MAGNIFICAT: a JSP Celebration

Join us for MAGNIFICAT: a JSP Celebration on Sunday October 22nd from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm at St Christopher’s Church, Holme Wood BD4 9EJ. Magnificat will give opportunity to explore Mary’s Song in a range of ways, and enable us to grasp its remarkable prophetic message. We’ll begin with lots of...

Leeds Diocese appoints a JSP Children/Youth Worker

Dawn Moore (front right) began work in July as our new JSP Leeds Diocesan Children’s worker. Dawn has a fulltime post that includes two days per week working to support churches throughout the diocese that adopt Jesus Shaped People. The other three days she will be focused on supporting children/...

What does God's Kingdom look like?

Jesus Shaped People is growing in Chester Diocese, and their team have recently produced this effective video.  It's free to use in your church if you should wish to do so.

Jesus-Shaped Songs: ‘HERE I AM, LORD’ and ‘LOVE OVERFLOWING’

The recent Launch of the new JSP Charitable Trust included the introduction of two new songs written specially for JSP by James Dey.  The first of these, ‘Here I Am Lord’ is inspired by Francis of Assisi’s simple prayer ‘Who are you, Lord, and who am I’ that at the time so captivated Brother Leo,...
Photo of the Jordan River flowing through the desert

The River and the Desert

It began with the conviction that it was time to move on from Nazareth. I’d always known that this would come at some point—indeed Mum had frequently reinforced it. She often recalled the stories of Bethlehem and Egypt, and her special poem that we called ‘Mum’s Message’ had frequently been a...
The JSP trustees are dedicated at Bradford Cathedral

Cathedral celebration as Jesus Shaped People launches new trust

From Blackpool to Birmingham, supporters of Jesus Shaped People(JSP) came to Bradford Cathedral at the weekend to celebrate its expansion across eight dioceses and to witness the launch of the next stage, a new charitable trust to develop it further.  JSP began in the parish of Tong and Holme Wood...

NEWSFLASH: JSP Celebration

JSP Celebration, Saturday February 18th at 3pm in Bradford Cathedral to mark the formation of the new JSP Charitable Trust.

Child Shaped God

The Joy of Christmas lies in the wonder of God choosing to step into our world, in simplicity and vulnerability – so that we can step into the world of his alternative kingdom. God chooses to ‘be re-shaped’ as a tiny human child, and in doing so offers us a route for our own ‘re-shaping’ –...

New JSP Trust Formation

Jesus Shaped People (JSP) is moving on. Having begun life in the Parish of Tong and Holme Wood in Bradford in 2005, in the past four years it has been adopted by other churches, and generously supported by the diocese of Bradford/Leeds and the Church Commissioners. Now a new Charitable Trust has...
La Verna

Rebuild my Church which is in ruins

Until recently my knowledge of St Francis was limited to rudimentary memories of stories describing his relationship with the natural world.  My picture of him was of a holy man for whom the ‘birds and the bees’ had a special relationship. All this was to be transformed three years ago when I led a...

JSP Celebration goes 'All Age'

We've been hosting Jesus Shaped People Celebrations around various churches in Bradford for some time now. But they have all been events that have been fundamentally aimed at adults That's going to change with the next planned Celebration on Sunday May 22nd. For the first time ever, we are having...

A Jesus Shaped Easter

Dear JSP Friends Easter Day dawns again - and with signs of springtime all around us. Jesus Shaped People is offering a springtime of freshness and fruitfulness to an increasing number of churches and church members.  It's a joy to see this taking place in so many places and parishes. Jesus is...

New part-time JSP priest is licensed

The Reverend Henriette Howarth has been licensed as a priest in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, with specific part-time responsbility for Jesus Shaped People. This newly created role strengthens the Jesus Shaped People work, as Henriette will be working to develop new and existing...

Jesus Shaped People at the 'Growing with God' Conference

Andy Delmege, the JSP co-ordinator for Birmingham diocese was a contributor to the 'Growing with God' conference. Here is a gallery of photographs that gives a flavour of the event.

JSP makes big impact in Birmingham Church

Andy Delmege, our Birmingham based JSP team member has shared a raft of feedback from one estate church in Birmingham, St Thomas' in Garretts Green - feedback which amply illustrates the value of Jesus Shaped People in an 'ordinary' parish church context. The comments below were collected during an...

Jesus Shaped People comes to Headingley

Headingley might be known more in popular culture for Cricket and Rugby League - but one Headingley Church is starting its Jesus Shaped People adventure. St Chad's Headingley celebrated the start of their JSP journey with this engaging visual illustration. On the far left is JSP Programme Leader,...