Dates for your Diary – May to July 2016

Sun 1st May 6.00pm Easter Service of Thanksgiving for Departed Family & Friends

Thu 5th May ASCENSION DAY 7.30pm Holy Communion

Sat 7th – Sat 14th May Christian Aid Week

Sat 7th May 3.00pm Visiting ringers from Halifax Archdeaconry Guild of Ringers

Tue 10th May 7.30pm Archdeacon’s Visitation (Keighley Shared Church)

Sun 15th May DAY OF PENTECOST 10.00am Parish Communion with prayer for renewal

Wed 18th May 7.30pm Deanery Synod (Keighley Shared Church)

Fri 20th May 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church

Fri 27th May 7.30pm The Mystery of Everything, Session 1 (Parish Rooms)

Sat 28th May 9.30am The Mystery of Everything Sessions 2-5 (Parish Rooms)

Wed 1st Jun 7.30pm CDFC Annual Meeting (St Peter’s Church, Cross Hills)

Fri 10th Jun 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church

Sun 12th Jun Various Queen’s 90th birthday celebration

Sat 25th Jun 12 noon Summer Fair

Sat 16th Jul 7.30pm Concert by The Epiphany Singers


Dates for your Diary – March to July 2016

Tue 8th Mar 7.00pm PCC meeting (Parish Rooms)

Mon 14th Mar 7.30pm Summer Fair planning meeting (Parish Rooms)

Wed 16th Mar All day Interviews for a new Headteacher for Kildwick School

Fri 18th Mar 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church

Sun 20th Mar PALM SUNDAY (Holy Week begins) 2.30pm Messy Church

Thu 24th Mar MAUNDY THURSDAY 7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper

Fri 25th Mar GOOD FRIDAY 2.00pm The Liturgy of the Cross

Sat 26th Mar EASTER EVE 8.45pm The Easter Liturgy & First Communion of Easter

Sun 27th Mar EASTER DAY 10.00am Family Easter Communion 3.00pm Easter in the Park (Sutton Park)

Sat 16th Apr 9.30am Margaret Barker seminar, ‘Temple Themes in Christian Worship

Sun 24th Apr 11.10am Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Fri 27th to Sun 29th May Weekend Away at Parcevall Hall

Sat 11th Jun t.b.c. Parish Social to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

Sat 25th Jun 11.00am Summer Fair

Sat 16th Jul 7.30pm Concert by The Epiphany Singers

Mothering Sunday, Sunday 6th March

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Dates for your diary in March, 2016

The Suffering Church: the injustice of persecution. TODAY we are thinking about the Suffering Church through the lens of Christians in Muslim majority counties. We warmly welcome visitors from St Paul’s Church, Manningham.

CMS/Jigsaw Kids Ministries Fundraising Coffee Morning. Thank you to everyone who supported this event which raised £914.25. An excellent result; well done.

Mothering Sunday, NEXT Sunday 6th March. Tell your family and friends about our special Family Communion service at 10am – with flowers for all and simnel cake.

Messy Church, 2.30pm Sunday 20th March. The next Messy Church will take place on Palm Sunday. For more information or to offer to help contact Lesley Hudson, 523291.

Lent Collection. This year our special collection during Lent will be in support of Water Aid. Please take a collecting box.

Stations of the Cross during Lent. During Lent there will be a service of Stations of the Cross each Friday at 12.30pm. The service lasts approx. 30 minutes. All are encouraged to attend at least once during Lent.

Spiritual Health Check for Lent. The Diocesan Spirituality Group has produced a leaflet to help people carry out a review of their life from a spiritual perspective. Copies are available in church or contact Robin, 633307.

Donations for Easter Lilies. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of our Easter lilies please place it in the basket in church. Also, if you can help with decorating the church on Easter Eve please contact June Whitaker, 655320.


Dates for your diary in February, 2016

The Season of Epiphany. The season of Epiphany continues until NEXT Sunday 31st January when we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) with a Family Communion Service (including Christingles) at 10.00am.

Children’s Society Collecting Boxes. The collection at the Family Communion Service NEXT Sunday 31st January will be for the Children’s Society. If you have a Children’s Society collecting box at home which needs emptying please bring it on that Sunday or contact Lesley Hudson, 523291.

Kildwick School Collective Worship, 2.45pm NEXT Friday 29th January. All are welcome to join the school community as they gather in church for their collective worship. Refreshments will be served in church from 2.15pm.

Christingle making session, 9.30am NEXT Saturday 30th January. All are welcome to help prepare the Christingles to be used at our Christingle service on Sunday 31st January. Contact Lesley Hudson, 523291, for more details.

Ash Wednesday, 10th February. This is one of the Principal Feasts in the Church calendar. Everyone is encouraged to attend a service on this day. There will be services at 9.30am (in the Parish Rooms) and 7.30pm (at St Peter’s Methodist Church, Cross Hills); both will include the imposition of ashes.

Palm Crosses for Ash Wednesday. The ash used on Ash Wednesday is made from last year’s palm crosses; please bring your cross back to church and place in the basket.

CMS/Jigsaw Kids Ministries Fundraising Coffee Morning, 10.00am – 12 noon Saturday 20th February in the Parish Rooms. Come and help raise funds in support of CMS and Jigsaw Kids Ministries in Manila. Admission free, donations accepted! For more information contact Sue Hargreaves, 633777.

Seminar with Margaret Barker, Saturday 16th April. We are looking forward to welcoming back Margaret Barker, Old Testament Scholar and teacher of what is known as Temple Theology, to Kildwick. Margaret will lead a seminar on Saturday exploring ‘Temple Themes in Christian Worship’ and will also preach at the 10am Parish Communion on Sunday. More details to follow.

Parish Weekend Away 27th – 29th May. We have booked Parcevall Hall, the Diocesan Retreat House near Appletreewick for our weekend away this year. Look out for flyers coming soon.

Review of services during the Advent, Christmas & Epiphany seasons. Feedback is invited from the congregation on the special services held during Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Please write your comments and give them to Lesley Hudson, Glyn Evans or Robin.

Brass cleaning volunteer needed. We need one volunteer to help with cleaning the church brass. It would only be once every 4 months and takes around an hour. Please contact Lesley Hudson if you are able to help.

Editor of The Bridge parish magazine. Lesley Hudson is looking to step down as the editor of our monthly magazine. If you are interested in becoming the new editor please speak with Lesley, 523291 or



Dates for your diary in January, 2016

Services for Christmas. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to our various services as we celebrated Christmas together as a church community: those who cleaned and decorated the church building, the bell ringers, the musicians (organist, choir and music group) and the lay ministers in worship (welcomers, lesson readers, intercessors and communion assistants).

Christmas Services Collections. The collections at the Carol Service, Midnight Eucharist and Christmas Day services will be shared between St George’s Crypt, Leeds, and the Church Mission Society & the Jigsaw Kids Ministries in Manila. The collection at the Crib Service is for The Children’s Society. Details of monies raised will be given soon.

The Season of Epiphany. The season of Epiphany continues until Sunday 31st January when we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) with a Family Communion Service (including Christingles) at 10.00am.

Christmas Stamps. Don’t forget to save your Christmas stamps for charity. They can be left in the box by the church door. Postcards are also collected.

Pilgrim course, ‘The Commandments’, starting NEXT Monday 4th January and Wednesday 6th January. The third module of the Pilgrim course will explore the Commandments and will take place over 6 weeks. Each module stands alone so there is no requirement to have attended previous modules to attend this one.

If you are interested in joining either the Monday afternoon group or the Wednesday evening group contact Robin, 633307, or Sandie Walton, 636501.