We are a team of seven churches working together to make Christ known in, and serve the people of, the Holme Valley. There is a renewed sense of excitement about the gospel and about what God is doing in this valley. We would love you to be part of that!
On this site you will find general information about our Team and upcoming events. There are pages for each of our churches with links to individual websites where you can find out even more.
If you’re unsure which church is closest to you, just enter your postcode and in the church finder and let the internet do the rest!
May God bless on your journey
A festival celebrating Christian Faith is a first for the Holme Valley. Here’s an opportunity for communities across the Valley to meet together to celebrate an aspect of our national and cultural heritage, an occasion for Christians to say something specific about being a people of faith living in this community, but most importantly it is about a wide invitation, warm hospitality and celebration for all.
The Festival of Faith running from 26th June until 4th July comprises 23 distinct events which will be staged over nine days both indoors and out; with entertainers and leaders. There will be times for reflection and questioning for laughter and for sharing, for singing, drinking and eating together.
There is still more work to be done in local parishes and across the team as we put on each one of these events. We need local volunteers to help host our guests, staff the events and churches to work together to deliver this festival of faith. If you are able to offer any support please contact your local churchwarden or alternatively Mrs Sue Thomson on 01484 687359.
Very soon there will be a festival brochure available in the local community. It will detail the events that are happening. Each day there will be a daily hub in Holmfirth Parish Church. Also the new website will go live on 1 June. http://www.holmevalleyfestivaloffaith.org
The festival looks fantastic please support it, come to the events and most importantly invite your friends.
The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs (aged 53), has been Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester for the last 16 years. Before that he was Chaplain at Basle with Freiburg-im-Breisgau, in the Diocese of Europe from 1992-98.
Jonathan says: “I am delighted to be coming to Yorkshire and to be joining the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales at this exciting time. Toni and I are thrilled to be moving to such a great part of the world, with a wealth of culture in its towns and cities as well as beautiful villages and countryside. I am looking forward to working with the other members of the Diocesan team to build up the life of our churches both numerically and spiritually and to contributing to the life of the rich and diverse community in West Yorkshire. I am also very partial to a pint of Timothy Taylor’s “Landlord” and am looking forward to getting to know some more of the local brews!”
Jonathan is married to Toni. They have three children, Harriet (24) who is married to Matthew Curry, Edward (21) and Thomas (18).