space for someone else.

Knit and Natter

Do you like knitting?
Or nattering?
Or do you want to learn? To knit and / or to natter!
Rainbow Junktion have a new group meeting on the first Friday of the month between 11pm and 1pm.

Further details here!

Stop the deportation of Andrew Mustapha

A much loved member of our congregation is currently in detention and scheduled to be deported on Tuesday. Do please read all about him and consider signing the petition to stop him being deported. More information at:

https://m.facebook.com/Stop-the-deportation-of-Andrew-Mustapha-327445478043985/

Pilgrimage time

Our Muslim friends and neighbours have just started the holy month / season for Hajj (pilgrimages to Mecca.) This includes Eid ul-Adha, a special celebration of the faith of Ibrahim who we call Abraham and whose life we also celebrate – along with Sarah of course! Let us pray for peace for all that travel and who seek for the God of Abraham.

Community Free Shop Part 2

Our Community “Free Shop” was open for one last day on Monday and it was reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post

Over the four days that the shop was open we cleared nearly 5 tonnes of “stuff” left by students as they moved out of their homes.

Heston said: “We’ve had mountains of clothes, pots, pans, plates, crockery and cutlery. These have been massively appreciated by the asylum seekers and refugee folks who aren’t given the means of having the daily, useful things like that. To see them coming in and taking things with massive smiles on their faces is really lovely. It’s really amazing what’s been left behind.” Amongst all of the stuff we have also had a bike, microwaves and TVs as well as a three-piece sofa.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/recycling-project-helps-leeds-uni-students-give-to-community-1-9233737

Improving Community Relations Prize

Yesterday Heston and Lydia received the “Improving Community Relations Prize 2018” on behalf of All Hallows from the Leeds Muslim Youth Forum at their Eid Celebrations.

Below is a photo of the award and the text from the presentation.

Improving Community Relations Award

Awarded by Zahra Nasir from Leeds Muslim Youth Forum at an Eid Celebration 23 June 2018

Places of faith are increasingly under scrutiny as religion becomes something blamed for many of the ills in society.

However our next winner is a faith leader who is committed to building rapport will all communities and a real example to faith leaders from the Muslim community.

For many years his establishment has been a sanctuary for people experiencing injustice. Upset by the way in which many of our fellow human beings have been treated, and by the way in which they have not been offered hospitality and support when they have needed it, they play a significant part in seeking justice for people coming to the UK hoping for asylum and who then found themselves held in detention centres.

They have provided support in all sorts of ways to people seeking safety – in doing so learning that journeying together is the best way to share God’s love in this situation and that one person cannot do it alone.

With others in the Hyde Park area, they work for justice, reconciliation and to inspire hope – working with people coming from a variety of backgrounds, ages and lifestyles, and celebrating the diversity in our communities.

For living up to the values captured in their strap line of “Loving, Living and Learning”, the winner of the Improving Community Relations Award is…

Reverend Heston and All Hallows Church

June Project 2018

This week the June Project Leeds have been doing some pretty amazing things in and around the Hyde Park area.

To find out more about these wonderful people and what they have been up to visit their web page or their FaceBook page

Hyde Park Big Lunch / Sadaqa Day

What do you get if you invite Christians, Muslims, Jews, local people of faith and no faith to a Big Lunch / Sadaqa Day event on a snowy Sunday afternoon in March?

Well, it’s snow joke but it was fun, educational, emotional and very warm!

A Sadaqa Day is a Muslim day of social action and this time we were honoured to be able to host the event at All Hallows sharing food, getting to know each other better and hearing about some of the issues that our brothers and sisters experience as our Muslim neighbours. Adam shared with us the craziness of certain hateful people and Shahab’s brilliant response of “Love A Muslim Day” on April 3rd.

We also heard from Leeds No Borders about their work with refugees and asylum seekers, how we might help and we wrote to our MPs in support of the fasting “prisoners” at Yarl’s Wood detention centre.

Kate shares with us about the work of Leeds No Borders

Kate shares with us about the work of Leeds No Borders

Adam talks about "Love a Muslim Day" on April 3rd

Adam talks about “Love a Muslim Day” on April 3rd #LoveAMuslimDay

A little bit of Craftivism!

Despite the snow and ice there was a great turn out and we all made new friends. A great afternoon!

A very special visit

A couple of weeks ago the Year 8 girls of Sheffield Girls High School came to Leeds to visit a synagogue and All Hallows’ Church. Inspired by their visit they decided to have a logo competition to creat a logo that captured the inclusive nature of All Hallows’ Church. Below is the amazing competition winning logo created by Hannah.The girls have also been fundraising for us by making and selling cakes. Thank you to all of the amazing girls!

One World Week 2017

This coming week, 22nd-29th October, is One World Week. The theme this year is “Good Neighbours – My World Depends on Us” and explores how we can become good neighbours locally and globally. Why not have a look at their website and the resources they have made available to help us discover more about being good neighbours.