church services

Sunday Service

Holmfirth Methodist Church and Scholes Methodist Church held a joint service on Sunday 14 August at Holmfirth, led by Rev David Bidnell. The congregation were welcomed with the good news of the birth of a granddaughter for Linda and Keith Kitson and the celebration of Sheila Walshaw’s 90th Birthday. Following the presentation of a wonderful floral basket by Margaret Hinchliffe, Sheila reminded the congregation that “you don’t stop doing things because you are growing old, you grow old because you stop doing things, so watch the clock – do what it does – keep going!!”

Sunday Worship - 3 April 2016

The congregation at Holmfirth Methodist Church were very fortunate to have Andrew Marchington leading their all age worship on Sunday. Together with Worship Leader, Andrew Denton, they brought a welcome, fresh approach to worship enabling the congregation to celebrate that “Jesus is Alive”. The dramatic readings and Andrew’s interpretation, the joyful singing and the carefully considered prayers were all crafted into a very meaningful experience for children and adults alike.

Fairtrade Celebration Service

We will be holding a special Fairtrade service on March 6th at 6:30pm, led by our own congregation. See attached poster for more details.

Remembrance Day Service

Holmfirth Methodist Church shared Holy Communion in their Remembrance Day service led by Rev David Bidnell, supported by Linda Kitson’s worship team. During the thoughtful and reflective service the congregation were encouraged to “remember forward to a world restored” as well as remembering and learning from the past.

Holy Week

Holmfirth Methodist Church reflected on the events of Holy Week during a busy weekend. It began with a Maundy Thursday Service and meal at the church where they were joined by members of the Anglican Churches in the Valley. The service was jointly led by Rev Jo Brown and Rev Keith Griffin. After the meal folk moved to the Parish Church for the stripping of the altar.

Christian Aid Service 2015

Holmfirth Methodist Church celebrated Christian Aid’s 70th Birthday last Sunday with a challenging, informative and prayerful service which was followed by tea, coffee and buns beautifully decorated by the children in Junior Church. The service was led by Kath Beetlestone who introduced DVD clips from Christian Aid about the desperate plight of women in Ethiopia and how Christian Aid are helping. Loko walks 8 back breaking hours a day collecting firewood to earn £1 which is barely enough to feed her children.

Latest News for Advent time

The Church will be open for anyone to drop in for a chat or just some quiet time with a cuppa on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 12:15 and 1:45pm.  

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday - A Bible Study group meet in the Upper Room from 2pm - 3pm. If you want to understand more and deepen your knowledge of the Bible then please come. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

The Soup & Roll lunch is on Tuesday at 12:15pm to 1:30pm. This lunch is open to everyone, including those who eat lunch alone, would like a homemade bowl of soup and a warm room. There will be no charge, but a donations box will be available. Tea and coffee will also be served.

Christmas News

Open Church will be suspended over the Christmas and New Year period. There is a relief team covering to make the Food Bank accessible, this has been organised by Nick. Church Open starts again on January 6th.        

Messy Church Nativity Sheep Trail and Celebration

Messy Church Nativity Sheep Trail - This is taking place throughout Holmfirth now. We have chosen the local Kirklees "Home Start" Charity as beneficiaries from this event. 

Home-Start is a Kirklees Charity which supports parents in giving children a happy and secure childhood. They recruit and train volunteers (Usually parents themselves) to visit families in their homes offering informal, friendly and confidential support. 

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