Welcome to Holy Nativity Church

Welcome to Holy Nativity Church, serving the parish of Mixenden and Illingworth in North Halifax! We are a friendly Christian community who accept and welcome everyone.

Please have a look around the website and find out more about life here in The Pennines!

Sunday Service at 10am every week.



A space for everyone to learn more about God through creative prayers, reading the Bible, singing and activities.  There will be cake!’

Communion Meal

Second Sunday of every month, 6pm, Holy Nativity Church. The Communion Meal is an informal evening service once a month. We gather around the table and share food together as part of the communion service. What can you expect? A friendly, family atmosphere with people of all ages. Good food and time to talk together.  There will also be many of the elements of a typical Church of England Communion Service, such as prayers and readings from the Bible. At…

Autumn Multi Arts Retreat

United Adoration and Holy Nativity invite you to a weekend of creativity and music with Andy Clark & Elise Massa 4th to 6th October 2024. However you create – songwriters, visual artists, writers, poets, and more… you are welcome! This retreat is designed to create a unique sacred space where artists, creatives, and those interested in worshipping through the arts can come together for a dedicated time of creativity, collaboration, fun, and encouragement. Booking for the Saturday retreat includes an…

Rock Mass | Your Kingdom Come

Come and worship LOUD! Rock Mass is a service for people who love it loud! Come and join in, everyone is welcome at Rock Mass!  Holy Nativity and the band Metanoia gather people together from far and wide to worship with songs that come from hymnbooks such as Kerrang Radio and Planet Rock. Metanoia have a lot of experience playing at services together with their alternative hymnal and the amps cranked to 11! Holy Nativity is the home of Rock…

Support Us

There are lots of ways to support the work of Holy Nativity. You may give a financial gift to the church online by clicking below.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us, click here.


a crowd of people standing in front of the altar at Holy Nativity

Celebrating 70 years!

On 30th June we celebrated 70 years of Life with God here at Holy Nativity Mixenden. The service of thanksgiving and celebration was led by the Bishop of Huddersfield and the Archdeacon of Halifax with special guests the Mayor of Calderdale Cllr Anne Kingstone and the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Virginia Lloyd. Over 90 people attended the service and celebration including former members of the church and community who came from far and wide to share their fond memories…

Pilgrim Journey – Inspiration Packet.

Download your packet of materials for our Pilgrim Journey Arts Retreat Here! Hello fellow pilgrim and welcome to the resource page for Pilgrim Journey. Here you will find a PDF packet of inspiring readings and images to help get your creativity flowing for our event. Feel free to download it to a device of your choice and browse it – hopefully it will get you excited and inspired for the day ahead. If you’re not sure about any of the…

Partnerships Update

Thanks to our development project, we’ve been able to start working much more closely with community partners to expand and improve what we are doing in the community here at Holy Nativity. Working with Together Housing we’ve seen improvements to our facilities. And with them and others we’ve now set up fortnightly support drop ins where local residents can come for advice and support on a range of issues. Our advice service includes: We are always looking for ways to…

More Building updates!

Following on from the big March clear out and the creation of the new church office we’ve been doing even more to improve the back stage facilities here at Holy Nativity. For such a busy and active church, we really struggle for storage, and thanks to the UKSPF grant and some help from community partners it’s been great to see progress on making everything more organised and easy to use. Starting with the vestry – where all the items for…