Come and join in the fun!
We now have some plans for our ‘All Age Worship’ Sundays at St Michael’s for the first part of 2019:
6th January – ‘The Gifts of the Wise’ – celebrating the feast of the Epiphany
17th February – marking being a Fair Trade Church ahead of the beginning of Fair Trade Fortnight
24th March – a Family Communion in the middle of Lent
28th April – the Baptism of Jay Mansfield on the Sunday after Easter.
So everyone would be very welcome as usual next Sunday at 11.00 a.m. when we will have a large number of parcels in the pews to unwrap…
Those with access to Channel 4′ Catch Up might like to visit this evening’s programme about Emily Bronte by Lily Cole; the members of St Michael’s ministry of using hundreds of prayer requests left int he church got a mention.
The magic of the Nativity story returned to Main Street again last weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday Haworth’s ‘Churches Together’ walk attracted crowds and re-introduced the Christian message of Christ’s birth in the final run up to the annual celebrations. Superbly narrated by Rev. Chris Upton the story unfolded as Mary sitting on one of two donkeys followed Joseph up Main Street looking for ‘some room at an inn’. And as usual they were out of luck. Our Rector Rev. Peter Mullins led the procession with an impressive version of the star that rose in the east.
We are delighted to let people know that Anthony Bennett will be coming to work in our two parishes next year. He is currently training for ordination on a full-time theological course which includes spending an extended amount of time getting experience of ministry in the parish of Keighley. He will be ordained on 29th June 2019 (St Peter’s Day) in Wakefield Cathedral. After that he will continue to live with his family (and their donkeys) in their rural home near the Dog & Gun between Oxenhope and Denholme – and begin working full-time as a Curate with us. It is usual for newly ordained Curates to spend between three and four years completing their training in a first parish – and we are grateful to the Bishop for entrusting us with the creative possibilities and supervision responsibility of having a Curate working with us. We are glad now that his appointment has been announced and we can begin to pray for him publicly!