Events in Heptonstall

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More details on local events can be seen by viewing the Events News pages…


July 2016

Saturday 2 July – Heptonstall Fell Race and Heptonstall Festival. This year’s event has a Victorian circus theme.

Thursday 14 July 2016 – The Village Team AGM at 7:00pm in the Social and Bowling Club.


June 2016

2 June 2016 – 7.30pm, Pennine Spring Music Festival concert at St Thomas’ Church, including performance by the Baroque Group.  Programme details can be seen here…

4 June 2016 –  7.30pm, Pennine Spring Music Festival concert at St Thomas’ Church.  Programme details can be seen here…

Saturday 25 June 14.30.-17.45 Peals (approx. 3 hours’ continuous ringing) at St Thomas’ church, Heptonstall.

Sunday 26 June, 10.30am to 11.30am, bell ringing at St Thomas’ church, Heptonstall.

May 2016

7th May – concert by Cantorelli at St Thomas’, time tbc.

7 May 2016 – The Annual Chapel Sponsored Walk – 5 or 10 miles. Everyone is welcome including well-behaved dogs. Meet at Chapel from 1300 for departure at 1330. Tea, sandwiches and cakes as your reward in the Sunday School.  More details here…

Thursday 12 May 10.30- 13.45, Peals (approx. 3 hours’ continuous ringing) at St Thomas’ church, Heptonstall.

15 May 2016 – An Hour or So of Music Hall: Tunes & Tales, Tea & Macaroons brought to you by the Folk Roots & Poetry Roots Team.  More details here…

21st May 2016 – concert by Alyssium at St Thomas’, time tbc.

31 May 2016 – 7.30pm, Pennine Spring Music Festival concert at St Thomas’ Church. Programme details can be seen here…


April 2016

Wednesday 13th April – 2pm, Ladies’ Evening at Heptonstall Chapel.

Saturday 2 April – 2.30-5.45 Bell ringing at St Thomas’ Church.

Saturday 30 April – 7.30pm Race night at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club, pie and peas supper, raffle etc.


March 2016

Wednesday 9th March – 2pm Ladies’ Evening at the Heptonstall Methodist Church

Friday 11th March – 4pm to 6pm, free Easter bonnet workshop at Heptonstall Bowling Club in preparation for the family day

Tuesday 15th March – Easter bonnet workshop as above

Friday 18th March – Easter bonnet workshop as above

Sunday 20th March – 10.30am Weavers Square, start of Heptonstall Fell Race, full details here

Ash Wednesday 23rd March – 7.30pm service at St Thomas’.

Friday 25th March (Good Friday) – 11.45am, shared service with St Thomas’ in the Methodist Chapel, followed by Hot Cross Bun distribution in Weavers’ Square

Good Friday 25th March – 4.30pm Service of Meditation at St Thomas’ Church

Good Friday 25th March  – Pace Egg in Weavers’ Square. Performances at 11.15, 12.30, 14.00. 15.00(Calder High), & 16.00.

Saturday March 26 – Heptonstall’s first family fun day from 11am to 9.30pm. Fun, games and shows at St Thomas Church and the Bowling Club. Have your picture taken on a reproduction of the famous seesaw. See Ben (Mr Bloom) and Mimi in interactive street theatre and workshops. Children’s parade led by the Drum Machine. Circus acts, street performers, maypole dancing. Children’s disco at the bowling club in the evening. A vintage bus will be picking up from Hebden Bridge Picture House and Mytholm Meadows, see timetable.

Easter Sunday 27th March – 10am, Shared service beginning in the Methodist Chapel, followed by procession through the village to St Thomas’ for Holy Communion.



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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