Sunday Provision During the Current Coronavirus Crisis
Sadly, because of the coronavirus crisis that we are currently going through as a nation, St John the Baptist's, Kirkheaton, and St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, are closed for the time being. Thus there are no services taking place within our two church buildings until further notice.
But just because the buildings are closed, does not mean that the Church of England in our parish is inactive and dormant. Far from it! Every week, Ian, the Rector, emails (to church members with email capability) or posts (to those without email capability) Morning Prayer sheets and a sermon, so that church members can lead a Morning Prayer service in their own homes each Sunday. If you would like to be sent a Morning Prayer sheet and sermon, please email the Rector at email@example.com, or call him on (01484) 532410, and he will email or post these to you.
Additionally, every fortnight, Ian records a service at the Rectory, that then goes on to our parish You Tube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWXi4BZAxb-kT2E9vv7iwQ/videos. He also emails or posts out beforehand a service sheet and song sheet for these web-streamed services, so that people can be fully involved in them at home. Again, if you would like to be put on the emailing or posting list for web-streamed service sheets and song sheets, please contact Ian via the details above.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Baptisms and weddings are likewise suspended. Church of England funerals cannot currently take place in church, but they can take place in crematoria (with few or no mourners, depending on the crematorium used). Your funeral director will advise further.
Arts Festival 2020
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has taken the regrettable but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Arts Festival. We look forward to the Arts Festival returning in May 2021.
If you need pastoral care for any reason (for example, if you have been bereaved during this pandemic, or you are ill, or you just need someone to talk to), please call or email the Rector via the details above, and Ian or a member of the Lay Pastoral Team will call you back.
We do hope to be back at St John's, Kirkheaton, and St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, as soon as possible, and we will update the website when we know on which date church-based services can resume.
Until then, I pray for God's peace to rest in you at this anxious time, and for his protection over you and your loved ones.
Revd Ian Jones, Rector
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4: 6, New International Version)
usually known simply as
Kirkheaton Parish Church
We are in the process of updating our web page. If anything is unclear or you have a question, please do give us a call on 01484 531449 and we would be only too happy to help you.
Kirkheaton Arts Festival 2020
Sadly the festival will not be taking place in 2020, we will look forward to its return in 2021.
FIRM ROOTS CANCER PRAYER SUPPORT GROUP
A group for anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends, professionals who work in oncology and anyone who would like to come and pray for others. Come for tea, cake, friendship & encouragement. Everyone is welcome.
Every first Thursday of the month from September 2018, at Kirkheaton Community Centre, Fields Rise, Kirkheaton. 6.30pm-8.00pm
For further information about Firm Roots, contact Helen Jones on 07936 186028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
POWER in Kirkheaton Parish
In Kirkheaton Parish, we take prayer very seriously, because we believe that God moves in response to his children seeking him in prayer. And because we want as many people as possible in our parish to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, we pray for that - week in and week out. Our main weekly time of prayer takes place every Wednesday. We call it POWER, which stands for 'Prayer On Wednesday Enabling Revival'. At Kirkheaton Parish Church, POWER takes place 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm. Attenders can come at any point in those six hours, for however long (or little) they want. Whilst there, they can engage in a whole range of prayer activities, including a silent prayer zone, a painted prayer table, a written prayer table, a prayer-map, a prayer-station area and a chant-prayer zone. Those who wish to can go on a prayer-walk around part of the parish at 7 pm, and the session closes at 8pm.
Members of the two worship centres of the parish (St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, and St John the Baptist's, Kirkheaton) are strongly encouraged to attend POWER each Wednesday to pray that more and more people in the parish will come to know Jesus as Lord, and that as a result God's church in the parish will grow.
People in the parish who are not attenders at St Bartholomew's or St John's are also most welcome to come to either church during that church's POWER time.
So if you've had a hectic day and you just need some time to breathe out and be still for a few minutes, or you have concerns that you need to off-load and say a prayer about, or you need some space just for you to be spiritually refreshed, or you have a small window of time in which you could say a prayer for the place in which you live, why not come down to St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, at 11.30 on Wednesday mornings, or St John the Baptist's, Kirkheaton, anytime between 3pm and 9pm on Wednesdays, and someone will be there to greet you and look after you.
We are open! - St.John's is open to visitors Mon- Fri 9am-12.00pm, Closed on a Friday. 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.
Come along and get fit with Zumba! every Monday at The Parish Centre also weekly Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm. £5 per class payable on the night.
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
Held on the third Saturday of each month 9.30am-10.30am at Kirkheaton Church, a perfect time for children and their families to come together. 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.
If you would specifically like us to pray with you either over the phone or in person, please do give us a call to arrange this. 01484 531449.
Here in the Parish of Kirheaton we adopt the Promoting A Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement and believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibilitiy of everyone who participates in the life of the church.
Link to Leeds Anglican Promoting A Safer Church Policy, which was adopted by Kirkheaton PCC on 18/11/2019:
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church
iF YOU ARe COnCeRneD
that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Key Contacts are
Parish Safeguarding officersRob Eabry 01924 494595 or Helen Jackson 01484 308724
Kirklees Contacts Childrens contact details are 01484 456848 and Adults 01484 221000 both office hours. Out of hours for both 01484 414933.
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Bradford and Huddersfield Areas
0113 3530 258
Below are some links to our framework.
Leeds Anglican Diocese Safeguarding WebPage