Events in Heptonstall

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October 2015

31 October – Hallowe’en Party at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club


Tuesday 3 November – Heptonstall Village team trip to see the ceramic poppies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Pick up at Heptonstall 10.30.

Friday 6 November – Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club Bonfire, fire will be lit at 7pm, with fireworks later.

Sunday 8 November – 10.30am, Village Remembrance Service at the Methodist Chapel.

Sunday 8 November – 4pm Service of confirmation at St Thomas. Jonathan, Bishop of Huddersfield, will be confirming candidates.

Saturday 14 November – Heptonstall Light Show in the old church at 8pm. Musicians and a raffle. Refreshments in St Thomas’ Church. Fundraiser for the Overgate Hospice.

Saturday 21 November – 11.30am onwards, Christmas Fair at the Methodist Sunday School, lunches available.

Sunday 22 November – 2pm to 5pm, Dapper Dan Tea Dances at Heptonstall Bowling and Social Club. £5 a ticket, children and carers free.

20 – 22 November – Traidcraft Weekend at St Thomas’ Church, including an exhibition of Christian art by Emma Horsfield. The exhibition will be on display until the New Year. Friday, 7pm to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Thursday 26 November – Heptonstall Village Team Trip to Bents Garden Centre, Warrington. Pick up Heptonstall 10am.

Saturday 28 November – Hepton Singers concert at 7.30pm at St Thomas’ Church. Music from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Tickets £9/£6/£1 for under 18s.

December 2015

Saturday 5 December  – Christmas Lights Switch On – More details…

Saturday 5 December – Family Christmas Party at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club

Sunday 13 December – 4pm. Christingle service at St Thomas’ Church.

Tuesday 15 December – Heptonstall Christmas lunch at the Bowling Club organised by Heptonstall Village Team.

Thursday 17 December – 9.30am Christmas Carol Concert at the St Thomas’ Church. This is the school event but all are welcome.

Thursday 17 December – meet 7pm at St Thomas’ Church for carol singing around the village.

Friday 18 December – 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight at the Cross Inn with the Three Valleys Gospel Choir (this is a change from the planned event at the Bowling Club).

Saturday 19 December – Heptonstall Village Team trip to see Peter Pan at Bridlington Spa. Coach leaves at 9.30am. Booking essential before 26 November.

Sunday December 20th – 10.45 am. the Nativity Service at the Methodist Church. All children welcome to join in. Extra shepherds and angels always welcome. Costumes provided.

Sunday December 20th – Children’s Christmas Party at the Cross Inn, 3pm. Fun, food and Santa for the young folk of Heptonstall and surrounding areas. Tickets £5. Happy Christmas everyone.

Sunday 20th December – 6.30 pm Village Carol Service at St Thomas’

Christmas Eve – 11am Crib service aimed at children at St Thomas’.


Christmas Eve – 11.30pm. Midnight service at St Thomas’.

Christmas Day – the Joint Christmas Day Service is at the Methodist Church at 9.30 am.

Sunday 27 December – 9.15am the morning service is a joint service at St. Thomas.

March 2015

The first Heptonstall Family Day on Saturday March 26 (the day after Pace Egg). Lots of fun planned.

4 thoughts on “Events in Heptonstall

  1. Hi there! Heptonstall Festival returns on Saturday 20th September this year – and the team are working really hard to build on the amazing event last year. Check back here for festival news soon!

  2. Events in Heptonstall seem to be getting bigger and bigger and some consideration needs to be given to the people who live here. The focus seems to be about getting people from further afield to attend these events without a thought for some of the people who just want a quiet existence who live here. As for the bonfire at the club – that now seems to have a reputation for causing anarchy in the village. There were smashed beer bottles outside my front door following this ‘event’. A balance is needed between the needs of the village and the need to hold these large scale events. The village used to have small scale events for the people who lived here, now it has got out of hand. Interestingly, the village team seem to be deciding on behalf of the rest of the village what we want and need. Think about the people who have been here the longest and whether what the new influx wants is always entirely appropriate. Thank you

    • Thank you for your thoughts. I’d like to clarify that the Village Team’s aims are to provide events and social opportunities solely for the older parish residents and other members of our Heptonstall community, and that we’re not providing either large scale events or inviting in people from farther afield. We consult with our older residents/past residents on an ongoing basis about what they would like to do. We’ve discovered that it’s been very positive for a lot of our isolated elders to be able to catch up with old friends and natter about their shared past. Please look at the Team’s aims and objectives which you can find on this site under Community, or the most recent Heptonstall Newsletter also explains the reasoning behind our activities as well as reporting on our various small social events. Hopefully this will reassure you.
      Jacky Kelly, on behalf of Heptonstall Village Team.

  3. Hello, I’d love to come to the Foster Wood service on May 3rd at 8am. On the poster at May’s shop it says you can meet on Popples Common beforehand if you’re not sure where to go. Please could you clarify where on Popples and at what time. Thankyou, Pippa Allen.

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