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All Church services have been suspended until further notice
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VICAR VACANCY - FOR ALL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS contact the Church Wardens David Marshall (718182) or Hilary Cartwright (537399)

A Vacancy Prayer for St. Johns and St, Matthews

Heavenly Father, we are Christ’s body, and your Holy Spirit is the head of the Church. We commit to work together in harmony as two sister churches, seeking to understand and to listen to one another.

Guide us through this interregnum so that we take wise decisions, make inspired plans and grow, both in numbers and as Your disciples. We commit to walking alongside You as we seek a new priest, One whom You have equipped to lead us at this time in our history, One whom we are able to bless in return. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Keeping in Touch

Being on your own is not easy! Being with someone else is not always easy! Sometimes there are things we need to confidentially share, but where do we go? Whilst this time of lockdown continues I will make myself available in the afternoons 2 till 4 to take any phone calls. (And at any time for emergencies)

If you have spiritual need - please call.

If you are alone and would like some company -please call.

If you would just like to hear another voice – please call.

I don’t have many answers but who knows together we might be able to make things a little better.

Revd. Stephen 716053


Under the present restrictions the following groups will be suspended until further notice
Wednesday Nighters, Community Lunches, Lent Lunches, Parent and Toddlers, Knit and Natter, Community Cinema and the Reminiscent Cinema.
Normal Sunday Services 7.45am and 11.00am, Weekday service - Friday at 7:30am 

HOME GROUP - Study, Prayer, Reflection, Fellowship and Support Mondays 7:30 at Shirleys home 50 Archbell Avenue call 01484-714209 or for more information contact Alan 077560355591

Other groups: Beer & Banter, Mothers Union, Pantomime Society, Rucksack Club, Parent & Toddlers

BRIGHOUSE CENTRAL FOODBANK Thank you for the extra donations you have given for Christmas. Over the next few weeks the foodbank are collecting sachets of powdered mash, tins of meat, fish and vegetables, tins of evaporated milk and toilet rolls. Your gifts of food and toiletries are always so gratefully received. Any donations to the basket at the back of church are very welcome. Plastic carrier bags are always needed to distribute the food from the foodbank. Thank you for your continuing support.

A MESSAGE FROM FOCUS4HOPE who say they have an ongoing need for egg boxes and tinned food, which can be placed in a bin outside the back door of Town Hall Dental. Monetary donations are very, very welcome. [She explained that Brighouse Foodbank and Focus4Hope are different organisations although they pool resources. One primarily serves the homeless and unemployed, the other primarily serves the elderly and disabled.] 

Permit Parking near Brighouse Station Have you ever been late for the train because you couldn't park your car? Convenient parking at St Johns church car park (200 yards from this station). Reserved parking space. Secure parking with CCTV security.Payments on a weekly rolling contract. Certain Saturdays are negotiable. No overnight parking. For more information regarding availability and pricing contact 

Safeguarging Poilicy St Johns is committed to the safeguarding of Young People and Vulnerable Adults.  The Parochial Church Council has based its policy on the Church of England's policies and best practice on Safeguarding. The policy is updated annually and can be found here


God of Mission who alone brings growth to your Church,
Send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning,
Wisdom to our actions, And power to our witness.
Help our Church to grow in numbers,
In spiritual commitment to you,

And in service to our local community,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen































If you would like more information regarding anything at St Johns please do not hesitate to contact