Winter Warmer – Join us for lunch at Helme!

People of #Meltham and beyond……………

Come and join us for lunch at Helme!
Saturday 10th February
at 12.00—2.00pm
£8.00 pp
We will be serving:
Steak pies with mushy peas & potatoes
(Vegetarian option available on request)
Followed by
Fruit Crumble Pudding with Custard
And Tea & Coffee
For tickets or more information, please contact:
Irene Harrop – 664163 / Janet Rockett – 851424

Please share with your friends and bring them along!

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



Join us for our Harvest Celebrations across the Parish this Sunday (1st October).

It’s the Season of Invitation so bring all the family, neighbours and friends too!

09:30 – St Bartholomew’s Meltham
10:00 – St James’ – Meltham Mills
11:00 – St Mary’s – Wilshaw
11:15 – Christ Church – Helme

We shall be collecting items for the Meltham Food Bank.

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St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham

There will be conducted tours of the church and an exhibition of photos and memorabilia from past years of events held in the church and around Meltham.
There will also be visits up the clock tower to see the bells ringing and the Carillon working.

Opening Times
•Friday 8 September: 1000-1600
•Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600

Meltham Parish Church Hall

The church hall will be open for refreshments all day and will be showing old films of events that used to go on around Meltham in days gone by. Come and spot yourself or friends in the local carnivals etc.

Opening Times
•Friday 8 September: 1000-1600
•Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600
•Sunday 10 September: 1300-1600
Christ Church Helme

Christ Church is known locally as “The Rainbow Church”. It was built in 1859 in memory of a son of Charles John Brooke, who had died at the age of 27. To find out why it was given its name come along during the Heritage Weekend.
This lovely country church has three special features, the first being that it has no stained glass windows: the plain glass being left to show God’s handiwork of the natural surrounding trees and countryside. The second feature is the spire, which is the only wooden shingle spire in Yorkshire and only one of two in the North of England. The third feature are the original painted texts on the walls inside of the Church, they are all extracts from the New Testament.   The gate from the car park and a bench in the graveyard are dedicated to Thomas Wroe a soldier from the 3rd Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in Afghanistan aged 18yrs. Tom is buried in the graveyard.

Opening Times
•Thursday 7 September: 10.00 – 14.00
•Friday 8 September: 10.00 – 14.00
•Saturday 9 September: 09.00 – 11.30
•Sunday 10 September: 10.00 – 14.00

History Trail of St Mary’s Church and Village

St Mary’s is located within the pretty and peaceful hamlet of Wilshaw, having just 60 homes. The church was built as a memorial to Mary, daughter of Joseph and Eleanor Hirst. Mary died in childbirth in 1859 and the foundation stone was laid in 1862 by her mother. The building is Romanesque in style with a central porch, bell tower and spire, which separate the church from the Sunday School and the Church House.
Opening Times
•Friday 8 September: 1100-1600
•Saturday 9 September: 1100-1600
•Sunday 10 September: 1200-1600
St James Church, Meltham Mills: Operation Christmas Child;  Community Cards; Heritage Church

Come and join the many volunteers making gifts; sorting toys, stationery, sweets etc; wrapping shoe boxes with Christmas paper, ready to be filled and sent round the world to bring joy to underprivileged children.
See how 14,000 boxes are received and processed!!

Try your hand at recycling greetings cards ready to be sold to raise money for The Welcome Centre Huddersfield.

Wander into the church to explore the archive material, displays and beautiful windows.

Refreshments available all day. Parking on site. Disabled access and toilets.

Refreshments available all day. Easy parking. Disabled access and toilets.

Opening Times
•Friday 8 September: 10.30-15.00 OCC church Hall and Church
•Saturday 9 September: 10.00-12.00 Church only

Sunday 16th July at Christ Church Helme

There will be no Morning Service at Christ Church Helme  on Sunday 16th July Instead we have


Memorial Service  for Jean Gooden ex Church Warden at  2:30 Followed by Refreshments in the Church.


Then the Bach Collegium  at 6:30 in the Church

Bishop Jonathan at Helme Church

The Feast of Pentecost

On Sunday 4th June 2017 Bishop Jonathan will preach and preside at Christ Church Helme

Please come along and enjoy the service.  Everyone Welcome


The service will commence at 11:30 am (please note the new time)   

Crossroads AGM

The Crossroads AGM will be held on Monday June 12th at 7pm at the Methodist Church, Millmoor Road. Please come and hear about the our work in 2016.  All welcome.


Bev Corrigan from the Kirklees Bridleways Group will be speaking about the group’s work of identifying missing routes and protecting and improving Bridleways in preparation for the new Ordnance Survey in 2026.

Our new diocese – how’s it going? A message from Bishop Nick

So much has been achieved since the Diocese of Leeds was created just two and a half years ago. Bringing together three very different dioceses was a hugely complex procedure, but we are all now part of a large, coherent body, whose benefits are being increasingly revealed.
The bishops and archdeacons are working closely with their areas, and the combined spiritual wealth of 656 churches, over 240 church schools and three cathedrals has brought increased creative energy.
We now have a central office in Leeds (complete with a charitable coffee shop that’s open to all), a new parish share system, new governance and further delegation of authority from the diocesan bishop to the area bishops.
Some of the challenges we face include: getting the right balance between one diocese and the five episcopal areas, tackling the anticipated fall in clergy numbers, growing our churches and maintaining parish share. And it remains vital to reach children and young people with the Gospel in order to build future generations of strong Christians.
At the heart of all we do are the values captured in our diocesan strap line, ‘Loving, Living and Learning‘.
It’s a useful list to check against everything we do. What does that mean for you and your church?
+Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Loving, Living, Learning
We aim to:
Love God, the world and one another.

Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better,
we want to help individuals and communities flourish.

Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.