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Bible Readings for Sunday 3rd October

Harvest Thanksgiving Psalm 126 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,then were we like those who dream.Then was our mouth filled with laughterand our tongue with songs of joy.Then said they among the nations,‘The Lord has done great things for them.’The Lord has indeed done great things for us,and therefore we rejoiced.Restore again our fortunes, O Lord,as the river[…]

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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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Bible Readings for Sunday 5th September

Isaiah 35:4-7 Say to those who are of a fearful heart,‘Be strong, do not fear!Here is your God.He will come with vengeance,with terrible recompense.He will come and save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,and the ears of the deaf unstopped;then the lame shall leap like a deer,and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.For waters[…]

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