Church Clock: Thanks And Update

clockA short note to express our thanks for the very kind donations we have received towards the cost of the clock repairs, and also to update everyone about where we are with the repairs, and when we can expect them to take place.

When the clock had its annual inspection in May serious defects were found. Parts of the clock barrel were loose, and the thread of the screws holding it were stripped, and therefore ineffective. Because this part is integral to the winding system, this could fail and damage the clock, and, more seriously, the person winding the clock. So the engineer made it safe by letting the weights run down and, clearly, left instructions that it remain so until such time as repairs had been undertaken. The total cost of the repairs will be £894.00.

Once this became known, many individuals, the Kildwick Parish Meeting and the Farnhill Parish Council have all kindly made donations towards the cost. We are delighted that the sum raised through these gifts amounts to £795.00. We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to you all and are immensely grateful for your generosity.

Dates for your Diary – July to November 2016

Mon 25th Jul 7.00pm Prayers for the Parish & World Church (Parish Rooms)

Tue 9th Aug 2.30pm PCC Standing Committee meeting (Parish Rooms)

Sat 20th Aug 2.30pm CMS/Jigsaw Kids Ministries Cream Teas (Parish Rooms)

Mon 22nd Aug 7.00pm Prayers for the Parish & World Church (Parish Rooms)

Sun 4th Sep 6.00pm Showing of film ‘Closure’ (Parish Rooms)

Sun 11th Sep 12 noon Church open as part of Heritage Open Days weekend

Mon 12th Sep 6.30pm Kildwick School governors meeting (School)

Tue 13th Sep 6.30pm PCC meeting (Parish Rooms)

Thu 15th Sep 7.30pm Deanery Synod meeting (St Matthew’s Church, Wilsden)

Sun 18th Sep pm Visit by Friends of Bradford Cathedral

Tue 20th Sep 2.00pm CDFC Grief & Loss Support Group review meeting (Parish

Wed 21st Sep 7.00pm The Message of St Paul, Part 1 with Michael Hardin

Thu 22nd Sep 7.00pm The Message of St Paul, Part 2 with Michael Hardin

Sat 24th Sep 9.30am Being a Peace Church with Michael Hardin

Fri 30th Sep 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church for Harvest

Sun 2nd Oct 10.00am Harvest Festival Family Communion

Tue 11th Oct 7.00pm Bradford Episcopal Area Forum meeting

Sun 16th Oct 10.30am CDFC One World Week service (St Peter’s Church)

Mon 17th Oct 10.30am CDFC Care Homes Worship Teams annual meeting

Sun 13th Nov Remembrance Sunday

Sat 26th Nov 10.00am St Andrew’s Fair (Church & Parish Rooms)


Summer Fair Saturday 25 June, 12 noon to 3.00pm

Our Grand Summer Fair takes place THIS Saturday from 12 noon to 3.00pm on the church green, in the church, in the school and in the Parish Rooms.  It promises to be another exciting community event for all the family.

2016 Poster JPG


Crosshills Almanac from 1868


St. Andrew’s clock is broken

Those of you who live near the church building will have noticed that our ancient (1709) clock is not chiming at the moment. This is because, at the annual service, the engineer identified a damaged click pawl and barrel assembly which requires removal of the barrel assembly and repair at the company’s workshops. As you can imagine this will not be cheap. The PCC are looking for ways to pay for the repair so keep a look out for the opportunities we’ll be giving you to help repair this important and much appreciated part of community life 🙂

Dates for your Diary – May to July 2016

Sun 1st May 6.00pm Easter Service of Thanksgiving for Departed Family & Friends

Thu 5th May ASCENSION DAY 7.30pm Holy Communion

Sat 7th – Sat 14th May Christian Aid Week

Sat 7th May 3.00pm Visiting ringers from Halifax Archdeaconry Guild of Ringers

Tue 10th May 7.30pm Archdeacon’s Visitation (Keighley Shared Church)

Sun 15th May DAY OF PENTECOST 10.00am Parish Communion with prayer for renewal

Wed 18th May 7.30pm Deanery Synod (Keighley Shared Church)

Fri 20th May 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church

Fri 27th May 7.30pm The Mystery of Everything, Session 1 (Parish Rooms)

Sat 28th May 9.30am The Mystery of Everything Sessions 2-5 (Parish Rooms)

Wed 1st Jun 7.30pm CDFC Annual Meeting (St Peter’s Church, Cross Hills)

Fri 10th Jun 2.45pm Kildwick School collective worship in church

Sun 12th Jun Various Queen’s 90th birthday celebration

Sat 25th Jun 12 noon Summer Fair

Sat 16th Jul 7.30pm Concert by The Epiphany Singers