Meet The Vicar: Part 4

And after that something was different. I was different. Not fake different. Not pretending to be something for God – but liberated – free to be my real self – offering up my gifts to serve God and God’s church. Before long I was on the PCC, reading, praying intercessions. Then they needed someone to…

Meet The Vicar: Part 3

God began to call me home in my early 20s when all this was still going on – and God called me through music. At this point I had ditched the unsuitable bloke and moved in with my brother in his student flat in South London. I was applying to go back to college –…

Meet The Vicar: Part 2

I’ve been a little bit freaked out to be described as an evangelist as I’ve been introduced at various places during this Mission. People don’t normally call me that. It doesn’t sit too well with me. St John was an evangelist. I’m a parish priest from Huddersfield. But when I think about what it means…

Meet The Vicar: Part 1

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ I thought I might make the most of our current blog series to introduce myself. The first things I suppose I should say are these. I am a Yorkshire girl. From all the way over in Mirfield. I have lived in various places – London, the South of France,…

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Day 16

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA is Huddersfield Parish Church’s new blog series that we’ll be keeping updated with posts from various members of our church in the coming days and weeks. We hope it will help you to stay connected to the church and to each other in this time of physical distancing as…

Revd Canon Rachel Firth to be Licensed online as Vicar of Huddersfield

The Revd Canon Rachel Firth is to be licensed as the new Vicar of Huddersfield this evening in a ceremony conducted online. During the current Coronavirus pandemic Huddersfield Parish Church has been closed for both public and private prayer in line with guidance from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the UK Government. Rachel…