The Parish Church of St Philip the Apostle, Birchencliffe, Birchencliffe
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Welcome to St Philips. When the church was built in 1877 it was at the hub of Birchencliffe village life. Now it stands on the busy Halifax Road (A629) and is just minutes from Junction 24 of the M62. As traffic passes St Philips at 40 mph it’s so easy to miss this beautiful Victorian Church. Ours is a small church with a big heart. It is home to a lively community, aged 0 – 90+ years.
We meet for worship at 9:30am every Sunday morning. During term time we also have a 9:30am service on a Wednesday morning. During the week there’s lots going on for people of all ages, including Mothers' Union, Men’s Fellowship, Tea dances, , Concerts, Coffee and Chat Group, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers…………and an annual Pantomine. Sadly we are not able to leave our church unlocked during the week. Please contact us if you'd like to look inside and we’ll be happy to arrange for someone to meet you and show you around. You can park in our Community Centre car park in Briarlyn Road (off Birchencliffe Hill Road) and then walk down the path on the left of the Centre to the main road. Once you enter our gates you can forget the traffic and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our well cared for churchyard which has lovely views over farm land. We hope we have the opportunity to offer you a warm Yorkshire welcome.
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- Regular Services
Wheelchair accessible toilets
Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge
(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Various courses - please contact us for details
|Parish Community Centre in Briarlyn Road (opposite church) Main Hall (seats 200)with stage. Community Rooms. Disabled access to all areas. Off road car parking with disabled spaces. To hire - please contact Centre Manager, Ken Shaw 01484 312530|
The current editor is: SARAH FARRIMOND