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A winter newsletter from PAFRAS

January 13, 2020 Mission
Thumbnail image for A winter newsletter from PAFRAS Hilary Willmer has just sent us this. It is a winter newsletter from PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers). In a note accompanying the newsletter Hilary adds her thanks to all those people at MBC who by donating food and toiletries continue to support this important charity. You can find out more about […]
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM MANASTUR CHURCH IN CLUJ, ROMANIA

January 6, 2020 Mission
Thumbnail image for CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM MANASTUR CHURCH IN CLUJ, ROMANIA Shortly before Christmas we received the following greeting and letter from Manastur Baptist Church in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The comments in italics have been added by Howard Dews. Dear members of the Romanian Support Group in Leeds, We hope that this finds you all well and also that everything is well with your families. With this […]
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Santa joins Moortots to say goodbye to Holly

December 19, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Santa joins Moortots to say goodbye to Holly Ever since Diane Towns and Pauline Bridle stepped back from leading Moortots, the responsibility for running this long standing and much loved MBC project has been in the very capable hands of Holly Button. However, last Thursday was Holly’s last day with us as she too is bowing out only in her case to develop […]
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Oasis, a place of refreshment and calm – not with Santa around!

December 18, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Oasis, a place of refreshment and calm – not with Santa around! Oasis, MBC’s Tuesday morning café is usually just that; an oasis. Somewhere for travellers to rest, in our case where mums, dads, grandparents, carers etc. etc. can find refreshment, where they can drink tea and coffee, sit, chat and chill while their little ones play. This week, however, all that changed when despite an incredibly […]
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MBC’s Carol Service hits all the right notes

December 16, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for MBC’s Carol Service hits all the right notes What better way for a church to continue it’s already buoyant Christmas programme than with a service of carols and readings. And that’s exactly what happened here at MBC last Sunday evening. With a ten piece orchestra and almost twice that number singing in the choir the hour long service was a skilfully blended mix […]
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In issue 46 of Engage BMS World Mission issues a Christmas challenge

December 16, 2019 Mission
Thumbnail image for In issue 46 of Engage BMS World Mission issues a Christmas challenge In it’s latest edition of Engage, BMS World Mission pulls no punches in the way it describes the effects that the lack of clean water is having on some of the world’s most vulnerable people. “Dirty water,” it states “is a death sentence in Afghanistan. Children are dying from preventable waterborne diseases like typhoid and […]
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Overseas Mission Group – Open meeting, Jan 6th

December 12, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Overseas Mission Group – Open meeting, Jan 6th Overseas Mission Group: The next meeting of the group on Monday 6th Jan at 7pm will be open to anyone interested in the church’s support for Overseas Mission. Please come along to share ideas and your own interests and to plan the future of our work in this area of our Christian service.   Tweet This […]
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Advent week 2 – trimming the tree and bringing our gifts

December 10, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Advent week 2 – trimming the tree and bringing our gifts Once again our Christmas gifts have been donated to Homestart Leeds, a charity that supports local families who for one reason or another are going through difficult times. However, another very special part of last Sunday’s second service was trimming our beautiful Christmas tree. This year Shelley found herself officer in charge of all things […]
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Rewind to Christmas, a joyful start to MBC’s festive season

December 5, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Rewind to Christmas, a joyful start to MBC’s festive season 002 Once again Rewind to Christmas got our festive celebrations off to a terrific start. Upwards of 400 Year four children from nine local primary schools together of course with 40 or so staff joined us last Monday and Tuesday as through drama, craft, video and story telling we re-enacted the first Christmas. With a “cast” […]
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Share your love of reading

December 4, 2019 News
Thumbnail image for Share your love of reading One unexpected but very welcome offshoot from our Rewind to Christmas programme is an email we have received from Alison Mason, a Year four teacher at Allerton Church of England Primary School. In it Alison (that’s her back row, left in the picture above) asks if any of our us might like to spend a […]
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