Join us this Sunday at 10:30am for JOY IN the beauty and diversity of creation, our next in a series entitled “Joy In Enough” when Deidre Duff will be sharing her thoughts with us.
This Sunday it is the Leeds half marathon so put on your running shoes and run to church! Seriously, there are going to be road closures (details here) which will affect some routes to church so it may be easier to walk, cycle or drive part way and walk the last bit. The race starts at 9:30am, church will hopefully be open early if you want to come early.
We will be continuing our series on “Joy In Enough” with “Joy in serving each other” and our meeting at 10:30am will be led by Nigel Greenwood and Toby Parsons.
This Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, is 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.
As has been our practice over the last few years we integrate the meeting into our service that starts at 10:30am.
If you haven’t had a copy of the report then please email Heston or the churchwardens or there will be a few copies at Church on Sunday, have a read and a pray and a think, and on Sunday come armed with questions / comments / complaints / compliments / suggestions etc.
Everyone is welcome to join us whether a member, visitor, young or old – come along and share with us in celebrating the amazing life that God gives to all.
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day when we celebrate Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem at the beginning of what we call Easter or Holy Week. You can read about the entrance into Jerusalem in Matthew 21. Paul Magnall will be sharing his thoughts on Palm Sunday and Micah 4:1-4 with us in our meeting at 10:30am. We will also be thinking a bit about whether we invest our money in fossil fuels or not.
This will be the third Sunday in Lent and we will be continuing our series on “What do we value?” by thinking about the more vulnerable people in our community and how we can keep them safe and help to meet their needs. We will be meeting at 10:30am as usual and there will be safeguarding training from 12:30pm.
This Sunday is the second Sunday in Lent and we are really excited that four of our friends are going to be baptised! Baptism has many meanings for different people but some of them are about purification, regeneration, forgiveness, a sign of membership or belonging, initiation, obedience, declaration, new life. You may have your own thoughts that you can share with us or you may not know what you think about baptism – why not come along and find out a bit more?
We will be meeting at 10:30am, our meeting will be led by Heston and Nigel Greenwood will be sharing his thoughts on “What do we value?”
This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent.
Lent is more than just give up chocolate. Lent can be a profound spiritual adventure.
It’s a time of fasting, praying, penance and charity.
It’s a time when we take a long hard look at ourselves and the ways in which we are not loving God or our neighbour.
It’s a solemn time – but not a depressing time! It can be full of challenge, growth and real closeness to God.
This Sunday we are starting a new series – “What do we value?” and we are very fortunate to have Paul Ayers, the Archdeacon of Leeds, coming to share his thoughts with us.
In case you want to know what an Archdeacon is Wikipedia says “Archdeacons serve the church within a diocese by taking particular responsibility for buildings, including church buildings, the welfare of clergy and their families and the implementation of diocesan policy…” If you want to know more then you will have to ask the Archdeacon over coffee or tea after the service!
This weekend is the Patronal Festival of St Chad’s so we will NOT be having a normal service at All Hallows this week, we will instead be joining with St Chad’s at their 9:30am service.
This Sunday we are delighted to welcome Angela Coggins, fresh back from a trip to Denmark, who will be sharing her thoughts on the third and final part of our series “building a house / church / lives where love can dwell” You can read notes from the previous two parts here and here. The readings will be Matthew 7:24-29 & Ephesians 2:19-22
After the service there will be an opportunity to see the Urban Angels do a performance of what they have been working on this week – that should be very exciting! Do join us at 10:30am, everyone is welcome.
This Sunday is the Universal Day of Prayer for Students – or Student Sunday for short! We will be celebrating our student community through prayer, and members of the University community will be leading throughout our worship, including the Rev. Anthea Colledge from the University Chaplaincy who will be sharing with us on the topic “Building a house/church/lives where love can dwell”. This will be based around Isaiah 58:6-12 and Matthew 16:13-18
What a perfect way to celebrate our university neighbours and members! Do come and join us at 10:30am.