CICS would like to invite you to attend our Annual Open Meeting on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 7pm via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 832 3399 4931
Annual Report from Chair of Trustees
The latest update from CICS:
This event is postponed due to the current ban on gatherings,..
An amazing afternoon with the wonderfully talented Halifax Young Singers Official. A great start to our 20th celebration year, look back on all we have achieved and look ahead to supporting young people in schools across our Borough. Thanks to all the singers!!!
This year the work of CICS celebrates 20 years since the initial meetings to look at how the church in Calderdale supports our schools.
20 years on and the Trustees and Workers sensed that we needed to evaluate the work of CICS in a changing educational and cultural environment.
We realised that the main need in schools is around pastoral support.
In one local High School we have successfully mentored over 100 young people and are now integrated into the life of that school offering mentoring, Question Point, support for the staff team and occasional lessons and assemblies.
In another local area CICS is involved in the running of ‘Open The Book’ in Primary Schools, the distribution of ' It's Your Move' as the young people make the transition and then lunch time activity, Question Point, group mentoring and occasional lessons within the High School.
Moving forward we believe this is a far better model.
To this end we are looking to change the way we work. Our heart is to become an integrated part of High Schools in the Borough as we see that better fits the needs of schools and young people. This will take time - but do please continue to support, pray and stand with us as we work this out!
CICS will, however, continue to work across the whole of Calderdale as, partnering with local church communities, we distribute 2,000 copies of 'It's Your Move' books to Y6 children each year and encourage church/school links with this and 'Open the Book'. Where invited we will still aim to offer assemblies, faith days and lessons in High Schools.
For further information, comments, offers of support (e.g. running one of our 20 events in 2020 to raise awareness / pray / raise funds) please
phone: 07725501465 or 07890414468
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Many thanks for your continued support...
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This is the first event to celebrate 20 years since the launch of CICS (we were a working group from 2000 - 2003 and launched in 2003). Purchase your tickets via the PayPal link below...
It was great to welcome nearly 40 people to the CICS Supporters Evening at The Engine Room Cafe in Dean Clough. The evening included our Annual General Meeting, stories from our schools workers, contributions from Scripture Union and local church communities. We also heard plans for 20 CICS events in 2020 starting on Sunday 2nd February with Halifax Young Singers in concert at Christ Church, Pellon.
Below are a few pictures from the evening, the various papers that made up the Annual Report and an article for church magazines.
Annual General Meeting Papers:
CICS in Todmorden Summer Term
2020 Vision and Celebrations
Article for Church Magazines (please do copy and paste):
20-20-Vision - Twenty Years of CICS
This is an invitation to join us at the launch event of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
CICS (Christians in Calderdale Schools) was born as a result of a millennium vision for young people in Calderdale, so the year 2020 is our 20th anniversary.
To launch our celebrations we are arranging a concert with
The Halifax Young Singers
Sunday February 2nd 2020 at 3pm at Christ Church Pellon Halifax
Tickets £8 & £6 (children and concessions)
Tickets can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door.
Can we take this opportunity to ask you and your church to pray for CICS as we seek God’s way forward for our celebration year and on into the future? With the help of our supporters we hope to put on other events during 2020. So far we have a Quiz Night and Garden Party & BBQ promised. If you of your church could offer a prayer event, fund or profile raising event please contact us.
Just to let you know what you would be supporting here are a few of the events and people who have featured in the year 2018/19
Chris Mason and Sarah Stone work part time in schools around the Halifax/Brighouse area and Nancy White in the Todmorden area.
We have 9 trustees and vacancies for more!
In schools exciting things are happening:
CICS was a Churches Together vision and we cannot continue without our supporters and the church in Calderdale. So thank you for finding room in your magazine for this article. Please add your prayers for the future to ours and thank you in advance for any help you can give.
Our website is cicscalderdale.org.uk or facebook.com/cicscalderdale