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Clifton Methodist Church

Towngate, Clifton, Brighouse, HD6 4HX

Rev'd Terry Keen (minister)

David Briggs (pastoral assistant)


Dec 27th, 10:30 am – Mrs Janet Revill

Jan 3rd, 10:30 am – Rev'd David Briggs (Communion)

Jan 17th, 10:30 am – Mr David Brackenridge

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Welcome to information about St. Andrews Methodist Church.

We offer a friendly welcome to all and are happy to take enquiries about our activities via the website or our Facebook page (see link below)

St. Andrew's is located on the main Huddersfield Road, opposite Calderdale Royal Hospital, at Dryclough Lane junction. Our nearest neighbour is Salterhebble school on Stafford Square. We are a friendly church with many links to our local community, hosting many groups within our buildings some are run by church members and others are community led.

We have a building that was constructed in 1965, on the site of Stafford Square Methodist Church, when four smaller churches joined together. Sadly, now that building has many issues, including the rain finding its way in!! We have active aspirations to rebuild our current church so as to reflect our use , economics, environmental issues and the needs of our community going forwards.
Active fundraising to enable this to come to fruition, happens alongside our weekly presence and outreach in the community. Should you feel you can contribute to our appeal do contact us.

We are linked, by South Halifax Churches Together group, with other denominations in our area and shall share in Carol singing at Christmas outside Tesco express Dec 14th – see Facebook for details – and also share in the week of Christian Unity event on Wednesday, January 24th 2024 .

We have active links with Calderdale Interfaith Group – a varied programme of events -please see news letter for details

What's on at St Andrew's

Regular services are held weekly on Sunday mornings at 10.30am with refreshments served in our coffee bar afterwards for catching up with each other. We have the access bus links to collect anyone with transport difficulties or contact Stella our Lay worker directly.

The first Sunday of the month is always ALL- age worship
The second Sunday is a Communion Service usually led by our Minister Rev Paul Welch.
The third Sunday we often hold an EVENING PRAISE service at 6.00pm led by our Music group – check Facebook for details .

There are different events, with Café style worship, songs of praise and even puppet presentations, spread through the year.

Come and meet us

Youth Club – A new'ish venture which was started just 12 months ago we began. This is a lively group who play games and always share a' foody make'!

New friends always welcome – we meet on Sunday evenings from 4.30pm until 6.00pm. This event is currently held every six weeks so dates are not yet regular – just to keep all on their toes! This is a free event – check Facebook for dates .

Parent Toddler and Baby club – meets in term time from 9.15 until 11am in the main hall – free play, coffee-n-chat and crafts .

Monday Kitchen – Delicious home-made soups and freshly made sandwiches (choices seem endless ) and yes Cakes! are served after 12 noon. Come along from 11.15am for early coffee/tea and a chat. We share a thought for the day and may sing a short hymn before we dine,. This is waitress served in the Moore Hall.

Knit & Natter – from 10am until 12 noon in the Moore Hall. Share knitting ideas and other crafts too – quilting, sewing, crochet etc. We are a very lively group who have knitted projects e.g. Twiddle muffs and blankets for Dementia groups, our outreach at Easter (bunnies/ducklings) and many a post box topper!

Get together group – meets on the first Wednesday of each month, with an interesting speaker, refreshments, lively conversation and excursions out, all being part of the events programme. Aimed at Ladies, but gentleman welcome to tag along

Men's Supper club – meets monthly on Wednesday evenings through the winter at 4pm in the main hall to hear a lively speaker before a two course home cooked meal, prepared & served by our lady volunteers, in our cosy coffee bar .

Music group – meets fortnightly on Fridays, in the side chapel at 7.30pm. A variety of worship song styles are played and sung – come and try! We are lucky to have our resident organist to enhance our services as well as the praise band – key board. drums and guitar

Messy Church – Currently held once a quarter, on a Friday afternoon 3.30pm until 5pm for under 11 year old children, accompanied by an adult. Have fun with new and old friends with Story Craft and tea shared together – always a free event .

Other things

House Groups – We have two house groups , one that is using Zoom to connect each other from their own homes and another who meet in person. Both discuss aspects of the bible linked to todays worlds issues. Please contact us for more information.

Community groups-Varied groups use our buildings in the week, from St Johns Ambulance (Junior & Senior sections), weekly exercise classes , Yoga class with Harp Music, Indian Dance group, Art groups on a Saturday, Gilbert & Sullivan rehearsals, and on Monday to Fridays daily – Little Monkeys pre-school.

News -We have a weekly news letter available by email – please contact us to be added to the mailing list. Details of Services and Events are added weekly .


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