We have several activities other than just our Sunday morning service going on at Bingley URC:
Singing for Fun
A group designed for all abilities (and none!) to come and have a sing song!
1st Tuesdays of the month at 2pm, in the church sanctuary
This group, open to everyone, offers a wide variety of guest speakers, followed by tea and biscuits.
2nd Monday in the month at 7:30pm, in the vestry.
Bingley URC are proud to hold bi-monthly coffee mornings for various charities.
2nd Saturday in the month 10am-12pm.
Feb, April , June, Aug , Oct , Dec (1st Sat).
The next coffee morning will be held on the 8th October ’22 10am -12 noon, for TWAM -Tools with a Mission, hosted by Jennifer and Ray Gregory. Bric ‘a brac , cake, books and bring and buy stalls.
On the day there will be a collection for old tools , please see list below:-
Yes please (We need):-
Agricultural tools: Fork, spade, hoe, garden rake, hand fork and trowel, lopper, secateurs and hand shears
Builders’ tools: Spade, shovel, 3ft spirit level, axe, crowbar, fork, sledgehammer, bow saw, bolsters, chisels, all types of hammers and trowels, pin and lines, tape measures, hacksaws and Stanley and hacksaw blades
Carpenters’ tools: Bevel, braces, clamps, hand drills and bits, all types of files and hammers, Stanley knife, all types of planes and saws, pliers, rules, all types of saws and screwdrivers, squares plus screws, nails and bolts
Electricians’ tools: Allen keys, hand drills and bits, all types of pliers and hacksaws, screwdrivers, spanners, soldering iron, voltmeter
Motor mechanics’ tools: Allen keys, cold chisels, breast drill and bits, all types of hammers and pliers, punches, metric socket sets, spanners, adjustable spanners, cantilever toolboxes, tyre pressure gauge
Plumbers’ tools: Basin or tap wrench, wire brush, breast drill and bits, various grips and saws, screwdriver, oil can etc
Garage workshop: Hydraulic jack, axle stands, battery charger, ramps and large engineers vice
Power tools: Hand and bench drills, sander, planer, jigsaw, circular, band and chop saws, lathe, cultivator, rotavator, welding machine and generator
Sewing machines: manual, electric, treadle and industrial
Knitting machines: machine and hand wool, needles and patterns
Haberdashery: needles, cottons, large material pieces/rolls, buttons, zips, tapesFully working IT equipment: Desktop computers and laptops running a minimum of Microsoft Windows 7, tablets, networking switch routers and cables
No thank you ( we do not want)
It’s not about what we want, it’s about what people can use. What may be useful to us, may not be useful to recipients in our partner countries. If we say we can’t take something, we’re not being ungrateful, we’re just being honest.
All broken tools – we can sharpen and remove surface rust, but can’t repair or take tools with woodworm.
Ladders and step ladders
Lawn rakes/long-handled shears
Electric and hand lawnmowers
Printers, scanners, typewriters
Disability aids: walking frames, wheelchairs, medicines and glasses
Clothes and shoes
Bikes: men’s, women’s and children’s
Embroidery materials, curtains and weaving materials
Cooking pots, pans and kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery, household appliances and musical instruments. This isn’t an exhaustive list, just the main things we’re offered by well-meaning supporters on a regular basis
Sometimes people donate tools that are not suitable to send to Africa, either due to their age or because they would not be used. We also have some tools donated in such quantities that we cannot use all of them. On these occasions, we will attempt to sell the items to raise vital funds for our work.
Annual Church Lunch
We also have an annual church lunch as part of our commitment to being a church of fellowship and community. Every year the whole church goes out to a restaurant en masse for a reduced/nominal fee! All are welcome!