Category Archives: Food

This Sunday – Picnic in Beckett Park

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!

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.

Culture Cooks

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.

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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.

 

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.

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!

Fancy a swish and a dish?

Clothes Swap

At the Bistro night on 2 February there will be two events going on to which you are invited. Alice Trull will hold a drop off point for clothes for refugees in Calais. There is a list here of the items she would like on the facebook event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/159813944667544/ Please bring what you can.

This is going on at the same time as the event raising money for Christian Aid and All Hallows’ Church Roof. This is a clothes swap or SWISH so if you are having a clear out this January, please bring your preloved clothes and go home with lots of new ones to love! https://www.facebook.com/events/1002475066551322/

Fabulous filling food, helping refugees and new clothes for ourselves at the same time as raising vital funds! Please come along and like and SHARE the FB events.

Christmas Day Lunch 2017

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.

Lunch will be served at 12 after the Church service (10am)

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.

Please note this will be an alcohol free event. 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.

Rainbow biscuits for Pride Sunday

This Sunday we even had rainbow biscuits! Thanks Paul and Margaret!

Compost to compost

This evening we took delivery of a fantastic Ridan food composter which we are going to use to compost all the wasted and left over food from the cafe.

A huge thank you to Mark Warner (centre) for making our dreams come true, and to Richard and Heston for helping to unload and install the composter. Mark runs Plate2Plate Compost – he collects food waste from his local community, composts it and sells it locally which helps to reduce the amount of waste that is transported around. It also raises awareness of how much we do waste and the real cost, or benefit, of this waste.

Some of the compost will go to Mark as payment for transporting the composter for us and some of it will be used for growing plants in the church garden.

 

LMYG’s Interfaith Conference – Sunday 15th January


Next Sunday 15th January we are co-hosting the Leeds Muslim Youth Group’s Interfaith Conference. It is free! Sign Up NOW! (www.tinyurl.com/faithconference2016). 

With All Hallows Church, Leeds, Emmanuel Centre University Of Leeds, Leeds Minster , Near Neighbours West Yorkshire, Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds, TRJFP at All Hallows’