Christmas services

Services across the Spen Valley during the Christmas period

BIRKENSHAW

BOTTOMS METHODIST – Sunday December 21: Carol Service 2.45pm.

METHODISTS – Sunday December 21: Carol Service 4.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion 9.30am. All-age Christmas celebration 10.15am.

ST PAUL’S – Sunday December 21: Community All Age Carol Service 10am. Christmas Eve: Christingle aimed at under-fives 1pm and 3pm, Christingle for all ages 5pm. First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm. Christmas Day: The King’s Birthday service 10am.

CLECKHEATON

ST JOHN’S – Tuesday December 23: Bush Baby Nativity play at 12.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle service at 6pm. Midnight Mass starting at 11.30am. Christmas Day: Holy Communion with St Mary’s congregation at 10am. Saturday December 27: St John the Evangelist Day and Holy Communion at 11am. Monday December 29: Sunday of Christmas Holy Communion.

ST LUKE’S – Saturday December 20: Spen Amateurs Brass and Voices Concert at 7.30pm. Sunday December 21: Nativity play at 11am followed by a Christingle service at 4pm. Christmas Eve: Carols by candlelight at 7pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion 11am . Sunday December 28: Service at Whitechapel Church at 9.45am.

WHITECHAPEL – Saturday December 20: Open church with book sale and Christmas goods 9.30am-1.30am. Sunday December 21: Family carols and crib service at 9.45am. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion starts at 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Joint service with St Luke’s held at Whitechapel at 9.45am.

ST PAUL OF THE CROSS – Sunday December 21: Christmas advent is at 9am and 11.15am. Monday – Wednesday Mass is at 10am. Christmas Eve: Mass 10am. Children’s Nativity play at 6.45pm. Carols by candlelight at 7.30pm. Christmas Day: Masses 9am and 11.15am. Boxing Day: Mass 10am. Saturday December 27: Masses 10am and 6.30pm. Sunday December 28: Mass is at 9am and 11.15am. Monday to Wednesday: Mass is at 10am. New Year’s Day: Mass is at noon.

CENTRAL METHODIST – Sunday December 21: Service 10.30am led by Andrew Santry. The choir will meet at 6.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle service led by the Rev Graham Edwards at 5pm. Christmas Day: A Christmas service will be held a 10am to be led by the Rev Roger Smith.

BROOMFIELD METHODIST – On Sunday December 21 the speaker will be Judith Green at 10.45am.

NOOK IM – Sunday December 21: Carols around the tree takes place at 10.30am led by K Lee.

EAST BIERLEY

METHODIST – Sunday December 21: Carol service 11am.

ST LUKE’S – Sunday December 21: Nine lessons and carols by candlelight. 6.30pm. Christmas Day: The King’s Birthday Communion 9am.

GOMERSAL

GROVE URC – Sunday December 21: Christmas festival service 10.30am. Christmas Day: Family service 10.30am. Sunday December 28: Service at 10.45am at Norristhorpe URC led by the Rev John Mackerness.

METHODIST – Sunday December 21: Carol service 10.30am conducted by the Rev Keith Pratt. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion 11.15pm.

MORAVIAN – Sunday December 21: Service at 10.30am led by the Rev Sarah Groves. Christingle 4pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion 11.30pm.

ST MARY’S – Sunday December 21: Carol service 5.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle service 3.30pm, Christingle service with St Mary’s School choir 5.30pm. Midnight Mass 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Joint service at St John’s, Cleckheaton, 10am.

HARTSHEAD

ST PETER’S – Sunday December 21: Parish Eucharist 11am. Carol service 6.30pm. Tuesday December 23: 9am morning prayer. Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass 11.30pm. Christmas Day: No service at St Peter’s but all are welcome to a service at All Saints’ in Roberttown at 10am. Friday December 26: Church open 11am-3pm. Sunday December 28: Morning worship and baptism 11am.

HECKMONDWIKE

ST JAMES – Sunday December 21: morning worship 9.30am. Christmas Day Eucharist 10am. Sunday December 28: 9.30am Eucharist.

HOLY SPIRIT – Saturday December 20: Mass 6pm. Sunday December 21: Mass 10am. Christmas Eve: Confessions 11am-11.30am and 4pm-5pm. Children’s Mass 6pm and midnight Mass at midnight. Christmas Day: Mass 10am. Saturday December 27: Mass 6pm. Sunday December 28: Mass 10am.

SALVATION ARMY – Sunday December 21: 10.30am service and 4pm carols by candlelight. Christmas Day service 10.30am. Sunday December 28 10.30am service.

URC – Sunday December 21: Junior church service 10.30am and Christingle service 6pm. Christmas Day: Service 10am. Sunday December 28: Service 10.30am.

HIGHTOWN

ST BARNABAS – Sunday December 21:Parish Eucharist 10.30am. Christmas Eve: Crib Service 4pm, Candlelit Midnight Mass 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Parish Eucharist 10am.

LITTLETOWN

ST ANDREW’S – Sunday December 21: Carol service 10.30am. Christmas Eve: Holy Communion 7pm. Sunday December 28: United service at Central Methodist Church, Cleckheaton, 10.30am.

LIVERSEDGE

CHRIST CHURCH – Friday December 19: Headlands School Christmas service 10.30am. Sunday December 21: parish Eucharist 9.30am, and carol service 3pm. Christmas Eve: Eucharist 9.30am in the parish hall followed by Christingle-making, Christingle service 6pm in the church and midnight Mass 11.30pm. Christmas Day: joint Christmas service at St James’s, Heckmondwike. Sunday December 28: Morning worship 9.30am.

LOW MOOR

HOLY TRINITY – Sunday December 21: Carol Service 6.15pm. Tuesday December 23: Quiet Christmas. A short service for those who may find the festive ‘trimmings’ of Christmas a little hard to cope with. Christmas Eve: Crib service and Christingle for children and parents 4pm. Midnight Holy Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Short family service with Holy Communion 10am.

WESLEYAN REFORM CHAPEL – Sunday December 21: Service at 10.30am led by pastor Graham Wiltshire. Christingle Service 6pm. Christmas Day: Morning service at 10.30 led by Pastor Graham Wiltshire. No evening service. Sunday December 28: Services at 10.30am and 6pm.

NORRISTHORPE

URC – Sunday December 21: Songs of praise service with Gawain Cole at 10.45am. Christmas Eve: Party at Claremont House at 3pm. Watchnight service with Holy Communion at 11.30pm. Thursday December 25: Service at Grove URC, Gomersal, led by the Rev Alison Termie, with Holy Communion. Sunday December 28: Service at 10.45am.

ALL SOULS’ – Sunday December 21: Eucharist 11am. Christmas Eve: Christingle 6pm. Sunday December 28: Morning worship 11am.

OAKENSHAW

ST ANDREW’S – Sunday December 21: Carols in Victoria Park with Oakenshaw residents Association at 4pm. Christmas Eve: Bethlehem Midnight Mass 9pm. Christmas Day: Short family service with Holy Communion at 10.30am. Sunday December 28: Service with a difference. Bring and share lunch with party games. 10.30am.

ROBERTTOWN

ALL SAINTS’ – Saturday December 20: Christingle service 6pm. Sunday December 21: Quiet Eucharist at 8am followed by morning worship at 9.15am. Monday December 22: morning prayer at 8am. Christmas Eve: Morning prayer is at 8am, midweek Eucharist is at 9.15am and the crib service 4pm. Christmas Day: Family Eucharist 10am. Sunday December 28: Parish Eucharist 9.15am.

SCHOLES

ST PHILIP AND ST JAMES – Sunday December 21: Nativity play 9.30am, carol service at 6.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle service 4pm. Midnight Mass 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion at 9.30am. There is no shoppers’ coffee morning on Saturday December 27. Sunday December 28: Parish Eucharist at 9.30am.

WYKE

LOWER WYKE

MORAVIANS – Sunday December 21: Children’s Christingle service and Nativity play, 1.45pm. Christmas Day: There will be a service at 10am.

ST MARY’S – Sunday December 21: Children’s Nativity service. 10.30am. Carol service 6.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle service 4pm. Bethlehem Midnight Mass 9pm. Christmas Day: Short family service with Holy Communion.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Sunday December 21: Christmas family service 10.30am. Candlelit carol service 6pm. Christmas Day: Service at 10.30am.

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