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Vicar and Archbishop preparing for the service standing at the altar in front of a projection screen with blue lighting

In The News!

It’s been a busy time here at Holy Nativity and with everything that’s going on we’ve been in the news! First a report on the start of the new project was published in March and then with our very special VIP visitor to Rock Mass we appeared in The Courier again, as well as in Christianity Magazine. It’s great to be getting so much attention – if you spot us anywhere in the press do let us know and keep…

Planning for the Future

Thanks to investment from Calderdale Council and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund* Holy Nativity is embarking on an ambitious three year project to develop our building and the activities which take place in it throughout the week.

Graeme Heads to Pastures New

Recently I’ve been wondering whether it is possible to fall in love with a whole community. It’s a rhetorical question, really, because I already know the answer. Around three years ago I found myself at the very start of my ordination training, looking for a church placement where I could learn more about what it means to be a vicar in the Church of England, and what it means to be a community of people in service to and with…

Our New Bishop (to be)

Today, I went to Huddersfield University to meet our newly appointed bishop (to be) at the Jo Cox More in Common Centre.  This morning at 10am, Downing Street announced that The Revd Canon Smitha Prasadam will take up the role of Bishop of Huddersfield later in the year.  She is currently Chaplain of St Albans, Copenhagen.  She explained that this means she is the only Anglican vicar in the whole of Denmark.  It makes our parish from the top of…

The Christmas Fair

December has seen us have a very busy Advent at Holy Nativity. The church has become a constant hive of activity for the whole month! We began with season with The Christmas Fair at which the whole community came together to begin the preparations for Christmas. We were really pleased to be able to jointly organise the fair with Ash green Primary School. For the last couple of years it hasn’t been possible for people to get together to celebrate…

Holy Nativity and Ash Green Christmas Fair

The clocks have gone back, everything is dark and like all vicars, I have to start thinking about Christmas.  One of the questions we were asked was whether there would be a Christmas Fair this year.  The last time a Christmas Fair was held in Mixenden was 2019 and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.  A few weeks ago I met with Mr Sheppard and we both agreed that we want our community to have…

Day of Reflection | One Year Later

Today marks a year since the first lockdown on March 23rd 2020. As we reflect on the past year, we remembering all of those who have lost their lives, their family and friends. We also give thanks to the many heroes who have kept us going in the past year. Tonight we will be holding a live service over on our YouTube channel to bring all of these things before God in prayer. We would love to have you come…

Coronavirus or #COVID-19 Update.

Dear friends, Apologies if this update is a little long. Those of you who are connected to our social media accounts will have already heard the news that the Church of England has suspended public worship for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus. Firstly, I would like to assure you of our support in the coming weeks and months. Being part of the community in North Halifax is of paramount importance to us. Unfortunately midweek activities such as Youth Group,…