Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 12th January 2020

This Sunday the Rev Dr Angela Birkin, Assistant Curate at St Michael’s in Headingley will be leading our 10:30am service and sharing her thoughts on the baptism of Jesus.

Sunday 5th January 2020

On Sunday at our 10:30am meeting we will be celebrating the “Feast of Epiphany” which is actually on the 6th January. Epiphany means manifestation or appearance and we will be celebrating the appearance of Jesus as “the light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” The Rev. Hayley Matthews will be sharing her thoughts with us about Epiphany and our readings will be:

Sunday 22nd December

Daylight is at a premium, it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day so why not come and join us to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent? In our 10:30am meeting Heston will be leading us in our thoughts under the theme “Good God, Meaningless World?”

In the evening at 7:30pm Sacred Wing will be performing a concert as well as leading us in Christmas carols. This is often the high point of Christmas for a number of people.

Sunday 15th December – Flash Mob Nativity!

This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent and we will be having a “Flash Mob Nativity” at our 10:30am meeting. So come as your favourite character if you can, whether that is a king or a shepherd, a donkey or a lamb, an inn keeper or King Herod! Everyone is welcome whatever character they wish to be or whether you just want to come as yourself. There will also be a talent show led by the young people so if you want to show off your amazing talents ….! Somewhere in the midst of all this Heston will be leading our thoughts on “Good God, Upside Down World?”

And there will be a Blue Christmas Contemplative Communion at 6:30pm for anyone who needs some peace quiet reflection headspace- and rebellion against the ‘crazy’ of Christmas (and politics?!)

#leedscofeadvent

Sunday 8th December 2019

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent – a time of waiting, reflection and preparing for that great time of celebration of Jesus’ birthday.

At our 10:30am meeting Heston will be leading us in our thoughts and exploring the meaning of ‘God is love’ in a world full of suffering.

Do come and join with us whether you want to celebrate or mourn, are feeling great or totally pissed off, want to “Get Brexit Done” or want to “Remain” – everyone is welcome!

God will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet with the best of meats and the finest of wines. God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death for ever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces…

Isaiah 25

Sunday 1st December 2019

What an exciting day this Sunday will be! Advent is finally arriving! And this Sunday is not just an ordinary first Sunday in Advent, it is a baptism first Sunday in Advent! We will be meeting as usual at 10:30am and everyone is welcome to come and join with us in celebrating.

Sunday also marks World Aids Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

On Sunday afternoon, from 4pm to 6pm we will be having a “Big Bible Read” when we will be meeting together at the church to read through Luke’s Gospel in one sitting – with contemplation and cake! If you are unable to join us then why not take some time off at home and read through Luke’s Gospel on your own or with a member or your family or a friend?

Sunday 24 November – Christ the King

The last Sunday before Advent is known as the “Feast of Christ the King” and is a celebration that Jesus is Lord of all Creation.

This Sunday is also known as “Stir-up Sunday”, it gets its name from the beginning of the collect for the day in the Book of Common Prayer, which begins with the words, “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people” but it has also become associated with the tradition of making the Christmas puddings on that day! If you are planning to “stir-up” your Christmas puddings, or even your Christmas cakes or mince pies after the service on Sunday or later in the week then our Fair Trade stall is the place to visit. Lydia has Fair Trade dried fruit which would help make your Christmas puddings taste even better! And there are lots of other goodies on sale which would make great Christmas presents.

To crown all things there must be love,
to bind all together and complete the whole.
Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.

CofE Common Worship

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

CofE Common Worship

Sunday 10th November – Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday we will be remembering spilt blood. It is Remembrance Sunday and so we will be remembering the blood split in war. It is also the last in our series “Exploring the Eucharist”,  a series looking at the meaning and our experience of the Eucharist / Communion. Toby Parsons will be leading us in our reflections on the blood spilt by the Prince of Peace, how he overcame violence and death, and our part in the Eucharistic story.

Do join us at 10:30am, everyone is welcome.

Sunday 3rd November – Celebrating All Hallows

This Sunday at 10.30am we will be celebrating All Hallows / All Saints Day in our Sunday morning worship. We will also be continuing “Exploring the Eucharist”,  a series looking at the meaning and our experience of the Eucharist / Communion. We have reached “Part 5 – Forming an Alternative Community” with Dr Jan Betts. St Chad’s and St Michael’s will also be joining us and there will be a bring and share lunch afterwards. Do come and join us, everyone welcome.

“Daylight Saving Time” ends

“Daylight Saving Time” ends this weekend which means that the clocks get turned back an hour on Sunday morning very early. If you forget to turn your clocks back then you will turn up to church an hour early!

Workers at Stonehenge busy moving stones back one hour.