Banbury Ward of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Stake Conference Information

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Meridian Idaho North Stake:

We invite you to attend the upcoming Stake Conference held on March 25th and 26th, 2023.  In addition to the reorganization of the Stake Presidency, Elder Jaggi, General Authority Seventy, Elder Hathaway, Area Seventy, the Stake Presidency, and other leaders and members of our stake will share messages of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

The general session for all individuals, families, and friends will be held Sunday morning March 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Stake Center. We invite all to attend in person at the stake center.  We will also broadcast to the River Heights and Bristol Heights buildings.

Other sessions include:

1. Saturday, March 25th Adult Session at 6:00 p.m.

2. Sunday, March 26th Stake Leadership Session at 7:00 a.m.

Those to attend the Stake Leadership Session: Stake Presidency, High Council, Stake and ward clerks and executive secretaries, Stake YM presidency and secretary, Bishoprics and AP quorum advisers, Stake and Ward YW presidencies, secretaries, and advisors, Stake and Ward Relief Society presidencies and secretaries, Stake and Ward primary presidencies and secretaries,  Stake and Ward Sunday School Presidencies and secretaries,  Elders quorum presidencies and secretaries, Ward mission leaders, and Ward temple and family history leaders.

The Saturday evening Adult Session and Sunday General Session will be broadcast at the following links:

Adult Session link for Saturday, March 25th @ 6:00pm: 

Saturday Evening Session:

General Session link for Sunday, March 26th @ 10:00am: 

Sunday General Session:

Message from the Bishopric

Dear Banbury Ward Members,

This week we have been studying Matthew 11. This chapter ends with these words of hope and promise from the Savior:

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me;...and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)

Elder Corbridge, of the Seventy, expounded on the divine truths Christ taught in these verses:

"The Lord's way is not hard. Life is hard, not the gospel. 'There is opposition in all things,' everywhere, for everyone. Life is hard for all of us, but life is also simple. We have only two choices. We can either follow the Lord and be endowed with His power and have peace, light, strength, knowledge, confidence, love and joy, or we can go some other way, any other way, whatever other way, and go it alone--without His support, without His power, without guidance, in darkness, turmoil, doubt, grief, and despair. And I ask, which way is easier?

"Life is hard, but life is simple. Get on the [covenant] path and never, ever give up. You never give up. You just keep going. You don't quit, and you will make it. There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. Jesus Christ is the Way."

I add my promise that as you make and keep sacred covenants with Christ through the power and authority of His priesthood, including and most especially the covenants of baptism and the temple, that you will receive His power, peace, light, strength, knowledge, confidence, love and joy. The yoke of Christ is the New and Everlasting Covenant, which He restored in His day, and which He restored again in our day. Bind yourselves to Christ through your covenants with Him, and I promise that you will learn for yourself just how easy and light his yoke and burden truly are.


Bro. Bliss


"THE LIVING CHRIST", MARCH 28-APRIL 7: The Meridian North Stake, together with five area stakes, will once again host a community celebration of Holy Week, Easter, and Passover with friends and family of all faiths. View a rare, authorized replica of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, Pietà. Experience sacred, live depictions of paintings of the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Please consider who you can invite to this important event. Free ticket reservations will be available starting March 12 at our website, THELIVINGCHRIST.LIVE. A very limited number of standby tickets are available for each session. Ticketed guests will be admitted first. The event will be held at our stake center at 5555 N. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian. Parking is limited so please carpool, walk or bike to the event if possible!


We are blessed to present The Living Christ to our friends and community next month.  Our stake will fill the ushers’ assignments on March 28th and April 2nd.

If you are interested in serving, please sign up with this link:

Did you know that the Banbury Ward has a Temple and Family History Plan?  A copy has been included for you to review and consider.  Our ward has a team of 12 family history consultants whose calling is to assist you with your family history needs.  You can find their contact information on the Family Tools app.  Contact any one of them and they will be happy to assist you.

Worldwide Church Events

The following link will take you to the church website with a list of all the upcoming and recent church events