Recent Events

Easter 2020

Due to COVID-19, we have not been able to have a Sevice in the Church since our Communion Service on the third Sunday in Lent, 15th March.

The many community events and meetings, which gather in our various rooms, unfortunately have also not been able to take place during this time.

We do hope that everyone is managing to stay safe and well.

Many people are continuing to worship in their own homes, with the support of their own material or that available on the internet. Each week we are publishing on our home page the Service from the Methodist Church and also the Service from  Leeds South West Methodist Circuit. We hope these are helpful. 

Although the Church building itself is closed, the Church as a body of people, albeit stretched across many homes, is very active. We come together in thought, in prayer, through worship and in spirit.

May these recent photos help everyone to feel ever closer.

 

The Lenten Cross has been decorated with butterflies made by the Brownies for Easter Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messages of hope on our external noticeboards:

'Jesus is the Light in the tunnel, not just at the end.'

'There has to be more to life. There is -  There's hope in Jesus' Love.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Easter banner in our car park

for the community of Pudsey to share.                                                  

 

 

And the cross from Easter 2019 reminds us of John 3:16


For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

 

We wish you a very Happy Easter.

 

 

 

Remembrance 2019

 

Thank you to everyone who helped knit poppies for the lovely tribute outside Church this year.

 

 

 

God Loves Pudsey Mission

 

We recently enjoyed participating in a weekend of Good News and music.

This took place in a marquee in the Leisure Centre Car Park, Pudsey

over the weekend of 28th - 30th June 2019.

 

 

 

Saturday 29th June 10:00 - 4:15pm 

Continuous coffee, cake and conversation

Children's activities - including a treasure hunt

Register at the Marquee 10:00am - 3:00 pm 

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Live music throughout the day 

Saturday 29th June 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Good News and music

'Songs for the Journey' presented by local singer songwriter John Froud and daughter Cath

Good News from Leigh Coates of Hope Whitby

Sunday 30th June

Celebrating Good News for Everyone

10:30 am Leigh Coates and the Hope Whitby Team

12:00 noon Coffee, cake and converstion

1:00 pm A picnic to share

 

 

Today we came together to focus on our theme of The Lord's Prayer.

 

We shared the Lord's Prayer together and then considered particular lines. As we thought about Give us this day our daily bread and where our food comes from, we wrote the word daily on a piece of bread using sauce or jam. 

We then focussed on Matthew 7:14 -

Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few will find it

as we made our own gates with glue and coloured lollipop sticks.

We then thought about Forgive us our trespasses and created a life buoy using a slice of apple and some cheese.

Everyone enjoyed the lively worship songs 'From the Rising of the Sun' and 'Shine Jesus Shine' and we were encouraged to add to the wonderful treasure chest, which is of course, the Lord's Prayer, at the close.

It was lovely to share this more relaxed form of worship across the generations. We do hope everyone felt both welcome and comfortable and look forward to

our next Messy Church session on

28th July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the period of Lent, we began each service with a focus on the Lentern cross. Members of the congregation gave readings and led us in prayer. 

Palm Sunday, 14th April, was celebrated by singing on the steps in front of the Church at 10:00 am. This was followed by Family worship at 10:30 in the main Church, led by Mrs Erica Hartley. We are particularly fond of our Palm Sunday banner which adorns the Church each year.

During Holy Week the Church was open for prayer and reflections 11:00 -12:00 each day.

On Good Friday we shared Communion with friends from local Churches before joining Pudsey Churches Together for the Walk of Witness through the town to the Parish Church. After a short service, we shared a soup lunch together.

Easter Sunday was celebrated with an early Communion Service led by Rev. Keith Hunt at 8:00am. This was followed by Easter breakfast. Many stayed and others came for the main Service at 10:30 am led by Mr David Stead.This began with the transformation of the Lentern Cross with posies of flowers.

After the Service the cross was planted in the Church garden as witness to the wider community.

This joyful Eastertide

What need is there for grieving?

Cast all your care aside

And be not unbelieving:

Come, share our Easter joy

That death could not imprison

nor any power destroy,

Our Christ, who is arisen,

Arisen, arisen, arisen.

Fred Platt Green