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

Beer and Carols

December 16, 2017

Beer and Carols is an event for the whole community and people of all ages as we make Christmas come alive! Like the name suggests, there will be an evening of singing and laughter and drinks to buy.  We’ve got a licensed bar selling affordable drinks with a barrel of beer, some bottles of wine, soft […]

Rock Mass Christmas 2017

December 17, 2017

Christmas is upon us and it won’t be a Silent Night at The Rock Mass!!   This is a service for people who love it LOUD!!  Revd Rach Firth is coming to lead the service as we share bread and wine together and celebrate the coming of Christ at Christmas!  Expect some re-imagined carols and […]


December 24, 2017

Have you always wanted to be in The Nativity play at school but got picked to be a twinkling star every year at school?!  Whether you’re 4 or 43, this is your opportunity!! This year we’re having the BIGGEST nativity play in Halifax!   You’ve always wanted to be a shepherd, you’ve got a dressing […]

Midnight Mass

December 24, 2017

Come and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child with some of your favourite carols at the first service of Christmas! We’ve put together a small choir and will be having a traditional candle light service!

Christmas Morning

December 25, 2017

Bring your favourite present and make the vicar try and turn it into a sermon!  All age party time!  We will even give you a glass of bubbly at the end!   ITS CHHRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSTTTMAASSS!!


December 14, 2017
  • Little Angels Toddler Group
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: December 14, 2017 - 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: December 14, 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: December 14, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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

December 17, 2017
  • All Age Communion
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: December 17, 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: December 17, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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

December 19, 2017
  • Home Group Prayer Meeting
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: December 19, 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.

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 […]

Finding Holy Nativity

Holy Nativity Church

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

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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