Rev Carol Hirst
Carol died peacefully at Overgate Hospice on the 19th June after months of illness. An article about Carol’s life and work , read by Rev Jillian Swallow at her funeral, is in the September edition of the Church magazine.
St Bartholomew’s is a Church of England church in the village of Ripponden, West Yorkshire, on the edge of the Pennines, and boasts both beautiful scenery and a vibrant community.
The church’s worship is traditional, middle of the road Anglican, with regular services on Sundays and Wednesdays, using both Common Worship for the main Sunday morning service and the midweek said Communion. The Book of Common Prayer is used for Evensong on the first Sunday of the month.
It is a large, beautiful Church, comfortably able to seat 300 people.
The church has a wide range of groups for every age. We have a varied social calendar including, amongst other things, musical concerts , the annual Christmas Craft Fair, the annual duck race and garden party and stalls at the Rush-bearing Festival. You can see full details of groups and events on our web site.
The church is also a popular venue for Christenings and Weddings.
Wherever you are in the world, we hope you enjoy your visit and find the information and news about our faith, work and village life in Ripponden useful.
We will be ensuring that news and events are updated so keep checking the site. If you can help with fundraising donations then this is where you will find detail.
We have recently added some stunning images of our stained glass windows to the gallery, which we hope you will enjoy viewing.
St Bart’s is also a drop off point for knitted items for the homeless – scarves, gloves, hats
Patterns and advice available for items for Calderdale Royal’s Neonatal Department – hats, blankets etc.
Come along and get involved!
Click to visit the Pilgrimages and Retreats link
Click to visit the Diocese new Renewal and Reform programme
Click to visit St.John’s Church, Rishworth website