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Confirmation at Lunch Club

by Robb, The Vicar

This morning the Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs came to the communion service before Lunch Club.  During the service, two of the regular members of the congregation were confirmed. During the service Danielle told the congregation that this is the next stage of her journey after she came to the Pilgrim Course at the beginning […]

Why is the Church of England getting involved with …?

by Robb, The Vicar

  Time and time again people ask me the question, “Why is the Church of England getting involved with…?” At which point you can add the words refugees, debt, tax credits, or any number of other things. Surely the primary business of the Church is religion, helping people to develop a relationship with God and to […]

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

by Robb, The Vicar

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:33-34 With […]

Prayer Labyrinth

by Robb, The Vicar

The church park has been transformed into a prayer Labyrinth with the help of Jonnie Parkin of Luminous Lincoln.  We hope to use the labyrinth at the next Rock Mass, “Rock Mass Unplugged” at which there will be a BBQ on the 16th of August at 6pm. Why not walk the prayer labyrinth one hot […]

Easter 2015

by Robb, The Vicar

This year, Holy Nativity Church has had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter.  Palm Sunday was a fun morning of all age worship as the community celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  On Thursday night there was a wonderful gathering around the dinner table as we shared bread and wine together and remembered the last supper. […]

P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PANCAKE DAY!!

by Robb, The Vicar

Tonight we did Shrove Tuesday in style as members of the community came to Holy Nativity for pancakes.  Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the time when Christians would get rid of all of the fatty food from the house ready for the start of lent.  We kept this tradition by consuming all of the pancakes in […]

Bishop Jonathan’s Consecration

by Robb, The Vicar

Early one Friday morning (17th of October), Mrs Vicarage, myself and the Vicar of Lindley climbed aboard the Mystery Machine and set off on an intrepid journey to York minster. This ancient place of worship is a venue we are becoming more accustomed to since the formation of the new diocese of West Yorkshire and […]

Gaza Crisis Appeal

by Robb, The Vicar

This week Holy Nativity is appealing for aid in the Gaza Crisis.  Bishop Nick writes, Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you to join me in helping those caught up in the massive humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation there is complex at just about every level. But what is beyond dispute, is the urgent […]

Women Bishops!

by Robb, The Vicar

Today is an historic day for the Church of England as it passed legislation for women bishops 18 months after the last vote failed.  Whilst there are female Anglican bishops in the world wide church this is a significant vote because it now means that all forms of ministry are open to both sexes here […]

Bishop Nick Takes the Helm

by Robb, The Vicar

On Sunday the 8th of June, the day of Pentecost, a small group from Holy Nativity travelled up to York Minster to celebrate the creation of our new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu led the service as during which our new Bishop, The Right Reverend Nick […]