THE UNITED BENEFICE OF ST BARNABAS CROSLAND MOOR, HUDDERSFIELD AND CHRIST CHURCH LINTHWAITE, HUDDERSFIELD
SUNDAY 2 MAY 2021: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.
There will be a service at St Barnabas at 11am on Sunday 2 May
The next service at Christ Church is at 11am on Sunday 9 May
There are no in person events at St Barnabas or Christ Church until further
During steps 1, 2 and 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown there are
restrictions on the numbers who can attend public worship. We will not
admit new worshippers once the maximum number is reached.
Ante Communion at St Barnabas, 11am on Sunday 2 May
Strict conditions apply to everyone within the church building and grounds.
These are attached. Please read these if you plan to attend.
NATIONAL ONLINE WORSHIP
There will be online worship on the Church of England Website, Facebook and
YouTube from 9am on Sunday 2 May
The service for the fifth Sunday of Easter is led by Rev Prebendary Sarah
Schofield from the University of Wolverhampton and explores transformative
PUBLIC WORSHIP DURING EASTERTIDE
During steps 1, 2 and 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown we will follow the
same pattern that we used during the restricted periods in 2020:
. Said Communion at 11am at St Barnabas on the 1st and 3rd Sundays,
. Said Communion at 11am at Christ Church on the 2nd and 4th Sundays,
. Said Communion at 11am on the 5th Sunday, with the venue confirmed
nearer the time.
During steps 1 and 2 (until at least 17 May), there will be a 2 metres
social distance between households (where possible), one way directions, and
limited interaction between households. Face masks must be worn unless you
have a permitted exemption.
The number of people allowed into our churches to participate in public
worship will be restricted.
We know that for some of our church family these times are particularly
challenging and difficult.
If you, or someone you know, would appreciate pastoral support or help
arranging practical matters at this time please contact Fr Paul or Matthew
DATES FOR THE DIARY
CHRIST CHURCH APCM 2021
The provisional date is Sunday 23 May, immediately after the 11am Said
THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE. Please update your diary.
ST BARNABAS APCM 2021
The provisional date is Sunday 30 May , immediately after the 10am Said
The joint Benefice service will take place at St Barnabas at 10am, followed
immediately by the APCM. Please make a note of the different time for the
start of the service.
GETTING INVOLVED - ROLES WE NEED TO FILL
At both the Christ Church and St Barnabas APCMs, there will be a number of
important roles that need to be filled. These include Churchwardens
(neither church currently has any Churchwardens) and members of the PCC.
For more information about getting involved at Christ Church, please contact
For more information about getting involved at St Barnabas, please contact
Malcolm Haigh. If you need Malcolm's contact details, please speak to
Please give prayerful consideration as to whether you can take on one of
these roles. It would be good to have at least one Churchwarden at each
church. It is an important role within the governance of our parishes and
the lack of Churchwardens suggests wider challenges.
Fr Paul: 07884 432791, email@example.com
Matthew Ambler: 07745 132433, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church - A Church Near You
Prayers are requested for Beryl, Emma, Derek, Doreen, Gill and John, Helen,
James, Lily, Marie, Sue and Susan
Please keep the soul of Allen Haigh in your prayers.
Please also keep Beryl, Rachel, Becky, Jonathan, Layla, Matthew and Joshua
in your prayers at this sad time.
May Allen rest in peace and rise in glory.
Please keep God's people in every nation, and all God's creation, in your
Take care and stay safe
The light of Christ keeps on shining even when we are apart