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 . . .”
. . . 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!”