#Operation Christmas Child #Meltham

If you would like to celebrate with us what is happening this year at our Meltham Warehouse where thousands of shoeboxes are being prepared for sending to children overseas.

You are invited to come along to our

Celebration Shoebox Service

18th November @6.00pm

St James’ Church

Huddersfield Road, Meltham Mills

Everyone welcome to stay after the service for a fish and chip supper.

Book on arrival

St Bartholomew’s 365 Meltham

In token of this there is to be a special gift day and heritage weekend around the time of St Bartholomew’s Patronal Festival 24th August 2016

St Bartholomew’s was established in 1651 at a time of great religious upheaval when Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector. The church in its original form does not exist, except for a few treasured remains which are in the church, principally date tablets from 1651.
St Bartholomew’s has many reasons to celebrate: an increase in church attendance, the completion of extensive work on the clock tower and restoration of the bells and the carillon. The latter is best described as a music box which plays up to 14 different tunes on the bells and can be programmed to play at specific times.
The carillon is one of only a few that exist within our Diocese of Leeds. This total restoration work could not have been achieved without the support of the congregation, the people and organisations in the village. The carillon has been restored after a period of over 45 years and its tunes will once again be heard in the village.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CHURCH HALL on Saturday, 27th August? STALLS There will be stalls around the sides of the Hall selling stuffed toys, jewellery, preserves, cards, a lucky dip and others.
REFRESHMENTS Tea/coffee and biscuits with toasted teacakes on sale from 9.30am, tickets to be paid for at the door. Cakes and sandwiches will be on sale from late morning until 4.00pm. BLACK TIE EVENT 7.00pm – 3 course meal in the Church Hall, catering by Helen from The Foxhole. Ticket only.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CHURCH on Saturday, 27th August? If you would like to make a monetary gift of thanksgiving. Reverend Maureen will be in Church to accept it. Archive material, vestments, Meltham memorabilia and flower arrangements from the organisations who use the church will be displayed in church. Our own Knitted Bible figures will also be displayed over the weekend.
Children’s activities will take place in the back of church. CHURCH BELLS The tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm for anyone to go up and see the bells being rung. Donations will be welcome.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CHURCH on Sunday, 28th August? 9.00am – The church bells will be rung 9.30am – Worship for All service with special hymns.
Blessing of all the monetary gifts given on Saturday. Special Tea & Coffee get-together in the Church Hall after the service. 4.00pm – Songs of Praise service followed by a Carillon recital.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Walsingham Poster

Monday, 30th May – 12 noon, Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Preacher: The Revd Andrew Mitcham – Vicar/Rector of the Benefice of Walsingham, Houghton St Giles and the Barshams & Guardian of the Shrine

Pilgrims have made the journey to Walsingham from all over Britain and the world since the 11th century. For many people their first visit to Walsingham is centred around the National Pilgrimage which takes place on the Spring Bank Holiday each year. This is a wonderful outdoor event with the famous procession of Our Lady from the ruined priory grounds, through the village to the Shrine.

There are two main services in the day (12 noon Mass and 2.30 pm Sermon, Procession and Benediction) which takes place in the grounds of The Abbey. Pilgrims are welcome to picnic in the gardens during the lunch interval (1.00 pm – 2.30 pm).

For further information please contact Revd. Charlene 01848 851334. Or visit the (There will be car share available, or if you would be willing to drive.)

A ‘Quiet Day’ for Ascensiontide


A ‘Quiet Day’ for Ascentiontide.

St James’s Church Meltham Mills

Wednesday 4th May 10.30-2.30

‘Stairway to Heaven’

A warm welcome to all.

Hot drinks available.

Please bring a packed lunch.

More information

Christine Woods 852268 Jenny Mathers 850839

Oasis Ascensiontide