Growth and Development Evening

Growth & Development Evening:
A monthly meeting to pray, support each other and share your idea’s in seeing God use us to bring growth to the Parish and in our Christian lives!
Wednesday 7th February, 7.30pm—9.00pm
At St James’ Church – Meltham Mills.
(Meets the first Wednesday of each month)
Everyone welcome!

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

OASIS – A Quiet Day for Advent

OASIS – A Quiet Day for Advent
St James’ Church, Meltham Mills
Wednesday 6th December, 10.30am – 3.00pm
Coffee served from 10.00am
Enjoy some peaceful time for reflection, reading and refreshment before the busy-ness of Christmas really begins!
Come and join us
Please bring a packed lunch if staying all day


CRISIS Coffee Morning – Sat 25th November

“Crisis” Coffee Morning
Saturday 25th November
10.00am – 12.00pm at St. James’ Church, Meltham Mills

Stalls for this year include:
Burhouse Beads, Traditional sweets,
Crafts and gifts, Promise auction

This year we will also be displaying photos showing life on the street.
Please support this event which raises money for the “Crisis” charity
which helps the homeless.

There will also be a stall selling Community cards for the Welcome
Centre and a stall raising funds for Operation Christmas Child.



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.

Please share this widely!







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)