People: Ministry at S.Mary's
The Elland Parishes are recognised by the Diocese of Wakefield as exercising collaborative ministry, enabled by a Core Group in each church. The Parish is part of a cluster with the Parishes of S.Andrew, Stainland and S.Mary Magdalene, Outlane, and with S.Thomas Greetland and West Vale, within the Deanery of Brighouse and Elland. We are also members of Elland and District Churches Together.
The Pastoral Team:
Rector, Rural Dean of the Brighouse and Elland Deanery, Surrogate and Voluntary Hospice Chaplain: Canon David Burrows
Honorary Assistant Priests: Fr.Philip Chadwick 01422 373298 & Canon Michael Haynes
Associate Priests: Fr.Rodney Chapman (Vicar of Stainland with Outlane)
Fr.Terry Swinhoe (Priest in Charge of Greetland)
The Rev'd Lesley Cheetham serves as Lead Chaplain to Overgate Hospice.
Please contact the Clergy if you wish to talk about baptisms, banns or weddings, funeral arrangements, spiritual care for those in Hospital or Hospice, Holy Communion for the housebound or those in Residential Care, house blessings, or ...anything else we might be able to help you with!
Requests for prayers may be sent to Fr.David by e-mail, and will be offerred as part of the Parish's ministry of prayer. Please use the 'Contact Us' link at the top of the main page.
The S.Mary's Prayer:
Lord, help us to build your Church in Elland,
not of stones but of people;
with faith and love, hope and unity.
To increase your kingdom on earth and to do your will today and always,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.