St Paul's Family Church, Wibsey
TOGETHER: GROWING, CARING, SHARING IN GOD'S LOVE
WE ARE NOW OPEN!
Our building is now open for worship on Sunday, at 10.30am and Wednesday, at 10am.
WORSHIP: The 10.30am Sunday service and 10am Wednesday service have resumed in church, with a system of pre-booking for the Sunday service (see at the bottom of the Homepage, the page 'We are open on Sunday!'), shorter than usual. But a full service is still available on the website, and you can still choose to hold a Service of the Word, or unite yourself(ves) to a Holy Communion; you can also choose your readings, and if you want to listen to traditional hymns or modern songs. The prayers are a bit more traditional on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and more modern on the 2nd and 4the Sundays. You can have a look at what you can expect in the building and the measures taken for your safety with a video available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HILZZG0rPL0. The BCP Holy Communion will resume in September.
BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS, FUNERALS: Our church is re-opened for occasional services too. Contact us for more details about the restrictions regarding attendance. You can have a look at what you can expect in the building and the measures taken for your safety with a video available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HILZZG0rPL0
FAMILIES, CHILDREN: Each week, there is a Messy Church proposed on the website Monday for Primary School children, a Toddlers' Service on Tuesday, a Young People Service on Friday for Secondary Schools tweens and teens, and a Family Service on Saturday with the service of the Sunday. Resources for a Sunday School are available at the end of the Sunday Service, in the Notices.
FOOD BANK: The Food Bank has re-opened in the building, every Wednesday, 10.30am-12.30pm, entrance by the main door. It serves people living in the BD6 area. You don't need a referal for the first time you come to see us, explaining the reasons you need some help now. But you will have to make an appointment with the social adviser from CHAS present in the building at the same time, to help you finding medium and long term solutions to your difficulties, if you want to receive regular. To book an appointment with CHAS, call 01274 726790.
OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES: The sessions with the social adviser from CHAS has resumed every fortnight, on appointment only, on Wednesday 10.45am-12.30pm. To book an appointment, call 01274 726790. The weekly Coffee Morning on Wednesday morning will resume as soon as the local restrictions for the Bradford area will be lifted. Man's Jam sessions for isolated men over 55s will resume in September. Surgeries with the local Incommunities officer will resume as soon as possible in September or October. We also hope to be able to resume the services with New Directions for drug addicts support.
ONLINE RESOURCES: An array of online resources are indicated in the dedicated page, in the tab 'News and Notices', which is updated regularly. A weekly Songs of Praise is available on the website every Wednesday, and a weekly Bible Study for the Gospel of the last Sunday every Thursday. You can also find a weekly sheet for adults to deepen your faith in the Notices at the end of the Sunday Service.
GIVING: During the difficult time when all church buildings were closed, here at St Paul’s we did everything we could to maintain fellowship and care for our community. Our church has always been reliant on people’s generosity, your generosity, for which we are truly grateful. People give to our church in a variety of ways, but with the closure of our building, we cannot receive those gifts as we usually would, so we really need your help now. We cannot carry on fulfilling our mission in Wibsey without your generosity. Please, read the page ‘Giving’ (p.10 in the tabs) to know more about what we have been doing since the lockdown, and use the Donate button on our home page. Many thanks.
"The parish of Wibsey, St Paul is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Leeds’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
A special page 'Safeguarding' (p.9 of our site in the folder 'About us') gives you more information about that.