Bradford Keswick 2023

Church on the Way is hosting the next Bradford Keswick on SATURDAY MAY 27th (9.30am to 4pm) as a One Day Event called DEEPER 2023.

We’re excited that Paul Mallard will be joining us for the day to teach on the theme: Real Joy in the midst of Tough Trials. Paul approaches this subject both as a gifted Bible teacher and someone who has walked through the crucible of suffering as he’s cared for his wife in chronic illness. Over the course of the day with four sessions he will be helping us grapple with how we find satisfaction in the Lord when everything falls apart. Refreshment breaks and Lunch will be provided along with an extensive bookstall.  An ‘Admission Charge’ of £10 per head applies. Advance Booking would assist us with our preparations, catering etc., though payments ‘on the day’ would be acceptable.            

Your link to Book/Register  alternatively, Go to:

Mick Fleming

Born in Burnley during England’s 1966 World Cup-winning year into a working-class family, Mick’s Dad was a window cleaner who had contracts to clean factories around the town. Mick describes him, a “proper Labour-supporting man.” “It wasn’t poverty, but it wasn’t luxury” he claims, “it was a strict upbringing. We were forced to go to Church, we couldn’t step out of line, it was old-school discipline.”
In early February 1977 he was attacked by a stranger on his way to school. Everything changed, his young life in turmoil having been sexually abused. Growing up he became a drug runner and debt collector. Good he claimed at his job. Hurting people didn’t bother him. He was arrested for murder twice, armed robbery three times, countless firearms offences. One thing led to another from being shot, to shooting others, having shotguns, knives and drugs, then having an experience that changed his life forever when, in 2009, he was setting off to collect a debt from someone.
From that day, he vowed to change his ways. It was the beginning of a new life for him as well as the start of his faith journey. Now a Pastor and Founder of Church On The Street Ministries, yet once a gangster threatening people for money, today he helps to support people affected by homelessness, addictions and poverty. He declares that his journey to support some of the most needy in society started when he sat down and spoke to a homeless person one day. It began there – in that conversation something happened and other people started to come and sit down and talk, others came and the church was born.
COME ALONG AND MEET THE HITMAN WHO HAD ANOTHER SHOT AT LIFE. Admission Free/Donation basis. *Continental Style including bacon sarnies (In January 2022 Prince William & Kate visited Mick, the Charity and volunteers, staff and service users to hear about their experiences first hand after seeing TV reports about the work )

SIMON EDWARDS – Men’s Breakfast

Simon Edwards

COME and HEAR –  SIMON EDWARDS                                   

*Our Men’s Breakfast Speaker at  Church on the Way (Idle)

SATURDAY MAY 7th 2022 (9.00am)

Simon runs Cornerstone – a building company supporting  men as they come out of prison and also runs a detox centre called Liberty Farm. His own life has included 27 prisons, 4 children’s  homes,  18 sets of foster parents and 2 police sieges as well as an addiction to violence, drugs and speeding cars!

 A great visionary, he is now the CEO of ‘Walk Ministries’ in Stoke on Trent. Simon also works in advocacy with Christian organisations, local authorities and the private sector to find ways to work together. Teaching in various ways, notably in Universities on rehabilitation and how we all have a part to play, he is a voice for the others who are marginalised because of past mistakes.

He has the knack of asking the question – Why? Helping others see that it’s good to give ex-offenders an opportunity and pathway into a new life. His heart is to see the Body of Christ come together in unity with a desire to see men reach their fullest potential at home, work and in the church with a Christ centred life.                                                                        

Don’t miss Simon’s Inspirational & Challenging talk

BRING OTHERS……’ADMISSION FREE’ – finishes about 11.00am                                 

*Continental Style including bacon sarnies!

Bradford Keswick 2021

Bradford Keswick is hosting a one day event to take place on SATURDAY JULY 3rd (9.30am to 4pm)  called ‘DEEPER 2021 – Enjoying the Trinity’ 

Church on the Way – Bradford Road, Idle, BD10 8SA , is the host venue this year welcoming Derek Burnside, Principal of Capernwray Hall Bible School (Cumbria) as the Guest Speaker providing a great opportunity to learn much about the Trinity through four teaching sessions.             

 We warmly invite you to attend this new look format Keswick.

As you will see, one notable change this year is the relatively small charge which includes lunch and a book for all attendees. In the light of any prevailing Covid restrictions, social distancing and the like, all precautions will be in place as required and thus we must request that those coming would pre-book ahead of July 3rd which will assist us with our preparations.  Places will be limited so we encourage everyone to ‘book early’.           

Your link to Book/Register is – or click on the image above.

An introduction to Christian Care and Counselling Course

An introduction to Christian Care and Counselling Course

will run this Summer each Saturday at Church on the Way, 26th June – 24th July, 9:30-5pm.

Details and a booking form can be found on the Waverley Abbey website here

Ladies’ Fellowship

Hi ladies.
We are recommencing our Friday fellowship meetings next Friday 28th May at 9:30am in the room above the Overflowing Cup Coffee Shop.
During our first meeting we will be sharing, having fellowship and discussing our forthcoming study from the book “Finding I Am“. The following week is Spring Bank holiday, so no meeting, and we will commence our next Bible study on Friday 4th June.
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again next Friday.

Services Running but limited Spaces


Services 10.30pm Sunday and 7pm Wednesday. Links to register can be found on church bulletin emails.

Also Coffee Shop Now open Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:30pm.

Latest News on Christian Counselling Courses

Latest Counselling Newsletter from Liz Mole July 2020 DOWNLOAD

Dear Christian Leaders & Friends,


Future Christian Counselling Courses & Insight Days coming up

In the extraordinary times we are experiencing, it is no surprise to learn that the mental health of many is being compromised in some way.

There are those who have lost loved ones and been unable to say goodbye and only have 5 people at the funeral, those also who have risked their own health for the sake of others, who have watched others suffer without loved ones close by. Then there are those who have felt isolated and lonely not to mention the ones who have struggled with fear or anxiety.

In light of all this it feels more important than ever that as the Body of Christ we are well equipped to take good emotional care of each other and perhaps of new people who would seek solace from the church.

Thankfully, Waverley Abbey College (WAC) is able to offer its quality training here in the north without the need for travelling as far as Farnham in Surrey. The College is developing its Northern Hub with us in Bradford and as such is offering a number of its courses more locally than ever before.  WAC offers a level 5 DipHE Course in counselling which is also available in Bradford, allowing participants to become professional counsellors while maintaining a solid Christian base.

We are also offering the “ICCC” which is a short  5 week Course providing a basic insight into what makes others tick and can be useful in equipping people for a pastoral care role within the church. Also ‘One off’ days examining Disappointment and Bereavement are coming up with more of these on offer in the future.

I invite you to CHECK OUT the links below for more information and to pass this on please to anyone who you think may be interested.       (Bradford Website)     (Prospectus)      (Open Day)

We look forward to receiving any questions or enquiries you may have.

Yours sincerely,


Liz Mole – BA (Hons) Counselling, MA Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy.


All public gatherings are suspended until further notice

Dear Church Family,

In light of current events which seem to be changing hour by hour, we would like to update you on our response as church. The elders met last night, and we have decided to suspend all public gatherings until further notice. This decision is in line with current government advice, which is aimed at protecting people, particularly the most vulnerable. I believe the Lord has given us a great opportunity to demonstrate what we have been learning recently.

1 Timothy 2
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Not meeting may seem counterproductive for Christians as our faith is based upon community and interaction with one another. In times like this, rather than focusing on what we no longer can do, may we be creative and inventive with the things we can do.

We will continue to communicate through the established platforms like; email, telephone, website, mobile texts, current Whatsapp groups and the daily reading plan. We are also working on establishing a streaming platform to allow us to continue our Sunday teachings together. We will email you with more information about streaming Sunday teachings in due course.

We have been so blessed to hear of the encouragement and support people are showing each other already. What an amazing church family we have! Please continue to be proactive in reaching out to and loving one another. Do not be afraid to ask if help is needed at this time. You can contact us through the website, church email, phone or mobile (see below for details). Although we may have to isolate in a physical way, we don’t want anyone to feel they are alone.
Considering the measures being taken and the consequences of them we have a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus and the peace only He can bring. If you are able, reach out to your friends and neighbours as Jesus taught us:

Matthew 22
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

We very much look forward to the day we will gather again to worship and fellowship. I leave you with the wonderful words of the psalmist:

Psalm 121
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

May God bless you and keep you.

Pastor Dave and the eldership

Counselling Courses 2020

Liz Mole BA MA is leading several counselling courses over 2020.

Full detail are in the brochure which you can download by clicking below.

‘Intro to Christian Care & Counselling’ Course + Vocational Training and ‘Insight Days’

Also a letter from Liz Mole

Introductory Letter from Liz Mole

Dear Christian Leaders & Friends,

NEW Christian Counselling Courses & Insight Days coming up in 2020

In conjunction with Waverley Abbey College (CWR), Church on the Way is pleased to be hosting further courses that can equip you and others to work effectively both within the church and the wider community.

There will be a ‘Vocational Training in Counselling’ Course – One year part-time throughout 2020 starting on TUESDAYS from FEBRUARY 4th. It will lead to becoming a qualified counsellor. This standard of Christian training has not been available locally before so it is an exciting development for Bradford and further afield.

Also another short course, commencing on May 30th 2020 for FIVE consecutive Saturdays,   known as ICCC which is particularly helpful for those developing a pastoral care ministry.

Full details of the Courses,  How to Book, all Dates and times are in the ATTACHED two sided leaflet . You are invited to print & circulate these as appropriate.

We invite you to drop us an email with any questions you have relating to these Courses, Course fees     or to


We look forward to hearing from you.



Liz Mole – BA (Hons) Counselling, MA Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy.