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Crag Road Drop-in-Centre Christmas Party

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Friday 17 December 2010
A "Thank you" for seven years of support and encouragement.
Free and open to all; just tell Donal or Kathleen you are coming.
Don't miss it! More details of the Drop-in-Centre

Crag Road Drop-in-Centre

Open every Friday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Free refreshments available
All welcome

Feeling lonely?
Want to make new friends?
Need someone to listen to you?
Want somewhere to spend a quiet time?
Need a helping hand?
Space to spend time with a friend?
Just want the free tea or coffee?

You can be sure of a warm welcome. Come alone, or better still, bring a friend.

The Drop-in-Centre opened seven years ago and our records show that we have welcomed nearly 1,500 visitors in that time. How much tea/coffee and biscuits has been consumed we can't say; nor how many food parcels have been handed out.

The Drop-in-Centre offers confidentiality, friendship, support and hope to all!

We are currently managing a Durg & Alcohol Awareness Project (funded by CNet & Wellbeing & the Methodist Church) which will run from october for 28 weeks. Project 6 (Keighley based Alcohol & Drug Service Unit) will supply a Project Workers.

Want to know more? Then contact any of the leaders.

Celebration of Interfaith Week 2010

3.00 - 5.00 pm 27 November 2010
Haworth Road Methodist Church

You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate an interfaith event with

Dr Joy Barrow Interfaith Relations Officer, Methodist Church House, London to learn about her continuing Journey with Sih Faith And Interfaith dialogue. Programme: Welcome Prayers for Peace from different faiths Guest Speaker: Dr Joy Barrow Word of thanks Dinner For confirmation please contact bob & Margaret Marsh. Prior to being the Interfaith elations Officer, Joy Barrow taught Religious Studies in London Secondary Schools for 25 years, after which she was Director of the International Interfaith Centre in Oxford. Joy has been studying Sikhism, and has been actively involved in interfaith dialogue for over 30 years. She has a PhD in Sikh spirituality from Leeds University and, in 2003, was Visiting Fellow at Punjabi University, India. Joy is particularly interest in Christian-Sikh dialogue. she edited "Meeting Sikhs" for Christians Aware and has c…

Christmas Fair

10.00 am to 12.00 noon Saturday 27 November 2010

Thackley Methodist Church

Entrance £1.50 including refreshments


Christmas giftsTombolaRaffleBooksRefreshments

The J-B Big Band weaves its incredible magic!

7.45 pm Saturday 20 November 2010
Wrose Methodist Church
Tickets £7 (includes a buffet supper)
Raffle on the night

Table top sale

10.00 am to 12.00 noon Saturday 13 November 2010
Wrose Methodist Church

Has winter arrived? Beat the chill, visit us and after browsing the many stalls warm up with one - or two! - bacon butties, a warm drink and friendship! Stalls will include cake and bric-a-brac.

Christmas Craft Fair

10.00 am - 1.00 pm Saturday 4 December 2010 - Thornton Methodist Church
Hot mince pies and refreshments
Admission 50p inc tea/coffee

A Supper Evening for Phakamisa

7.30 pm 19 November 2010 - Baildon Methodist Church

Having returned home following a two week visit at the beginning of October to Phakamisa, a ministry of the Pinetown Methodist Church in South Africa, enriched and challenged by the experience, Ann Clark welcomes the opportunity to share my journey with you.

Following a meal (7.30 pm) prepared, cooked and served by Pat & Keith H and their team at Baildon, Ann will, aided with the video footage and photographs she took, talk about the friends she met and shared with and how Phakamisa continues to minister to and serve the impoverished communities of Pinetown, South Africa.

To sign up for the supper and evening, please contact noting that in lieu of selling tickets there wil be the opportunity to make a donation.

Blenheim Brunch - 30 October 2010

Blenheim Brunch - Saturday 30 October 2010 at
Haworth Road Methodist Church
12noon - 2.00 pm
Why not pop in for Soup & Sandwiches followed by Fruit Salad

Mike Rayson in concert - 9 Oct 2010

7.00 pm Saturday 9 October 2010
Baildon Methodist Church
Retiring Collection for the Blenheim Project

Reverend Mike Rayson was born and bred in the Outback… no, not the steakhouse, the real outback of South Australia!

After completing his education in tiny rural schools hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds) of miles from the nearest city, Mike went on to a career in the media. After hosting number 1 rated radio programs in rural, regional and metropolitan markets and writing many national radio commercial campaigns, he heeded God’s call, and went on to ministry with the Uniting Church of Australia – an amalgamation of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches;, the third largest denomination in the country.

Mike’s first pastoral role was in the regional town of Port Lincoln, South Australia… where Steve Spielberg filmed the underwater scenes of the movie ‘Jaws’. Full immersion baptism was a health hazard in the region!! Mike also served as Chaplain/Pastor to the local High School …

Quiz Night - Sat 23 October

Exploration! Paintings by Judith Gilbert

An Invitation to a FREE exhibition of paintings by Judith Gilbert.

Lecture by Judith Gilbert 7.30 pm Friday 10 September 2010.
Exhibition open:
Saturday 11 September - 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 12 September - 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Saturday 18 September - 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 19 September - 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Saltaire Methodist Church
Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HU

More details ...

World's biggest coffee morning

From 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Friday 24 September 2010

Wilsden Methodist and United Reformed Church
More details of the World's biggest coffee morning.

“It’s Showtime” with Serious Harmony at Wrose

"It's Showtime"
with Serious Harmony

Saturday 17 July 2010, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm at
Worse Methodist Church.

£3.50 including Strawberry Tea.

The Good Childhood Conversation

The Good Childhood Conversation is a community event which gives everyone that takes part time to pause, reflect and discuss diffiult and important issues that affect us all and to see the possibility of change.

If you care about the state of childhood today we would like you to join the Conversation at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Otley Road, Undercliffe, Bradford BD2 4QP, on Thursday 17th June from 7pm to 9pm.

To find out more visit

Stewards Together

An opportunity to meet with other church stewards across Bradford North, and share and learn about the roles and responsibilites of church stewards. Led by Rev. Sarah Jemison

Venue: Haworth Road Methodist Church
Date: Thursday 27th May at 7.30pm

Please inform Sarah Jemison or the Circuit Office if you will be attending.

An Evening with Glenda

Glenda Howieson, founder of Phakamisa will be speaking at Baildon Methodist Church on 24 April 2010 at 6.00 pm. Phakamisa is a ministry of the Pinetown Methodist Church in Durban, South Africa and provides education adn support to 20,000 children. The event will also include a meal. The Mission Unit hopes that the support given to Phakamisa by the former Shipley & Bingley circuit can continue and develop as we move forward as Bradford North.

For tickets, please contact the circuit office. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children.

We are All Easter People!

Following the successful Saturday evening get-togethers in autumn with Simeon Wood and Paul Field, St Andrew's is hoping to draw another large congregation from the circuit for a time of Praise and Worship on Saturday evening 17 April 2010 beginning at 7.30 pm. We will be two weeks into the Easter season and our risen Lord in a large gathering with worship led by musicians and singers, testimonies and a challenging gospel message from our guest preacher, Rev Paul Welch of Halifax. There will be no charge for admission and refreshments will be served. Book the date in your diary and tell your friends!

Community Coffee Mornings at Thackley

Time: 10:00 am to 12.00 noon
Date: 4th Saturday each month (not August) commencing 27 March 2010
Venue: Thackley Methodist Church

Over 1,000 people cross our threshold each week; however, there is little time to get to know each other. So, to put the "C" into "Community" we invite you to pop in for a cuppa and a chat.