Introducing our new vicar!

We take this opportunity of introducing our new Rector, Rev’d. Peter Mullins.

Peter (pictured left) will be coming to us from the Parish of Great and Little Coates with Bradley (which is the western slice of Grimsby, North Lincolnshire) where has been fulfilling his mission as Rector.

Born in Zomba, Malawi in Africa Peter, who is 57 years old, was first ordained 33 years ago and first worked in parishes in Reading (Berkshire) and Grimsby.

During his time in Grimsby he has played a role in both education and community development and was the lead Governor of the local Further Education and Higher Education College.

He has also taken a role in clergy training. He worked full-time running the in-service training of clergy for the Diocese of Lincoln before moving to Grimsby.

Peter recently published a small book of his own poems and he enjoys engaging in historical research, most recently in the reading room of the Imperial War Museum working on the letters of the officer who commanded the ‘Grimsby Chums’ on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

He is married to Deborah who is a medal-winning artist in textiles.

Peter said: “We are hugely looking forward to coming to live in Haworth and working alongside the voluntary clergy and lay readers in the churches there as well as at Cross Roads and Stanbury.

“It will be an exciting final stage to my ministry among the large number of people who come to seek out the Bronte heritage as well as those who need committed Christian communities to make a real difference ot lives locally.”

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Bishop of Leeds appoints new Rector for Parish of Haworth

The Bishop of Leeds, The Rt. Rev’d Nicholas Baines, was pleased to announce that the Rev’d Peter Mullins (pictured left), currently serving as Team Rector of Great and Little Coates with Bradley (West Grimsby Team Ministry), has been appointed as Incumbent of Haworth and Cross Roads in the Bradford Episcopal Area.  The date of the Licensing Service will be announced soon.

The appointment was announced to the congregations of St Michaels and All Angels, Haworth; St Gabriel’s, Stanbury and St James’, Cross Roads yesterday (Sunday).

He will replace the Rev’d Peter Mayo-Smith who has taken up a new ministry in the Parish of Eldwick.

Peter and Deborah Mullins said they  had a peculiar and sad morning yesterday telling the people in the churches where he serves at the moment that they will be leaving soon but they are looking forward hugely to moving to Haworth and Cross Roads to begin the new ministry to which he is being called.

They say the way St Gabriel’s focusses some of the social life of Stanbury; St Michael’s responds to the tourist life of Haworth and St James’ offers outreach opportunities at Cross Roads are among the many things they say attracted them to the idea of ministering here alongside Rev’d Julie Roberts, Rev’d Peter Wilson, the lay ministers and the leaders in all three churches.

Peter asked: ”Please pray for us in the painful uprooting from here – as we pray for all the people we are about to get to know as we prepare to put down new roots with you and in communities of which you are part.”

 

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Our full programme for the Easter priod

The events below are the Eater service and celebrations in the United Benefice of Haworth and Cross Roads details:

Lent Classes – every Thursday -2.00pm -3.00pm

Holy Week (week commencing  Monday, April 10th)

Monday April 10th – Stations of the Cross (7-00pm)  at St James, Cross Roads

Thursday,April 13th – Agape Meal followed by Agape Communion (7.00pm)- at St James, Cross Roads

Good Friday Friday, April 14th – Hour at the Cross, worship and prayer  (11.00am) at  St Michael and All Angels, Haworth.

Good Friday, April, 14th – Friday Church  Drama (6.00pm)  at St James, Cross Roads

Saturday, April 15th – Vigil and first Easter Communion (11.45pm)  at St James, Cross Roads

Sunday, April 16th  – Easter Day Celebrations and Communions –

St Gabriel’s,  Stanbury at  9.30am.

St Michael and All Angels, Haworth at 10.45am

St James, Cross Roads at 9.00am Easter Breakfast followed by 10.00am Easter Celebration including Easter Egg Hunt, Flags, Music Praise and instruments.

 

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Afternoon tea in Stanbury!

Shopping and sight-seeing can be thirsty work so if you’re about Haworth and Stanbury on Saturday, March 25th why not take some well-earned time out for afternoon tea and cakes. And you can do just that at St Gabriel’s Church in Stanbury when they stage a ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. It promises to be a refreshing experience and all the proceeds from the event ware for the national charity Dementia UK.

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Rev. Peter Mayo-Smith’s last service in United Benefice

Rev. peter Mayo-Smith took his last service in the United Benefice of Haworth and Cross Roads at Ha worth Parish Church on Sunday, January 8th. He will take up a new post in the Parish of Eldwick near Bingley on January 24th.

The congregations from St James’, Cross Roads and St Gabriel’s, Stanbury joined their colleagues at Haworth Parish Church for Peter’s last service and the parishes presented Peter and his wife Eileen with farewell gifts.

There was a large congregation for the service and also attending were two Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy TD DL and David Pearson JP DL as well as Bradford District Councillor Rebecca Poulsen.

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Peter Mayo-Smith’s last service in Haworth

The congregation’s of Haworth Parish Church, St Gabriel’s, Stanbury and St James’, Cross Roads will say farewell to their Rector Rev. Peter Mayo-Smith and his wife Eileen in a farewell service at Haworth Parish Church tomorrow (Sunday, January 8th) at 10.45am.

Peter, who arrived in Haworth in September 2009, will be taking up a new post at Eldwick near Bingley on Tuesday, January 24th but he will take his last service in the United Benefice of Haworth and Cross Roads tomorrow.

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Join in the the true meaning of Christmas

Haworth and Stanbury Churches’ Christmas celebrations reach their high points today (Saturday, December 24th) and tomorrow.

Today there will be a blessing of the Crib at St Gabriel’s Church in Stanbury at 5.00pm and this will be followed by Midnight Communion at St Michael and All Angels’ , Haworth starting at 11.30pm.

Tomorrow we are staging a Christmas Day Communion at St Gabriel’s , Stanbury at 9.30am and then Christmas Day Communion at Haworth Parish Church at 10.45am

All are welcome

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Guided Tour Scheme starts

History was made for Haworth Parish Church as we started our Guided Tour Scheme.

The first party under the leadership of newly-trained guides Sue Burnett and Andrea Hislop launched the scheme by taking the 11.30 am tour.

On hand to watch them was the course tutor Johnnie Briggs under whose guidance they have undertaken a five-week training course and assessment,

Tour Guide tutor Johnnie Briggs (centre) with two of his students Sue Burnett (left) and Andrea Hislop (right) before the ground-breaking first tour.

Tour under way. Andrea Hislop and Sue Burnett take the first group to take advantage of our new guided tour scheme round church.


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Christmas Eve Midnight Communion


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The 2016 Haworth Nativity Pilgrimage Walk


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