Christ Church Moldgreen, together with our sister church, St James Rawthorpe forms a benefice in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We are part of the Church of England (Anglican) denomination and our worship is evangelical in style. Our Vicar, the Rev'd Charlotte Cheshire is happy to answer any questions you may have about us. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Due to the restrictions imposed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to offer groups for children and young people, and unfortunately we are also not allowed to provide our usual assortment of toys for younger children. However, parents are welcome to bring their own toys (we ask that they be cleaned beforehand) and do their best to keep their children physically near to their seats. Parents are welcome to bring prams, carseats, or portable playpens to have beside them and the sides persons will assist with ensuring physical distancing of chairs is amended accordingly.
Our young people's group meets every second and fourth Sunday for activities, stories and games with occasional special trips out to local attractions. Our children's workers are fully qualified Special Needs teachers currently working in education and DBS checked. For younger children and babies, we have a large play pen in the main room and plenty of toys.
HOW WE WORSHIP
We are an open evangelical parish. Services are based on Common Worship and the music is led by a contemporary worship group with vocalists, guitar, flute and drums. We sing a mixture of contemporary songs and hymns. Microphones are used and we have a hearing loop. Songs are projected on a big screen and words to services are available in printed booklets.
Our church is family friendly and wheelchair accessible with level access to the main doors, a wheelchair ramp to the second door and a disabled toilet. There is disabled parking available. We particularly welcome children with additional needs and autism and won't bat an eyelid if you need to move around during the service or if children make a joyful (or otherwise) noise!
ABOUT OUR VICAR
The Rev'd Charlotte Cheshire is Priest in Charge of our two churches, Christ Church Moldgreen and St James Rawthorpe. She is also Anglican Chaplain to the University of Huddersfield, coordinating the MultiFaith Centre on campus. Rev'd Charlotte is passionate about inclusion because her young son has multiple complex needs so she understands first hand how difficult it can be to bring him to church. Last year, she was interviewed by the Ex-Cluded team in Lichfield Diocese and in the attached video is speaking to the Rev'd Zoe Heming on how we can make our churches more accessible to special needs families.