For this week’s film, we were invited to the launch of Saturday Gathering West as part of our year long campaign to celebrate all that we are and all that we do here in the Diocese of Leeds.
After four years of the Saturday Gathering, that fresh expression of church that grew out of a food bank in Halifax, the organisers, Christians Together In Calderdale, realised it had grown too big so a second site, Saturday Gathering West, was set up across the other side of town, at St Hilda’s church.
That was 12 months ago –they have had their first baptism; a young man named Daniel who has now made the Saturday Gathering West his church – and are confident that, while there have been highs and lows as with any new church plant, St Hilda’s is in the right place to grow and continue to reach out to the community in the area.
Chris Butler, a trustee explains: “ Since we opened we have looked a different formats to capture people’s imaginations and look at new ways to engage. For the past couple of months we have found that using skits along with a brief explanation works really well and we now are nick named “The Skit Church.”
Saturday Gathering West meets every Saturday at 7pm in St Hildas, Gibraltar Road, HX14HE.
Happy Birthday Saturday Gathering West -Saturday 21 October, 7pm. An evening of fellowship and food. ALL WELCOME