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Little Angels Easter Egg Hunt

by Robb Sutherland

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. […]

Raising money for CRY in tribute to Ashleigh.

by Robb Sutherland

This morning Holy Nativity was filled to bursting with members of the wider community as everyone came together to raise money for CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Youth. The coffee morning was the brainchild of Alisha who wanted to do something in memory of her best friend Ashleigh Danforth. Working together with Ashleigh’s family they […]

The Floods – From Bishop Jonathan 

by Robb Sutherland

From Bishop Jonathan “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”The storms over the Christmas period have had a devastating effect on communities in the Calder Valley. The floods have affected many homes, businesses and community facilities, including schools, and the effects will last much longer than the attention of […]

Confirmation at Lunch Club

by Robb Sutherland

This morning the Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs came to the communion service before Lunch Club.  During the service, two of the regular members of the congregation were confirmed. During the service Danielle told the congregation that this is the next stage of her journey after she came to the Pilgrim Course at the beginning […]

Why is the Church of England getting involved with …?

by Robb Sutherland

  Time and time again people ask me the question, “Why is the Church of England getting involved with…?” At which point you can add the words refugees, debt, tax credits, or any number of other things. Surely the primary business of the Church is religion, helping people to develop a relationship with God and to […]

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

by Robb Sutherland

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:33-34 With […]

Prayer Labyrinth

by Robb Sutherland

The church park has been transformed into a prayer Labyrinth with the help of Jonnie Parkin of Luminous Lincoln.  We hope to use the labyrinth at the next Rock Mass, “Rock Mass Unplugged” at which there will be a BBQ on the 16th of August at 6pm. Why not walk the prayer labyrinth one hot […]

Easter 2015

by Robb Sutherland

This year, Holy Nativity Church has had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter.  Palm Sunday was a fun morning of all age worship as the community celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  On Thursday night there was a wonderful gathering around the dinner table as we shared bread and wine together and remembered the last supper. […]

P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PANCAKE DAY!!

by Robb Sutherland

Tonight we did Shrove Tuesday in style as members of the community came to Holy Nativity for pancakes.  Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the time when Christians would get rid of all of the fatty food from the house ready for the start of lent.  We kept this tradition by consuming all of the pancakes in […]

Bishop Jonathan’s Consecration

by Robb Sutherland

Early one Friday morning (17th of October), Mrs Vicarage, myself and the Vicar of Lindley climbed aboard the Mystery Machine and set off on an intrepid journey to York minster. This ancient place of worship is a venue we are becoming more accustomed to since the formation of the new diocese of West Yorkshire and […]