Christmas 2016 and 100 Club Results

  Christmas Events at St Bart’s 2016 Many visitors were welcomed into church from late November, when a packed church took part in a short service before the village Christmas lights’  switch-on, to the last service on Christmas Day.   Carol Services, schools’ and preschool’s Christmas services, Christingle – church was full on each occasion.   On 3 December, the first Ripponden  Christmas Festival took place with the Chair of Ripponden Parish Council and Consort in attendance in the church.    Father Christmas was a very popular attraction in the community centre where there were various activities for children while they waited to … Read more…

Christmas and New Year News

The winners of the 100 club draw were: December Christmas draw of £500 – D Simpson (51) £100 – J Moodie (28) £50 – R Horner (69) £25 – K Clayton (61) January £100 – P Balmforth (18) £50 – J Fisher (25) £25 – J Green (11) Throughout December church was full of children and parents and friends at school Carol Services: Rishworth School, Ryburn Valley High School, Ripponden J & I School and Ripponden Preschool. In late November, timed to coincide with switching on the Christmas lights in the village, a short carol service was very well attended … Read more…

May Update

The results of the May draw of the 100 club are: 1st prize Richard Pettitt (50) 2nd prize Malcolm Thompson (6) 3rd prize Rachel Green (13)   On 5 May, Bank Holiday Monday, St Bart’s had another successful stall on Mill Fold as part of the 20th Ripponden Gala.  We ran a general stall and tombola, the human fruit machine and a very successful coconut shy.    Over £370 was raised. On Sunday 25 May we say goodbye to Rev Rosie Bowers at her last service within the Benefice, at 10 o’clock at Barkisland. We are all gearing up to … Read more…