Following the increased call from the government and scientists to stay at home, St John's PCC has made the decision to close the Church for Sunday Worship until mid-February, when the situation will be reviewed. We will remain available to conduct funerals in church.
This might be a disappointment to some of you, and maybe a relief to others, but we feel it would allow some space for the wider distribution of the vaccine and hopefully give time for the local infection rates to drop.
This is likely to be a period of loneliness and anxiety for many, our thoughts and prayers continue for the people of Bradshaw and Holmfield, as well as Calderdale and the whole world.
Our thanks go out especially to everyone helping our communities, especially those helping family, friends and neighbours in need.
We will be continuing to hold our service of evening prayer online 3 times per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7pm. If you would like to join us, please contact us through this website. We can also help you access zoom if you are unsure of how to use it.
In addition, the service sheets are available on the resources page to download, so you can join us 'in spirit'.
A service of Holy Communion at 9.30 am. Please see the risk assessment document to view our safety protocols.
Evening Prayer via Zoom every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The service sheet can be found in the resources section. If you would like to join us please contact us via this website, facebook or e-mail.
St John's risk assessment protocols for the re-opening of church for public worship.
St John’s is committed to the Safeguarding of Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Our Parochial Church Council has based its policy on the Church of England's policies and best practice on Safeguarding, which may be found on our Diocesan website –https://www.leeds.anglican.org/safe
The diocesan safeguarding team can be contacted via:-
Email address – email@example.com
Tel – 0113 3530257
St John's policy is updated annually. The Parish Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Jackie Young who can be contacted at church or on 07949 710772.