Friday 24th June 2016 Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu have issued this joint statement today after the UK voted to leave the European Union: On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s future is to be outside the European … Continue reading “EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York”
Revd Evelyne Barrow has been with us at Christ Church for a year now, and is looking forward to her ordination as a Priest which will take place on Saturday, June 25th, 11am at Halifax Minster. She will preside for the first time at Communion on the following day at Christ Church, and all are … Continue reading “Evelyne to be ordained Priest”
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”
An invitation to share in shaping the vision for our Diocese: Confident Christians – Growing Churches – Changing Communities : these objectives are at the heart of who we are as Christian people serving God in the world today. Our bishops want to grow this vision for our diocese and they want everyone in our … Continue reading “Confident, Growing, Changing – a Vision for our Diocese”
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”
music @ Christ Church’s first concert of 2016 was a matinee presentation of Viennese music. Band members dressed appropriately for a Viennese concert, and this helped to set the atmosphere. The concert was well-supported; the galleries had to be opened as the downstairs seats filled. A most enjoyable concert.