The ‘Monday Fellowship’ group meets for a monthly get together at Bradford Cathedral, and to enjoy a talk from a different guest speaker each month.
Following a return to the Cathedral in late 2021, the programme for the monthly ‘Monday Fellowship’ group has just been announced.
The group meet on the second Monday of every month to catch up with each other over tea, coffee and cake, alongside enjoying a talk from a guest speaker.
The next gathering takes place on Monday 14th February at 2pm in the de Lacy Centre, a building in the Cathedral grounds opposite the main site. The talk – ‘Experiences in Sudan’ – will be led by congregation member Fiona Beevers. She will talk all about her experiences whilst working as a head teacher in Sudan.
Future talks in 2022 cover a wide range of themes including on ‘Church Architecture’ (March); ‘William Scoresby: Arctic Explorer, Whaler, Renowned Scientist, Social Reformer and Vicar of Bradford Parish Church, 1839 – 1846’ (October); and ‘Sir Edward Appleton – Bradford’s Nobel Prize Winner’ (May), delivered by Dianne Excell.
Other themes include ‘Northern Churches’ (June) and ‘Armenia: The first officially Christian nation?’ (July); and in November there will be a presentation from Tricia Restorick, President of the Bradford WW1 Group.
There will also be a session themed around Holy Week in April, as well as more social meetings, with a strawberry tea in August, and a Christmas-themed gathering in the final meeting of the year.
Alongside the social side and the talks, there is also space for prayer and a hymn at the monthly meeting.
Maggie Myers, Director of Education and Visitors and organiser of the ‘Monday Fellowship’ says:
“The Monday Fellowship is open to all, whether you wish to attend on a monthly basis or whether one of the monthly talks takes your fancy and you want to come as a one-off, or dip in and out during the year. The programme is as varied as possible and the only criterion for talks is that they are on interesting subjects!
“We are so pleased to be able to offer a full programme this year after the disruption of the last two years and we believe we have a very interesting set of talks for our current programme. So, if you are after stimulation, coupled with a warm welcome and refreshment, we would love to see you at Monday Fellowship!”
The Bradford Cathedral ‘Monday Fellowship’ group meets on the second Monday of each month at 2pm at the de Lacy Centre, in the grounds of Bradford Cathedral, and each meeting lasts around 90 minutes. For more information, and for the full programme of talks and speakers, please visit the Bradford Cathedral website at bradfordcathedral.org/whats-on/cathedral-groups#MF
This year’s programme in full:
February 14th: Fiona Beevers: Experiences in Sudan
March 14th: Canon Rod Anderson- Church Architecture: “The Architect and the Liturgist Were Walking Hand in Hand”
April 11th: Holy Week Reflection by a member of the clergy
May 9th: Dianne Excell: Sir Edward Appleton – Bradford’s Nobel Prize Winner
June 13th: William Thackray: Northern Churches
July 11th: John Wright: Armenia: The first officially Christian nation?
August 8th: Summer Fellowship Strawberry Tea
September 12th: Canon Mandy: Title TBC
October 10th: Maggie Myers: William Scoresby: Arctic Explorer, Whaler, Renowned Scientist, Social Reformer and Vicar of Bradford Parish Church, 1839 – 1846
November 14th: Tricia Restorick: Bradford WW1 Group
December 12th: Christmas Fellowship