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Christian Aid - An Advent Journey

This Advent, we want to share an inspiring story with you; a journey that started with a simple gift and went on to change a young boy's life.

Today in an area that was the setting for the original Christmas story, peace is scarce. Twelve-year-old Waleed Badir has experienced both personal and political unrest, as he's struggled with his severe deafness in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Messy Nativity Sheep Trail:

We now urgently need the last of the sheep, as they have to be ‘delivered’ to the shops on the Sheep Trail this week.

Ten local Primary Schools have been contacted, with the hope that many families will follow the trail and then come to our special Messy Nativity Celebration on Sat 21st Dec at 3pm.

Messey Church Nativity Sheep Trail

Messy Church Nativity Sheep Trail - This will take place throughout Holmfirth during Advent. We have chosen the local Kirklees "Home Start" Charity as beneficiaries from this event. 

If anyone feels able to help with the cost of advertising please give donations to Michael Tolson or the Messey Church Team. 

Harvest Appeal

During the month of October Holmfirth Methodist Church have been collecting for the Methodist Relief & Development Fund's Harvest Appeal. The money collected will be distributed around the world to help farmers in poorer areas to produce the food needed to support their neighbourhoods.

£15 Could train two Togolese farmers in new agricultural techniques, helping them to increase their crop yield.

£22 Provides 12 farmers in Burundi with vegetable seeds.

Harvest Festival Gifts

Last weeks Harvest Festival celebrations at Holmfirth once again saw people bringing gifts of dired and tinned foods and stationary to be donated to Christian African Relief Trust (CART). These gifts will go towards education projects and eradicating poverty in Africa.

For more information on CART click on this link .

Holmfirth Methodist Church would like to thank all who brought forward gifts.


During our Harvest Festival in 2010, we collected food and educational items for the Christian African Relief Trust (CART). These were shipped to Malawi to be distributed to projects working to eradicate extreme poverty.

More details: CART

Christian Aid

Our church is proud to support Christian Aid.

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