Posts by Robb Sutherland

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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 […]

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 […]

The Big Night Out

by Robb Sutherland

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 […]

The Ascension

by Robb Sutherland

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

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 […]