Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 1 August – Pride Sunday

This coming Sunday at our 10:30am service we will be sharing in Leeds Pride Sunday 2021, celebrating the fact that God loves everyone but at the same time sharing the sadness and hurt that, as communities, we still don’t. Our service will be live in church (please book here so that we can maintain social distancing) and streamed on Facebook Live.

After the service there will hopefully be the opportunity to go as a group into Leeds City Centre to hand out stickers.

 Beautiful God
 who creates all that is,
 you shape your church into a thing of beauty:
 All your colours are here among us:
 passionate red flaming anger 
 vibrant orange dancing sunshine 
 deep golden yellow, rich and full 
 young, fresh and green 
 sad and blue, cool and distant 
 moody indigo, dark as the night 
 shy violet, quiet violet, forgotten violet. 
 God who puts colours into the rainbow,
 paint with us, weave with us, plant with us:
 many colours, many hues,
one rainbow church and world.

(a reminder of Pride Past- and glimpse of Pride Future!)

Below is a copy of the liturgy that we will be using for the month of August – Pride Season!

Sunday 20 June – Great Get Together weekend

This Sunday we will be celebrating The Great Get Together weekend – inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, who was killed on 16th June 2016.

Emily Carrigan is joining us to talk about Rainbow Junktion and our plans to ‘get back together’ as a community cafe again this summer. Heston and Emily will be having a conversation discussing the work of Rainbow Junktion, the struggles, storms, hopes and plans. Our readings will be from Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus calming the storm) and Mark 6:30-44 (Jesus feeding 5000).

The service will be live streamed on Facebook or you can attend in person if you book online. You can find the service sheet for the service here. We will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

“We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Jo Cox in her first speech in Parliament

Sunday 23 May 2021 – Mary of Magdala / Pentecost

On Sunday we will be looking at “Mary of Magdala” in the seventh and last of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read more about Mary of Magdala in the following passages: Matthew 27, 28Mark 15,16Luke 8, 24John 19, 20

Heston will be leading our service and Adriaan van Klinken will be sharing his thoughts on Mary. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am but we are also able to accommodate a limited number of worshippers in church – you will need to book here. We will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Sunday 9 May 2021 – Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly

On Sunday we will be looking at “Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly” in the fifth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read Mary’s song which we call Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55

Hayley Matthews will be leading our service sharing her thoughts on Mary and Elizabeth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Sunday 2 May 2021 – Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

On Sunday we will be looking at “Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature” in the fourth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read about the story of Ruth in Ruth, it is only four chapters long!

Heston will be leading our service and Richard Barton will be sharing his thoughts on Ruth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

Sunday 25 April 2021 – Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance

On Sunday we will be looking at “Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance” in the third of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. “Who?” you might ask! Who on earth are Shiphrah and Puah? Well you can read all about them in Exodus 1:15-22 where you will discover that without their “effective nonviolent resistance” we wouldn’t have a Moses or an Exodus! Heston will be leading our service and Katherine-Alice will be sharing her thoughts on Shiphrah and Puah. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Shiphrah and Puah

Sunday 18 April 2021 – Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

On Sunday we will be looking at “Miriam – Prophetess and Sister” in the second of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. Heston will be leading our service and our thoughts on Miriam. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am

After the service it will be our APCM – or Annual Parochial Church Meeting – or as Heston describes it, our “Annual Party for Church Members”. It is a chance to celebrate all the amazing things that have happened over the last year, to mourn over those things that have saddened us, to reflect on our part in them and to look forward to the next year. You can read our annual report here. The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, if you would like to join us please email Heston or leave a comment on this post.

Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

Sunday 11 April – The Kingdom of God is like a leaven

This Sunday, in our 10:30am live streamed service, we will be starting a new series based on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Ripon on 17 July 1991 in memory of Leigh Russell, a member of this church from 13 January 1974 to 10 August 1990. You can read more about the panel on our website. Jan Betts will be leading us in our thoughts on the central panel “The Kingdom of God is like a leaven“.

Do join us via Facebook Live at 10:30am

Sunday 13 March 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

This Sunday it is the fourth Sunday in Lent and we will be continuing our lent series, having heard last week from Richard about “don’t get angry, get renewing”.  Our passages are from Numbers 21 (about the bronze snake), Ephesians 2 (salvation by grace) and John 3.  We will explore how God releases us to get on with renewing and rebuilding.  

It is also Mothering Sunday, and our service will include both mourning and celebration, with those who are grieving or missing family and with those for whom this is a source of comfort and strength.

Here is the service sheet we are using during Lent:

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Sunday 28 February 2021 – Second Sunday in Lent

This Sunday is the second Sunday in the season of Lent and Sam Crook will be leading us in her thoughts about Lent. Our readings will be from Psalm 22:23-31 and Mark 8:31-38.

Here is the service sheet we will be using during Lent:

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