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Gift weekend - a Good News story from Northcliffe

A weekend of fun and reminiscing was had by all who attended our Gift weekend on 8/9 March. Various displays of talent were on show together with photos past and present of Hall Royd Methodist Church and Shipley United Reformed Church. We welcomed new and old friends to a church filled with daffodils on the Saturday afternoon, where you could view the various displays, listen to organ recitals, have a go at glass-engraving, friendship bracelets, camping, play dough, sewing and then finish it off with a table service of afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, scones and cream and beautifully homemade cakes. A lot of people came through the doors and left with smiles on their faces.

The weekend continued into the evening, when we held a concert of talents. Air hostesses Adele and Julie were on hand to make sure the concert ran smoothly with no turbulence. The band played for us, Fiddle and Feet danced for us and the Guides and Rangers made us laugh and cry with their talents. A lot of positive and wonderful comments were received on how well the event went.

Sunday morning saw the end to the weekend of celebration with a church service led by Martin Bashforth. A lovely service was given by Martin, followed by tea and celebration cake for all.

The gifts and donations received over the weekend were divided equally between the church funds and Bradford Nightstop. This local charity provides temporary shelter for homeless young people and their display provided lots of information as to its success and need of further financial support.

It was with God’s blessing on all of us that this weekend was a success and embraced everyone who came through the doors, young and old, past and present members and we hope that everyone felt the love and warmth of His Spirit.


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