ST BARNABAS CROSLAND MOOR, HUDDERSFIELD
CHRIST CHURCH LINTHWAITE, HUDDERSFIELD
St Barnabas will be open for individual prayer between 11am and 11.30am on
Sunday 29 November
There are no public Acts of Worship until Sunday 6 December
There are no other in person events at St Barnabas and Christ Church until
PRAYER AND WORSHIP RESOURCES
Subject to any changes in public health guidance issued at short notice, St
Barnabas will be open for individual prayer on Sunday 29 November from 11am
Strict conditions apply.
If you have, or a member of your household has, any Covid symptoms you must
not leave your house during a quarantine period.
If you are vulnerable (for age or health reasons) we encourage you to stay
There will be no formal structure or led prayers.
Different households/bubbles must pray separately, and must minimise
interactions with other households/bubbles within the church buildings and
grounds. This is not an opportunity to meet up with people.
Contact details (name, telephone and (if available) email) will be collected
and kept for 3 weeks in case these have to be given to the Test and Trace
Online worship for the First Sunday in Advent can be found at:
On the Church of England Facebook Page/Website from 9am on Sunday 29
This will be the first service in a series of online services for Advent and
Christmas on the theme of comfort and joy. It comes from St
Martin-in-the-Fields in central London.
More details about our acts of worship in Advent and Christmas will be
confirmed in future e-bulletins.
ADVENT IN OUR BENEFICE
If you need a further electronic copy of the Advent Study Course prepared by
the London District of the Methodist Church, or the links for the CAFOD
interactive advent calendars, please contact Matthew Ambler.
Paper copies of the Advent Study Course can also be provided. Please let Fr
Paul know if you want a paper copy.
If you are not on Ian Blakeley's Short Sharp Sermon email list, and you
would like to join the Art of Advent course prepared by Ian and based on the
book by Jane Williams, please email Ian (email@example.com).
A CONTRIBUTION FROM DEACON ANN
TAKEN FROM 'CANDLES AND CONIFERS'
BY RUTH BURGESS
The People God Calls Blessed
If I'm [Ruth Burgess] reading [the Gospel of Matthew (25:34-46)] right, the
people God calls blessed are the ones who:
- feed the hungry,
- welcome the stranger,
- befriend those in trouble, and
- care for those in pain.
Not a word about who or what they do or don't believe in,
only a description of how they live their lives.
So I ask a blessing, God, on my friends who cannot or do not believe in you.
A blessing they are not expecting yet one which they will recognise.
A blessing of joy, integrity and justice.
A blessing of love and life.
FAITH ENGAGEMENT REVIEW
The Government is seeking comments on how it engages with faith communities.
Anyone can respond to the consultation survey which takes about 15 to 20
minutes to complete and can be accessed in the link at section 4:
The survey is open until 11 December.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Fr Paul: 07884 432791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Ambler: 07745 132433, email@example.com
If you, or someone you know, would appreciate pastoral support at this time
please contact Fr Paul.
Prayers are requested for Helen, Susan, Allen, Beryl, Derek, Lily, Emma, Sue
and James and for Gill, John and their family
Please keep God's people in every nation, and all God's creation, in your
Take care and stay safe
The light of Christ keeps on shining even when we are apart