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We are delighted to be re opening both our Churches – but it will be different – a new normal!

From Sunday 19th July (and every Sunday onwards) a service will be held at St Hilda’s Church at 10.00am.

Holy Communion Services (wafer only) at St Hilda’s church will be at 10.00am on Sunday 18th October, 15th November and 6th December 2020

From Sunday 26th July (and every Sunday onwards) a service will be held at St Francis Church at 9.00am

Holy Communion Services (wafer only) at St Francis church will be at 10.00am on Sunday 25th October, 22nd November and 27th December 2020

Services will be at social distance spacing – they will only be a “said” service without hymns but probably some music – please dress warmly as we shall be ventilating the buildings – face masks are required by law- you will be stewarded into & out of Church

It will all be different but in a few weeks we will be used to the new format – come and join us – you will be very welcome

However, if you are shielding – are vulnerable or simply not ready to “mix” out of your own “bubble” our Vicar, Revd. Ian Jamieson will be continuing to provide services on line

A 10.30am Sunday service is broadcast on the Friends of St Francis & St Hilda’s Facebook Group page and also on YouTube at our 3 churches together channel. Please contact Ian with any queries/instructions on how to join the group (01484 427838).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBfxU0vJCymNonJ7mVG-UWA

A Service of Holy Communion will also be available on Facebook and You Tube (as above) on Thursdays

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

At St Hilda’s Church we have 3 initiatives which are raising monies for our Building Fund and as anyone who has visited us over the last 12 months knows, we are desperate to redecorate the main body of the Church.

1. Jennifer (Moore) is making 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. and Joyce will undertake sewing alterations both for a donation towards the Building Fund. 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 remain CANCELLED until further notice. (02/10/2020)

St. Francis Groups

Huddersfield Fuchsia Society, Community Table Tennis Club, Fixby Gardening Club and Brownies & Guides all remain CANCELLED until further notice (02/10/2020)

Slimming World, Keep fit for the over 40s and Zumba are now open and Sheffield Auctions have booked 3rd November for a free valuation service – see the St Francis’ Groups page on this website

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.

St Hilda’s Sunday service is at 10.00am every Sunday until further notice – please join us, you will be very welcome.

St Francis Church is on Fixby Road, Fixby, Huddersfield (opposite the Huddersfield Crematorium) and services are held at 9.00am every Sunday – all are welcome

A word from our Priest in Charge Ian Jamieson (e mail revianjamieson@gmail.com Tel: 01484 427838) has been suspended during the pandemic

If you wish to organise a baptism, wedding, marriage blessing or funeral, 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!! At least we have now resumed Sunday services and Holy Communion .

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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