Welcome to Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden and Illingworth. Serving the communities of north Halifax.


Welcome to the parish of Mixenden and Illingworth in North Halifax! We are a friendly Christian community who accept and welcome everyone. We worship predominantly at Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Please have a look around the website and find out more about life here in The Pennines!

Upcoming Events

Rock Mass Unplugged: Back to Basics

August 20, 2017

On Sunday 20th August at 6pm, the monthly Rock Mass at Holy Nativity follows in the greatest of MTV traditions and goes ‘unplugged’. We’ll be taking everything ‘back to basics’: from acoustic versions of rock classics to exploring the foundations of the Christian faith. The service will take place in the park and be followed […]

The Bible – TV Mini Series

September 7, 2017

Have you ever wondered where the Christian faith comes from?  An ancient spirituality from millenia ago and we’re still living it out on the hills of North Halifax.  Now you can discover for yourself how the faith of a handful of people became a global movement with the award winning mini series, “The Bible”. During […]

Monthly Communion Meal

September 14, 2017

Second Sunday of every month, 6pm, Holy Nativity Church. The Communion Meal is an informal evening service once a month. We gather around the table and share food together as part of the communion service. What can you expect? A friendly, family atmosphere with people of all ages. Good food and time to talk together.  […]

The Rock Mass

September 20, 2017

The Rock Mass is a monthly service for people who love it loud!  The community gather together to worship God through live heavy Rock music! At a typical service you can expect to be singing songs you are more likely to hear on the Kerrang channel or Planet Rock Radio.  As we come together around God’s table to […]


August 20, 2017
  • All Age Communion
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: August 20, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 8RX United Kingdom


    Sunday morning has the main act of worship in the parish. It is open to everyone from all ages and all walks of life. Whether you are 0 or 100 years old and whether it is your first or 101st time worshipping at Holy Nativity, you are just as welcome.

    All services are all age and all services welcome everyone! Please come along and share bread and wine as we sing and pray together!

  • The Rock Mass
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 8RX United Kingdom

August 22, 2017
  • Home Group Prayer Meeting
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: August 22, 2017 - 9:00 pm


    People gather together in a family home to pray together for the wider community and beyond.

    Please get in touch for more information.

August 24, 2017
  • Young at Heart @ Illingworth Moor
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    Location: Illingworth Moor Methodist Church


    Young at Heart is a group dedicated to helping the elderly in the Illingworth area make friends and form community. The group often play bingo and have tea and cake. There are also annual trips around Yorkshire.

    The group meet at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church. Please come along. Everyone is welcome and we try to make the group as accessible as possible for people with physical or mental health needs.

  • Scouts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 8RX United Kingdom

Recent Posts

Making Friends over a Curry

On Wednesday afternoon we had a fantastic time as Samina, Shebana, Shamim and Rabia came to Holy Nativity to show more than twenty of us how to make traditional homemade curry. The Halifax Central Initiative staff came to Holy Nativity with all of the ingredients and expertise to produce a cheap and amazing home cooked […]

Welcoming the New Curate!

On Saturday we went to Yvonne’s ordination at Bradford Cathedral. Yvonne is the new curate at Holy Nativity Church.   Revd Yvonne Hagan was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Leeds. Yvonne has come from Christ Church Pellon where she has been worshipping for many years.  She has been training for ordination for three years.  As […]

We Are the Diocese of Leeds

Since the formation of the diocese of Leeds over two years ago, there has been a lot of work going on to bring three organisations together.  However, there is a lot of hard work that has been done in the meantime “on the ground”.  The diocese have just released this video giving a brief snapshot […]

More Celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday!

On Sunday we continues the celebrations of the Queen’s birthday with a big all age service!  The church was set out with tables around which we worshipped.  30th Holy Nativity Scouts began the service by processing the flags as we sang Praise is Rising.  During the service they made a large gold throne as we […]

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Today Holy Nativity’s Over 50’s and Disabled Lunch Club celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with Style! The day’s festivities began at 11am with the communion service.  Revd Robb led the service and talked about the Queen’s faith and how it has been instrumental in her life.  He then talked about the role of God as […]

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Recent Sermons


Reverend Robb Sutherland

The Vicar of Mixenden and Illingworth

Reverend Yvonne Hagan

Assistant Curate (SSM)

Margaret Henderson

Church Warden