In celebration and thanksgiving for All Hallows’ bright shiny new toilets (hurray!), we’re christening them with a curry night of delicious Bengali food on Friday 19th April (non-spicy option also available) and fundraising for our friends in La Concha, Nicaragua at the same time.
All Hallows has a long standing link with La Concha, a beautiful area of Nicaragua near the Masaya volcano. Many families there don’t have basic sanitation. Leeds Central America Solidarity group works with the Nicaraguan Community Movement to provide families with the materials for building a latrine and support to do so. Nicaragua has had a very tough time recently and as always, it’s the poorest who are hit hardest. Having adequate toilet facilities can literally be a matter of life and death – it’s not just important for the family themselves, but for the whole community.
Come and support our community cafe by having a delicious 3 course pay-as-you-feel dinner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the latrines and the Rainbow Junktion cafe.
Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know if you have any allergies.
Tickets are free to book and then you pay what you feel the evening was worth on the night. If you book and then can’t make it please cancel your ticket as these nights are usually fully booked.
This Sunday is Visit my Mosque Sunday, a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain encouraging 250+ mosques across the UK to hold open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none and building bridges across communities. In Leeds we are invited to the following Mosques:
This is a great opportunity to find out more about our neighbours and their faith. If you are visiting a Mosque we are asked to respect their culture and faith by dressing accordingly ie long trousers or long skirt and women to wear a head covering.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Mon 22 Apr @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Mon 22 Apr Easter Monday walk Marsden to Slaithwaite (10:40am at Leeds Train Station outside Boots) Tue 23 Apr @7:30-9pm Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info) Wed 24 Apr @12-2pm OWLS lunch Thu 25 Apr @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 26 Apr @11-3 Rainbow Junktion Cafe Fri 26 Apr @11:30am Bible Study at church (0113 2297546 for further info) Sun 28 Apr @10.30am Sunday morning worship and APCM (our Annual General Meeting)
See our calendar for more details of what is happening at All Hallows’