Services and meetings


Sunday 3rd December

Advent 1

11am Joint Benefice Toy Service

Tues 5th
9.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 10th December

Advent 2

11am Parish Communion

Sunday 17th December

Advent 3

5.30pm Carol Service with Clayton West Chorus

Tues 19th
9.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 24th December

Advent 4

11am Parish Communion

4pm Messy Church

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Sunday 31st December

The First Sunday of Christmas

11am Joint Benefice Parish Communion


December letter

New Priest-in-charge

The main news item in the parish this month is that the appointment of a new Priest-in-charge has been made. The official announcement says, ‘The Rt Revd Nicholas Baines, the Bishop of Leeds is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Sarah Farrimond, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Birchencliffe, St Philip the apostle and St Cuthbert Birkby, as Clergy Development Officer and Priest-in-charge of High Hoyland, Scissett and Clayton West in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area’.

We look forward to welcoming Sarah and her family to the parishes. The licensing will take place at St Augustine’s church at 7.30pm on Monday 26th February 2018.

Other news is that the Church of England has launched a new website that you might want to have a look at www.churchofengland.org A lot of research has gone into this site to make it user friendly and to help Christians grow in faith. It is simple to navigate with a good search engine. There is a section called Our faith that explains Christianity in an engaging way with new videos and Faith in action films that bring to life the missional work of the Church. There is also a streamlined Prayer and worship section, and a new Life events section that clearly explains baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals as well as vocations. Finally there is a new A Church Near You section making it easier to find your local church.

As we approach Christmas the section GodWithUs: Your Christmas Journey has been designed to help us explore what the Christmas story might mean in our own lives in a practical and realistic way. Moments of peace and quiet reflection are not always easy to come by in December, but this section is there to help us make the most of such moments, whenever we can.

My hope and prayer is that this well thought out website will help Christians to grow in faith and give those exploring Christianity the opportunity to know the love of Jesus Christ in their lives. Meanwhile, back in the parish, a very warm welcome awaits you in St Augustine’s church, Scissett not only at Christmas but all the year round.

Every blessing,


St. Augustine's  Church



Work has begun to transform 1000sqm of land to the north of the church, into a community orchard and vegetable plots. We need your help to clear the ground and tame a hedge.

Open to all adults.

Contact David Currie

01924 279295







For everyone to come and join in.

Craft making, story telling, singing

and lots of fun to be had.

Followed by a meal together