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Write a Song For The Valley – Workshop

June 30th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop with Gareth Davies-Jones Upstairs in Brambles, Towngate, Holmfirth Gareth Davies-Jones, who performs in the Festival on Saturday evening, invites you to assist him in writing a song for the valley and the Festival. You don’t have to be a writer of songs or poems yourself, but Gareth is a visitor to Holmfirth, so will need plenty of insights and contributions from local people. This is a special opportunity to work with a first-rate songwriter and hear the piece performed…

Turn up the volume

June 30th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you a young person with a talent for performing, or with a band, or with some songs to share? If so, then this evening is for you. An opportunity to plug in your amp, get on stage and take to the microphone. Or why not come along to hear others?

Meltham Memories Wartime Weekend 2017

July 1st - July 2nd

Meltham Memories returns the weekend of 1st-2nd July 2017 in Meltham. Take a step back in time to the 1940s and experience a fantastic wartime weekend...... not to be missed! This, our 9th Meltham Memories Wartime Weekend will take place on 1st and 2nd July 2017. This year the whole event will be centred around the village, with the 2 grand marquees in the large main Carlile Carpark. 12,30 on 1st July will see an even grander military parade with…

Reading, Writing and Faith

July 1st @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reading, Writing and Faith – a Conversation with Jessica Malay and Steve Dixon Come and join a conversation about the interface between literature and faith with Professor of English Literature, Jessica Malay, and writer Revd Dr Steve Dixon. Jessica and Steve will talk about the ways that their experiences of reading and writing have played a part in their journeys of faith. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences. The session will end…

Come & Sing Workshop

July 1st @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holme Valley Festival of Faith - Workshop with Gareth Davies-Jones At Holmbridge Church Hall Fancy joining Gareth as a backing vocalist for a few songs at his concert? Come along to learn some harmonies and be ready to join him on stage during his evening performance. This event is limited to twelve people. Please book by contacting Sue Thomson on 01484 687359 or

Family Forest Church

July 1st @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is an invitation to make and create in the midst of God’s creation, with outdoor sharing and cooking on an open fire – with Sarah Branson and Kay Valentine. Suitable for all ages, but please be aware that there are uneven paths throughout the garden and you are advised to wear clothing appropriate for the outdoors.

Will’s O Nats Music Festival – July 2017

July 1st @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Outdoor music festival - please dress for the weather! Misfire Silverthorne Rock Solid All bands are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Entry to the event is free however anyone found eating their own food or consuming their own drinks not pursed from us will be asked to leave and management have the right to refuse entry.

Holmfirth ArtWeek 2017

July 2nd - July 8th

The dates for this years Holmfirh ArtWeek are  Sunday 2nd - Saturday 8th July 2017. HOLMFIRTH ARTWEEK IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT DATES FOR ARTWEEK 2017 Sun 2nd July: 10.00am – 5.00pm Mon 3rd – Fri 7th July: 10.00am – 9.00pm Sat 8th July: 10.00 – 17.00* * (The market closes at 16.00 on Saturday 8th) WHERE IS IT? The main exhibition takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, with additional Fringe venues dotted around the Holmfirth Area. There is…

Le Cote-de-Holme Moss Sportive Weekend 2017 – Holmfirth

July 2nd

Le Cote-de-Holme Moss Sportive Weekend 2017 2nd July 2017 Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Cote-de-Holme Moss Sportive. Organised by Holmfirth Cycling Club in association with The Bridge Public House, Holmbridge, this tough sportive has become established as an annual 'must do' on the sportive calendar. Based at the foot of the iconic Tour de France cat 2 climb, in Holmbridge Village near Holmfirth the sportive heads towards Holmfirth before heading up towards Meltham and Marsden following the route of…

Worship Together – By the river

July 2nd @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Holme Valley Festival of Faith Join us for our monthly 'Worship Together' service with an added twist. We will be taking the service outside today. All our worship together services are highly suitable for all ages. There are specially organised activities for children and young people.

Holmfirth Duck Race 2017

July 2nd @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holmfirth Duck Race 2017 2 July at 11:00–16:00 The Holmfirth Duck Race is a charity event involving the pouring of many, many, MANY plastic ducks (not real ones, we need to stress this!) into the river alongside the Sands recreation ground in sunny Holmfirth. Money raised goes to local charities and good causes in your area. Come on over, enjoy the great British summertime and give us a quack! The annual Holmfirth Duckrace will be held on Sunday 2nd July.…

God Loves Your Dog

July 2nd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dogs play an important part in the lives of many people and lots of families, but usually don’t receive a warm welcome in the life of our churches. This is an opportunity to redress the balance – a short dog walk along the paths and lanes of Hepworth parish, finishing with refreshments at church and a brief reflection on how we can be sure that God loves our dogs. Those without dogs are welcome too as there may be some…

Strawberry & Fizz Afternoon Tea

July 2nd @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stocksmoor Village Hall, Station Road, Stocksmoor £5.00 adult, children free ​Tickets available from Janet Wiltshire on 01484 663123 If you didn’t make it to Holmfirth in the morning (or even if you did!) why not enjoy some good company and a special strawberry tea at another event to launch this year’s Festival? A student or two will be present to share something about their own faith, with the opportunity to ask questions.

Belonging to Team Jesus

July 2nd @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Children are invited to zone in through activity and games in an exploration of living the Jesus way in 2017, while John talks downstairs. Run by Betty Pedley, a former advisor and writer on children in the church, it will be full of exciting activities. Ages 4-11. Booking essential. Contact Sue Thomson on 01484 687359 or

Table Talk

July 3rd @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Call in for an hour or so at a pop-up café and share conversation, company, a cuppa and cake, as we explore with one another some of life’s big, or not so big, questions. Home of Julia Nelson, 7 Crodingley Farm Court, off Thong Lane, ​between Thongsbridge and Netherthong. Please park on Thong Lane or Crodingley

Film Night

July 3rd @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In Becket French playwright Jean Anouilh bent history to his dramatic purpose to create a drama about the profligate and libertine Becket, who found something to live – and die – for. On the screen the film becomes virtually a masterclass in British acting of the time featuring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, both at the height of their power, with Donald Wolfit, John Gielgud and Sian Phillips. With an introduction by Les Walton of St John’s Church.

Rhythm of Life

July 4th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

How many of us struggle to fit everything we think necessary into our lives? Why are we always so busy and stressed? Surely there’s a healthier and happier way to live? Using insights from the New Monastic movement, explore what a balanced life with God might look like for you. Conference Room, Holmbridge Church Hall (use the back doors from the car park) This event is also repeated on 5th July at 7.30pm

A Walk, A Lunch

July 4th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A stroll in and around the village with breaks for prayer and contemplation. Soup lunch served upstairs in the Gallery Room in church afterwards. Donations will be taken towards the cost of the lunch.

Nature’s Invitation

July 4th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and explore faith through nature, with Forest School practitioners, Sarah Branson and Kay Valentine. A two-hour workshop open to children of High School age and adults.​

All of Me – Moving with Prayer in Mind

July 4th @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What does it mean to be fully human? The Christian faith has a great deal to say about this and about how we can be whole. This practical session looks at ways we can live the ‘life in all its fulness’ of which Jesus spoke (John 10.10), keeping our bodies healthy, living mindfully, and feeding our spirits. ​The aim is for you to leave with new tools to use in everyday life and with hope for the future.

‘A Night at the Blitz’ with The Stage Company (Meltham)

July 5th - July 8th

The Stage Company (Meltham) is proud to present this years Summer show ‘A Night at the Blitz’.  The show is performed by our Youth Group, and all parts, both adult and child are portrayed by children whose ages range from 7 years to 15 years.   The story begins in the present day with 4 children, two brothers and two sisters, who visit their great grandma.  They discover a box of wartime artefacts while they are exploring the cellar and as…

Food for Thought

July 5th @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

FREE - donations welcome Enjoy a relaxing lunch and good company in a lovely setting. Hear the experiences of vicars-in-training and ask them questions.

Paul Cookson’s Family Twist

July 5th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At the first Festival of Faith poet, performer and average ukulele player Paul Cookson had children (and teachers) in fits of laughter with his visit to schools across the valley. This time, Paul brings us his Family Twist show so lot’s more poetry and laughter is guaranteed. Like pantomime – but with better rhymes. Also, there’ll be the chance for you to be part of the show – tell a joke, sing a song, dance, do a magic trick, read…

Rhythm of Life

July 5th @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How many of us struggle to fit everything we think necessary into our lives? Why are we always so busy and stressed? Surely there’s a healthier and happier way to live? Using insights from the New Monastic movement, explore what a balanced life with God might look like for you. Conference Room, Holmbridge Church Hall (use the back doors from the car park)How many of us struggle to fit everything we think necessary into our lives? Why are we always…

Table Talk

July 7th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Call in for an hour or so at a pop-up café and share conversation, company, a cuppa and cake, as we explore with one another some of life’s big, or not so big, questions.

Hade Edge Gala 2017

July 8th @ 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Get the date in your diaries !!!
This will be a wonderful fun packed family day so don't miss out !

Rescue Rides (in support of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team)

July 9th

This years Rescue Rides takes place on 9th July. There are 5 Rides to choose from, all starting and finishing at our HQ in Marsden; they include Road and MTB routes plus a family route.

Thurstonland and Stocksmoor Gala

July 9th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thurstonland and Stocksmoor Gala Sunday 9th July - 2pm to 4.30pm Family fun for everyone, lots of stalls, family games, bouncy castle, BBQ, face painting, art and craft tent Entry £1 per adult. Children go free. Thurstonland and Stocksmoor Gala, Thurstonland Cricket Club, Marsh Hall Lane, Thurstonland, HD4 6XD.

Yummy Fest 2017

July 15th - July 16th

Yummy Fest 2017 15th-16th of July 2017 Join us at Yummy Yorkshire on the 15th & 16th July for Yummy Fest 2017. After the success of the 2015 and 2016 Tractor Fest event we are back for 2017 with a new name! Here at Yummy Yorkshire we are gearing up to welcome you all to Yummy Fest 2017, we promise a weekend full of farming fun, food and entertainment. Visitors will be able to enjoy FREE entertainment across the course…

AleAthlon 2017

July 15th @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

WELCOME TO THE UK'S REAL ALEATHLON! TeamOA are proud to present the world famous AleAthlon This is a "race" over 13km throughout the picturesque Holme Valley with our feed stations stocking optional samples of some of Yorkshires Finest Ales (along with all the usual nibbles and snacks). Should you cross the finish line and still be thirsty, we have an amazing after party till late! Beer, Food and Camping! We are happy to say that tickets are NOW on SALE…

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