Welcome to St. Bartholomew’s Church

Ripponden Parish Church

Our Priest in charge is Reverend Stephen Southgate. Stephen can be contacted on 01422 822239 or email priest.ripponden@outlook.com

St Bartholomew’s Church is open for worship every Sunday at 9.30am         The 1st & 3rd  Sundays in the month are Parish Communion. The 2nd Sunday of the month is  Morning Worship. The 4th Sunday is usually Parish Communion.

Church is booked each morning (except Tues) 9 – 10am for private prayer.

There is a 10.30am Holy Communion Service on Wednesdays followed by coffee.


Christmas Services 2023

Sunday 17th December 9.30am Parish Eucharist

Thursday 21st December 7.30pm – Lessons and Carols

Sunday 24th December 5.30pm – Christingle Service

Monday 25th December at 9.30am – Christmas Day Eucharist


Our Riverside Cafe is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Everyone welcome. For more details see our groups & clubs page.

Our Community Cafe is open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Everyone welcome. Children’s corner. Why not call in for a cuppa? Or bring any crafts down to do.

Little Fishes is now running on the second Monday of the month, 9.30am in Church

In case of an emergency contact Neville Ingrey, Churchwarden on 824192 or email ingrey.neville3@gmail.com

A number of national online resources can be found on (https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online) including weekly streamed services and daily audio and prayers.

We send out our weekly news sheet with the week’s bible readings, prayers and notices, as a way to keep in touch with everybody. If you would like to receive a copy please email Julie, Parish Administrator, at julieatchurchoffice@gmail.com.

Please also email Julie for any Wedding or Christening enquiries on julieatchurchoffice@gmail.com or phone 01422 823047


St Bartholomew’s is a Church of England church in the village of Ripponden, West Yorkshire, on the edge of the Pennines, and boasts both beautiful scenery and a vibrant community.

 The church’s worship is traditional, middle of the road Anglican, with regular services on Sundays and Wednesdays, using both Common Worship for the main Sunday morning service and  the midweek said Communion.  The Book of Common Prayer  is used for Evensong on the first Sunday of the month.

 It is a large, beautiful Church, comfortably able to seat 300 people.

 The church has a wide range of groups for every age.  We have a varied social calendar including, amongst other things, musical concerts , the annual Christmas Craft Fair, the annual duck race and garden party and stalls at the Rush-bearing Festival.  You can see full  details of groups and events on our web site.

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The church is also a popular venue for Christenings and Weddings.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you enjoy your visit and find the information and news about our faith, work and village life in Ripponden useful.

We will be ensuring that news and events are updated  so keep checking the site. If you can help with fundraising donations then this is where you will find detail.

We have recently added some stunning images of our stained glass windows to the gallery, which we hope you will enjoy viewing.

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Safeguarding at St Bartholomew’s
At St. Bartholomew’s we seek to promote and maintain a safe, caring environment that protects and promotes the welfare of all children, young people and adults.
Our church adopts the Church of England House of Bishops policy statement ‘Promoting A Safer Church’.
All contact details for Safeguarding can be found displayed in the church entrance.

Jane Ingrey is our Safeguarding Officer  and can be contacted on 01422 824192                                 The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors are :- Jenny Leccardi  on 07872 005189 and Narinder Lyon on 07872 005309

The policy statement ‘Promoting A Safer Church’ can be found on our Safeguarding page

St Bart’s is also a drop off point for food items for the homeless and Halifax Food Bank

Patterns and advice available for items for Calderdale Royal’s Neonatal Department – hats & blankets in red, amber and green.

Come along and get involved! 

Click  to visit the Pilgrimages and Retreats link

Click to visit the Diocese new Renewal and Reform programme

Click to visit St.John’s Church, Rishworth website

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