Mixenden and Illingworth

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A Year in the Life of a #MixyIntern

by Robb Sutherland

At Holy Nativity we have been working hard to start a vocational community of 18-30 year olds. This is our vision for the future here that we have been working on for the last three years. Revd Robb works as part of the Church of England’s national strategy to ensure that there are churches and […]

Because He Lives

by Robb Sutherland

I did a slight edit to Sunday’s service to make a video of Because He Lives. Hope you like it! It’s amazing what you can do with a mobile phone and the internet!

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 […]