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God, Sometimes this world is hard to understand. And even when we trust you, our hearts still ache. So we come to you today asking for the hope we need. Hope that sees past the here-and-now to the then-and-there. Hope that believes what we cannot yet glimpse. Hope that holds our hearts up in the [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:38:26+01:00 October 31st, 2017|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|0 Comments

God’s Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes, Which God gave me to hold. He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black box, And all your joys in the gold." I heeded His words, and in the two boxes, Both my joys and sorrows I stored, But though the gold became heavier each day, The [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:34:40+01:00 October 10th, 2017|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|0 Comments

A Ray Of Light

It used to bother me that the closer I drew to God in my walk with Him, the more sinful I felt. Then a phenomenon I observed in my room enlightened me. A tiny gap in the curtain covering my window threw a ray of light into the room. As I looked, I saw particles [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:33:17+01:00 October 3rd, 2017|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|0 Comments


'Pleasant words are...healing...' Proverbs 16:24 NIV Al had a hard time in school. He never seemed to be able to keep up. When his teacher called him 'Addled', his mother immediately withdrew him from school to teach him at home. The teacher thought he couldn't learn, but Al's mother had a different opinion-she was a [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:31:39+01:00 September 26th, 2017|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|0 Comments

Feeding Bradford

Wellsprings Together Bradford has been working to tackle food poverty for over 3 and a half years. In that time we’ve set up a network open to all the projects feeding people in need. We’ve also supported the Keighley network which does similar work. Both networks meet regularly to build relationships, share good practice and [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:23+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|0 Comments


An extract from an article by Professor Ivan Reid [Diane France's father] based on his experience in leading a group of British young people on a tour of Poland, together with a group of English speaking Polish youth, in 1967.  The full article was first published in several languages in the magazine POLAND in 1968 [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:36+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog, International|0 Comments

Who is The Bradford Jesus Man

Whether you call him 'The Bradford Jesus Man", "The Mad Monk", "The Bradford Monk", "Holy Joe" or just, "That Old Bloke Who Always Waves at Everyone And Wears Jesus Sandals" he is one of Bradford’s best loved characters. People have seen him walking up and down the Bradford streets in all weathers for what seems like an Eternity. [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:27:11+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Ashley France Blog Posts, Blog|2 Comments

Touchstone; Cotton Reel Project

Touchstone have launched a new project which folk might be able to help with.  It turns out that the first owner of their new soon-to-be head-quarters in the former MacRory's Bar on Easby Road, Bradford was in fact a Mr Dewhurst.  Don't remember him, well you should - he mad the Sylko cotton reel famous (see [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:27:12+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Ashley France Blog Posts, Fun|3 Comments