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Pastoral Group

PASTORAL VISITORS AND PASTORAL SUPPORTERS  Called to serve and care A Pastoral Visitor / Pastoral Supporter: maintains a caring and supportive relationship with the member/s for whom s/he has pastoral care, through contact at church, by phone / email / text – or through home visits at mutually agreed times; shares any concerns or [...]

By | 2019-05-22T22:04:28+01:00 May 22nd, 2019|Fellowship, Pastoral, Running the Church|2 Comments

Church Membership

Church Membership Our Church currently has about 190 members; between us we represent a wide range of beliefs.  In 2018 we admitted another eight new members We are a congregation united by our mission statement: Loving God, Loving People, Loving the World. We're a growing Church Community and seek new members to join us. If [...]

Baildon MC War Grave

A few months ago you may have noticed that a headstone was erected by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission at the lower end of the Church garden. The Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten.  They care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:46+01:00 April 10th, 2016|Baildon news, Pastoral|0 Comments

Leeds Methodist Choir

Founded in 1964, Leeds Methodist Choir brings together like minded individuals from across West Yorkshire to celebrate their passion for music and singing. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals are usually held between June thru to September at Oxford Place Methodist Church, for a single concert in September, which normally takes place at Leeds Town [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:28:19+01:00 September 8th, 2013|Fellowship, Groups for adults, Health and Hobbies, Pastoral|0 Comments

PASTORAL COURAGE

In the fourteenth century, John Tauler of Strasbourg was a powerful preacher, with people coming from miles around to hear him preach. One day he became aware that his motives were not pure when he went into the pulpit–that he was not preaching to bless hearts and glorify God. He went into his study and [...]

Lectionary Reflection for October 28th 2012

Mark’s amazing gospel again;  this week, chapter 10:46-52, the story of Blind Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, one of the few supplicants named in the gospel stories.  Bartimaeus did not play games with Jesus, he knew exactly what he wanted and asked for it.  He did not engage the crowd, like the Rich Young Ruler who [...]

Lectionary Reflection for September 23rd 2012

Mark’s is the earliest, shortest and most terse Gospel, it moves the story of Jesus on at a rapid pace and omits much that Luke and Matthew find room for and it contains none of the later theology of John. Today’s passage from Mark 9 is the lovely bit where Jesus puts a child centre-stage [...]

Lectionary Reflection for July 29th 2012

John’s Gospel, like the others, tells the story of the feeding of the five thousand.  Surely everyone knows it?  This is the bit where an unnamed boy, the disciple Andrew, and Jesus, conspire to feed five thousand men, not counting women and children.  The boy offers to share his lunch (why would he do that?).  [...]