Bible Course Session Update


Thursdays at 7pm in St. John’s
11th October Session 4
18th October Session 5
Half term break
1st November Session 6
8th November Session 7
15th November Session 8

Saturdays at 10.00 in St. John’s
13th October Session 4 (no Suzy because of Diocesan synod)
20th October Session 5
Half term break
3rd November Session 6
10th November Session 7
17th November Session 8

There will be an Advent Course offered in Denholme for 4 weeks starting after the Bible Course finishes. We hope that many of you will join us for that, details to follow.

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Pastoral Conversations Level 1


Monday 19th November – 7.15pm – 9pm @ St. James’, Kirklands Lane, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 6NN

The evening is aimed at helping people to feel more confident about pastoral visiting and will include; some basic theology around pastoral care, basic theory on conducting a good pastoral conversation, and some practical pointers around visiting and setting up a team.

Suzy will be happy to accompany anyone interested in exploring the possibility of training to be a pastoral visitor for the parish.

See the full poster here

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Harden Wilsden Cullingworth and Denholme Men’s Group


The next meeting is on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30. It is a dominoes competition at the Ling Bob and some food afterwards. Please let Robert (07342267080) know if you are coming so he can confirm numbers.

The Christmas Meal will be at the Ling Bob also and this will be Wednesday December 12th at 7.30. Again we will need numbers nearer the time however if you already know you can make it then please let Robert (07342267080) know.

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Bible Course


Please could you ensure that you have signed up or let Suzy know if you are interested in attending the Bible Course. Numbers are needed in order to purchase the correct number of course manuals. Donations towards the cost of the manual will be gratefully accepted but are not compulsory (£5).

If you are interested but unable to attend either of the start dates please have a word with Suzy. There is always the possibility of another session if there is enough interest.

Saturday 8th September anyone interested in attending a day time session of the Bible Course  is invited to come to St. John’s Church at 10.00.

There will be some discussion about dates for the course at this First session.

It has been suggested that the Saturday mornings could be alternate Saturdays. So the dates would be 8th Sept/22nd Sept/ 6th Oct/20th Oct/3rd Nov/17th Nov/1 Dec/15 Dec.

It has been suggested that Sunday afternoons might be better?

I am open to hear from those who are interested in Weekend and/or Daytime sessions. I do understand that not everyone is available every week and Saturdays/Sundays can be a particular problem. We need the daytime group to discuss when works best for them – do we need two daytime groups?

I will only be able to judge that when I can see/know how many people are interested.

Thursday 13th September in St. John’s Church the first Bible Course evening session is running. We are looking to be very well supported on Thursday evenings and that is wonderful.

Thank you.

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