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The World on our Doorstep Revisited

Horsforth Churches Together are thrilled to able to host this event following on from last Octobers week. The aim of The World on our Doorstep : revisited is to be an event for all ages considering how we can practically offer welcome to refugee and asylum seekers.

Venue : St Margarets Church

We do need a little bit of help. 

1) Please could you help get word out and encourage those who want to come to sign up through the website (just to help us with numbers for catering)

2) We need a few people who like to have fairy soft hands to wash up on the day between 6.30 and 7.30pm 

3) We need a couple more stewards just to welcome people on the night and point people in the right direction. 

Please let me know if you can help


Response To Refugees

hanid2Hamid Shahrekani (18) tells his story of escape from religious persecution in Iran and plays his violin (accompanied by Matthew Lazenby, Leeds College of Music). This followed the Lampedusa Cross Meditation undertaken by 60 ‘pilgrims’ in St Mary’s RC Church - an event in Horsforth Refugee Week October 10-13th 2017.


Iran's persecuted converts

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Click here to download the Refugee Week poster
Click here to download the Refugee Week Leaflet

One of the ways member of our parish could help refugees is by becoming Guardians for a great charity called Growing Point They have volunteer Guardians who offer to help someone have to have a similar career to themselves. They really need more volunteers in Yorkshire for more information please visit the website above.

Leeds City of Sanctuary invite you to join them for the next Sanctuary Supper weekend of 14th-16th July. Get together to break bread, build bridges and forge friendships in your local community! Sanctuary Suppers are a chance for different people from different walks of life to come together and enjoy a meal.  Meals will be hosted and attended in local communities across the city by volunteer participants. Each participant will volunteer to contribute to the Sanctuary Supper in their own way- it could be by providing the cooking skills to prepare the meal, by bringing a dish along, or even just by bringing themselves; there's a way for everyone to join in! To find out more about this project or to help organise an event visit:


Cultural planner 2017

Planner one
Planner 2

Notes on holy days and festivals

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