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Letter from Bishop Nick Baines

As part of the Clergy team for the Diocese of Leeds, I regularly receive supportive words from our Bishops and their teams. As we are slowly emerging from the physical restrictions that coronavirus started, I thought you might also find this extract from Bishop Nick Baines’ latest letter encouraging for you too: …from Bishop Nick Baines Dear Brothers and Sisters[…]

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3rd Sunday after Trinity

The Church is the people of God, and although we are physically separate, we continue to worship together with one heart and mind: Many of us are praying at 10am every Sunday BBC1 11:45am: The Rev Kate Bottley meets artists of different faiths who are finding common ground, and a former Buddhist monk who now shares his mindfulness techniques with[…]

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Women less quiet

As I read Joanna’s faith story, generously shared in the hope that it encourages others, I was captured by the phrase “women less quiet”. Remember, both the incarnation and the resurrection of Jesus were revealed first to women. It is thanks to ‘women less quiet’, speaking out in courage, that other people have been helped to discover Jesus too.

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Faith is my oxygen

Every Wednesday we have a reflection from a member of the congregation. I was delighted to receive an email from Emma Price (Em) who grew up in Marsden and attended both St Bartholomew’s and St James Churches. Em sent an encouraging email for us and hopes that you may remember her as she remembers you all in her prayers… …by[…]

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1st Sunday after Trinity

Over the last few week’s sermons I have been prompting you to think about your faith, your relationship with Jesus, and the nature of the church. I haven’t offered too many answers. Our faith grows when we are curious, and all faith, no matter how experienced, has room for growth.

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