Worship (Page 5)

Yvonne’s Ordination and First Eucharist

It has been a wonderful weekend in the life of Holy Nativity as we have celebrated with Yvonne as she was ordained priest. On Saturday at Huddersfield Parish church Yvonne was ordained by Right Reverend Jonathan Gibbs, the bishop of Huddersfield.  It was a wonderful service in which he placed his hands on her head and prayed for her. On Sunday, Yvonne celebrated her first communion service here at Holy Nativity.  People gathered from all around Halifax to celebrate with…

Welcoming the New Curate!

On Saturday we went to Yvonne’s ordination at Bradford Cathedral. Yvonne is the new curate at Holy Nativity Church.   Revd Yvonne Hagan was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Leeds. Yvonne has come from Christ Church Pellon where she has been worshipping for many years.  She has been training for ordination for three years.  As well as working part time in the parish of Mixenden and Illingworth she will continue to work for Calderdale Council in her role as recycling…

The Ascension

Last Sunday it was parade service with 31st Holy Nativity Scouts and we celebrated The Ascension!  Revd Robb sourced environmentally friendly balloons and ribbons and we released them to show Jesus returning to the Godhead.  What glorious weather we had as we went into the church park! We like to have fun at Holy Nativity whilst we worship!

Confirmation at Lunch Club

This morning the Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs came to the communion service before Lunch Club.  During the service, two of the regular members of the congregation were confirmed. During the service Danielle told the congregation that this is the next stage of her journey after she came to the Pilgrim Course at the beginning of the year.  As part of the service Bishop Jonathan prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill Beryl and Danielle.  He then annointed them with…

Prayer Labyrinth

The church park has been transformed into a prayer Labyrinth with the help of Jonnie Parkin of Luminous Lincoln.  We hope to use the labyrinth at the next Rock Mass, “Rock Mass Unplugged” at which there will be a BBQ on the 16th of August at 6pm. Why not walk the prayer labyrinth one hot summer day? A labyrinth is different from a maze as it is one continuous path with no wrong turns or dead ends.  It is an…

Easter 2015

This year, Holy Nativity Church has had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter.  Palm Sunday was a fun morning of all age worship as the community celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  On Thursday night there was a wonderful gathering around the dinner table as we shared bread and wine together and remembered the last supper.  During the service, Robb washed the feet of those gathered as the community discussed talked what it means to serve others in our wider community. On…

Pentecost

A morning of fun and excitement was had at Holy Nativity on Sunday 6th of June as the community came together to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. A fantastic morning was shared with friends from 30th Holy Nativity Scout Troup as fun songs were sung and prayers were offered together. We began by flinging red and yellow poster paint around to make salad spinner flame prayers on paper plates. We also made prayer flags to offer the people we loved…

The Stations of Salvation

On a slightly damp Wednesday in June a cohort of disciples from Holy Nativity Church Made their way to the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield.  The monastic community have been living, worshiping, praying and working on the hill at Battyeford for over a century and it was a real privilege to be able to worship with them. Our day began with a pilgrimage around the newly refurbished church experiencing the “Stations of Salvation”. Brother Jacob, one of the monks…

Standing on Holy Ground @ The Rock Mass

In February The Rock Mass took us on a trip three and a half thousand years back to Moses and the burning bush.  With a sound track provided by Metanoia, playing songs like Forever Never’s version of “You’re The Voice”, we looked at what it means to stand on Holy Ground. In the centre of Holy Nativity there was giant art installation of the Burning Bush.  As Revd Rachel Firth led us through the service, we prayed to break the…