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Northowram Methodist Church

The Green, Northowram, Halifax, HX3 7JE

Rev'd Colin Sherwood (minister)

Pamela Hales (lay pastor)


This Anglican/Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), which is located in an Anglican building, is situated in a central main road position in the ancient township of Rastrick. St Matthew's is part of a United Anglican Benefice with St John the Divine, Rastrick. St John's is not part of the LEP.

St Matthew's is one church family; a welcoming fellowship worshipping and working together to the glory of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. We share one bread and wine in the Eucharist. We look to the working of the Holy Spirit amongst us in building up the kingdom of God.

The Church tradition is middle of the road, embracing the best of both Anglican and Methodist traditions. The Sunday services follow a four- or five-week pattern. There is a weekly Holy Communion (said) service at 7.45 am using Order One (traditional) from Common Worship. There is a twice-monthly Parish Communion at 9.15 am using a liturgy developed for the LEP. On other Sundays the main service at 9.15 am is either All Age Worship (including Church Parade for the uniformed organisations whose members play an active role in the service with readings and prayers) or Morning Worship. In five-week months the 9.15 am service is usually Parish Communion but may be set aside for other services. Normally one main service each month, Communion or Morning Worship, is led by the Methodist minister.

St Matthews' Organizations

Please note the Church is currently closed due to Covid-19. In normal circumstances, the weekly activities are as follows:

MONDAY (weekly)
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Beaver Scouts

MONDAY (weekly)
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cub Scouts

Last TUESDAY each month
United Ladies' Group

TUESDAY (weekly)
5th Rastrick St Matthew's Brownies

TUESDAY (weekly)
5th Rastrick St Matthew's Rainbows

TUESDAY (weekly)
5th Rastrick St Matthew's Guides

WEDNESDAY (weekly)
4th Rastrick St Matthew's Rainbows

WEDNESDAY (weekly)
4th Rastrick St Matthew's Brownies

WEDNESDAY (weekly)
4th Rastrick St Matthew's Guides

THURSDAY (weekly)
Parent and Toddler Group

FRIDAY (weekly)
7.45pm – 9.30pm

Last MONDAY of each month
Beer and Banter
Further details from Alan (01484 719631)


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