Courage Trust

This is a link to Courage Trust, a Christian Charity that serves LGBT people both inside and outside the church.

Jeremy Marks, their director, will be visiting revive on Sunday 2nd March to share his own story as a gay Christian who started an ‘ex-gay’ ministry, only to change his views on sexuality and end up supporting the Equal Marriage act. There are lots of articles on the site if you would like to read about the organisation ahead of the meeting. If you would like to read material from an organisation that would uphold traditional teaching on sexuality, just google ‘True Freedom Trust’.

Link  —  Posted: February 24, 2014 by reviveleeds in Uncategorized
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We met, we talked, we conquered… our agenda.

Posted: February 24, 2014 by reviveleeds in Uncategorized
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So revive met eight days ago to plan our future a bit.

We made a bunch of decisions, including changing our Sunday meeting schedule, doing more worship and planning our 21st birthday celebrations. If you are part of the revive family and would like to know how things went, just email Joelle at

So Joelle is going to communicate with you via email, here’s the first:

Hello all,

February Fun Fact: Worms in a worm farm are special worm-farm-worms… (say that fast three times!)
[second fun fact: did you know that we used to have a printed monthly newsletter?]

In this Edition (of the Becoming-More-Regular-Revive-Email-Dispatch):

  • Day Away Loose ends
  • Upcoming Events
  • Slightly Less Upcoming Events
  • Singing at Left Bank

Day Away Loose Ends

We hope you enjoyed the Day Away (on Saturday 1st) with the Valerios, and felt encouraged and inspired (The Braithwaites have become ‘worm-farmers’ as of today).

If you have any feedback (that didn’t go up on Facebook), please email me.

A huge thanks to Sam Evans for her work with the kids and to the Powells for excellent catering.

If you were under-cashed on the day and owe £10, please give it to Clare at a Revive Meeting soon.

Upcoming Events:

  • This Sunday (Feb 9) will be a regular 8.00pm meeting at the      Flints’ (looking forward to more Jesus films).
  • The Girls God Group will be meeting      Monday Feb 10. If you want to become involved, please email me or      contact Luisa.

***Business Meeting***

  • We have altered the calendar to      accommodate a Business Meeting – Sunday Feb 16. 8.00pm at the      Flints.

                 There are a number of important planning items to discuss so please make it a priority to come along. Please RSVP by responding to this email.

Slightly Less Upcoming Events

Left Bank Labyrinth

There are plans afoot for a Labyrinth in Left Bank April 7-10. Stewards are required and we’d really like Revive to be involved. Stay tuned for more information.


Plans are being considered for Revive Easter celebrations, so if you have any ideas / input. please email me.

June Day Away:

In lieu of a weekend away in June, we were thinking another Day Away. Probably June 14. What say you?

Revive Birthday Bash

Simon sent out the date of this celebration weekend in the last few days. Please put November 8th (and surrounding weekend-days in your diary). More details to follow soon.

Sing at Left Bank

The Left Bank and Narnia community have formed a singing group / choir / vocal collective that will meet on Thursdays (fortnightly) to sing a cappella music in the ‘atmospheric’ Left Bank. It’s inclusive and no pressure. Revive people are invited to be apart of it. Please email if you want to join in. There is a small charge per rehearsal to cover costs. Next gathering is Feb 13.

Please keep an eye on the Revive Calendar  for what is happening in our Revive Community.

Remember, if you don’t wish to receive Revive emails, please reply to this email and kindly ask me to remove you from the list.


Put this date in your diary NOW!

Posted: February 6, 2014 by reviveleeds in Events, Leeds, Left Bank, Music, revive, Uncategorized

So this year we are going to have a 21st birthday for revive. I will be on 8th November in Leeds. There will be a family-friendly thing going on during the day, and then a big party in the evening.

Just so you know!

Revive Day Away: our contributors

Posted: January 23, 2014 by reviveleeds in Uncategorized
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Hi everyone!
Have a look at these links
This should tell you a little bit about Greg and Ruth who are going to be speaking on the day.


Do Churches Alienate Intellectuals?

Revive as a community is dedicated to searching for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God!

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Shaw-Wood Forest this Sunday

Posted: September 9, 2013 by reviveleeds in Events, revive, Uncategorized
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Hey everyone, and welcome back to our summer-sleeping blog…

This Sunday at 3-6pm we are gathering at the Shaw’s woods north of Sheffield. PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY! If the weather is really bad we will put the gazebo up, but expect to be out in the wilds nonetheless. BRING STOUT FOOTWEAR. And please bring things you can cook on a hot plate, as well will be eating our dinner there. James Shaw recommends bacon and sausages with bread and stuff, but we will be able to do veggie stuff too.

However, the main reason for being there is to pray for the place. We will be doing a mixture of ‘beating the bounds’ of the woods and a little bit of Forest Church stuff thinking about the onset of autumn (it’s the autumn equinox on the 21st). That will be optional, so if you want to bring friends to spend the afternoon adventuring that will be fine.

I’ve just spoken to James and he will be sharing about his vision for the place, and what he feels God is already doing.

So… should be a great day!

Much love,


For directions just google Soughley Lane, Sheffield S35 7DL. Just make sure you get the right Soughley Lane – it’s near Wortley, just off Finkle Street Lane.,-1.559628&spn=0.004826,0.033023&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=21.751462,67.631836&vpsrc=0&hnear=Soughley+Ln,+S35+7,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.484212,-1.559628&panoid=Kfo8QGjmWM8QciBX15QVsQ&cbp=11,201.87,,0,0

Alternatively follow these instructions:-

From the South M1 north to jn 36. Turn left off slip road on A61 towards Sheffield on the Penistone Road. Follow instructions below from the north.

From the North M1 south to jn 36. Turn right off slip road on A61 towards Sheffield on the Penistone Road. After about a mile you hit a big roundabout (with a macdonalds on the right) take 3rd exit off the roundabout onto A616 towards Manchester. Travel for about 2 miles up hill and just as you crest the top of the hill and start to descend take the A629 exit for Wortley. It’s another slip road that takes you back on yourself. When you get to the T junction. Turn left (over the road you have just come off – A616), northwards, towards Wortley. After about 400 yards take a left after a stone building that looks a bit like a chapel down the hill onto Finkle Street Lane. Descend down Finkle Street Lane, down the hill into the valley for about half a mile. Immediately after you go under an old stone railway bridge take the first left onto Soughley Lane. Follow this down the hill until just before you reach a bridge over the river. The entrance to the woods is on the left before the bridge as in the picture in the link above.