St John the Divine Rastrick

This Weeks Newsletter

There will be Morning Prayer Tuesday to Saturday live on Facebook at 8.30 am and then recorded for use later. Click here for a link
Find out more about our Church Organ Appeal – Click Here

Read all the reports about the life of the church presented at the latest parish meeting APCM Booklet 2022

Welcome to our church of St John the Divine, Rastrick. We seek to be a vibrant Christian family at the heart of our local community in and around Rastrick. We have a diverse congregation, with people of all ages, families of different shapes and sizes, and single people too. Our worship is varied, embracing old and new, formal and informal, including words, music, silence and action. We value the service of Holy Communion and Bible based teaching. You will find a warm welcome at any of our services, and we look forward to meeting you. All are welcome, always.
Rev’d Michelle Petch, Vicar
Rev’d Michelle Petch
Tel: (01484) 710538
e-mail : [email protected]
With my prayers and every blessing


Safeguarding Policy 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

Mara - How can we help in difficult times?

The Safe House provides a haven for 36 girls whose local school is closed at present. Melina explains that to educate the girls, they would have to hire teachers. As a substitute, they could access programmes on TV if they could buy a satellite decoder. But they haven’t any funds other than for basic necessities. Oriel (Tel 719352) will be very pleased to forward any contributions towards this important work that is funded by the Leeds Diocese. Donations from taxpayers can be Gift Aided.

A message from Brighouse Central Foodbank

Over the next few weeks we are collecting tins of bolognese, mince beef, chicken in
white sauce, and packets of powdered mash potato, any tins, or packet food. Plastic carrier bags are always
needed for the distribution of food.

All donations would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the basket in church, or donations of money can be made to the Foodbank

Prayer for our church

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