O Heavenly Father, who by thy son Jesus Christ,
has taught us that all our possessions are from thee.
help us to be faithful stewards of our time,
our talents and our wealth,
and to concentrate gladly to thy service a due proportion
of all that thou has given us, and may we have grace,
O lord, to give ourselves to thee in worldly success or
failure, in joy or sorrow, in health or sickness, in life or death.
Take us and make us thine own,
for Jesus Christ’s sake.


Services and News

All of our services are very family friendly – please bring your children along and don’t feel uncomfortable if they want to wander around in the service – we are very laid back at St John’s!

Services are at 9.30am each Sunday

1st  & 2nd Sunday of each month  –  Informal “All Age” Worship

3rd & 4th Sunday  –  Parish Eucharist Service

When a fifth Sunday occurs in a month we have a single parish service at 10.00am in one of the churches in the parish . 



 We are collecting dry & tinned foods, sanitary items, toiletries and the like as well as warm coats for the Halifax Food Bank. If you can help please bring your donations to Church and Steve will deliver them to St Ebinezer’s.

If you would like to give to the Church by standing order please contact either one of the Church Wardens or Jane Shelton. We constantly struggle to make financial ends meet and any assistance which can be offered would be greatly appreciated.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with the maintenance of the Church grounds. If you could spare an hour or two per month please contact Steve or Donna.

Parish magazine: if you would like to subscribe to Ryburn Link please contact one of the churchwardens who will arrange for you to be added to the circulation list.

Who We Are

St John’s is one of 4 churches in the parish of Ripponden with Rishworth & Barkisland with West Scammonden in the Diocese of Leeds. The congregation varies in age from about 3 months to over 80 years.

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Contact Details

Vicar: Revd Chris Ball
Tel: 01422 822239

Locally Ordained Minister: Revd Carol Hirst
Tel: 01422 363095
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Where We Are

You can find us on Godly Lane in the pretty Pennine village of Rishworth.
See the How to find us page of the web site


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Contact Us

St John’s Church,
Godly Lane,
Sowerby Bridge,
HX6 4QR,

Telephone: 01422 822239
Fax: 01422 825863