Christ Church is a friendly welcoming group of Christ’s people who meet in a large church built in 1831 for a small village. Use the menu bar above to find out more about what we do here, and read the posts below which describe some of the things we have done recently.
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of a six week period of self reflection and preparation for Easter. It is a time of penance and of recollection. Each individual Christian supported by the church, its worship, liturgy and fellowship is invited to journey on with Jesus in hope and … Continue reading “Lent, Holy Week and Easter”
The Upper Holme Valley team Anniversary service, held at Christ Church New Mill on 29th January, was a milestone in the life of Revd Di Ellerton, the Team Vicar in charge of St. John’s Upperthong, and a friend to many in the Holme Valley. She presided at the Communion service – her final service in … Continue reading “Team Anniversary”
Visitors to Christ Church over the Christmas period will have seen the church decorated with stars and planets, with the chancel arranged as a large stable, into which we can all look and see the Nativity scene. Sarah Branson, one of the originators of the art displayed, writes: With Community at its very heart this … Continue reading “The Star Project”
December is a time when Christ Church becomes a hive of activity. If you’re looking at this on our home page, click the tiny poster on the left to see a full-size version.
On November 20th, six members of Christ Church were confirmed by the Bishop of Huddersfield at Holmfirth Parish Church, along with candidates from the other churches in the Team. Congratulations to: Sarah Davis Neville Golden Iris Davies-Johnson Louis Davies-Johnson Lydia Robertshaw Harry Crook
Christ Church, with the Royal British Legion, offered the annual Service of Remembrance, attended by a large crowd filling the church. It started at 10.30am on November 13th, and was be followed by a parade down Sude Hill to the New Mill War Memorial Room, where wreaths were laid. The service was supported by Thongsbridge … Continue reading “Remembrance Sunday”
Christ Church has a long tradition of choral singing, and has had a junior section in its choir for many years. Currently we have half a dozen children in our choir (room for more – contact Geoffrey Lockwood if you’re interested) and three of them decided to enter various classes in the Holmfirth Musical Festival, … Continue reading “New Mill choristers win trophies”
A wonderful service in a beautiful setting. Edeonia! Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen and for the generous donations to CART. Our harvest Festival was again held in the Community Garden, on a warm and sunny day. A very pleasant occasion which was followed by a picnic lunch (beautifully prepared picnic bags provided … Continue reading “Harvest in the Community Garden”
Thinking about Confirmation? Confirmation in the Church of England is not about becoming a member of the Church. All those who are baptized are full members, and those who offer themselves for Confirmation must already be baptized members of the Church. Confirmation is really about ‘owning’ that membership and taking it to the level of … Continue reading “Coming up this autumn . . .”