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 . . .”
. . . but before it does, how about joining in the fun at the Family Forest Schools run by Sarah Branson and Kay Valentine? Thursday 25th August morning, and Tuesday 30th August afternoon, at the Community Garden above the church. See the poster linked in the events list on the right. Then later in … Continue reading “Summer will soon come to an end . . .”
Christ Church held a course designed to show participants how to be good listeners. This was set up following a well-attended meeting about pastoral care in the parish.
On June 25th, Revd Evelyne Barrow, who has been with us at Christ Church for a year since she was ordained Deacon, was ordained Priest by Bishop Jonathan of Huddersfield, in a moving service at Halifax Minster. She was supported at the service by family, and friends from Christ Church and St. Thomas’. Four other … Continue reading “Evelyne ordained as Priest!”
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”