St Luke's Church, Eccleshill, Bradford, UK
Bringing the good news of Jesus to the people of Eccleshill.
Churches Together in North Bradford
Who we are
Churches Together in North Bradford (CTNB) is a group of ten churches which seeks to serve the area of "North Bradford" (as defined by local government): Bolton, Eccleshill, Fagley, Ravenscliffe and Undercliffe. We encompass four denominations, which are all members of Churches Together in England. (For a list of the eight churches, click here.)
CTNB began in 1962 as the "North Bradford Christian Council" with the aim of providing Christian Unity in North Bradford by Ecumenical Services and joint activities. We have recently adopted two logos on the left to describe what we are about: the bottom one shows the area of the city which we cover and the locations of our buildings, and the top one uses this shape as the sails which catch the wind of God's Spirit and power the ecumenical ship. (You can read a magazine article on this.) There are ongoing discussions of various aspects of how we can better achieve our aims.
CTNB is run by a Committee which consists of the minister and two representatives from each of the member churches. Other church members are welcome to the meetings to observe and speak (but, of course, not to vote). A chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer are elected annually. The Committee meets three times a year, and is answerable to an Annual Meeting.
What we do
The main activities of CTNB over the past few years have been:
Minutes are kept of CTNB meetings, but we also produce an informal report of each meeting so that representatives have something to refer to when reporting back to their own Churches.
The ministers of the churches also meet occasionally as the Ministers' Fellowship.
Programme of activities for 2015
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This web page was last updated on 27th November 2014.