FOOD BANK DONATIONS

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Our food donations (12kg) to the Bradford North Foodbank 2020 Christmas Hamper Project made a BIG difference to local families.

In 2020 the Foodbank handed out 190 hampers (110 with food parcels) to families and 53 hampers (20 with food parcels) to adult-only households.

 

HOPE

Four Rainbow Letters in front of Northcliffe church spell out the word HOPE. We want to bring encouragement to people as they walk or drive by the church. The letters will soon be accompanied by  our Advent  Banner,  another symbol  of  Hope  to  come.

Fun and Games

The Guides managed to get away to camp staying in small groups and enjoying the space to distance safely. They built a bridge, played frisbee netball, drank hot chocolate and made chocolate oranges. Well done guides.

When they are not venturing out, the Guide leaders make sure they maintain contact with guides and brownies in their weekly zoom sessions.

In ACT of REMEMBRANCE

We are grateful to our Guides who have set up our Poppy Field at the front of Northcliffe church. Members of the church and .community are invited to place a poppy in the grass as we approach Remembrance Sunday.We remember those in conflicts around the world  and the consequences  of war  for  all who are affected  by  it in whatever way.

Open for Virtual Worship – suspended at present

Update following latest national restrictions : We are suspending Virtual Worship until we public worship is allowed once more. In the meantime we will continue to send out links to the livestream services for people to watch at home.

Starting on Sunday 11th October we are opening the church for a service beginning at 10.30 a.m. The service will be screened and we will be using the You Tube material sent out by the Circuit each week. We have been following materials in the Jesus Shaped People series. By screening the virtual service at Northcliffe we hope it will provide an opportunity to come together, even if not in the ways we were used to ‘pre-lockdown’. It will enable those without the technology at home to share in the service and hear the hymns, readings, prayers and sermon. It will provide a visual focus too. Though chairs will be spaced out and no singing is allowed, it seems good to open our doors once more and welcome people in.

RESUMPTION of QUIET SPACE

Please see updated information and details in original post below.

From September 6th, we are re-opening the church on Sunday afternoons between 3 and 5 pm for Quiet Space.

Our New Look

We are glad to say that our new doors on Bradford Road provide a window into the church for all passers-by. They provide a view into the entrance vestibule and make it both bright and light.

We can open the doors wide to welcome people into our church and hope that once lock-down restrictions are lifted we can invite you in to see for yourself.

SUSPENSION of QUIET SPACE

Regrettably, following the  new restrictions imposed by Government in our area, we have decided to suspend our church opening on Sunday afternoon for “Quiet Space”. 

As members of different households are not to be meeting in homes or gardens we feel we should not gather in church at this time.  We will keep you posted as to any further changes and pray the news from the Government late last night has not alarmed you.

Gwen, Tim and Adele  (on behalf of Northcliffe Leadership team)

 

QUIET SPACE

Following the easing of restrictions in Shipley, we are re- opening the church from September 6th each Sunday afternoon between 3 and 4.45 pm. We hope it will give people a QUIET SPACE to reflect, remember or just be at peace after this long period of lock-down. Please feel free to drop in any time between 3 and 4.45pm for as long or as short a time as suits you. You do not have to be a regular member of our church congregation.
Because of Government and Church guidelines, we are observing social distancing and have set the chairs out so it will all look rather different from our normal arrangement and can only accommodate a maximum of 30 people at any one time. There are hand-sanitising stations and a one-way entrance and exit system set up. We are obliged to maintain a register of names and contact details of those who come in, again under regulations, but this will remain confidential and retained for just 21 days.
We do look forward to welcoming you.

Prayer Field


Passers-by are invited to take a knitted flower from the bucket of flowers and place them in the lawn in front of church to say a prayer for themself, a friend or family or just because ….
The prayer field is just beginning to bloom and we pray it continues to grow and brings comfort and joy.