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Holiday at Home: 13 January 2016


This winter has been one of rain and floods and people having to evacuate their homes. The news has been depressing. Well, all that has changed for our intrepid Holiday at Homers. Wednesday 13th January was cold but bright. The frost was on the ground when a group of about 50 people descended on St. Andrew’s Church for the Holiday at Home celebration.

We were introduced to a potted history of Bradford and then a mind-stretching quiz about recognising famous people from the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s. Trevor R from Haworth Road Church regaled us with very humorous accounts and poems, regarding our more senior years.

Having had our appetites whetted, we moved into the church for lunch. Once again the food was wonderful in both quality and quantity. The one thing about Holiday at Home is you never go away hungry. It never ceases to amaze me how much food disappears.

After lunch, we were royally entertained by Stevie L, who took us back to the 1950’s. He caused a few hearts to flutter as he flirted with our ladies. We finished the day with a simple communion service, before it was time to be transported home again.

A great time was had by one and all. We have had the most people this time. With guests and helpers we had 52 people at St. Andrew’s. Our guests are very special people and so are our helpers. I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this day such a happy occasion.

If you have never been to Holiday at Home, ask the people from the Circuit who come, or ask me. If you are not sure if you would enjoy it, then come in July and try it. Please keep the dates of 4th, 5th and 6th July 2016 free in your Diaries. There will be all sorts to do and a wonderful day trip on the Tuesday.

So be prepared for July - I look forward to seeing old faces and new ones then.

John W

Circuit Pastoral Co-Ordinator

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