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Calverley Community Weekend

Calverley Church was a hive of activity on the weekend of 25/27 September.


It all began on Friday morning, when a group of local schoolchildren arrived to bake bread. Another group came in the afternoon – total of 57 children! As the pictures show, they really got ‘stuck in’!



On Friday evening, Christian comedian, Andy Kind, had people rolling in the aisles, with his unique brand of humour. (For those who missed Andy, he is due to make another appearance in the circuit, at Baildon Church on Saturday 14 November. For tickets, see the Baildon web site).

On the Saturday, local community groups were encouraged to come and display what they have to offer to the people of Calverley. A broad range of activities on offer were viewed by an excellent turn-out of people, as the photos show:-





The weekend continued on Sunday with the Harvest Festival service at 10.30 am and a special Harvest Songs of Praise in the evening, featuring The Wesley Singers. The services were linked to Back to Church Sunday, and  people who had attended the church in the past, but not been recently, were invited to renew their links with the church.


The whole weekend was a great success, achieving its aim of building bridges between the church and local people, promoting community activities to a wide audience and providing lots of fun, through an imaginative and varied programme of events.

Well done to the organisers and well done, Calverley Methodist Church!

Bradford North’s special reporter!

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