Islamophobia Awareness Month

During November our local mosques of various Islamic traditions and other organisations across our communities here in Huddersfield will be marking Islamophobia Awareness Month. Rev Canon Rachel has been invited by the Huddersfield Council of Mosques, in partnership with Kirklees Council, to be part of a panel of speakers at an event hosted by Huddersfield…

All Souls – Loved and Lost

On Sunday October 30th there will be a special memorial service at 3pm, remembering those who we have loved and those whose lives have touched our own who have now died. Many of us have lost loved ones in the last few years and have been unable to say proper goodbyes. Often life continues around…

Sermon for Trinity 18 – Rev Amanda

Readings: 2 Timothy 3.14-4.5 Luke 18.1-8 When I saw that the Gospel was the persistent widow this morning I confess to inwardly groaning!! I was reminded of a book that I read when I was growing up it was called Rosemary takes to Teaching. In the book a young Christian woman has just finished college…

Sermon for Trinity 17 – Rev Canon Rachel

Preached at the 8.30am BCP Communion and 10.00am Parish Eucharist on Sunday October 9th 2022. Readings: 2 Timothy 2.8-15 and Luke 17.11-19 OK – let’s think about what we’ve just heard this morning.  Ten lepers come to Jesus. All 10 are healed. But only 1 appears be grateful. Simple story, right?  What has the scripture…

Joining in Interfaith Week at HPC

This year’s National Interfaith week runs from Remembrance Sunday on November 13th to November 20th. Here at HPC we are joining in in several ways, and we hope you will want to join in with us. This annual week of events is about highlighting the contribution of faith groups to society; spotlighting interfaith cooperation and…

Harvest Gifts Delivered to our Partners at The Welcome Centre

With huge thanks to all who have already donated to our Harvest collection for The Welcome Centre – today we delivered those generous gifts that took the form of food to the warehouse in Lockwood. If you haven’t been in church or have been unable to contribute so far to the Harvest collections, please do…

Harvest Festival Sermon – Rev Canon Rachel Oct 2nd 2022

Readings: Deut 26.1-11 John 6.25-35 This may, or may not surprise you – but when it comes to Harvest Festival I can be a little contrary – a curmudgeonly Vicar.  Because everyone loves Harvest Festival.  The decorations, the leaves are changing, the conkers are falling – we feel the movement in the season and we…