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Bake Sale for #TeamAshGreen

Last Wednesday we hosted a bake sale for Ash Green School. Following the fire, lots of parents of children at the school wanted to do something to help. They decided to fill Holy Nativity with the smell of freshly baked cake! From there, everything snowballed with the addition of a tombola and raffle! All proceeds are going to school via the Community Foundation appeal. Many local businesses generously donated prizes enabling us to put on what became a massive community…

Very Metal Christmas | Money Raised

On the Monday before Christmas, Holy Nativity went for it’s annual carol singing night down at the Upper George. Robb, Ruth and CJ took Metanoia, the band from Rock Mass here at Holy Nativity and played the loudest carols for the crowd. Very Metal Christmas is always one of the most fun nights of the year and all for a good cause as Holy Nativity raises money for the mental health charity Mind. The staff at the Upper George put…

Mixenden: A Community that Rallies in Times of Trouble

What a day it has been!  The response to such challenging circumstances from the whole community here in Mixenden has been amazing.  From offering a cup of tea and a space for people to gather at Holy Nativity, we soon decided to start serving bacon butties.  Jo and Bailey can’t help but feed people.  Then we had a surprise as Scoffers came through the door with a tray of sandwiches. So as people are together and chatted, toddlers toddled with…

Holy Nativity Brings the Hope of Easter to the Community. #HNEasterJoy

Today, Holy Nativity shared some hope for the future with the local community as it gave 500 Easter eggs to local children. Revd Robb and the church community organised the eggs for every pupil at Ash Green Primary School. “This past 12 months has been so hard for everyone, none more so than our children” says Revd Robb.  “We have seen childhoods disrupted for everyone.  Lockdown has taken it’s toll on the whole family and it is important to ensure…

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…

Christmas Gifts for Local Families

2020 has been a difficult year financially for many in the community and at Holy Nativity we wanted to do something to make the Christmas Holidays a little easier and a little more joyful for everyone.  When Bailey Wilcock suggested to Revd Robb that we could give something to every kid on the estate it started to snowball from there. “When my trip to Gambia was cancelled due to covid, I wanted the money to go into the community that…