Thanksgiving Service @ St Bart’s – Sunday 12th August

The #Meltham Church Roof restoration is now complete!  You’re invited to join us for a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 12th August at 2:30pm.  The service will last under an hour and feature some favourite hymns and a talk detailing the work that has taken place, followed by light refreshments in the Church Hall.  Please come along and help us celebrate and give thanks for the restoration works.  All welcome!


Meltham Memories – Day 2 – Sunday 1st July

Join us on Sunday at 10:30am for our 1940’s style @MelthamMemories service featuring good old fashioned hymns. We’ll then have the bar open from 11:30am onwards serving Real Ale, Prosecco, and Wine. We’re also serving hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy. Raising funds for St Bart’s and the Huddersfield Welcome Centre @Welcome_Hudds – join us!


Stainer’s Crucifixion – Good Friday – 7pm @ St Bartholomew’s

The choir and friends have been working hard rehearsing for Stainer’s Crucifixion and it’s sounding good!

Please do join us to hear the moving story of events leading up to the Crucifixion on that darkest of days.  It will be sung by over 30 voices plus our 2 guest soloists.  It will also feature images relating to the story as it is being sung and a selection of hymns for everyone to join in together.  Free admission.  All welcome.  Please share so everyone is aware!

PRESS RELEASE: St. Bartholomew’s awarded National Lottery support for new roof!

St. Bartholomew’s Church, #Meltham is delighted to have received confirmation of a grant of £142,300 for reroofing the church and doing ancillary work; improving internal access to the roof and providing insulation. The Church will remain open as normal during this work which has commenced this week.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players the project aims to secure the church for safe and continued use, not only for the congregation but for use by the wider community. It is already used for none church events and the church are keen to enhance this use. Local brass bands, choirs, musical groups, children’s play groups and coffee mornings have been a regular feature of wider use and these will continue.

The church is in the centre of the village and plays a prominent part in the many events throughout the year organised by local groups and individuals.
Special events to commemorate the ending of the 1st world War will be held in the church in 2018. The village war memorial is a feature on the church wall. This is not common as most memorials are not on religious buildings.

The roof has withstood 231 years of weathering and raining in with patch repairs being carried out over the years. The use of buckets in the church to catch rain water is an unwelcome feature, but not for much longer with the aid of this award.

The church, built in 1786 is a Grade II listed building and is the second on the same site and within the Meltham Conservation Area. The first church was built in 1651, of which only 2 treasured artefacts remain. This in itself is fairly unique because few churches were built in the Commonwealth Period of Oliver Cromwell, 1649-60. There is only one church known to the congregation, still original, from that period and this is in Berwick on Tweed.

The parish is in a period of Interregnum. The good news was however passed to the former Vicar, Rev. Maureen Read at her new parish in Shropshire who commented “I am truly delighted that all the hard work of the church has yielded a good result. Without the valued assistance of HLF this would not have been possible.”

Carol Services in and around Meltham

We’ve a few Carol Services taking place on Sunday 16th December in #Meltham.
Please come along………and don’t forget to bring the kids, Grandmas and Grandads, Aunties and Uncles, and anyone else you can think of!

Remember……the reason for the season!   ALL WELCOME!

9.30am: Carol Service & Children’s Nativity – St Bartholomew’s – Meltham
9.30am: Morning Meditation with Carols – St James’ – Meltham Mills
6.00pm: Carol Service – St Mary’s – Wilshaw

Also: 11.15am Holy Communion – Christ Church – Helme

Remembrance Sunday in Meltham

Remembrance Services in Meltham

10:45am @ St Bartholomew’s (parade starts 10:30am from Carlile Institute

2:00pm @ St Mary’s, Wilshaw

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.Poppies