the Church


We use the term”church” to describe the community of the people of God, to distinguish it from “chapel”, by which we mean the building in which we meet. 

The congregation, though relatively small, comprises all age ranges, and we carry out a thriving work with children and young people.

Our membership comes from a variety of Christian backgrounds, and we draw on a broad spiritual tradition, including Celtic and modern ‘fresh expressions’ in our worship. We like to take an active part in the planning and leading of much of our worship, and the last Sunday of every month is a family service usually planned and led entirely by the congregation.

            We have ‘Cafe Church’ every two months, where we meet in the upper hall,

                    around tables for an informal family service which we describe as 

                     “a bit like going to church and a bit like meeting for coffee”

                                                 (see diary for next cafe)

We ‘tithe’ our giving, which means that we set aside 10% of our Sunday offerings to be given away to meet local and global need, and to support others whose aims are in line with our beliefs.

We meet monthly for a Saturday morning prayer breakfast (9 am, usually on the second Saturday - you are very welcome to join us for tea, toast and home-made jam!)

The chapel also hosts a weekly Mums and Toddlers Group, and Arts and Crafts group, fortnightly ‘Wargaming club’ and monthly RC masses, and is the meeting place for Blackshaw Parish Council.

We are part of the Calderdale Methodist Circuit

The church is a member of Churches Together in Hebden Royd.