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 Rock Mass

November 19, 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 […]

Monthly Communion Meal

December 12, 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.  […]


November 19, 2017
  • All Age Communion
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: November 19, 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: November 19, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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

November 21, 2017
  • Elderly and Disabled Lunch Club and Bingo
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: November 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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


    Holy Nativity's Elderly and Disabled Lunch Club is a place for older people to get out of the house and socialise. We provide good quality home cooked food for a reasonable price.

  • Home Group Prayer Meeting
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: November 21, 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.

November 23, 2017
  • Little Angels Toddler Group
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 23, 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: November 23, 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: November 23, 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