From our Parish News, June 2017 issue: Election fever is running high as this magazine heads off to press—despite it being our second General Election in as many years. And as with the last and previous elections, all the parties are getting signed up to various promises in order to canvass our support. Have you … Continue reading “The Election”
A Song for Manchester: Rev Sean Robertshaw 24/05/17 Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” … Continue reading “A response to the events in Manchester : Revd Sean Robertshaw writes:”
Following an earlier series of Be Still sessions, there will be a further series in the post-Easter period. Revd. Evelyne Barrow will lead these short sessions on the second Wednesday evening of the month, where you are invited to join in a time of quiet reflection, prayer, music and stillness.
The choir has presented a meditation in music and words annually on Good Friday for some years, and this year’s offering was a meditation on the crucifixion and death of Christ, and on our own death. Centred around the music of Fauré’s Requiem, it included also a substantial part of Allegri’s Miserere, and the anthem … Continue reading “Good Friday – choir on form . . . .”
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”