Welcome to our web site
Whether you are looking to visit our services, find out more about what we do and the God we believe in, coming to find out more about a wedding or baptism, are a researcher for your family history - or are just looking out of curiosity you’re very welcome.
We are a church that exists to live out our faith in our community, to share that faith with any who would like to find out more and to support those who have particular needs. We believe God is important for our daily lives and everything we do is to build ourselves and others up to enjoy the “abundant life” that Jesus promised.
We serve the area from Dalton out through Kirkheaton, Gawthorpe and Houses Hill to Grange Moor. Our aim in everything we do is to 'Bring God's love into the heart of the community', to each and every person we are in touch with.
We hope this web site will give you some idea about us and what we do. Please feel free to ask questions, either through the web site or by contacting us directly.
Whatever your age or background, and wherever you feel you are on your own spiritual journey, we hope that you will feel welcome.
Richard Steel (Rector) and the Churchwardens
We have two church buildings in the Parish –
usually known simply as
Kirkheaton Parish Church
Rector moving on
Our Rector the Revd Richard Steel, has been appointed Mission Team Leader for the diocese of Lincoln. He will be the lead officer responsible for supporting the design of, and delivering, a strategy for church growth and evangelism, under the direction of the Bishops of Lincoln and Grimsby. He will leave here in the middle of June and start his new role at the beginning of July.
“The diocese of Lincoln has recognised that it faces significant challenges in growing its churches and preaching the Gospel afresh in this generation and this place,” he says. “It is a large and diverse county with deeply rural areas, market towns, large villages and areas of dense urban population. They feel that my experience inthr parish and in previous posts fits, and my background in management and communications is what they need at the moment.”
“My main tasks will be to assist the Bishops in the planning and design of a church growth and evangelism plan, and to lead and manage a team to provide the resources people in the parishes need. I will be based in Lincoln itself but aim to be out and about around Lincolnshire as much as possible.”
“I am very excited about this new role and feel it fits with the experience I have gained here,” he says, “but it won’t be easy to leave as we have enjoyed our time here so much.”
Kirkheaton Arts Festival
Will be returning for 2016, during the course of the weekend 28th-30th May. Free entry 2pm-5pm with lots of creative arts and live music. Invite your friends to join our 10th anniversary of this fantastic event.
Registration documents available to download, please see our What We Do, Special Events tab. To be on our mailing list please email email@example.com or call 01484 531449.
Kirkheaton Open Gardens & Churchyard
As part of Kirkheaton’s weekend of events to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday in June there will be an opportunity to view two wonderful Kirkheaton gardens. On Saturday 11th June 12noon-5pm the gardens at 22 & 28 Laneside, HD5 0NT will be open to visitors. With chidren's activities, plant sales and refreshments its a great chance to share some ideas of garden concepts, flowers and of course enjoy a cuppa! The Church will be open with a tour around interesting parts of the Church and yard. Also an opportunity to visit the Family History Group exhibition which will be on show in the Church, showing how life has changed in Kirkheaton during Her Majesty's reign.
Kirkheaton Community Ceilidh
More fun during the Queen's birthday celebration weekend - Kirkheaton Parish Church will be hosting a Ceilidh. Music, dance and fun. 7.30pm in the Church, tickets £6 adults, £3 children, Family ticket = 2+2 £15 from 01484 531449. Includes a sop supper and soft drinks. Feel free to bring your own alcohol.
Roughshod - "Let Loose"
We are delighted that Roughshod will be returning to Kirkheaton Church on Fri 17th June 7.30pm with their latest production of "Let Loose". Tickets from 01484 531449 £7 adults / £4 concessions.
We are open! - St.John's is open to visitors Mon, Wed & Fri 9am-12.30pm, Tues 9am-2pm Thurs 9am-4pm - come along and see us! Most of the time there will be someone here to greet you and we would be delighted to show you around. Or simply come and sit in the quiet of the Beaumont Chapel, always available for prayer. If you are travelling a distance or coming for a specific purpouse please do ring in advance to ensure that someone will definitely be here to welcome you.
Coffee Plus is our weekly Wednesday morning group at 9am in the Parish Centre. A chance for parents and carers to chat whilst the little ones play. Term time only.
T@2 - a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon with good company, a hot drink and a piece of home made cake! Weekly in St.Johns @ 2pm.
Bible Breakfast Club
The next Breakfast Club is Saturday 18th June 9.30am-10.30am at Kirkheaton Church, a perfect time for children and their families. Toast and cereals followed by an informal time to share a story and craft activities. Invite your friends to come along too!
Our youth and young people's groups are term time weekly Fridays at 6.30pm (Parish Centre) for Krash Kids and 7.45pm (St John's) for Regen. We would love you to come along! Further details on our 'what we do' pages, or contact Claire on 01484 531449.
In Grange Moor we have Coffee & Kids on a Tuesday afternoon 1pm-3pm - all welcome to come along! Term Time Only
If you would like more information please contact Claire on 01484 531449.
We are open for a half hour Morning Prayer Tuesday-Friday at 8am in Kirkheaton. Please call in advance if you are travelling from a distance as occasionally the Prayer may be held elsewhere.