christmas services

St John the Divine Rastrick

On Sunday 23rd January we celebrate with a Holy Communion service worship led by Rev Michelle Petch – All most welcome

For those unable to attend church at that time click here for the Church of England online services.

This Weeks Newsletter: Click Here
Midweek Service of Holy Communion at 10:30 am
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – St Matthews
2nd & 4th Wednesdays – St Johns
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

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


If you’ve got questions about life and the Christian faith and are looking for answers, then why not make a Start this new year? Come along to these informal mornings (with food !) and learn more about God, Jesus, and the journey of life in six sessions starting 15th January 

Saturday Mornings 10 – 12 @ St Matthews Rastrick

For more information call Rev. Michelle 01484- 710538

Or email: [email protected]

Got questions? Looking for answers?

Start Poster

Try a new Start in 2022 – ALL WELCOME

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

The foodbank has been very busy over the Christmas and New Year and is in
need of donations to replenish the depleted stocks.
Donations of tinned meals, household cleaning products, biscuits, coffee,
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