Facilities and features

Accessibility

There are ladies and gentlemen`s toilets, unisex toilets for small children and two accessible toilets.

There are two baby changing facilities, one on each level of the church. One is in a room dedicated to this purpose only; one is in a room shared with an accessible toilet.

There is parking on site for approximately 15 cars, with two entrances/exits.

There are two accessible toilets, one on each level of the church.

The church centre has three entrances, all accessible from where cars are parked - ie no steps or significant ramps.


Our Building

The church centre is open 8am until at least 6pm (mostly later) every weekday and every Sunday. On Saturdays it is open 8.30am until at least 1pm. Whilst at any given moment the worship area may be in use for other purposes, there is always at least one part of the building available for private prayer. The vicarage is on the same site and, whether the church is open or shut, people are welcome to call at the vicarage and the vicar will be happy to open the church and/or assist in any other way needed.


Music and Worship


Groups, Courses and Activities

Children from Year 5 through the whole of secondary school are welcome to attend Club Night 5.30-7pm every Tuesday

Mirfield After-School club runs from St Richard`s Centre Monday-Friday throughout term-time. Contact [email protected] for more details.

ALPHA courses are run as needed and at least once every year

Bible studies take place 10.45am every Thursday through the year

Nit and Natter runs 1pm on Tuesdays

Community events are held periodically to mark special occasions, festivals and just to celebrate the community. These are always all age events. For example, before Christmas we always have a celebration lunch for the community; at Easter, an Easter Egg hunt and entertainment; around Shrove Tuesday, a pancake night; for Royal events, celebration tea parties; and periodically we hold `cultural experience nights` where we invite members of non-Anglo Saxon communities (Poles, West Africans, Pakistanis, Afro-Caribbeans etc) to share some of their music, culture, food and stories.

Community group

Exercise classes (suitable for older people) are held 11am on Wednesdays.
Line Dancing is held 1pm every Monday.
Terry`s School of Dance (for young people) runs every Monday 3.30-6.30pm and Saturday 8.30am-1pm
Birmingham Irish Boxing Club runs 6.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11am on Saturdays
Tae Kwon Do runs 7pm every Thursday.

Throughout every half term and holiday, Monday-Friday Mirfield After-School club runs a holiday club from St Richard`s Centre. Contact [email protected] for more details.

New Friendships is a self help club that runs 6-9pm every Thursday for those who suffer from mental health issues.

Mirfield Nursery runs from St Richard`s Centre Monday-Friday throughout all term-times. Contact [email protected] for more details.


Help for Visitors

Free wifi

The church centre is open 8am until at least 6pm (mostly later) every weekday and every Sunday. On Saturdays it is open 8.30am until at least 1pm. The vicarage is on the same site and, whether the church is open or shut, people are welcome to call at the vicarage and the vicar will be happy to open the church and/or assist in any other way needed. Rooms in the church can be hired until 10pm Monday-Thursday, until 11pm Friday-Sunday.


Other Features

A digital projector is available for hire.

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There is a Main Hall available for hire (with kitchen and ancillary facilities). Sit down events for up to 160 are possible in this hall; capacity otherwise is 200. The multi-use worship area can also be hired for a variety of purposes (capacity of 100); likewise the Community Lounge (capacity 50). Alternatively, the latter two areas can function as one large area (capacity 150). A smaller kitchen (suitable for light refreshments only) serves these two areas and this can also be hired. A small lounge (comfortable for 8) is also available for hire. There are other areas that can be hired upon special request and the generously sized grounds (with plenty of grass) can also be enjoyed by all who use the building. Bouncy castles can be erected in the Main Hall or in the grounds.