Community

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…

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…

Thank You Illingworth Cricket Club

A huge thank you to Illingworth Cricket Club who have very kindly organised a food collection for Holy Nativity’s Community Drop-In.  It came as a wonderful surprise when Libby arrived at 9am on Sunday morning to drop off the bags of food before people arrived for the service. Libby works at Stay and Play every Thursday at Holy Nativity and heard about the Drop-In through Michelle.  This is the wonderful community spirit we have in North Halifax.  All of these…

Warm Space: Community Drop-In Update

Hi everyone, Extended Opening:  1pm – 4pm Just a quick note to update you about the Community Drop-In here at Holy Nativity.  We are now in a position to open up from 1pm-4pm on Monday afternoons as a warm space.  All of the usual things you can expect are the same as before but we will be open longer.  We’re putting the heating on all afternoon so that people in the community have somewhere to come and have free tea,…

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…

Community Support Drop-In Relaunch

After a break over October, the Holy Nativity Community Support Drop-In will re-start next Monday, 7th November at 2pm. Sessions will initially run from 2 until 3.30pm. Tea, Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be available for anyone who wants to drop by, as will help and advice on finding support with issues including the cost of living, benefits and family support. Changes to the Holy Nativity Food Pantry The Holy Nativity Food Pantry has become more and more of a…
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Harvest Festival appeal – donations welcome!

As we start to plan for relaunching the Holy Nativity Community drop in we need to restock our pantry with all the foods we need to support families and individuals in our community in desperate need. In past years our community have been incredibly generous every Harvest in offering food and toiletries to support people in need and we are praying that this year you will be just as generous. What can I bring? To make sure that we can…