Diary & Notices

Warm Space and Foodshare

At St James’ Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS, Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm

Thanks to a Hebden Royd Town Council grant, we can offer a warm space and welcome coffee morning in our St. John’s Room. Jigsaws, games and books are available and plenty of tea/coffee with biscuits and cakes. Foodshare items are also free to take away. 


Calder Community Cares working with St James’ Church: Each day we get donated food from the local Co-ops that would normally go to landfill.  It is usually bread/rolls and some pastries but can also include vegetables, fruit and other items. These are free and should be eaten the same day. If anyone would like some, please call in at the church. Monday to Friday  2.30pm – 3.30pm. Saturday and Sunday around 10.30 am.

Coffee Morning

Our usual coffee mornings including a light lunch are on the second Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. 2023 dates: 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November, 9th December.  

The Diary

Week commencing Sunday 26th  March

Sunday 26th

Fifth Sunday in Lent

9.15am - Parish Communion @ St James

10.30am Parish Communion @ St Thomas

Monday 27th 2.30pm – 3.30pm Foodshare available @ St James

Tuesday 28th 10.00am – 1.00pm Warm Space & Place of Welcome Coffee Morning @ St James

2.30pm – 3.30pm Foodshare available @ St James

Wednesday 29th  9.00am - Morning Prayer @ St James

2.30pm – 3.30pm Foodshare available @ St James

Thursday 30th  2.00pm - Knit and Natter @ St James

2.00pm - Sacred Singing @ St James

2.30pm – 3.30pm Foodshare available @ St James

Friday 31st 10.00am-12noon coffee morning at St Thomas

2.30pm – 3.30pm Foodshare available @ St James

For Your Prayers

The King, the Government and all government ministers. Our Bishops and Church House staff. The ministry of St James and St Thomas, and for all people who are part of the ministry of the church, lay and ordained. For the PCC’s of the churches.

The communities that make up Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall, giving particular thanks for the schools and all who work together to encourage others.

For international relationships, especially between Russia and Ukraine, for people who are struggling financially, for Rev Jonathan Oldfield, for all who have used the pebble pool in their prayers, and for those recovering from illness, and those who have lost loved ones recently.       

Contact Details

St Thomas’ Church Wardens: Graham and Margaret Kidd 01422 845810

St James' Church: event(at)machpelah.uk


Remaining Lent Lunches

26th March  Hope Baptist, Hebden Bridge

2nd April    St James, Hebden Bridge

Hebden Royd Churches Together Lent Groups:

Even if you didn’t sign up for a group, you are very welcome to join one. Please ask Shan or Rosemary for contact details and addresses of private residences.

6 groups are running:

Mondays at 10am Mytholmroyd (private residence)

Tuesdays at 2pm Hope Baptist Church

Wednesdays at 2pm Hebden Bridge (private residence)

Wednesdays at 7.30pm from 1st March on Zoom

Thursdays at 2pm St Thomas’s, Heptonstall

Thursdays 6pm Mytholmroyd (private residence)

This year’s course is rooted in poems from Janet Morley’s very popular book of poems for Lent and Easter, ‘The Heart’s Time’. Each week we are reflecting on a related Bible passage and two poems from the book. Everyone is welcome, and all opinions and questions will be valued – you don’t need to know anything about poetry! You won’t need your own copy of the book, but it is easily available online or from the Bookcase if you would like your own.

St James’ Reading Rota: Liz McC has produced a Readers’ Rota consisting of 5 people, but it is not an exclusive group. Anyone who would like to be included, please tell Liz and give her your phone number. If anyone is unable to read on their designated date, please contact another reader to fill the gap.

Calder Community Cares and St James’ Church: Each day we get donated bread/rolls and some pastries from the local Co-ops. These are free and must be eaten the same day. Fruit, vegetables and other items are sometimes also available. If you would like some (free), please call at the church to collect.  We are open Monday to Friday 2.30pm - 3.30pm, Tuesday morning 10.30am - 1.00pm, Saturday 11am to 12 pm and Sunday for about half an hour after the morning service.

Tuesday Warm Space & Place of Welcome Coffee Morning

As the cost of living crisis continues, St James’ has received a grant from Hebden Royd Town Council to open up as a “warm space”.  On Tuesdays from 10.00am to 1.00pm the church will be open and people can call in and have a free hot drink and a chat. There will be books to read, jigsaws etc. Everyone is welcome.

Knit and Natter at St James: Thursday afternoon 2pm – 4pm.

St Thomas’ Coffee Mornings: On the last Friday of the month, 10am – noon.

St James’ Coffee Mornings: On the second Saturday of the month at 11am.

Sacred Music Group at St James: Thursday 2pm – 3pm. Everyone welcome.

Young at Heart Music Group: Meets Tuesday at 1pm at Mytholm Court, Hebden Bridge. Cost £4.00 per session.

The Soup Dragon: Hebden Bridge Methodists on Friday afternoons. 

Calder Grub Hub: Free hot meal and drink for anyone on Wednesday 5.00pm - 7.00pm at Hope Chapel HX7 8EW.