This Sunday (7th July) we are taking the normal shared lunch after church outdoors to the Beckett Park Picnic in the Park. Its a lovely chance to enjoy the outdoors, listen to music from Bassa Bassa band and hang out with some of our St Chad’s and St Michael’s neighbours. There will be activities for younger kids (organised by South Parade Baptist Church) plus wide games.
So why not bring a picnic and something to sit on and join us between 1pm and 5pm at Beckett Park. We will try to arrange lifts from All Hallows for those that need them (let us know if you can offer a lift). and if you fancy baking a cake for the cake stall then the organisers would *love* that and it will raise funds for local community activities.
Everyone is welcome!
It is that time again when we sadly say farewell to students who have finished their studies here in Leeds and are moving onto pastures new. Over the time that they have lived here they have accumulated “stuff” that just won’t fit in Mum’s car, that is no longer needed or is just too embarrassing to take home!
Would you want to take this home to your parents?
In the past, much of this would have ended up in the bin but over the last few years Leeds University Union Leave Leeds Tidy have worked in partnership with Rainbow Junktion / All Hallows’ and other groups to try and prevent perfectly good “stuff” being binned. And so, this week, the Rainbow Junktion Community Free Shop is open again on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 3pm. Everything is free but you are welcome to come and have a drink or bite to eat at Rainbow Junktion Cafe on a Pay As You Feel basis – and with all those wonderful free finds you should be feeling pretty good!
This Thursday is Clean Air Day. Leeds is one of the worst cities in the country for air pollution and it severely affects our health and the health of the natural environment around us. We can do our part in reducing air pollution. Clean Air Leeds has a web page suggesting ways that we can all help in reducing air pollution and making Leeds a more beautiful place to live.
Why not have a look and see what you can do?
All Hallows’ now has it’s second “insect hotel” kindly made and donated to us by Purple Patch Arts with help from Hyde Park Source. We are looking forward to hosting lots of new bees and bugs!
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.
Many years ago Jean took a cutting from a forsythia bush in the old vicarage garden and it is now flourishing in this location!
The old vicarage was recently demolished and is being redeveloped by St George’s Crypt into 14 self- contained flats.
All Hallows’ Church and Rainbow Junktion are hosting a series of “Culture Cooks” events and the first one was by the Chinese Society of Leeds University Union on Tuesday 26th February.
This week we had an Indian Culture Cooks prepared by the Leeds Indian Student Association. Further Culture Cook events are happening over the next three Tuesdays.
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.
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.