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Sunday 19 December 2021
The Fourth Sunday of Advent

10.30 am Morning Worship 

This week:
Christmas Eve  3.15 pm  Light Up Nativity & 11.30 pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day:  10.00 am Short Worship followed by short Holy Communion

Boxing Day:  10.30 am Morning Worship
Sunday 19 December 2021 YouTube Video
Carols by Candlelight YouTube Video

We pray for Carleen Richardson and her pastoral group: Marylyn Whelan, Chris, Elaine and Ava Wilkinson. 
We ask God's healing for Mollie Brumfitt, Helen Collins, Alice Hill, Steve and Sherryl Jandrell, Kate Lomas, the Marsden family, Stephen & Pamela Matthews, Edna Morrell, Anne Samuel, Marylyn Whelan & Dennis Yeadon. 
Prayer requests can be submitted via email to the church office at

Sunday services   During Advent we are exploring a new theme, Who are we expecting?  This morning it's 'the one of peace.' The reading is Micah 5. 2-5a please pray for our speaker, Mrs Gill Jowett. 
Help Wanted and Thank-yous
We're still calling for mince pies, for Light Up Nativity.  Refreshments will now be served outside - weather permitting. Please sign up on the sheet by the door.  It would be very helpful if you could indicate how many mince pies you will be providing. We don't have any freezer space so would appreciate donations as near to the event as possible.  Thank you. 

If you have a spare hour or two on Christmas Eve, just get in touch with James or Sue (via the office number / email).

Thank you to those people who have already been in touch to help or donate Christmas tree fairy lights, etc.    
Mission Giving Updates:
The Mission Giving Committee met on 10 December and agreed the following donations:
  • £150 to The Bradford Soup Run, which helps to feed the homeless in Bradford
  • £150 to the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank
  • £300 to The Cellar Trust, a charity which supports those with mental health needs and is based in Shipley
  • £300 to Abigail Housing which works with refugees and asylum seekers from all across the world and which is also based in Bradford
  • £300 to Christian Aid for their Christmas Appeal which is to support families in South Sudan
  • There is a small balance left over which we will use to top up donations for The Children’s Society after Messy Christingle
 We have received a Christmas card from The Bradford Soup Run as we have helped them in previous years.

We have received a Christmas update letter from Kathryn Mercy Homes, who we support through our Mission giving.  The newsletter can be viewed HERE. 
Merry Christmas from the office!
Next week's notice sheet will cover both Sunday 26 January and Sunday 2 January, as the office is taking a break between Christmas and New Year.  If you have items for the next notice sheet, please send them by Wednesday 22nd at the latest.   Many thanks.
Action for Children  Thank you to all helpers and supporters for our Christmas Coffee Morning, we are very pleased to announce that we raised the marvellous sum of £530.00.
News from the Airedale Circuit:
A message from the Superintendent of the Circuit, Rev Clare Stainsby
" It is good that this Advent and Christmas season we are able to worship in our churches and meet together.  However we do still need to be cautious as Covid is still around.     We are suggesting that on a regular basis you carry out a lateral flow test before going to a gathering of any kind.     Please go to the following link to order free tests for yourself.
We would also encourage mask wearing in church wherever possible.  Thank you for looking after yourself and others.
Clare Stainsby
I have changed the Prayer Tree to the Advent season. Please feel free to write your prayers of petition or thanks on a card from the box and peg it on the tree.  Thank you, Judy Ash. 

Contact the Church office at
or telephone 01274 442015


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