Carols at The Wrose Bull

Christians Together in Wrose invite you to a carol service in the garden of The Wrose Bull on Saturday 16th December at 5pm. Come sing and hear the joyful Christmas story and hope for the World, and join in the Christmas Joy, accompanied by The Salvation Army.

Socks and Chocs is back!

We’re very pleased to announce that we are supporting The Bradford Soup Run again this Christmas by collecting socks and chocs for their annual Christmas Day appeal. If you want to help us then you can drop off blocks of chocolates, (new) socks, scarves, hats and gloves either in Refreshed or come along to our Family Service on Sunday 3rd December.

We're collecting socks and chocs for Bradford Soup Run's Christmas Day appeal

Refreshed Christmas Fayre

On Saturday 18th November 2023 Refreshed, our Cafe and Charity Shop will be holding our annual Christmas Fayre running from 10am to 1pm. Whether you’re looking for decorations, gifts, cards, party clothing and accessories, toys or just bric-a-brac, books, music or DVDs there is bound to be something for you. We’re also very pleased to be able to offer a craft area for the children during the fayre this year, plus our Cafe will also be open serving bacon butties.

Christmas Fayre poster

Comedians and Carols

We are exicted to announce that the popular Comedians and Carols evening is coming to Bradford this November in its 15th year. Comedians and Carols is an evening of comedy, singalong carols, general joyous fun and professional hilarity. The show is a bizarrely popular festive hybrid of a comedy show and a carol service which combines the amazing talents of Paul Kerensa, with guest appearances from Jude Simpson, Tony Vino and Dominic Woodward. 

Comedians and Carols Evening Poster


Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, Paul Kerensa is one of the few to have appeared at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. He’s written for TV shows such as TFI Friday, Top Gear, Royal Variety Performance and Buble at the BBC, and performed at festivals from Greenbelt to the Edinburgh Fringe via Montreal Comedy Festival. Books include Amazon top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas, children’s book Noah’s Car Park Ark, and his forthcoming novel Auntie and Uncles: The Bizarre Birth of the BBC.   

‘If I was a joke thief, I would be shinning up Paul Kerensa’s drainpipe.’ 

Milton Jones

‘A comic wave that just keeps coming … As effortless a writer as he is a performer.’

The Stage


Jude Simpson is a unique writer and entertainer, combining insightful observational comedy with poetry, rap and song to create a unique act which leaves audiences smiling, laughing and occasionally hungry. Her writing is lighthearted and upbeat, though with a linguistic craftsmanship which has had her compared to Victoria Wood and Joyce Grenfell. Jude appeared with Matt Harvey on his Radio 4 show “Wondermentalist Cabaret”, on BBC Radio 7′s “Stand Up Poetry”, BBC Radio 4′s “Saturday Live”, BBC Radio 2’s “Eddie Izzard’s Late Night Cabaret” and was one of just 8 poets from across the UK to appear on BBC3′s slam show “Slam Poets”, hosted by Lemn Sissay. Jude has completed four successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival with a solo show of stand-up poetry, song and comedy. These shows have been toured around the UK at arts festivals, theatres and other venues. In May 2006, Jude won the Swindon Festival of Literature Poetry Slam. In August 2004 Jude won the Edinburgh International Book Festival slam organised by Big Word. In October 2003, Jude won the UK Allcomers Slam at the Cheltenham Literature Festival – the biggest slam poetry competition in Europe. 

“Quick-fire humour, fast pace and punchy rhymes.”

Arts Hub 

“Rhythm, rhyme and the quirkiness of life.”

British Theatre Guide 

“A charismatic and skilful performer.”

The Stage


Since 2005 Tony Vino has brought his energetic sense of fun to the UK comedy circuit. Tony has been called upon to entertain at many high profile events for charities such as Christian Aid, Oxfam, Fairtrade Foundation and TearFund. He’s also been the tour support act for TV acts such as Jimmy Cricket and Tim Vine. He travels internationally performing at resorts and on cruises. He has performed for TV & Radio and was even called upon to be the warm up comedian for BBC’s Songs of Praise (a low point in his career). 

“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well.”

Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout.”

Sam Walker, BBC Manchester

“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods.”

Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events 


Dominic’s act is packed full of jokes, gags, banter, stories and a bit of daft comedy magic that involves the audience and always takes the roof off. He also beats the world record for speed balloon modelling every show – it’s hilarious and a must-see! With almost 20 years experience on the UK circuit he’s a safe pair of hands. He’s cheeky, charming, full of energy and hilarious. There’s a naughty twinkle in his eyes but his act is warm, personal and inoffensive.

“Insightful and humorous observations.” Guardian “Effortless delivery.”

The Times

“Engaging material.”

Manchester Evening News

Comedians and Carols takes place on Friday 24th November 2023, the doors open at 6.15pm and will offer a pie and pea supper from 6.30pm with the main show starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and can be bought online from Eventbrite or scan the QR Code.

QR Code for Comedians and Carols event November 2023

We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please remember that although Bolton Villas Family Church does have a small car park, we are anticipating that it will fill up fairly quickly. We would ask you therefore to be considerate to our neighbours when parking your car in our local area.

Refreshed Christmas Fayre

On Saturday 13th November 2021 Refreshed, our Cafe and Charity Shop will be holding a Christmas Fayre running from 10am to 1pm. Whether you’re looking for decorations, gifts, cards, party clothing and accessories, toys or just bric-a-brac, books, music or DVDs there is bound to be something for you. Not to mention our Cafe will also be open serving bacon butties.

Refreshed Christmas Fayre - Saturday 13th November 2021 from 10am to 1pm.

Christmas Services 2020

We are pleased to announce that this year we are offering two Christmas Eve Communion Services. The first one, starting at 3pm will be family-orientated, with the second service starting at 7pm. Both services will be relatively short in duration (30 minutes maximum).

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions in place we would ask everyone interesting in attending to book place(s) by clicking on one of the following links:

We also request that everyone who attends should bring sufficient bread and wine/juice with you for you/your family.

Our Christmas Day Family Celebration will take place at 10.30am on Facebook and YouTube. Links for the service will be posted on our Facebook and YouTube channels nearer the big day.

Please also note that there will be NO service on Sunday 27th December 2020.

Christmas Services 2020

Hope and Joy

We’re now in one of the most important seasons of the Christian year, Advent, a time when we remember that God sent his Son to earth, born as a baby boy in a stable in Bethlehem. We celebrate Jesus’ birth, we celebrate the Saviour of the world coming to earth as an ordinary human baby.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. Romans 15:13

As we gear up to celebrate Christmas in this most difficult and strangest of years, we pray that everyone will be filled with hope and joy. We pray that God will give you a peaceful, love-filled, joyous Christmas.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. Romans 15:13.

It’s Christmas!

The season of advent is now upon us, the time when we as Christians remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago and prepare ourselves for when he will come again in glory.

Here at BV we’re gearing up for this wonderful and joyous season, the Christmas decorations are up, our Messy Christmas event has taken place and tomorrow sees our traditional Christmas carol concert with the Hall Royd Band. Here’s a glimpse of what else we have going on this Christmas.

Christmas Services 2019

A Rare Occasion

It’s not often our Lead Pastor, Rev Ashley Evans, and our Youth Pastor, Rev Karl Hanton are seen in their formal uniform! So when they were both seen in their ‘dog collars’ over Christmas we couldn’t resist capturing the occasion.