Welcome to St. Bart’s

Ripponden Parish Church

Easter Services 2018

Palm Sunday – (25th March) Ripponden joint service with Stones. Service starts at 9.30am at Ripponden for Eucharist then Walk of Witness to Stones and a short service there.

Holy Week – 26th March – 30th March 

7.30pm Mon 26th March – Reflections.  As part of these reflections we’ll be looking at poems about Lent and Easter, with discussions and prayers.

7.00pm Maundy Thursday 29th March  –Passover supper , followed by Gospel of the watch and short vigil.

Good Friday – 30th March

10.00am – Children’s Easter Workshop

2.00pm – Reflections

Easter Sunday (1st April)– 9.00am Sung Eucharist, where we are very pleased to welcome Bishop Jonathan who will be preaching and serving.


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 Holy Communion two Sundays a month plus 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.

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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.

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Click  to visit the Pilgrimages and Retreats link

Click to visit the Diocese new Renewal and Reform programme

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