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What a wonderful example of putting what some might think of as discarded rubbish to good use. The guides had asked our local Shipley supermarket if they could collect the old, returned, empty crisp packets for a project. They were met by cages of plastic and each of the 15 guides trudged back up Hall Royd with a sack-full on their back.
Back at church they set up a cottage industry. Opening out the empty crisp packets, washing them, hanging them on a line to dry before finally ‘shrink-wrapping’ them to form blankets. This involved getting sheets of plastic and greaseproof paper and ironing over the crisp packets.
End result: SPACE BLANKETS which will be sent off for homeless people and refugees to use. A-ma-zing! Well done girls and leaders once again.
The people of Northcliffe church have been praying for all those involved in the conflict in Ukraine. The physical destruction of the country, the loss of life on both sides, the trauma endured by the people fleeing or staying is heartbreaking. We like so many others long to see an end to the fighting and a way for some of the suffering to be eased.
As a small token of our concern the guides set up two rows of rope in front of church. they and church members have been tying blue and yellow ribbons onto the ropes. One sits just in front of our memorial tree. Even our spring bulbs in front of church of muscari and tete a tete echo the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
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 .