Relay to COP26

On Tuesday 14th September St Bartholomew’s Church in Marsden acted as host to both walkers and supporters of the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) Relay. The walk began in St Ives on the 13th June and will end in Glasgow on Sunday October 31st in time for the UN Climate Conference (COP 26). Members of St John the Baptist Church[…]

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Benefice trip to Parcevall Hall

The Churchwardens of St James in Slaithwaite have been regularly taking a small group to Parcevall Hall in Appletreewick. This year, Tim and Barbara Swift extended the invitation to our sisters and brothers at St Bartholomew’s Church in Marsden. Alison Gibson told me, on her return, that it was “like paradise”. I asked Alison for a few words for the[…]

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Reader Ministry

I am delighted to announce that Alison Fisher has been accepted and recommended for Licensed Lay Ministry (LLM) training – more traditionally known as Reader Ministry. This is a significant commitment in time and energy, the training for Reader Ministry is as academically rigorous as the training for priesthood. Here Alison reflects on the experience of being ‘nudged’ towards this[…]

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Book Giveaway

Over the years Carol and I have bought and been gifted a lot of Christian books. Some we’ve kept with the idea of reading again, some we thought might be good to lend or pass on to others, and some we never got around to reading! We’ve decided it’s time to be more deliberate about sharing this wealth and so[…]

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Prayer makes change

Glennis Thombs is a trained Reader in the Church of England. Here she reflects on prayer and the change it has brought to her life. Glennis writes… Inventor C F Kettering said: The greatest thing a generation can do is lay a few stepping stones for the next generation.Looking back on my life I can see the stepping stones God[…]

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