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

Sunday January 14th
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Travis
               Junior Church
After the service, there will be the Traidcraft Stall in The Concourse and refreshments served in Damascus room.

Monday January 15th
10.00am: Friendship Group
7.30pm: House Group @ John & Ruth Saville’s, Cornerstone,             Greenups Terrace

Tuesday January 16th 
7.30pm: Scouts
8.00pm: Senior Section Guides

Wednesday January 17th
9.30am: Babies & Toddlers
6.15pm: Beavers  
6.15pm: Cubs 
8.00pm: Explorer Scouts

Thursday January 18th
6.15pm: Rainbows 
6.15pm: Brownies
7.15pm: Guides

Friday January 19th
10.30am: Coffee Morning
6.15pm: Imperial Crusaders Band Practice

Sunday January 21st 
10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Linda Guy
               Junior Church
               Refreshments served after the service 
4.00pm: Service for Christian Unity, St Patrick's, Bolton Brow

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

January 25th: Mustard Seed Lunch, 12 noon
January 29th:  House Group at John & Ruth Saville's, Cornerstone, Greenups Terrace
February 10th: Pancake Lunches, 11am to 2pm

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.




One of the things that is on a lot of their minds at the moment is that they lost several pillars of their congregation this time last year, so the next few weeks are going to be difficult for many of them. We are asked, in our prayers, to remember them in that way.

Jesus, abject and despised, let us not be ashamed to follow you. Jesus, blasphemed and condemned, let us not afraid to be counted your friends. Jesus, crowned and derided, let us not be overwhelmed by our injuries and grief. Amen.
                                                               John Wesley (1703-1791)

Please pray for those who live on Ediths View, Dale Street, Industrial Road, Mount Street and Upper Fountain Street.


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 phone any of the church officers about this. 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.


This will be observed from the 18th to the 25th January. The theme this year is around the issues facing churches in the Caribbean, including human rights. The service, organised by Sowerby Bridge Christians Together, will be next Sunday at St Patrick’s, at 4pm
NB revised time

If you still have your Christmas cards and would like to recycle them, bring them - picture half only please - to church in the next two weeks and I will send them to the Women in Prison project. As part of their rehabilitation, the women use the cards to make more Christmas cards. I’ll be sending the cards at the end of January. Thank you. Angela H

Dr Simon Lindley and Phillip McCann are giving a recital together next Sunday, January 21st, 2pm at St Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road, Halifax. Admission £5; proceeds for church funds.

February 10th, 11am -2pm, Pancake Lunches; various sweet and savoury fillings or traditional lemon and sugar. No charge but donations instead to charity. - to be decided. Last year was a great success for Marie Curie so book the date now!

Following the Live Nativity, a meeting was held this week to review the event, noting what went well and what might be improved for next year. Notes, on what was said, are displayed on the main church notice board for you to read.

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!

(NB. The library is temporarily closed for refurbishment)

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 on Friday.  

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.