Benefit Sanctions: What's The Point?

Wednesday 1st March, 2017, 7.30pm - 9pm (refreshments from 7pm)
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA

Beyond the soundbite: discussing the stories, statistics and realities, with Rachel Lampard (Vice President of the Methodist Conference), Peter Dwyer (Professor of Social Policy, University of York) and Julian Hobson (Kirklees Council).

What hope for us? Recovering confidence in the North
Joint Public Issues Team (Yorkshire) Conference

Saturday 4th March 2017, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Banquet Hall, Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR

Speakers include:
  • Ed Cox (Director, IPPR North)
  • Prof Caroline Hughes (Head of Peace Studies, Bradford University)
  • Ryan Powell (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield)
with a response from Rachel Lampard (Vice-President of the Methodist Church).

The event will be chaired by Rt Hon John Battle, formerly MP for Leeds West and will include the launch of the Joint Public Issues Team for churches across the Yorkshire region.

09:30 Tea/Coffee
09:50 Welcome by JPIT (Yorkshire) Chair, Rt Hon John Battle
10:00 Ryan Powell - Reconnecting Left-behind Communities
10:20 Prof Caroline Hughes - Programme for a Peaceful City
10:40 Round table discussion
11:40 Ed Cox - Northern Powerhouse: Hope for the Regional Economy
12:00 Response from Rachel Lampard (Vice President Methodist Church)
12:30 Thanks from John Battle, Chair and a formal launch for JPIT (Yorkshire)
12:45 Lunch through to 1:30pm

For more information or to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Welsh Hymn Singing Festival

Saturday 13th May 2017, 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 4.45 - 6.30pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9HR

The Yorkshire and North East Welsh Hymn Singing Festival will be held at Toll Gavel United Church on 13th May 2017. You can download a poster here, or for more information call 01535 665829 or 0113 269 4268.

My Heart Strangely Warmed

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10.00am - 5.15pm
Moravian Church and School, Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 8NT

The Lutheran, Moravian and Methodist Churches are pleased to invite you to join us for a day of music, workshops, academic discussion and worship.

The theme of the day has a special focus on music, particularly hymnody. Congregational singing has been an important part of most churches as a vehicle to develop spirituality, convey theology, and of course as a deep and moving form of communal worship.

People of all or no faith are invited to join us to explore these and other developments and influences through plenary lectures, interactive workshops, and academic papers. More details will be available in spring 2017 when you will be able to express your preference regarding which workshops and papers you wish to attend.

For more information, please see the Reformation 500 website.