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You are warmly invited to join us at an array of events and services coming up in December.
On Saturday 4th December the 4th Shipley Guides present their WINTER WONDERLAND between 10am and 2pm, with the following on offer:
Proceeds will go to The Children’s Society and Church Funds
On Sunday 5th December the Brownies, Guides and Rangers will present our NATIVITY SERVICE at 10.30am followed by coffee and mince pies.
On Sunday 12 December our Advent Worship and Communion service at 10.30 will be led by Philip Lewer and tim Billingsley.
Our Carol Service takes place at 4pm on Sunday 19th December led by Phil Drake, with music provided by the Hall Royd Band.
Sunday 14th November 2021 provided the opportunity not just to have our usual Remembrance Sunday service but to hold a SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE and mark in a special way the lives lost in our community during the recent Covid pandemic. We felt very aware that for many, including members of our own church, it had been hard not being able to hold services of thanksgiving and celebration for the lives of people who had passed away.
The church decided to plant a magnolia tree outside church and at our service, a plaque to remember those in this community who passed away during the pandemic was unveiled while we marked a two-minute silence.
Thank you to the Brownies, Guides and Rangers who took part in our service, parading their flags, doing the bible readings and making gifts to hand out to members of the congregation at the end of the service .
Hello everyone, we hope you are all well and safe.
Guides have been busy, as too have the brownies and rangers who are now meeting again on Tuesday evenings. We are still zooming away and have 12 girls who join us online each week. Our summer term has seen us take part in the North East England’s 50th birthday challenge badge.
We chose the following challenges:
North Yorkshire N.E.
North Yorkshire West
North Yorkshire South
West Yorkshire North
make some biscuits – Fox’s biscuits founded by the Fox family who lived in a terraced house in Batley Here is the badge we have been working for
We made biscuits for the biscuit challenge too.
We look forward to finishing our summer term with a day at our camp at Wynches, playing games and making a Viking longboat, carrying it to the campfire to burn, like proper Vikings.
We are also looking at converting the side garden on the Birklands side into a community garden with raised beds to plant fruit and veg in, plus a quiet space if you want to read a book or have some quiet time alone. We will let you know how we get on.
We hope to see you all soon and share our lockdown exploits with you while providing some home-made biscuits to go with tea and coffee. Take care until then.
4th Shipley guides
It was great to see the Guides and Brownies gathering together outside church on Saturday morning to head over to Northcliffe woods. The Brownies had a challenge sheet, encouraging them to find interesting things. The Guides were easy to spot with their (moulting) feather boas.
Adele, the Guide leader, shared the work that the Guides did. They built 2 habitat piles for insects to live in and also for plants and vegetation to grow back on paths which shouldn’t be there but have been made since lockdown. The girls had loads of fun even in the rain and they saw lots of birds and 2 deer!
Our simple, bare, wooden cross has been transformed as church members and passers-by were invited to add a flower to the cross.
A rota of helpers made it a great day, with lots of little chats with passers-by and some sunshine too!