​We are filled with sorrow…

We are filled with sorrow  at the darkness and misery that seems to be engulfing the world. Lord we cry out to you for help. Jesus Light of the World bring your healing and protecting light into all the situations of darkness and despair around us. Shine the light of your love and your truth into the gloom; guide us as we seek to find our way back to a place of joy and peace and hope.

We pray for all those who are grieving at this time. We trust in the hope of the resurrection into eternal life.  Heavenly Father we know that you cry with us and care for all your children. We entrust those who have died into your keeping and ask your blessing upon their families and friends.



Administrator to Bishop’s Adviser for Church Growth – Job


The Administrator will undertake core administration for the Bishop’s Adviser to
provide support by writing letters, dealing with e-mail, designing newsletters, flyers, posters and booklets.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within an office and should be able to demonstrate an ability to learn and adapt to new systems and processes. In addition, they will need:

  • Excellent IT and communications skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS powerpoint, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Mailchimp)
  • Ability to manage own workload and excellent organisational skills Creativity and the ability to work at pace
  • Ability to undertake research using online polls (Survey Monkey or equivalent)
  • Ability to manage and update the Church Growth microsite on the Diocesan website using Joomla content management
  • An understanding of the Church of England and the challenges facing parishes in relation to church growth

The post is line managed by the Bishop’s Adviser for Church Growth
Work base to be agreed but moving to Leeds City Centre Autumn 2016.
This post is full time (35 hours a week) in DBF employment.
Salary: £21,551 to £23,105
Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 25 August 2016
Interview date is to be confirmed
Further details and an application form are available from
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact The Reverend Robin Gamble.


We continue to Pray for …

We continue to Pray for the 10 year old, for God’s healing upon her.
We pray for all those who love her, all those who care for her and her family and we ask for God’s Grace upon Cullingworth and especially upon the staff and pupils of our Primary School.
Lord be with her, and her family and friends at this time, grant them comfort and support, spread your healing throughout this situation.



Diocese of Leeds

leeds_website_logo_6From the 14th July, the Church of England diocese in West Yorkshire & the Dales will be known solely by its official, legal name, The Diocese of Leeds. The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, says, “Since the diocese was created in 2014, we have always legally been the Diocese of Leeds, but we were allowed to informally call ourselves ‘The Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales’. The experience of the past two years has shown, however, that having two names for the diocese is too confusing for people both inside and outside the Church”.


Jonathan Veira comes to St Matthew’s

Jonathan Veira comes to St Matthew’s, Wilsden on Friday 23 September
Tickets are now available for what promises to be an unforgettable evening at St Matthew’s.
Tickets cost £12 each and include a glass of wine or fruit juice.

The Oasis, St Saviour’s Church, Harden
Feeling overwhelmed by all the busyness of life?
Need a quiet space and some peace? Need to recharge your spiritual batteries? Come along to an Oasis of quiet and peace at St Saviour’s church, Harden.

Sat 16 July 10am-4pm
Sun 17 July from after the morning service until 4pm
Mon 10-12, 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm.

All welcome!