Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3HJ
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For the year 2012

   For the year 2012  

Saltaire Festival  -  Art Exhibitions
                  September 8th/9th & 15th/16th 2012

Saturday  10 a.m. - 4-30 p.m.    Sunday 12 noon - 4-30    p.m.
                                    Seeing the Light

Saltaire Methodist Church is once again taking part in the Saltaire Festival.  Each year we hold an exhibition in the Church of works by a local artist.  This year we are delighted to present the work of SHELAGH POWELL, who produces moving and vibrant images.  

Postcard from Saltaire

The Saltaire Art Group have again produced their "BIG PICTURE", a joint effort by the whole group, which relates to the locality of Saltaire in some way.  Alongside this will be our individual paintings in a variety of media, which we are looking forward to sharing with you.

Both exhibitions are free.  We hope you will come and enjoy what will be interesting and thought-provoking displays.

We enjoyed a very good day in Epworth on July 14th.  The Wesley Memorial Methodist Church was very welcoming and provided us with a superb lunch.  The visit to the Old Rectory was enhanced by an excellent and informative guided tour.  We were blessed with fine weather that enabled the thirteen of us to visit the tomb of Samuel Wesley prior to our return. 

The Quiz Evening for church funds on 25th February raised
£270-00.  Thank you to all who contributed and attended.  Fittingly, the quiz was won by the team called "Jubilee"!

For the year 2010


The quiz evening was a great success and tickets sold out completely.  The evening raised £250-00 towards the Boiler Fund.

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning
This event for McMillan Cancer Care on Friday 24th September raised the magnificent sum of  £425-00.  Thanks to all who played a part in the event.

Annual Church Meeting Report for meeting held on 25th April

Newsletter  for  November and December 2010

Newsletter  for  September and October 2010

Newsletter  for  July and August 2010

Newsletter  for May and June 2010

Newsletter for March and April 2010

Newsletter for January and February 2010 is not on the website as it contains numerous images, but copies are available upon request.

For the year 2009

Our new minister, Rev'd Freddy Takavarasha, says of himself:

"I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe, the youngest of twelve children and received my early learning at mission schools.  I graduated in Business Management and had a successful career in retail.  Later I offered my life to the service of God and trained at Cliff College where I graduated and came in September 2007 as a probationary minister with responsibility for Calverley, Bolton and Thorp churches.  I was fully ordained in July 2009 and look forward to taking charge of Bolton, Calverley and Saltaire.  I live with my wife, Dee, son and grandson."

Art Exhibition 10 - 20 September as part of the Saltaire Festival Arts Trail
Caroline Jariwala has accepted our invitation to show some of her work here.  She already knows our building as she led a creative workshop here during our first exhibition.  Indian by birth, she is influenced by the imagery of her Hindu cultural inheritance though she herself is now a Christian.  The title of her exhibition is Painted Prayers and Healing Waters

Newsletter for March and April

Newsletter for May and June

for July and August

Newsletter for September and October 2009

Newsletter for November and December 2009

The 2009 Art Exhibition
This has been another successful year.  Caroline gave an introductory talk about her work on the Friday evening before the exhibition opened to the public.

Even though we restricted the hours the exhibitions were open, over a thousand people came through the doors.  Nearly 150 Year 6 pupils and their teachers visited the church during the week.  Catering by The Wivesí Group raised £973.03 for their charities, Methodist Relief and Development Fund and Headway.

For the year 2008

Art Exhibition displaying the work of Ghislaine Howard was held in September 2008 as part of the Saltaire Festival.

The Church
had its 140th Anniversary on 10th February 2008 here are some pictures of the event. Here is a video of the event.

The Best Christmas Play Ever. 
Our Junior Church presented the Nativity Story for 2008.

Art Exhibition.
The exhibition of Ghislaine Howard's work held during the Saltaire Festival in September was very successful.  Over 1,400 people visited during the ten days of the festival.   This figure includes visits from schools, a concert, an evening for reflection as well as daily visits from members of the public.

The church-based art group also enjoyed great success.  Their simultaneous exhibition on the ground floor attracted a similar number of visitors and numerous paintings were sold.   

GREAT NEWS! Sales of food during the exhibition raised over £800 for National Children's Home

The Methodist Orb
Picture of the inside of Saltaire Methodist Church
Picture of Saltaire Methodist Church from the front right side