Mince Pies!

It looks like it is going to be fine on Sunday, so we are hoping for lots of people at ‘Carols in the Park’.  Please can as many people as possible provide some mince pies.  Thank you. 

“Crisis” Coffee Morning

Saturday 23rd November

10.00 – 12.00

St. James’ Church, Meltham Mills

Stalls for this year include:

Burhouse Beads

Crafts and gifts

Silent auction

Please support this event which raises money for the “Crisis” charity which helps the homeless throughout the year.

There will also be a stall selling Community Cards for the Welcome Centre and a stall raising funds for The Meltham Shoe Box Project

‘Oasis’ Quiet Day

Wednesday 2nd October 

10.30am -3pm at St James’

The day will give you a safe, quiet space in which to relax, pray, feel ‘in the presence ‘ and generally have a ‘day off’ away from normal routine. 

Some inspiring words, music and images to guide your thoughts, but mainly…silence. A time to read, pray, meditate, think, go for a walk, whatever you feel in need of to help you relax and find refreshment in a Holy Place.

More details will be in October’s Magazine or from Christine Woods (852268) or Jenny Mathers (850839).

A creative retreat using poetry, silence and conversation Led by Adrian Scott

Adrian Scott is a poet, writer and amateur photographer who lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield. He has written three books of poetry, one of prose, and has edited a collection of poetry by the two writing groups he facilitates.

Be attentive to the ordinary so that you can connect to a deeper sense of the sacred in your life’s journey. The tools of the retreat – writing, discussion, listening and silence – will help us to make sense of all that goes on within.

At St James’ Church, Meltham Mills, Holmfirth, HD9 4AL 7th September 2019 10.00 am to 4.00 pm The day includes a soup lunch, refreshments and cake. A suggested donation of between £5 and £10 to cover costs would be appreciated.

To book a place, please contact: Bethan Aspland (Email:; Tel: 07963 876309) or Liz Ryan (Email:; Tel: 07776 338724) Don’t forget to mention any dietary requirements.

Women’s Supper & Speaker Evening

The next Women’s Supper & Speaker Evening at St James’, will be held on 28th June, beginning with supper at 7.00pm.

 Our guest speaker will be our good friend Jane Collins, who will be telling us about her recent trip to Kyema, Uganda, where she visited the Meltham Mustard Seed project.

Everyone will be most welcome to join us for the evening. More information from Jenny Mathers- 850839.

‘Jigsaw’ visit

Sunday 16th June

Tim & Kate Lees, our ‘Jigsaw’ missionaries, will be preaching at 
St James’ during the 9.30 service.

We have supported the Tim, Kate and their family for many years through their Jigsaw ministry which is now part of the Church Missionary Society. They will be telling us about their new very exciting ministry in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

A buffet lunch will be served after the service, from about 11.30 – 1.30 where you will be able to meet the family and catch up on their news.

If you would like to join us for the 9.30 service or for the lunch, you will be very welcome.

‘Oasis’ Quiet Day

The next OASIS Quiet Day will be taking place in St James’ on Wednesday 12th June.

Coffee will be available from 10.00am and the day will end by 3.00pm.

Everyone will be very welcome to join us for this day away from the normal, regular business of everyday life.

Please remember your packed lunch if staying all day.

More information from Jenny Mathers- 850839.


‘My Peace I give you’.

St James’s Church, Meltham Mills,

Wednesday 27th March beginning with coffee in the hall from 10.00.

The Quiet Day starts in the Church at 10.30. There will be a short period of music; inspiring images; a reading and some prayers. The rest of the morning will be free for you to read; pray; sit and reflect; be creative with spiritual colouring and simply be at peace in a peaceful place.

Lunch and fellowship from 12 – 1.00. Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks and biscuits provided.

The afternoon is similar to the morning but about 2.15 we gather together for a simple Celtic Holy Communion Service lead by Rev Peter. The day ends by 3.00pm.

Come and see….stay as long as you wish. Take a break and have an hour or two just for yourself to feel and be in God’s perfect peace.

Contact Jenny Mathers 850839 for further information.