A few of us have decided to mark Pentecost this Sunday (31st) by a time of prayer for the world and invite you to join us in a Zoom meeting to pray at 2.00 pm, across all our churches . The websites of Christian Aid and Tearfund give lots of ideas and even ready- written prayers for us to share. Do look them up! Christian Aid's 'Please pray for us' link We suggest that we come prepared with a theme or written prayer and join together for an hour. Among needs that require our prayer are: Bangladesh and area recovering from storm with 85 deaths, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, flooded in places with mud and the threat of Coronavirus, the displaced in Syria, refugees near and far, Southern Sudan, Malawi (hunger), suffering Church, world leaders, children, and what a return to normality might mean for us, the climate and the poor. We do hope you will be able to join us and take part. Click the link below, ready for a 2pm start. Do pass this on to others who may be interested.
Christian Aid Week _ A big thank you to all thos e who donated to Christian Aid via our Settle Churches Together page - and to those who donated for plants in the Quaker Meeting House Garden. There is still chance to donate. You can see how much we made - (Plus a little extra sent in by cheques, and the money back form Gift Aid)
Although we cannot meet physically this month - see videos of Churches together Songs of Praise 8 August 2015 at Holy Ascension
One Church One Faith One Lord
How great though art
Lift High the Cross
Contact email@example.com with specific questions. Even those church buildings that are normally open have been closed. All church buildings are to close for public worship and private prayer. there are no exceptions and no ambiguaity.. But as Bishop Nick says the worship of the church continues. It is being done differently. Through the prayers of clergy and laity, through prayer in homes and families and social media we still meet, pray, care and worship.
We offer prayers for all who are caused distress in the current situation: whether due to not being able to visit relatives in palliative care, or who are seeing their jobs and incomes vanish, or have extra work and responsiblilites
What are churches nationally and locally around Settle doing about climate change? Find out by Downloading the paper that Judith Allinson wrote in Feb 2020 on this topic .. But shouldn't we be doing a lot more? .
The UN Secretary Genreal, Antonio Guterres says the fight against climate change is far more important that hte pademic and yet global fossil fuel companies are still subsidised with 300bn pound each year. Guterres said - "I call on everyone - from government, civil society and business leaders to individual citizens - to heed these facts and take urgent action to halt the worst effects of climate change." (See pictures at end pf this page)
I leave up the times of our normal church services and events .. but it may be quite a long while till we gt back to these events. It includes contact details for the individual chruches. Do feel free to contact the relevant church leaders for more information
Prayer Meeting: To support the many on-going activities in our area; 01729 822311.
12.30pm midday Holy Ascension Church, Settle
Download CTISAD's new and updated:- Ponder as you Wander leaflet (A walk round Settle)The CTISAD Barn Dance in Spring 2018 raised £160 which has been sent to the Red Cross for use at the Bradford Refugee Project.
Last year 2019 The final Grand Total for our area is £3309.07
This year 2020 the toal rasied .mostly by donation online is just over £1000. Several people had already donated directly to Christian Aid.
Churches Together in Settle and District AGM Minutes (and reports):
Settle Justice and Peace Group:
June 10th – Jai Jagat – Jai Jagat is a wake-up call to respond to the deepening economic, social and environmental crisis. There is a global peace march taking place and we - Sette Justice and Peace Group were to have a talk on this.
Ribble Flooding on 9 Feb 2020
Then it flooded a week later on 16th.
Then it made the national news on the evening of 21st Feb, when it flooded the road at Horton.. Next picture of Watershed Mill car park flooded from Settle Chat late on 21 Feb:-