Holy Nativity

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

It has been a really eventful couple of days! Once the traditional foot washing service for Maundy Thursday had concluded, Holy Nativity’s Youth Group kept the overnight vigil with a sleepover. Maundy Thursday is all about remembering the last supper so they began by baking bread for the vigil. Millions of candles were set up on the high altar with the loaf and then we were keeping watch all through the night. Later, a camp fire and toasted marshmallows kept…

Palm Sunday | Our Holy Week Preparations

What a busy week we’ve been having as we prepared for Palm Sunday and Holy Week! Ash Green spent a day looking at how Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. We waved palm branches and palm crosses around whilst shouting hosanna! Then we cut our own palms out of green paper to make leaved that became these fantastic rad banners to decorate Holy Nativity! Of course Holy Nativity’s youth group helped out with the decoration acros the bottom of…

Fun and Games @ Sparks

So much fun to be had and so little time to have it!  Holy Nativity was filled with the chaos of thirty 5-11 year olds for the latest of our Sparks Holiday Fundays! It is always fantastic to have so many kids enjoying themselves during the holidays. If you’re wondering what they were all painting, they are fridge magnets! As always, none of this would be possible without the support of all of the people who volunteer their time and…

Youth Group @ Galactic Golf!

Yesterday Holy Nativity’s Youth Group got into the minibus and headed down to Galactic Golf for some half term fun! 18 holes of zany fun with 15 youngsters? What could go wrong? After we had made it to the end of the course, we headed down to the seating to total up the scores! Three winners, three prizes and a lot of sharing. Then we all had pizza, hotdogs, chicken nuggets and chips! Of course there was a birthday to…

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…

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…