Community Animal Action Event with free microchipping.

rspcaSt Luke’s Church, Malvern Rd, is hosting an RSPCA Animal Action Day on Thursday 19th April, 10.30 am -3.30 pm. Free health checkups, micro-chipping, flea and worming treatment are offered to all pets who come along on secure leads or in secure pet carriers. Low cost neutering vouchers are available for the pets of owners on means tested benefits.

Last year the Church was alive with dogs, cats as well as the odd ferret or two. Chris Butler, the vicar, comments:

 “People are welcome to bring well behaved animals into our Church, but no horses please.”

More details from Tel 0113 2536952.

From Beeston to Bangkok

5 young people from Beeston and Holbeck are going to Bangkok in April to volunteer in an orphanage and also run a 2 day camp for 80 of the most marginalised children from a slum area in the city.

The trip is organised jointly by leaders from the SPACE project and KIDZ KLUB, and it’s a hugely significant trip for the young people, and also for the leaders travelling and working with them. For 3 of the young people it is the first time they will have travelled outside the UK, and for all of them it will be a life changing experience.

To help them on their way, there’s a Community Fun Day and Thai Meal being organised on March 10th.

The Fun Day is at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, 1-4pm. There will be a host of activities for all ages including candy floss, bric-a-brac, cakes and tombolas and INDOOR BOUNCY CASTLE. – Everybody welcome!!

The Thai Meal is an authentic three-course meal with quizzes and a silent auction. It’s at The Church of the Nazarene on Hunslet Hall Road, 7pm. Tickets are a bargain £10 per person for a truly amazing evening of food and fun and an opportunity to get your hands on fantastic prizes such as family tickets to the theatre, cinema vouchers, handbags and gift sets and much much more. Places are limited at the meal, and must be booked before 7th March by emailing Mark at or texting or calling 07791301672.

Kidz Klub has Klubs in Beeston and Middleton website
SPACE  is for older Kidz;   c/o Mark Hodgkinson
CCD Rainbow House (Thailand)  website

St Luke’s: 140 years old today


     St Luke’s Church, Beeston Hill celebrated its 140th anniversary today with a special service attended by the Lord Mayor, local councillors, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, and clergy past and present who have served as vicars of the church.

The church was also celebrating the completion of a 5 year project to ensure it was in a fit state to go on for another 140 years.
The bishop brought with him a large portrait of his predecessor,  Robert  Bickersteth, who consecrated the church on the same day 140 years ago.  His predecessor had said then that the Church would be judged by its works, and since that time St Luke’s had proved by its works it’s dedication and commitment to God and to the Communities of Holbeck and Beeston Hill.
As well as its own activities, St Luke’s Church is home to many community activities, including St Luke’s CARES, which delivers services to young people in the area, and HITbase, a computer skills training base.
The Church also works closely with St Luke’s primary school, which it founded in 1894.
In 1872, the church was built at a cost of just £3,500. The church people had received a grant of £2,000 but were able to raise the remaining £1,500 themselves.
The church is now a Grade II listed building, and the renovation work has cost more than £500,000. Over £100,000 has been raised locally by St Luke’s, the rest coming from an English Heritage grant.

Christians and Muslims get together to Celebrate

Hardy Street Mosque (KMWA Community Centre) in conjunction with Holy Spirit Church is holding its 3rd Eid and pre Christmas get together for Muslims and Christians to come together to celebrate the Abrahamic faiths on Saturday 11th December, 4:15 arrivals for a 4:30 start.

This is a free event, open to all.

The event will be attended by Hilary Benn MP, and will include talks, food, and plenty of networking.

  • Food: Everyone is requested to bring some food to share; Christian brothers and sisters are requested to bring vegetarian food, and Muslim brothers and sisters to bring food containing meat.
  • Dress: Humble, modest dress code is essential.

For further information, please contact:
Mahboob (Mosque) on 07833 995518 or Rev Bob Shaw (Church) on 2772624