The Building Work Begins!!!

The Building Work Begins!!!

On Monday, the builders arrived. We were excited that the Mayor was able to join us to cut the first sod in our project to create toilets and a kitchenette at the back of church; creating a community space for the area.

As part of the project, 12 pews were sold to the congregation and these were on the agenda to be removed for the first day.

We will update you here throughout the project with photos and information about the project through to its completion in February 2015.


Yorkshire Medieval Festival at St Mary’s

Yorkshire Medieval Festival at St Mary’s


An Augustian ‘Black Canon’ – who originated the church at Woodkirk

This year on August 16th we are proud that we will be re-creating the Mystery Plays – some of which were written by our very own Black Canons, here at St Mary’s.

As part of the Medieval Festival organised by the JORVIK group, creators of the JORVIK Viking Festival, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival brings with it a wide range of events and activities across Yorkshire for all the family to enjoy.

You could try your hand as an eagle-eyed archer, discover mighty birds of prey with falconry demonstrations, see brave knights battle in thrilling re-enactments and spend the day in some of Yorkshire’s most idyllic settings, as Churches across the region engage with this fantastic event. For more information about events across Yorkshire, visit their web site here:

We are putting on 2 plays at 12pm and 2pm on the Saturday. The play will be re-enacted by the St Andrew’s Bruntcliffe drama group, these will be performed outside (or inside if it rains) our church on the day – so don’t miss it. The play being performed is called ‘Noah’s Flood’ and will involve 8 or 9 cast members for this 15 minute production, repeated at 2pm. Our warmest thanks go to Mary who is organising the drama group.

We are also arranging other things for the day, including displaying the Medieval history owned by Peter Aldred as well as refreshments and other activities which we will advertise on the web site.

The church will be open from 10am to 3pm for visitors to come along and experience our Medieval history – see the terraces built by the Monks, and the stained glass Monk’s window. Learn about the food of the time and also the life of the monks.

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More than Eggs – Childrens’ Activity Morning

More than Eggs – Childrens’ Activity Morning

easter-clip-artOur Easter Activity Morning is on Saturday 12th April from 10.00am to 1.00pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre.

The morning is suitable for children ages 4-11 and will be a fun packed session with craft, games and lots of fun.

The cost is just £3 per child. To book your place ring Amanda on (01924) 472375.

Burns Night Quiz!

Burns Night Quiz!


Join us on 25th January 2014  for a Burns Night Quiz!

Adult tickets are £6.00 and children under 12 are £4.00. A Hot Supper is included (not sure if this is the Haggis or not . . .)

Tickets from Brian Gledhill and Betty Aveyard or telephone 01924 405790.

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dewsbury Road.

At 7.00pm

Garden Party

Garden Party

images.jpegIt’s that time of year again, and the forecast looks good!! Come down to St Mary’s Vicarage garden this coming Saturday, 15th June 2013 for all the fun of the annual Garden Party.

At the Garden Party there will be Crazy Golf, Bouncy Castle, Plant Stall, Fun and Games, Food and Drink.

Fun for all the family!!

The fun starts at 10.30am and goes through to 3.30pm.