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Christmas Covid Carols

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came [SUBTITLED Away in a manger Away in a manger [Subtitled] See amid the winter s snow See amid the winters snow Angels from the realms of glory Angels from the realms of glory [Subtitled] O [...]

By | 2020-11-21T16:02:59+00:00 November 19th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What is an Eco-congregation?

Since 2006 Baildon Methodist Church has become one of the rare nationally triple- certificated Eco-congregations. Our three Eco-congregation plaques are above the hatch in Wesleys. To achieve these accolades, we have been visited by external inspectors to check that we have met the requirements for the awards. We have: Included regularly in our worship services [...]


For Churches the call to action could not be clearer.  We should use as little plastic as possible, in catering or furnishing for example. Collecting plastics for ‘recycling’ is not sufficient.  We must always ask what happens to the “recycled” product.  This is often impossible to discover: the recycling firms often say they send it [...]

Climate Interfaith Climate Workshops – Leeds

Developed by Christian Aid, this online workshop series has the aim of connecting and equipping people of faith for climate action. For the Eventbrite sign up page for Leeds click HERE Get ready for COP26: be part of climate action The urgency of the climate crisis hasn’t changed.  With the UK set to host critical [...]

Banking Crisis

As Methodists we care a great deal about what happens to our money. Both Jesus Christ and John Wesley spoke about what practising Christians should do with it. Jesus says in Matthew 19:23, “It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven”; the disciples “were greatly astounded and said, ‘Then [...]

By | 2020-08-22T14:36:06+01:00 August 21st, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments


At Easter 227 Augustine heard the Spirit within him say “We become what we eat”.   The people heard in a sermon and asked what he meant.  He told them. Jesus thought a lot about his life, his consuming passion for the rule of the Father in all human hearts which everyone had to realise and [...]

By | 2020-08-16T21:18:04+01:00 August 16th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments

The old normal – and a new normal (continued)

The old normal - and a new normal? (continued) In Matthew 6:28, Jesus exhorts us to “consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.” The exhaustion of constant work and activity, especially in cities, has been set against the quietude of plane-less skies, car-less streets and furloughed work.  Some [...]

By | 2020-07-27T09:53:21+01:00 July 27th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments