Fancy a Walk a Cuppa and a Chat? Next August 12th at Shelf Hall Park

The Shelf Wellbeing Community Group are meeting every second Friday of each month for a casual walk around Shelf, followed by a brew at the Bottomley’s Arms across the park.

Join us this Friday August 12th at 10am at the entrance gates of Shelf Hall Park (near the village hall).

If the weather isn’t suitable for a walk, the group will still meet for coffee and tea at the Bottomley’s Arms at 11am across from the park.

Please find the club’s Facebook page for more information:

Shelf Wellbeing Community on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you!

St Matthew’s Church coffee morning: Where spirituality meets life

[Please note, the views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of North Halifax Partnership]

I do love my job. I mean, having a coffee, a slice of cake and several wonderful conversations in a place that is both calm and buzzing? Join me as I spend a too short time getting to know more about the Church of St Matthews in Northowram, about the amazing things they do, the coffee morning being just one of these then find out how to become part of this!

Our very own Zain Ghani from Staying Well made me aware of this coffee morning club and after a little deliberation and eventually finding the time, I paid a visit today.

The church itself is very serene, with beautifully tended grounds that must be a pleasure to be in on a dry day!

I was met with a very warm welcome and found out a little more about this vibrant community hub which brings together the residents of Northowram every Friday morning for the last five years!

After the hiatus of the Covid Era, the coffee mornings have recommenced, giving people from near and far the opportunity to meet up and have relaxing, light conversations with a brew and a biscuit.

The coffee morning takes place inside the church (in the Vestibule). The Church is accessible and offers the opportunity to those who want some quiet reflection or have a more involved, private conversation. Canon James Allison is there for those who may need his help.

The club was described to me (from Zain’s apt words!) as somewhere where spirituality meets the material everyday (loosely transcribed) and it really felt like that. There is strong emphasis on having open, engaging, meaningful contact with one another and I found it occurs naturally.

What caught my attention as I walked around was a mural featured at the Altar, reading “We are still here”, decorated with 2,000 (or more?) ribbons.

From Yorkshire Festival: 2,000+ conversations!

This had been at the Church’s Pavillion at the 2022 Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and each ribbon represents a conversation that took place during the four day long event. It is a ‘memorial’ to those who are still here, those who have overcome Covid and are still around, a testament to the triumph of each and every one of us. It was raining on the day of my visit but I was told this feature looks lovely with the wind blowing through each colourful ribbon and who knows, may be sending its positivity to the rest of the world…

The coffee morning is held every Friday from 10:30 am, following from the short communion service. It is then open to both church goers and anyone who may want to walk in.

Children and even pets are welcome!

There is a small charge of £1.50 for the coffee morning. You are welcome to a warm brew, some coffee and cakes!

Friday morning communion service: 10am – 10:30 am
Followed by the Coffee Morning 10:30am – 11:30am (or longer!)

Wednesday: Knitting club from 2pm – 3pm

Many thanks to everyone for being very welcoming and looking after me, thank you for all the laughs, sorry for nearly demolishing the table(!), most importantly, thank you for the heartfelt conversations.

Keep it going, you are what makes this club amazing!

More information on St Matthew’s Northowram Church here

Tea and cake always make things better!

Enjoy coffee with good company every Wednesday

Drink coffee and chat every Wednesday at St Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to go along and knit, do a jig saw or simply share your own hobbies and interests with like minded people.

There is no charge to get involved, just turn up on the day.

St John’s Church – January 2015 Diary

See below for a list of services and events taking place throughout January 2015 at St John’s Church, Warley.

Tuesday 13 January
7.15pm – PCC

Thursday 15 January
6.45pm – Song Group practice

Sunday 18 January
4pm – Churches Together Service followed by a Bring & Share tea

Monday 19 January
10.30am – Exercise Class
1.30pm – Study, Fellowship and Prayer in Church
7.30pm – Study, Fellowship and Prayer in Church

Tuesday 20 January
7.30pm – Mother’s Union AGM

Thursday 22 January
6.45pm – Song Group practice

Sunday 25th January
10.15am – Christingle Service

Monday 26th January
10.30am – Coffee Club
1.30pm – Study, Fellowship and Prayer in Church
7.30pm – Study, Fellowship and Prayer in Church

Wednesday 28th January
7.30pm – Men’s Fellowship

Thursday 29th January
6.45pm – Song Group practice

Warley Coffee Club

warley cofee mornThe next Warley Coffee Club will be held on Monday 26 January 2015. The speaker will be Mr T Moody, and his topic “Comedians of Our Good Old Days.”

The Exercise and Relaxation club will meet on Monday 5 and Monday 19 January 2015