News & Events


During Lent we are hoping to raise the money to buy new Pew Bibles for both churches.

They cost £12, and can either be in memory of a loved one, or presented by yourself.

Forms to buy them are currently available in both churches


PIZZA CHURCH- This on every 2nd Sunday of the month, at 3.45 pm for 4.00 pm-in the Community Centre (opposite St James' Church)-all are welcome.

Have you given up on church services? Many people have - stating that they are not relevant, they are at the wrong time, the sermons are boring, they didn’t feel welcome, even… the church are only after their money!

Attending church should be enjoyable - that is why we are starting Pizza Church.

With a relaxed atmosphere, modern music, relevant and practical messages, - and its for all the family.

A different way of being church with a contemporary flavour - lasting about an hour including (you’ve guessed it) ‘Pizza’.

See also the facebook page for this service, share and follow it-

AFTERNOON TEA CHURCH- On every 1st Thursday of the month at 2pm at St. Nicholas':

a service of readings, poetry, hymns, prayer, reflections, fellowship and afternoon tea

LENT LUNCHES- Please see this poster for full details


This is part of a Diocesan wide Mission. 

Continuing events after the (now passed) big weekend event of 8th to 11th March 2018-


7pm AT ST PETER'S CHURCH, KELLS-An evening with Voce- an opera quartet-

Voce are a vocal pop opera quartet singing popular music with a classical twist. These singers have a large following. Tickets £10, Including Refreshments.

THURSDAYS 5th April to 10th May

START Course at the Salavtion Army 6.30 pm to 8.00pm

Discovering Christianity in six small-group sessions.

See the pdf poster below for full details-

See here for twitter pages-

Revd Caitlin Thomson, our Preacher on Sunday-

Bishop Pete, Bishop of Sheffield-

Moving Mountains-

Please also see this Diocesan web-page and facebook page for more general information about Moving Mountains.


This new Parish Initiative will be at St. Nicholas' every Tuesday from 3 pm to 4pm- food parcels for those who need them.  (Note the change of day with effect from March 6th 2018)

'Take what you need-- pay what you can'.   no need to book - just turn up.

We are a church based group who distribute food sourced from the Fareshare initiative to help give those in need within our community a helping hand.

We achieve this by paying a membershiop fee each week to receive the food supplies not just for redistribution for those, who need it, but to provide meals and snacks. 

The food supplied can be fresh, frozen, canned, store cupboard staples or ready meals depending on availability at the Preston distribution centre.

The Holy Land Pilgrimage Blog has now been moved to a permanent new page under the 'Faith' tab on this website.

The pack of Annual Reports for 2016 of the Church is available here (this is a 9.5 Mb PDF file)-



The opening times of the Parish Office are-Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.20 am to 3.30pm.


Collection Plates at the 10am Sunday Service

The collection plates will no longer be passed around during the offertory hymn for your envelopes or cash to be placed into at the Sunday 10am service. As with other services, collection plates will be at the back of church as the sides-people hand you your books and once again placed at the back of church at the end of the service. Thank you for your continued support.

Volunteers needed for St Nicholas' Cafe:

The volunteers we have at the moment do a wonderful job covering their own slots and spare sessions in the cafe,  but we need more people. At the moment we are on occasion having to close early in an afternoon due to lack of staff. If you can spare a morning or afternoon to help in the cafe at St Nicholas', please speak with Michele (in the Parish Office) or Tracey Jackson (on 696932). Thanks.


Note from Alison Riley about Network Youth Church:
Network Youth Church exists to encourage those aged 11-18 to explore and go deeper in faith.  As the leader for Calder Deanery, I am employed 2.5 days per week to help facilitate this.
There are a number of youth groups connected with Church across the area - if you would like me to promote yours in the next newsletter, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way - through prayer, finance, or by volunteering.

I will be continuing with my role as Network Youth Church Leader, albeit as an ordained minister, as well as being Curate of the Parish.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter - my aim is to produce one every three months - the next one will be in Spring 2018