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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Hebden Royd Methodist Church

Market Street, Hebden Bridge. HX7 6EU : Streetmap (link opens in a new window)

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Our mission is to worship and serve God through our community

We offer you a warm welcome and invite you to share with us

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Minister

Rev. Francis Neil

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Church Contact (including room bookings) & Organist

Mr Mike Denning

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Senior Steward

Maureen Readle

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Email Hebden Royd Methodist Church.

Our Sunday Morning Services are held at 10.30am

We embrace a variety of worship which may be led by our minister, appointed local preachers or worship groups. We have a good relationship with other denominations in Hebden Bridge and so share some services with St James C of E and Hope Baptist which means some Sundays there is no service held at the Methodist church. (Information is given on the noticeboard a week in advance and details are given in the circuit plan). Young people are welcome and our Trailblazers group have their own activities during adult worship and then join us for a sharing of experiences towards the end of the service.

We occasionally host a more contemporary service of Music Message and Ministry held at 6.30pm at various locations in the area; again, details on the plan.

We have a small Sunday School (using the ROOTS lesson book) and it is the practice for the children to join the Service at the end of the penultimate hymn to share with the congregation what activities they have been doing and the content of their lesson.

Facilities

We have a hearing loop system. A screen, projector, laptop (for DVD and presentations) and sound facilities are available by prior arrangement.

Use of our hall is popular and we host a number of regular and occasional activities. One of these is to provide a substantial, good-value, two course lunch on the first Thursday of each month (except August) when the church is open for prayer and meditation and usually the Minister is on hand.

Location

We are on the main roadside leading to Todmorden just beyond the Coop. We have on-site parking for about 12 cars which is adequate most Sundays. (Do not use the Co-op car park and check parking fees and restrictions if you need to park in town!)

History

The church building is ‘ageing modern’ having been opened in 1975 as an amalgamation of three Methodist societies. It is the third chapel on the site which originally accommodated Salem, an offshoot of Heptonstall. The first church was built and opened in 1824, being replaced in 1885 by an imposing structure with accommodation for 1050!


Hebden Royd Worship Group

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Who are the Hebden Royd Worship Group? Graham, Linda, Margi and Maureen, ordinary members of Hebden Royd Methodist church and St Michael's Parish Church, Mytholmroyd.

What do we offer? The Hebden Royd Worship Group take planned services in place of a local preacher or minister. We are not a music group (although we may use music in our services) and are not available outside of the planned dates (we also have responsibilities to our home church).

Our services are usually all-age worship based around a theme, such as the Light of God, Water, our Spiritual Journey, Heart & Soul, and Prayer. Instead of a sermon, we use readings, meditation and drama to create an atmosphere for worship.

Our services are particularly aimed at small and medium sized congregations as we encourage everyone to participate in some way.

Background: The Hebden Royd Worship Group grew out of a conversation between Graham and Tony Buglass in 2005 about the difficulty of filling the weekly preaching appointments for the churches in the then Upper Calder Circuit. Graham suggested forming a group to develop a service around a theme which could be gradually taken to all the churches in the circuit. The Hebden Royd Worship Group was born!

Contact The Hebden Royd Worship Group: Email Maureen

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