What is going on for the people of St. Paul's...?



SUNDAY 17th June 10.30am: Morning Worship led by Juliet Foster.
Junior Church
Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, allowing a time for fellowship and chatter. 

MONDAY 18th June
10.00am: Friendship Group.

TUESDAY 19th June
7.30 pm: Scouts.
8.00 pm: Senior Section Guides.

9.30 am: Babies & Toddlers Group.
6.15 pm: Beavers.
6.15 pm: Cubs.
8.00 pm: Explorer Scouts. 

THURSDAY 21st June
6.15 pm: Rainbows.
6.15 pm: Brownies.
7.15 pm: Guides.

FRIDAY 22nd June
10.30am: Morning Coffee.
6.15pm: Imperial Crusader Band practice.

SUNDAY 24th June
10.30am: Morning Worship led by the Hebden Royd Worship Team.
Junior Church.

Forthcoming dates for events in and around our church and circuit... 

June 23rd (Saturday): 12.00pm, Floral Demonstration at Brighouse Central.
June 28th (Thursday): 12.00pm, Mustard Seed Lunch Club at St. Paul's.
June 28th - 5th July: The Methodist Conference is taking place in Nottingham.
June 30th (Saturday): 11am - 3pm, Open Gardens.  Organised by and based around St. Andrews.
July 1st:  Our next All Age and Parade Service here at St. Paul's.
July 22nd (Sunday):  The leaving service for Revd. Christine Griffiths is being held at Todmorden Central Methodist Church at 4pm.

There are always a number of worthwhile events coming up in and around our circuit. We are asked to display notices for these but if they were all pinned to our notice board it would be overflowing! There is a folder of these notices in the concourse. Why not have a look through it from time to time? 

Posters advertising some of the other events around the circuit can be seen on the circuit website by clicking here.



Please pray for their plans for the future, as well as those of their number who are ill, housebound or bereaved. Please also pray for their village scarecrow festival, their planned open air service and their summer holiday activities.

Lord I have everything I want,
But I don't know what I need.
Show me what matters.
Stephen Cotterell, Prayers on the Move.

Please pray for those who live on Sunnybank Street, Sunnybank Drive, Albion Grove, Albion Street and Church Bank.


As part of the pastoral work in our church, we have a group of people willing to pray for your personal needs. Feel free to contact Paul or Catherine Hinton, (or any of the church officers), and they will contact the group with confidentiality. If you would like personal prayer on a Sunday morning, please speak to the steward and they will arrange it for you.

We so often only pray for people in trouble. Let us also pray in thanks for the loving, the joyful, the kind and those who go out of their way to ease other people's burdens.


Refugee Week
The coming week is Refugee Week.  Time for us to think and pray about the plight of these desperate people.  On Wednesday 22nd June Channel 4 will show a programme which follows the progress of six refugee children over a period of 6 months.  It begins at 10.00pm

Methodist Homes
Donations to Methodist HOmes may still be made.  Please hand envelopes to a steward - or ask for an empty envelope if you have been missed!

Open Gardens
Members of St. Andrews are opening their gardens for viewing on Saturday 30th June.  The event runs from 11am to 3pm.  Some gardens will be offering refreshments and there will be various stalls.  Please 'phone Margaret for more information on 01422 345582.  It is possible to pick up a ticket from St. Andrew's, which comes with a map to guide you to the gardens.  The cost is £4.00 per person if paid in advance, or £5.00 on the day. 

Are you an early riser...?
On July 1st BBC Radio 4 Sunday Morning Worship is coming LIVE from Halifax Minster. 
The service will celebrate the Anglican/Methodist partnership, the publication of a new hymn-book containing Wesley hymns, and the bicentenary of the Halifax Choral Society.  We are all asked to go along and lend support, but we must be in our seats by 7.45am!!

House Group
The House Group will meet again on Moday 25th June and then take a break for the Summer, starting up again in September.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship is also taking a break through July and August, and will resume in September.

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November, 
Keld Lodge, Swaledale
Cost per person including B&B and dinner, £120
Transport can be arranged
Please see Dawn Teague for further information. Numbers need to be known soon as we will be taking over the hotel for the weekend.

Five day holiday to Ilfracombe run by Alpha Travel 
19th - 23rd November 2018
Pick up from church
Holiday includes a full day and a half day excursion. Total cost £205
See Karen Walsh for further information.

At the moment we are not collecting for these concerns. Surplus items from St Paul's will be donated to the New Ebenezer Drop In Centre.

This collection continues for vulnerable young girls in Zambia. Thank you. 


We now have a small number of words edition of the new hymn book. Please collect one from the book shelf if you need one.

It can be brilliant but just, sometimes, it causes us a problem! If you have a mobile phone with you, we ask you, please, to turn it off completely while in the Worship Area. Even on silent, phones have been known to interfere with our sound system. Thank you

Please consider saving your used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission. Please put them in the tin on the bookcase in the Concourse or hand them to Susan 

Don't forget: 
St Andrew's Monday Morning Kitchen every Monday, 11am-1.30pm
Boothtown & Southowram Coffee Morning, Thursdays, 10-11am


Every Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm 
at Sowerby Bridge Library 
friendly chat and jigsaws
The aim is simple: Relaxed jigsaw building and a chance to meet people!


Our Flower Ministry needs your help! If you know someone who is unwell and would benefit from some flowers, could you buy them some and take them on behalf of the church? The duty steward can let you have some money so don't be afraid to ask. It is helpful if we know who has received them and a book for this is kept in the vestry cupboard. If you are ill, please remember to inform your Pastoral Carer or, if that's not possible, let Karen Walsh know on 839465

Did you know that you can also support Fairtrade by buying Fairtrade flowers from Aldi and Lidl?


Busy day, lots on. prayer time pushed out? Go to www.prayersonthemove.com or search POTM in your App Store to download a daily prayer app for your mobile phone. Created by SPCK, prayers are short - some only a line long - and you can listen to them, share them, 'Like' them and even set a reminder time for them to help your prayer habit!


Plastic trigger heads from cleaning sprays, household cleaning wipes packaging (eg from surface wipes), flip top caps from household cleaning products (eg washing up liquid, Cif cream) and synthetic 'biscuit wrapping' - most of these items are not recycled by Calderdale so, if you like, put them in the box in the Concourse and I will pass them on to raise money for Contesa, a charity in Zambia which provides care for vulnerable girls, orphaned because of AIDS and HIV. Many thanks, Angela Hellowell. 

Future Notices

 Please give information for future notices to Angela Hellowell.  You can telephone Angela, (01422 839736), or email, (hellowanj@aol.com).  To be included on the Sunday, notices need to reach Angela by midday onThursday.  

Thank you.

All of our Sunday morning services are recorded on CDs, which are then available to borrow.  If you would like to know more, please speak to Don Hayward, Alex Lee or Angela Hellowell.