Events

Oct
12
Thu
Gospel Street @ St MAtthias Church
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

What if Jesus walked down the streets of one of our cities today?

A powerful mix of theatre, comedy and spoken word.

See the Riding Lights Theatre Group website for booking details.

Tickets £10 and £8

 

Oct
13
Fri
A Heart4Refugees @ St Margaret's Church
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a final celebration in the week where Horsforth Churches Together have been organising various events about refugees in their local area. This closing event will include food, stalls, and music.

Gospel Street @ Christ Church
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

What if Jesus walked down the streets of one of our cities today?

Gospel Street is a powerful mix of theatre, comedy and spoken workd.

See the Riding Lights Theatre Group website for more details and booking.

Oct
21
Sat
Britain & Palestine 1917-2017: One Hundred Years of Broken Promises @ Quaker Meeting House
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

If you want to understand some of the history of conflict in Israel and Palestine – and the key role that Britain has played in exacerbating it – then this conference will be well worth a day out in Liverpool. it is free to attend and has been organised by Liverpool Friends of Palestine.

Please use the contact form at the bottom of their website home page to let them know if you intend to go:

http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

Oct
22
Sun
One World Week
Oct 22 – Oct 29 all-day

One World Week logoThe Theme for 2017 is “Good Neighbours – my world depends on us”.

More information and ideas for action and prayer from

http://www.oneworldweek.org/theme

Peru Commission Meeting @ Mercy Convent
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Peru Commission of the Diocese of Leeds supports parishes, sisters and committed Catholic men and women to lift the lives of a great many poor and vulnerable people in Perú. By distributing the proceeds of the annual Diocesan Collection taken on the First Sunday of Advent and donations received throughout the year, the Commission makes a major difference to the lives of many.

All are welcome to the meeting to find out how the generosity of the people of the Diocese supports our brothers and sisters in faith in South America.

Oct
25
Wed
J&P Group first meeting in Barnoldswick @ St Joseph's Parish Centre
Oct 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

The parish of St Joseph in Barnoldswick are setting up a J&P Group and their first meeting is on this date in the parish centre.

ALL WELCOME.

If you come from surrounding areas and have experience of being in a J&P group you would be very welcome as well.

Oct
28
Sat
To be a Listening Church – Dialogue in action @ Leeds Trinity University
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

ACTA LogoFollowing in the footsteps of the Commission, the ACTA group in the Leeds Diocese have booked Tom Chigbo of Leeds Citizens to lead people in training for listening and action for change.   The organisers describe it as ” an inspiring day towards renewal of effective dialogue in the Diocese”.

The event is free to attend, though donations will be taken.

You need to provide your own lunch – or you can purchase something in the Atrium café.

The organisers would really appreciate it if you could register to attend by going to their Eventbrite page for this event.

Register
One World Week: Mulitcultural Shared Meal @ St Theresa's church
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

John Henry Newman parish in the East of Leeeds has around 20 different nationalities in its congregations. To celebrate this they are having an event on 28 October.

It starts with mass in St Theresa’s church at 5:30 pm and then everyone is invited into the Newman parish centre to share a faith supper.

People are invited to bring along food that reflects where they come from.

Nov
3
Fri
Resurrection of Hope: Digging Deep for a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel @ Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

Hexham Kairos in partnership with Peace and Justice in the Holy Land NE and Minsteracres have organised an flyer for eventevent to mark the year of the three big anniversaries – 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years occupation of Palestinian territories and 10 years blockade of Gaza.

Mary Grey, a Roman Catholic eco-feminist theologian and trustee of the Balfour project is our keynote speaker, with contributions from Mary Lucas, Charlotte Marshal, Brian Brown and Veronica Whitty. Friday 3 (10am) – Saturday 4 November (4pm) with the option for day participation

The suggested donation for going to all of this event is £80.

Nov
7
Tue
Tanja @ The Carriageworks
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The UK’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary’ presents ‘Tanja’ written by Rosie McPherson.

picture of woman speakingAn impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘Tanja’ is a dramatic exploration of immigration detention centres, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood – a former Yarlswood detainee.

You can book tickets on the Carriageworks website.

Nov
8
Wed
Tanja @ The Carriageworks
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The UK’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary’ presents ‘Tanja’ written by Rosie McPherson.

picture of woman speakingAn impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘Tanja’ is a dramatic exploration of immigration detention centres, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood – a former Yarlswood detainee.

You can book tickets on the Carriageworks website.

Nov
10
Fri
Tanja @ Theatre in the Mill
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The UK’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary’ presents ‘Tanja’ written by Rosie McPherson.

picture of woman speakingAn impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘Tanja’ is a dramatic exploration of immigration detention centres, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood – a former Yarlswood detainee.

 

Nov
18
Sat
Voices from the Margins: Conference and Church Action on Poverty AGM @ St Mary's Church and Conference Centre
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Too often, we see people in poverty as a problem to be fixed, not as unique human beings made in the image of God.

Church Action on Poverty logoCAP’s (Church Action on Poverty)  ‘Church of the Poor’ project explores how we can build what Pope Francis has called “a poor church that is for the poor”. At the conference they will share stories of the transformation that takes place when churches truly value, listen and include people in poverty.
Content

Prayers and shared worship
Inspiring stories from churches, projects and people with lived experience
Hear how your support of Church Action on Poverty has an impact on the root causes of poverty
Roundtable conversations and discussions – share your own experiences and ideas
Speakers exploring challenges and opportunities
Panel discussions
Church Action on Poverty AGM

 

 

Joy in Enough: The Big Workshop @ Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

This event is organised by a new project of Green Christian called ‘Joy in Enough’.

They say about this event:

Green Christian LogoIt’s time to create an economy which is good news for the Earth and all its people. The Big Workshop will be a day building a faith-led movement for a truly sustainable economy. Let’s do it together.

What role can faith communities play in creating a sustainable economy? At the Big Workshop we’ll be exploring that question, and working together to build a faith-led movement for a new economy.
Come to Our Big Workshop. Together we will:

Explore a Christian vision for human flourishing within natural limits.

Test-drive the new learning guide for church groups that we are developing.

Build alliances with other organisations.

Meet like-minded people working for a fair and sustainable future.

 

The Big Workshop is for:

joy in enough logoIndividuals with an interest in a fair and sustainable economy, and those ready to help build a movement for change.

Representatives of organisations that would like to collaborate.

This event is free to attend but there is a suggested donation of £25 towards the costs. Lunch is provided.

More info and registration

 

Nov
19
Sun
First World Day of the Poor
Nov 19 all-day

A newly instituted day by Pope Francis. He says

I invite the whole Church, and men and women of good will everywhere, to turn their gaze on this day to all those who stretch out their hands and plead for our help and solidarity.

How will you celebrate this day in your community?

Nov
21
Tue
Open Commission Meeting @ Ss Peter & Paul parish centre
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

wordmap of social justice issues

This is a meeting between members of the Commission and the Justice & Peace Group in Ss Peter & Paul parish.

It is open to anyone in the surrounding areas who would like to come along and find out more or comment about:

  • social justice concerns in the Wakefield area
  • the work of the Commission and how it can better support people who undertake reflection and action for social justice in their parishes and church communities

(If you want to come along to an ordinary Commission meeting then you are very welcome to do so. Please drop us an email using jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk and we will tell you the details of upcoming meetings)

 

Nov
25
Sat
Leeds Peacejam Conference @ Leeds Trinity University
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm

peacejam logoThis residential weekend is aimed at young people aged 14 – 21. The Peacejam organisation was set up by a group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates and they hold conferences like this across the world to encourage young people to become more engaged in issues of social justice and the building up of civil society. As well as workshops each conference is always addressed by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At this conference it will be Maighread Corrigan from Northern Ireland.

See the website address given for more details – but note that teenagers must be signed up via their school.