Spooky Tales for Halloween with David Glover

Thursday 31 October 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
At Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax, HX1 1QL

Enjoy an evening of ghost stories in the atmospheric candlelit Halifax Minster with David Glover

General admission is just £5.28 and can be purchased online via eventbrite here

Upcoming Illustrated Local History Lectures from David Glover

David Glover, the president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society will be presenting a number of local history lectures in June and July 2019.

On Thursday 20 June, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Central Library, Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG there will be a talk on The Brontës & Halifax Parish: Links Old & New. Calderdale has an amazing variety of little known connections with the Brontës. Did you know Charlotte bought her wedding dress in Halifax? Hear about this and much more.

On Tuesday 25 June, 7:30pm, David is speaking at The Grayston Unity Bar (opposite Halifax Town Hall Porch) about Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights and High Sunderland.  Tickets at £5.00 must be booked in advance on 07807 136520 as seating is very limited.

On Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm, at St. Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, there will be a talk about John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough 1803-1982.  Entry is  £5.00 and tickets can be obtained from Tony Hillam on 01274 675405.

A talk about the Young Anne Lister, 1791-1811 will take place on Friday 12 July, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster where Anne is buried. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or from Halifax Minster on 01422 355436.

The following day, Saturday 13 July, 3:00pm there will also be an Anne Lister themed tour of Halifax Minster. Tickets again £5 may be obtained from the Minster on the number given above.

Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019

Halifax Minster will be holding the Summer Festival from Thursday 27 June to Sunday 7 July with a variety of music, art, poetry and tours. The full program can be downloaded here.

The events in June are;

Thursday 27 June, 1:00pm – Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley

Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm – Brass Extravaganza

Friday 28 June – an Evening with Barry Rutter of Northern Broadsides

Sunday 30 June – Sparkling Music for a Summer’s Evening

Tickets can be booked through http://www.halifaxminster.org.uk/events


Still Time to See The Battle of Heptonstall Community Play at Halifax Minster

The Brutish Multitude are a voluntary group that was formed in early 2018 in the ancient village of Heptonstall West Yorkshire, to research and produce a community play based upon the 1643 English Civil War battle, the Battle of Heptonstall.

The script for The Battle of Heptonstall was written over the summer by commissioned playwright and director Michael Crowley

The last of four shows will be at Halifax Minster on March 9th. There is promotional film about the play and the battle itself here.

“I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sir, I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.

Colonel Sir Thomas Rainsborough, Leveller and MP for Droitwich, The Putney Debates 1647.

Tickets at £10 are available through Eventbrite.

Illuminating Halifax – Piece Hall, Square Chapel, Minster and more…

Square Chapel, The Piece Hall and The Halifax Minster present

Illuminating Halifax

Fri 07 Dec—Mon 10 Dec
Times: Various at Square Chapel Arts Centre, The Piece Hall & Halifax Minster

Tickets: Free

This December Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax Minster and The Piece Hall, are lighting up their buildings in one mesmerising weekend of spectacular light.


Square Chapel Arts Centre

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December

6pm | 7pm | 8pm | 9pm

Free to attend

Square Chapel Art Centre’s copper building will come to life in a 10 minute light and sound spectacular celebrating 30 years of the arts centre.

Halifax Minster

Sunday 9 December: 5.30pm | 6.30pm | 7.30pm | 8.30pm

Monday 10 December: 3.30pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm

Free to attend

Ceiling illumination at the Halifax Minster

Three Harps of Christmas at Halifax Minster

Monday 10 December, 8:00pm

Tickets £15

Join internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall as she takes you on a candlelit journey through carols, medieval and new music on concert harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and the Renaissance bray harp at the wonderful Halifax Minster.

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The Piece Hall

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 December

From dusk | Free to attend

The Piece Hall will house a frosted Christmas light installation that will illuminate using the beautiful historical cloth hall as a backdrop.

Christmas Services at Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster has published the programme of services for December as follows;

  • Advent Carol Service – Sunday 2 December, 6:30pm
  • Carols at All Souls, Haley Hill – Sunday 9 December, 4:00pm
  • Christmas Carol Service – Sunday 23 December, 6:30pm
  • Christingle Services – Monday 24 December, 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Midnight Mass – Monday 24 December, 11:30pm
  • Christmas Day – Christmas Day, 9:00am, 10:30am

Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival

The Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival will include many real Christmas trees from 6ft to 18ft , beautifully decorated and sponsored by local businesses for our enjoyment.

The Festival runs from Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December from 10:00am to 4:00pm except for the Sunday which will be 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Refreshments will be on sale and the Minster shop will be open.

£2 entry for adults and children FREE.