COVID-19: KIRKHEATON PARISH RESPONSE
Kirkheaton Parish Church and St Bartholomew's Church, Grange Moor are now closed until further notice.
We send our love and prayers to you all at this uncertain time.
God bless, Reverend Ian Jones.
Welcome to our web site
Whether you are looking to visit our services, find out more about what we do and the God we believe in, coming to find out more about a wedding or baptism, are a researcher for your family history - or are just looking out of curiosity you’re very welcome.
We are a church that exists to live out our faith in our community, to share that faith with any who would like to find out more and to support those who have particular needs. We believe God is important for our daily lives and everything we do is to build ourselves and others up to enjoy the “abundant life” that Jesus promised.
We serve the area from Dalton out through Kirkheaton, Gawthorpe and Houses Hill to Grange Moor. Our aim in everything we do is to 'Bring God's love into the heart of the community', to each and every person we are in touch with.
We hope this web site will give you some idea about us and what we do. Please feel free to ask questions, either through the web site or by contacting us directly.
Whatever your age or background, and wherever you feel you are on your own spiritual journey, we hope that you will feel welcome.
Rev Ian Jones
We have two church buildings in the Parish –
usually known simply as
Kirkheaton Parish Church
We are in the process of updating our web page. If anything is unclear or you have a question, please do give us a call on 01484 531449 and we would be only too happy to help you.
Kirkheaton Arts Festival 2020
This year will take place on Sat 30th & Sun 31st May 1pm-5pm.
As always there will be a wonderful display of varied art work from local artists. Pottery to painting, sewing to glass work and all in between. Live music, crafts for children, refreshments, a demonstration portrait and opportunity to participate in a taster session of silk painting (small charge applies for the taster session).
To register your art work, contact Claire on 01484 531449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRM ROOTS CANCER PRAYER SUPPORT GROUP
A group for anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends, professionals who work in oncology and anyone who would like to come and pray for others. Come for tea, cake, friendship & encouragement. Everyone is welcome.
Every first Thursday of the month from September 2018, at Kirkheaton Community Centre, Fields Rise, Kirkheaton. 6.30pm-8.00pm
For further information about Firm Roots, contact Helen Jones on 07936 186028 or email email@example.com
POWER in Kirkheaton Parish
In Kirkheaton Parish, we take prayer very seriously, because we believe that God moves in response to his children seeking him in prayer. And because we want as many people as possible in our parish to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, we pray for that - week in and week out. Our main weekly time of prayer takes place every Wednesday. We call it POWER, which stands for 'Prayer On Wednesday Enabling Revival'. At Kirkheaton Parish Church, POWER takes place 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm. Attenders can come at any point in those six hours, for however long (or little) they want. Whilst there, they can engage in a whole range of prayer activities, including a silent prayer zone, a painted prayer table, a written prayer table, a prayer-map, a prayer-station area and a chant-prayer zone. Those who wish to can go on a prayer-walk around part of the parish at 7 pm, and the session closes at 8pm.
Members of the two worship centres of the parish (St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, and St John the Baptist's, Kirkheaton) are strongly encouraged to attend POWER each Wednesday to pray that more and more people in the parish will come to know Jesus as Lord, and that as a result God's church in the parish will grow.
People in the parish who are not attenders at St Bartholomew's or St John's are also most welcome to come to either church during that church's POWER time.
So if you've had a hectic day and you just need some time to breathe out and be still for a few minutes, or you have concerns that you need to off-load and say a prayer about, or you need some space just for you to be spiritually refreshed, or you have a small window of time in which you could say a prayer for the place in which you live, why not come down to St Bartholomew's, Grange Moor, at 11.30 on Wednesday mornings, or St John the Baptist's, Kirkheaton, anytime between 3pm and 9pm on Wednesdays, and someone will be there to greet you and look after you.
We are open! - St.John's is open to visitors Mon- Fri 9am-12.00pm, Closed on a Friday. Most of the time there will be someone here to greet you and we would be delighted to show you around. Or simply come and sit in the quiet of the Beaumont Chapel, always available for prayer. If you are travelling a distance or coming for a specific purpouse please do ring in advance to ensure that someone will definitely be here to welcome you.
Come along and get fit with Zumba! every Monday at The Parish Centre also weekly Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm. £5 per class payable on the night.
Coffee Plus is our weekly Wednesday morning group at 9am in the Parish Centre. A chance for parents and carers to chat whilst the little ones play. Term time only.
T@2 - a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon with good company, a hot drink and a piece of home made cake! Weekly in St.Johns @ 2pm.
Bible Breakfast Club
Held on the third Saturday of each month 9.30am-10.30am at Kirkheaton Church, a perfect time for children and their families to come together. Toast and cereals followed by an informal time to share a story and craft activities. Invite your friends to come along too!
Our youth and young people's groups are term time weekly Fridays at 6.30pm (Parish Centre) for Krash Kids and 7.45pm (St John's) for Regen. We would love you to come along! Further details on our 'what we do' pages, or contact Claire on 01484 531449.
In Grange Moor we have Coffee & Kids on a Tuesday afternoon 1pm-3pm - all welcome to come along! Term Time Only
If you would like more information please contact Claire on 01484 531449.
If you would specifically like us to pray with you either over the phone or in person, please do give us a call to arrange this. 01484 531449.
Here in the Parish of Kirheaton we adopt the Promoting A Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement and believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibilitiy of everyone who participates in the life of the church.
Link to Leeds Anglican Promoting A Safer Church Policy, which was adopted by Kirkheaton PCC on 18/11/2019:
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church
iF YOU ARe COnCeRneD
that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Key Contacts are
Parish Safeguarding officersRob Eabry 01924 494595 or Helen Jackson 01484 308724
Kirklees Contacts Childrens contact details are 01484 456848 and Adults 01484 221000 both office hours. Out of hours for both 01484 414933.
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Bradford and Huddersfield Areas
0113 3530 258
Below are some links to our framework.
Leeds Anglican Diocese Safeguarding WebPage