WELCOME to The Minster Church of St. John the Baptist Halifax
The ancient stones of Halifax Minster have born witness to the Christian faith in West Yorkshire for some 900 years through times of great celebration and sorrow.
It’s a natural gathering space for both visitors to the town and Borough, and a place which reaches out to the people of Aachen in Germany, and Kowack Cathedral in Tanzania.
It is rich in heritage, and offers daily worship alongside a huge cultural and educational events program. It is the spiritual home to the Duke of Wellington Regiment, now subsumed into the Yorkshire Regiment.
If you’re in the area please come and visit us, and if you are looking for a community to join, volunteering opportunities, and somewhere to worship, then come and check us out!
Christmas Message from The Bishop of Leeds
We’ve made a short film celebrating what we do, who we are and the wonder of Christmas here in our new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales….http://youtu.be/6iSuQFHnd6E
Please share this.
Message from Bishop Nick:
This is not mere sentiment, but is a hope and prayer that can be lived out all over this diocese. Our churches and communities, captivated by the Jesus who came among us as one of us, live out God’s reckless invitation where they are. In our schools, colleges and hospitals, in our prisons, shops and churches, in hospices, clubs and societies, we will re-tell the story of God surprising earth with heaven.
In our first Christmas as a new diocese let us celebrate with joy the generosity of God – then live it out for the sake of those among whom we live and serve.
Rt Revd Nick Baines
Bishop of Leeds