Eve and John hosted their second fund raiser on Friday 17th June – a beetle drive. It proved to be an enjoyable fun evening, with the youngest participant only 5 years old, and the oldest over 90. £88 was raised for Eve’s charity (K-9 Angels), John’s charity (British Heart Foundation) and church.
Our Junior Chorister Lydia Robertshaw was successful in the recent examinations for Chorister Awards held by the Wakefield Area of the Royal School of Church Music, and has been awarded the Dean’s Chorister Award. This was presented to her (along with other successful candidates from Wakefield Cathedral, St. Giles’ Pontefract and St. Mary’s North Elmsall) … Continue reading “Chorister wins Dean’s Award”
This week (15th to 21st May) is Christian Aid Week, when New Mill in common with many other communities, makes a special effort to collect for this very deserving charity. Please be generous, either via our collection in church, or by filling the envelopes that our collectors have delivered and will collect at the end … Continue reading “Christian Aid”
Holy Week is the week leading up to the important Christian festival of Easter, beginning on Palm Sunday, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The Home Valley Churches have a number of opportunities for pilgrims to walk the way of Christ. The journey begins on Palm Sunday at 11am outside Christ Church and we walk … Continue reading “Holy Week”
The second concert in the 2016 music @ Christ Church series took place on February 27th. With England vs Scotland rugby on TV, and the Mrs. Sunderland final concert in the Town Hall, a guitar concert was bound to feature low on some priorities. Nevertheless an appreciative audience enjoyed the wide range of pieces played … Continue reading “Guitar Duo perform at Christ Church”
Eve and John are this year’s Junior Church joint Representatives, and as the JC Reps have traditionally done, they will arrange a series of social events with the additional purpose of raising funds for charity. Eve has chosen to support K-9 Angels, a UK charity created in order to help dogs all over the world … Continue reading “Junior Church Reps’ Afternoon Tea”
welcome to Christ Church’s new website. We have introduced a major revision from the old site because the old site was not “mobile-friendly” – it did not display well on many small screens. We hope that this site will be easily readable on all devices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you find any problems with the … Continue reading “New Website February 2nd 2016”
Looking Ahead to 2016 Where does time go? It was only 18 months ago that we left the Holme Valley to embark on a new adventure in Oxford as I started my training for ordination. Yet, in that time, not only has the scenery changed—trading fine views for fine architecture, but our family scenery has … Continue reading “Steven Harvey writes…”
The annual presentation of the Nativity story, mostly by the Junior Church, but with adults taking part also – a real all-age event in fact – took place on 20th December. There was a large congregation present, and as usual, the children excelled – as indeed did the adults! Thanks to Hayden Minett for the … Continue reading “Nativity Presentation”
Christ Church held its annual bonfire party on the evening of Remembrance Sunday, when the rain stopped just in time for the planned start. A good-sized crowd turned out, hot dogs, baked potatoes and parkin were downed voraciously and an absolutely superb firework display was enjoyed – all before the rain came back!