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Holy Nativity’s New Labyrinth

by Robb Sutherland

You may have spotted that we’ve had a strange design mown into the church park at Holy Nativity! A labyrinth is a long winding path that leads to a central space. It is like a maze but does not have any wrong turns to get lost in- it is one clearly defined path. Labyriths have […]

Cake Making and Games as Sparks 2019 Kicks Off

by Robb Sutherland

On Wednesday, Holy Nativity was once again filled with 5-11 year olds having fun, playing games and baking cakes! With the current heatwave we had planned to spend the morning doing activities outside in the park. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas with Tuesday night’s unexpected thunderstorm! Not to worry! A quick change of plans […]

NCS Volunteers at Holy Nativity

by Robb Sutherland

This week we have been privileged to have a group of 16 volunteers doing National Citizen Service at Holy Nativity. Following on from the Fun Day in the church park, one group have been looking at the borders, pulling out weeds, cutting back bushes and planting new plants! Inside the building, another group have been […]

Fun Day at Holy Nativity!

by Robb Sutherland

This Sunday, Holy Nativity held a Fun Day for the whole community.  From face painting to axe throwing there was something for everyone!  Throughout the day there were all sorts of fun and games going on.  One of the highlights was the adults wheelbarrow race! When my daughter was sad because she had to leave […]

St Mary’s Community Shop Closure

by Robb Sutherland

For 16 years, St Mary’s Community Shop has served the people of Illingworth as a place of sanctuary and will finally close their doors on the 3rd of July.  In 2002 the council gave the keys to a small shop front on Turner Avenue South to the community at St Mary’s Church which later became […]

Yvonne’s Ordination and First Eucharist

by Robb Sutherland

It has been a wonderful weekend in the life of Holy Nativity as we have celebrated with Yvonne as she was ordained priest. On Saturday at Huddersfield Parish church Yvonne was ordained by Right Reverend Jonathan Gibbs, the bishop of Huddersfield.  It was a wonderful service in which he placed his hands on her head […]

Lunch Club Christmas. #GodWithUs

by Robb Sutherland

Holy Nativity’s lunch club had a fantastic Christmas Meal on Tuesday. The morning began with a Christmas communion service with carols. Then the room became a hive of activity as other people began arriving for Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings! To start the festivities, children from Year 1 and 2 at Ash Green […]

Making Friends over a Curry

by Elwood, The Vicarage Cat

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!

by Robb Sutherland

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

by Robb Sutherland

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 […]