Messy Church Saturday 19th February

A fun-filled event for all the family. We join together to hear a story, sing a song or two, do some crafts and eat a meal.

Our theme for February is the parable of the prodigal son and how much God loves us!

All are welcome and we do not charge for Messy Church (although donations are always welcome).

Please let us know if you are coming, so we know how many dinners to make

Location: St George’s Church of England, 2 Lilac Street, HX3 5BT
When: Saturday 19th February at 2pm

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From the Waste Not Want Not Halloween event (October 30th)

A Halloween Event with a Difference – Waste Not, Want Not 30th October 2021

This Halloween, NHP staff, in collaboration with the Ovenden Ward councillors, Todmorden Climate College and All 1 Collective and Lab hosted a Halloween event with a difference! With COP26 getting underway on the same day, we held a spooky fun day all across Lee Mount to get people thinking about their environmental impact, involving the community in conversations around climate change and action, as well as providing simple ideas to tackle plastic waste in our homes.

In the main venue, Lee Mount Baptist Church, Paint Me Parties was there to paint faces and the Artworks artist provided a workshop making pencil holders out of recycled fabric and waste.

Dan nearly ran out of his piggy planters, made from recycled materials, and encouraging people to grow something of their own. Natalie was there talking about litter picking, demonstrating the Vintage litter Museum which contains all types of litter from the last century and letting people have a go at litter picking themselves – taking the collected litter to St. George’s House to win a prize! And also speaking to people about the green spaces in Lee Mount and asking for their ideas on how these can be better used to the benefit of the community.

Peter and the Pavilion group were there to promote the Pavilion project and gather more signatures for the petition. Hilary from All 1 Collective was there talking to people about Doughnut Economics and Calderdale green New Deal ran an environmental quiz and highlighting the work they are doing to bring about a green jobs revolution. We also had the recycling team from Calderdale Council handing out recycling containers for those that need them as well as advice on recycling. Andrew from Noah’s Arc was on hand to talk to people about their service and ways they can help save money on bills.

Last but not least, Danielle Durrans, the ward councillor, welcomed people to the event and handed out goodie bags with free samples of things we can use to reduce out plastic consumption – bar shampoo and conditioner, bamboo toothbrushes, cellulose sponges and sisal soap bags with soap that can replace shower gel bottles, plastic body puffs and plastic sponges. Finally, people were encouraged to pledge one change and we had some brilliant ideas that demonstrated people had really taken the message to heart.

Over at St. George’s House, Lisa and her team opened up the St. George’s charity shop, spoke to people about what they’d like to see happening in Shroggs Park with Friends of Shroggs Park and provided homemade cake and refreshments. We also had Libbi from NHP help man the smoothie bike using fresh fruit provided for free from Morrison’s.

Up at Shroggs Park, Leah of Positive Impact Sports hosted a Recycling Olympics assault course that aimed to test people’s knowledge on recycling.

The event was very well attended with over 100 people of all ages turning up, some having travelled from other areas of Halifax. It felt like a hugely successful day with lots of people having fun, learning something new and introducing an element of collaboration between local services and people on this crucial issue. There was always a nervousness that such an event might not be appreciated and we worked hard to make sure we were not preaching but allowing space for curiosity, solution finding and collaboration. This felt like a truly community effort!

As a result, we feel confident that despite so far being left out of these conversations, our communities are ready and willing to think about their part in the solutions, make changes however small, and above all, recognise that now is the time to work together to tackle climate change. Our group are now planning further events with an environmental theme so please watch out for those next year. And if you have an idea or would like to be involved, please get in touch as we’d love to hear them!

To discuss any of the aspects of this article, please contact Natalie

Waste Not Want Not Halloween Free Fun Day Event

Bubble bubble, Toil and Trouble
Stop Pollution on the Double,
Join Together, Take a stand
to stop the heating of the land
Rid us of environmental curse
to help out nature and your purse
Chant this spell to end the cycle
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

Sounds good?

Join us at Lee Mount Baptist Church on Saturday October 30th between 12pm and 3pm to find inspiration for doing things a bit differently as well as saving money.
There will be arts and crafts, advice and info stalls, free food and goodies to take home but most importantly, lots of fun for all ages!
See you there…IF YOU DARE!!!

Check out the map below to find out what’s happening where.
In the event of rain, activities will take place indoors in the church and St George’s hall.

Download and Print flyers here

New Youth Group – With No Name! at Lee Mount Baptist Church

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A new youth group, ‘The Group With No Name’ has recently started at Lee Mount Baptist Church, 18 Melbourne Street HX3 5DF meeting on Friday 28 June 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Other meetings will be on 12 July and 26 July at the same times as above.

The group is in its infancy, and is best suited to school years 6/7 as they are leaving or have left recently their local junior school and may wish to retain their local connections via this group. They do though have one year 9 attendee.

For more information contact Sharon Tyler-McDonnell on 07871 910300.

Art Exhibition and Sale at Lee Mount Baptist Church

Local art groups will be holding an exhibition and sale at Lee Mount Baptist Church  on Friday 15 June, 6:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday 16 June, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Entry is FREE and with the exhibition also including a craft stall, art equipment and books along with the essential tea, coffee and cakes.

A chance also to find out more about the regular Wednesday Art Group.

 

Lee Mount Art Group at Lee Mount Baptist Church

Image result for pictures art groupLee Mount Art Group at Lee Mount Baptist Church every Wednesday 10-12.15.  £5.00 per session.

All materials are provided, any and no ability very welcome. Completely wheelchair accessible and the art tutor and treasurer very experienced with mental health and learning disability issues.  Contact 07733224982 if you would like more information.

Circuit Training for Adults in Lee Mount

Disability Support Calderdale are running a series of pilot circuit sessions for adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Each session will last for approximately 45 minutes with a warm up and cool down. There will be a charge of £1 for each session and free refreshments available.

Sessions will take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on the following dates’

  • Wednesday 1 February 2017
  • Wednesday 15 February
  • Wednesday 1 March
  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Wednesday 29 March

The sessions will be held at at Lee Mount Baptist Church, Melbourne Street, Halifax.

For further information please contact 01422 353613 /07990 833521 / 07772 582817 or email dsmain@hotmail.co.uk