Category Archives: Events

Ceilidh for Nicaragua

On Saturday 15th June at 7pm we are hosting a

Ceilidh for Nicaragua

With the Captain Bullhead Ceilidh Band “playing music you want to dance to and showing you how to dance to it – even if you’ve never done it before in your life!”

Entry £6 / £4 concessions
Food and bar available
Children welcome
All funds go to support Community Projects
in La Concha, Nicaragua

leeds.laconcha@yahoo.co.uk 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceilidh-for-nicaragua-tickets-62885703833

Bengali Bistro and toilet “christening”!

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.

Visit My Mosque

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.

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.

Fundraising Dinner in Support of Asylum Seekers

Please join us on Sunday 9th Dec from 18.30, when the Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe will be hosting a solidarity dinner to raise money for asylum seekers, with support from local choirs, Harmony and Gay Abandon.

The event will include a 3 course vegan meal as well as an evening of entertainment, including stand up from Leeds finest comedian and compere extraordinaire, Rosie Dent-Spargo, the musical stylings of Crake’s Rowan Sandle, as well as a few numbers from the Harmony choir themselves.

There will be a raffle towards the end of the night with prizes inc. match day tickets for Bradford FC, vouchers for Go Karting, Laser Quest, Bramley Baths & Jump Inc. Trampoline Park. We have cinema tickets, sweets hampers, meals for two at some of the best restaurants in the city, & beautiful creations from artists, both local & further afield.

Dessert will be served before 21:30, so if you need to dash off don’t worry, but you can also stick around to enjoy the entertainment.

There will be a bar to buy alcohol (beer, red & white wine; from which the profits will go to the fundraiser), and/ or BYOB.

The event requires a suggested donation of £15 for the food and entertainment on the night (£10 unwaged & students). A number of free places have also been reserved for asylum seekers.

The event is cash only and the nearest cash machine is a 10 min or so walk so don’t forget to bring money on the night.

All profits from the event will go towards supporting asylum seekers in our community and will be divided between the Harmony choir and a national asylum charity to support the wonderful work they both do.

This event is open to everyone so please share with your friends and encourage them to come along.

Please reserve your tickets here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9NVzMafKvhOL8PRYeKPZB0Jd-wAG88G30EVaMdRcizDKaEg/viewform?usp=sf_link

For those cannot attend but would like to support:

Please consider donating to the raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the fundraiser. Suggested items are alcohol, confectionery, home decor etc, but anything will be very gratefully received. Please email laurenmcdonald2032@gmail.com if you have anything you would like to donate.

You can also donate money directly to the fundraiser by sending any amount through Paypal. We will use this to stock the bar, with all money made from drink sales + anything extra being redirected back into the fundraiser. Please send these donations to glenjan@gmail.com with a clear description, such as ‘Asylum Fundraiser’.

Thank you so much for any support you are able to give – it is very much appreciated.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/349944782269070/

‘Tis the season to REMEMBER.

Last night we had all sorts of ‘fun’ with death, with the help of this beautiful ofrenda.

This gift from Mexico is with us all week! And will be the focus of our worship next Sunday morning – so please bring a photo or special memento of someone important to you who has died to place onto the ofrenda in celebration and remembrance of them. We are also hosting St Michael’s and St Chad’s to mark our ‘church birthday’ (or patronal festival) of All Hallows’ so do please bring some food to share with them over lunch if you are able.

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!

Remembrance is not enough

A special service of more than just Remembrance on the eve of the centenary of the ‘War to end all wars’ is taking place on Saturday 10th November 2:30pm – 3:30pm at Mill Hill Chapel in City Square, Leeds. The guest speaker at this service will the Anglican theologian Andrew Shanks.

The Justice & Peace Commission are working with the Leeds Pax Christi Group to put on this event and prepare a special liturgy booklet that is being shared across parishes in the Leeds Diocese.

The point about remembering the past is to make sure we do better in the future!

Penthos Requiem

Next Saturday 27th October at 6pm sees the first performance of the Penthos Requiem at St Michael’s Church by the St Peter’s Singers. Written by Matthew Oglesby and Hannah Stone, Penthos is conceived as a meditation on conflict and reconciliation in the form of a Requiem. Penthos is a significant contribution to the City’s commemorations for the centenary of the Armistice that ended the Great War (1914-1918), urging communal reflection on the persistence of war in our own times.

Tickets are free but there will be a collection to support refugees in Leeds.

The performance will also include “Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst” (“How desolate lies the city”) by Rudolf Mauersberger and Beethoven’s “Mass in C”

Visit to Armley Mills 29 July 2018

Last Sunday a large group of us went to Armley Mills Industrial Museum to visit a beautiful felting exhibition organised by Linda and others from across the region. The museum is an impressive array of 19th-century industrial history, and we also saw some awesome miniature steam toys and nostalgic Meccano collections. All fun, although one small person was less than fascinated…

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