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Here is an extract from the Mirfield Team Parish news sheet for Sunday 19th May.  For the full news sheet please download the PDF.


CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year was from 12th to 18th May. If you did not manage to donate over this period do not worry, we do have some envelopes in church and you can also donate on line by going to Many thanks.


ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION TRAINING DAY 8th June 2019 10am - 4pm St Mark’s Church, Harrogate

God’s creation is in trouble and consequently so are we. People are speaking up: students coming out on climate strike; councils such as Leeds, Kirklees, Otley, Harrogate, declaring climate emergencies; Extinction Rebellion protests; even David Attenborough has spoke up and called for action. But what would Jesus do? And what can my church do? Join us for a day designed to inspire and support you in this area of mission and ministry.


DAY RETREAT AT THE MIRFIELD CENTRE led by The Revd Prof Jessica Malay Prayer life and engaging in prayer. Friday June 14th 2019 10.00am-3.30pm £22.00 including lunch and refreshments

If you would be interested in joining us for the Exploring Spirituality: A Quiet Day drawing on the writings of Evelyn Underhill, an early 20th century mystic and theologian, part of the Community's Study & Prayer programme, please contact Chris Breare or Hugh.


PRAYER LIST  Weekly in the news sheet we are invited to pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit. Please let us know if you would like us to pray for you or someone you know, or to remove someone from the list. In an effort to keep the list up to date prayers will be offered for a period of four weeks before names are removed unless a request is made to keep the person on the list for a further month. Names may be put forward for prayer by a family member of the person and by others who have the person’s permission to add the name.  Contact: Janice Barker 01924 503530


Our Choir Guild funded the purchase of the NEW HYMN BOOKS but additional copies are needed. If you feel you can make a donation towards more books please let Scott, choir members or clergy know.


The Welcome Centre Our current shortages: Jam, Sugar, Tinned fish, Instant noodles, pasta or rice such as mug shots, Toothpaste, Cup a Soup, Meat/fish paste, Tinned meat/curry/Bolognese/stewed steak/chilli, disposable razors.


Health walks continue on the first and third Saturdays every month. We start at 10am with registration from 9:40. The walks will be at St Paul's until the end of February. Well behaved dogs are welcomed. Please contact Chris Conway on 01924480261 for further details.


You don’t need to wait until Christmas 2019 to start collecting shoebox items for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, new scarves, pens, pencil sharpeners, pencils, crayons, rubbers, paper and notebooks, toys, toothbrushes, soap and flannels.



Poppies for St John’s; contact Janette,


As part of our fundraising there are some smart USER FRIENDLY PENS with the Team Parish details on and a soft top for your electronic device. They are £2 each and are for sale at the back of church. Those who’ve already bought a pen say that they’re very good!


For our Prayers this week

The Archbishop of York’s Prayers for the European Union

God of eternal love and power, save our Parliamentary Democracy; protect the High Court of Parliament and all its members from partiality and prejudice; that they may walk humbly the path of kindness, justice and mercy. Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good. The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength, therefore we pray earnestly, Father, send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength. Lord, graciously hear us. Amen.


We pray for those being baptised in May

Arabella Rose Elizabeth Everett,    Hope Emilie Bilton,    Finley James Gardner,  

Theodore Ronnie Christopher Pitt,    Mabel Monica Penelope Pitt


We pray for those being married in May

Holly Vezmar & Paul Bridson,  Hannah Bebb & Nathan Kelsey


We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Deborah,  Carole,  Jimmy,  Marjorie, Eric and Amanda,  Claire,  Charles,  Charlie,  Doreen,  Harry,  Paul & Dorothy,  Barbara,

Jacob,  Christopher,  Louise,  Ruth,  Jean,  Margaret,  Barbara,  Judith,  Diana,  Thomas,  Lyn,  Kathryn,  Dorothy,  Betty,  Jean,

Peter & Dhoe,  Krystian.


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

David Arthur Bates,   Rosemary Margery Marcia Bell


From our Parish Prayer List

Our Clergy Team, Hugh and Helen and their families. Staff and Pupils at Mirfield Primary Schools.

For all shops and businesses in Mirfield. For the work of Christian Aid.


If you would like anyone to be added or removed from our prayer lists please contact Janice Barker  01924 503530