Churches Together in East Leeds
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Churches Together in Leeds 15 is now known as Churches Together in East Leeds
Churches Together in East Leeds is an ecumenical organisation and is linked to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. It helps the different Churches to work together instead of separately so that they can be more effective and credible. Our membership includes St James Manston; Crossgates Methodist; Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman; Christ Church Halton St Wilfrid’s Halton; St Mary’s Whitkirk; St Philip’s Osmondthorpe; All Saints and Newbourne Methodist Richmond Hill.
Locally we meet four times a year and the roles of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer are rotated annually among the different Churches. Since the reorganisation of our Parish, Anglican re-alignment and Methodist Circuit changes, the area and membership has increased, taking into account Leeds 9 and Leeds 14, so at our last meeting in January 2015, we agreed to change the name to Churches Together in East Leeds.
What happens at our meetings?
We plan activities during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity in January. Look at Ecumenical Lent Courses, held in different Churches, co-ordinate the Good Friday Walk of Witness, produce a joint Christmas card which lists all the Churches and their services during the Christmas Season. The crib which appears each year in the Crossgates centre is erected on behalf of as Churches Together; donations are given to a local charity. This brings us full circle to our AGM which is an open meeting; held in January, where a notable, local speaker is invited to address the meeting.
Current officers for 2015
Chair - Rev Robert Creamer (Minister) at Colton Methodist & Christ Church Halton.
Joint Secretaries - Margaret Webb Christ Church Halton & Tony Pickles BJHN
Treasurer – Jim Grant BJHN
For further information please contact
Tony Pickles: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published Fri 20th Feb 2015 01:27:05
Last Modified on Fri 20th Mar 2015 11:55:48