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Meltham Family Sundays – ALL AGE SERVICES in June 2024

Join us on either one or both of the following Sunday mornings for our ALL AGE SERVICES which are suitable for all members of the family – the young ones, the old ones and all those inbetween!

FAMILY SUNDAY (1): 2nd June – 9:30am at St James’ Meltham Mills (the church by the park).


FAMILY SUNDAY (2) 9th June – 9:30am at St Bartholomew’s Meltham (the big one in the centre).

We have two ALL AGE services that take place in Meltham on the first and second Sunday of each month!

ALL WELCOME AT EITHER OR BOTH!

Family Sundays – ALL AGE SERVICES in May 2024

Join us on either one or both of the following Sunday mornings for our ALL AGE SERVICES which are suitable for all members of the family – the young ones, the old ones and all those inbetween!

FAMILY SUNDAY (1): 5th May – 9:30am at St James’ Meltham Mills (the church by the park).
FAMILY SUNDAY (2) 12th May – 9:30am at St Bartholomew’s Meltham (the big one in the centre).

We have two ALL AGE services that take place in Meltham on the first and second Sunday of each month!

ALL WELCOME AT EITHER OR BOTH!

Oasis Quiet Day

OASIS Quiet Days! Important announcement! 

After a very long rest, OASIS Quiet Days will be coming back very soon.

We are planning our return on: Thursday 9th May. 

For those who are unfamiliar with OASIS Days, they are held at St James’ Meltham Mills. 

We begin in the Hall with coffee and biscuits served from 9.45 – 10.15am. 

The Quiet Day then begins in the church promptly at 10.30am. There is a theme for the day to guide our thoughts. The theme will be ‘Times of Transition’ and it begins with a short Act of Worship using carefully selected music, readings and prayers.  After that, some people may choose to read, write, go for walk. Everyone is free to stay for as long as they wish. We know how busy life can be! 

We bring packed lunches and enjoy a time of fellowship from 12.00 – 1.00pm. After lunch we return to the church for a time of prayer followed by a simple service of Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition. We are always finished before 3.00pm 

This is just a brief outline- basically OASIS Days are a gift for everyone to press their ‘pause’ button and share in a time of rest and refreshment, a time of reflection, a time to be with God. 

More information from Jenny Mathers (jennymthrs@aol.com), Daphne Green, Hester Deacon, Christine Woods and Christine Rolls.

Parish Magazine – March / April 2024

Welcome to our April / May Parish Magazine. My apologies for the lateness of this edition I thought best that as Easter was right at the beginning of April you wouldn’t want to wait till June to hear and see all the great Easter Celebrations.

We have though got lots to tell you about so make sure you look out for the great things happening at the Crossroad centre (pgs 10 – 11), also the great work that is continuing with Meltham Mustard Seed (Pg 12), We have a poem too (pg 30) and did you know Nigel Priestley has been in Meltham for 50 years?! Well now you do! See page 25 to find out more.

I am so thankful for all your wonderful contributions for this edition. It has made my job so much easier and I think makes a fantastic issue. Please continue to send them in.

The deadline of the April/May magazine will be: Monday 20th May 2024.
Please send submissions via: melthamparishmagazine@gmail.com or via the vicarage letterbox.
(150 Huddersfield Rd, HD9 4AL)

God Bless, Fiona.

Family Sunday (2) – ALL AGE SERVICE – Sunday 14th April – 9:30am at St Bartholomew’s Church Meltham

It’s the 2nd Sunday in the month, which means it’s FAMILY SUNDAY (2) in the parish of Meltham, so…………..

Join us on Sunday morning for our ALL AGE SERVICE which is suitable for all the family.
14th April – 9:30am at St Bartholomew’s Church (the big one in the middle of Meltham).

It will be less formal, interactive and fun! Why not give it a try? – Even if the whole family can’t come, you can still come on your own or with a friend – ALL WELCOME – YOUNG, OLD and all those INBETWEEN 😃

The parish has a family Sunday on the 1st Sunday of each month at St James’ Meltham Mills and another on the 2nd Sunday of each month at St Bartholomew’s Meltham, so if you missed the first one, you can always try the next one.

EASTER SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES IN THE PARISH OF MELTHAM – SUNDAY 31st MARCH 2024

We’d love you to come join us in #Meltham Parish on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Risen Christ together!

For those early birds, there is what we hope will be a glorious Sunrise Service at the Cock Crowing Stone – Wessenden Head Rd – Arrive earlier to ensure you don’t miss it! Join together for this very special time. It really is worth getting up for! Meet at 6:30am. A short reflection focused on the discovery of the empty tomb for about 20 minutes. Wrap up warm! Bacon butties and cereal will be served afterwards at the Church Hall in Meltham.

!!!DON’T FORGET THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD!!!

Holy Communion Services will take place in all four churches as follows:

9:30am St Bartholomew’s – Meltham

9:30am St James’ – Meltham Mills

11:15am Christ Church – Helme

11:15am St Mary’s – Wilshaw

ALL WELCOME

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen.

HE IS RISEN INDEED – HALLELUJAH!

FAMILY EASTER TRAIL – MELTHAM – EASTER SATURDAY – 10am to 2:30pm

EASTER TRAIL for all the family – Easter Saturday 30th March from 10am til 2:30pm.

Follow the Easter Trail from the Turning Circle on the Meltham Greenway to St James’ Church at Meltham Mills. Follow the clues along the way to learn the Easter story. On completion, there’s a free Easter egg to the first 100 children to complete the trail.

There’ll be refreshments at St James’ Church – and the chance of a moment of Easter stillness and a Forest Church activity! We hope this will be a really enjoyable community event and hope you can come along – it’s perfect for all the family especially those children in Primary schools

If you’re a facebook user, please share the event below to help spread the word or invite friends who may be interested. https://fb.me/e/1KQAeW5R7