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

The Bible – TV Mini Series

November 1, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

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.  […]

In Loving Memory: A Service of Remembrance for Those Who Have Died

November 13, 2016

You are invited to come to Holy Nativity Church to pray and remember before God those who have died. During the service there will be an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection. The names of those who have recently died will be read out as well as any who you would like to add to […]

Worship Together – Remembrance Day

November 13, 2016

Each month,  Holy Nativity has a “Worship Together” service on the second Sunday of the month.  This is an informal all age service with Holy Communion.  In November this takes place on rememberance day and is an oportunity for us all to remember those who have died that we may live. 30th Holy Nativity Scout […]

The Rock Mass

November 20, 2016

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 […]


October 27, 2016
  • Little Angels Toddler Group
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 27, 2016 - 11:00 am

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden


    A group for young mums and dads to bring their preschoolers. Hundreds of toys and soft play for the kids and time for parents to talk to each other. Their is also food (but watch out for the vicar coming in to nick a fish finger!!).

    Everyone is welcome!

  • Young at Heart @ Illingworth Moor
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 27, 2016 - 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: October 27, 2016 - 8:00 pm

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

October 30, 2016
  • All Age Communion
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 30, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden


    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!

November 1, 2016
  • Midweek Communion, St Mary's Community Shop
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: November 1, 2016 - 10:30 am

    Location: St Mary's Community Shop, Turner Avenue South, Illingworth


    OK, technically in the community room next door but....

    At St Mary's Community Shop, the Christian community of the parish meet to share bread and wine and pray together each week. A simple said communion service that is open to everyone. You are warmly invited.

  • Midweek Eucharist
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    Location: Holy Nativity Church Mixenden


    A communion service for people who gather during the week to share bread and wine and pray together.

    For many, Sunday is a day that they have to work. Tuesday is "church" and so you can expect a couple of songs or hymns and a short sermon. We like to give you your money's worth in 35 minutes.

  • Home Group Prayer Meeting
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: November 1, 2016 - 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.

Recent Posts

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 […]

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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 […]


The Big Night Out

Today we went to the Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley with 16 teenagers!  What a great day it was!  Rides and sunshine, a picnic and some great bands! The Big Night Out is the biggest church youth event in the north of England.  Thousands of young people enjoying themselves in the sun and having […]

We have lift off!

The Ascension

Last Sunday it was parade service with 31st Holy Nativity Scouts and we celebrated The Ascension!  Revd Robb sourced environmentally friendly balloons and ribbons and we released them to show Jesus returning to the Godhead.  What glorious weather we had as we went into the church park! We like to have fun at Holy Nativity […]


Little Angels Easter Egg Hunt

This morning, Holy Nativity’s Little Angels Toddler Group celebrated Easter with a special event around the church grounds.  Hundreds of eggs were hidden as our toddlers and their parents went hunting for them.  Excited little girls and boys hunted around to find the plastic eggs and then swap them for the much covetted chocolate eggs. […]

Finding Holy Nativity

Holy Nativity Church

The Church of the Holy Nativity, Mixenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8RX

St Mary’s Community Shop

St Mary's Community Shop, 89 Turner Avenue South, Illingworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8EF

Recent Sermons


Revd Robb Sutherland

Reverend Robb Sutherland, Priest

The Vicar of Mixenden and Illingworth

Margaret Henderson

Church Warden