On Wednesday 13th January 2021, the PCC for St Francis Church, Fixby and St Hilda’s Church Cowcliffe decided in the interests of Public Health to voluntarily close both Churches for public worship. This is for the foreseeable future (subject to Governmental review/advice about the 3rd lockdown)

Whilst we were confidant that our precautions were satisfactory for Covid 19, we noted the fact that the new variant is more virulent and the advice is that it is more easily transmittable. We were also aware of the age profile of the 2 congregations.

We will continue to pray for everyone affected globally and especially for our Cowcliffe & Fixby communities.

We shall however, continue to worship via technology and ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US

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our services are:-

10.30am Sunday Service

11.00am Starting on Thursday 28th January we shall be holding a Holy Communion Service via Zoom ALTERNATE WEEKS ONLY. The Service will be recorded and put onto the Facebook page. Please contact Ian for the Zoom link to join the service but please only join if you are happy to appear on the Facebook page

Next service Thursday 25th February 2021

and you can read this week’s sermon here

The Bible Society’s “Bible Course” on Zoom.

From Wednesday 3rd February, we’ll be running the Bible Society’s “Bible Course” on Zoom at 1.30pm or 7.30pm. It’s an eight week overview of the whole Bible suitable for both those new to, or familiar with, the Bible. Each session includes film clips to watch, time for discussion, and passages to look at on your own each day between meetings. If you are interested, please contact our Vicar Revd. Ian Jamieson (e mail revianjamieson@gmail.com Tel: 01484 427838) so he can send you the link to join the meetings and deliver a members booklets to you

At St Hilda’s Church we have 3 initiatives which are raising monies for our Building Fund. Whilst we now have enough monies to plaster and redecorate the Nave (see St Hilda’s Church in photographs page), repairs to the Vestry roof are becoming urgent (buckets & towels down when it rains!!) so we need to continue to raise funds for this repair – sometimes it feels like repainting the Forth Bridge!!

1. Jennifer continues to make face masks. They have a cotton front & back with flannel in the middle and they are available for a donation of £4 each. There are 2 sizes, large & small.  Should you want any of the face masks, you can either visit Ma Baker’s sandwich shop on the Bradford Road near the Fartown traffic lights (open 0900 to 1200 Monday to Friday)  or contact Colin on 07787 518483 and he will arrange a “safe distance” home delivery within the Fixby, Cowcliffe and Bradley areas.

2. Rita is making preserves (jams & jellies ++)

3. Joyce will undertake sewing alterations

Details are in the newsletter below

St Hilda’s Groups

The Wednesday Luncheon Club, The Cowcliffe Community Singers (Choir), Cowcliffe New Explorers, Book Club, Stitch & Chat, The Ladies Dining Group, Coffee Mornings and all fundraising events remain CANCELLED until further notice. (29/01/2021)

St. Francis Groups

Huddersfield Fuchsia Society, Community Table Tennis Club, Fixby Gardening Club and Brownies & Guides all remain CANCELLED until further notice (29/01/2021)

Slimming World, Keep fit for the over 40s and Zumba remain cancelled (29/01/2021)

St Hilda’s Church is a small Anglican Church situated on Netheroyd Hill Road in the village of Cowcliffe, Huddersfield. We have been here for over 160 years. We hope to be here for another 160 years or more. For this we need you and your support. We’re glad that you are here. Please take a glance at this site and see how you can become part of a dream – a dream to create a community, which seeks God, which is at ease with itself and which cares for its people and for others.

If you wish to organise a baptism, wedding, marriage blessing or funeral, even during lockdown, please contact Ian

Please click below to read our weekly news sheet. To see forthcoming Events – click on our “What is on” page.

Upcoming events

Hopefully to be resumed in the not too distant future!!

Our Churches have adopted the House of Bishops guidance “Promoting a Safer Church” (2017). click on the link below to access the guidance

You can also see the Policy Statement on Safeguarding which was adopted by the PCC on behalf of the Parish

You can see our Safeguarding poster here which contains contact names/telephone numbers.

The parish safeguarding handbook is available here

Get in Touch

St Hilda’s Church Netheroyd Hill Road Cowcliffe Huddersfield HD2 2LZ

St Francis Church Fixby Road Fixby Huddersfield

Priest in Charge Revd. Ian Jamieson Tel 01484 427838 e mail revianjamieson@gmail.com

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