Clayton Gospel Hall.
"God cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Special Notices
Sunday 25th Feb.
10:45am Guest: Bob Strachan
Westcliffe Road Church.

26th Feb – 11th March.
Fairtrade Fortnight.

Friday 2nd March
2pm Women’s World Day of Prayer at St John’s, Clayton.
 - Clayton Churches Together. 

Saturday 3rd March
2pm Spring Clean: All help welcome!

Tuesday 6th March
2:30pm Holly Park Care Home Visit.
 - Clayton Churches Together.

Saturday 10th March
pm 90th Anniversary Celebration.

Good Friday 30th March
7pm Service at Methodist Church.
- Clayton Churches Together. 

Saturday 10th March, 2-4pm
Private function: baby shower.

Thanks this month to:
Those who take care of the cleaning and maintenance of our hall.

Please Pray
For everything in this newsletter!

The Thornaby Hub
A Volunteers Meeting and CECAG’s AGM at Thornaby Hub is at 5:30pm on Thursday 1st March.

Women’s Day of Prayer

Please see Vera if you could join her in representing our church family at the Women’s World Day of Prayer, Friday 2nd March, 2pm at St John’s.

Fairtrade Fortnight

During Fairtrade Fortnight Clayton Methodist Church will be hosting a ‘Big Brew’, 10am-3pm on Tuesday 6th March. Please bring a cake. A selection of Fairtrade treats will also be on offer at our own lunch club on Friday 9th March, 12-1:30pm.

90th Anniversary
Join us 6pm on Saturday 10th March as we celebrate 90 years of worship and community outreach at CGH.

Rewind to Easter
Please pray that local Year 5s would respond to the gospel at Churches Together’s “Rewind to Easter” event on Thursday 15th March at Clayton Baptist Church.


Word Alive
Pastor Philip Dyson, from Sunbridge Road Mission will speak about ‘Enduring when discouraged,’ on 7:30pm, Friday 16th March at Church on the Way. All welcome.

Persecuted Church
For the seventeen year, North Korea has been named number one on the Open Doors World Watch List of the most dangerous countries to live as a Christian – with both Afghanistan and Somalia close behind growing in danger. Please continue to pray for protection for believers in such areas and support Open Doors wherever you can. Thank you.

Missionary News
Clayton Gospel Hall is now a trading partner with The Leprosy Mission so please check out their catalogue and consult Diane if there is anything you wish to purchase from the charity.
     Alternatively, you can support their work by leaving used stamps in the box on the bookshelf in church. Thank you.

Encouraging Words

Extract from The History of Clayton Gospel Hall by Douglas Hartley:

Eventually, after much painting and decorating and scrubbing of floors, Clayton Gospel Hall stood ready for occupation. The opening ceremony was held on Saturday 10th March 1928. It was snowing that day!
    Leaflets had been printed for the occasion and had been sent out to other brethren assemblies in the area – at Girlington, Wyke, Odsal, Bolton Woods and Shipley. In the mid-afternoon of that Saturday a procession took place ‘from the free library to the new Gospel Hall’.
   Mr Richard Stammers, by this time aged 72, ceremonially opened the doors and welcomed members and guests. Later, a festival tea was served in the Baptist schoolrooms.
The evening meeting at 6pm was addressed by a local leader and by two visiting speakers.