Events in Heptonstall

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

December 2016

Friday 2 December – Village team trip to Oswaldtwistle Mills

Sunday 4 December – Heptonstall School Christmas Fair, details to follow.

Sunday 18 December – 11am Nativity service in St Thomas’ Church due to planned conservation works in the Methodist chapel.

Sunday 18 December – 6.30pm Village Carol Service at St Thomas’ Church.

Friday 25 December – 9.15am Village Christmas Day Service at St Thomas’ Church.

November 2016

Friday 4 November – 6pm to 10pm, Bowling Club Bonfire Night event. Fire lighting at 7pm.

Thursday 10 November – Village team trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre

Sunday 13 November – 10.30am Village Remembrance Service at St Thomas’ Church.

Saturday 19 November – bellringing from 2pm to 5.15pm approx.

19-20 November – Fair Trade weekend at St Thomas’ Church, hopefully including a light show. Further details to follow.

25-26 November – Heptonstall pantomime is back! Times tbc.

Saturday 26 November – Methodist Christmas Party to be held in St Thomas’ Church due to planned conservation works.

October 2016

Saturday 1 October – bellringing by visiting ringers from Somerset from approx 11.30am to 12.30pm

Wednesday 5 October – Village team trip to Blackpool illuminations and fish and chips tea

Sunday 16 October – 11am Chapel Anniversary Service and Gift Day at St Thomas’ Church

Friday 28 October – bellringing from 2pm to 5.15pm approx.

September 2016
Sunday 4 September – 12.30 – 15.45 approx bell ringing at St Thomas’ Church (this ringing has been specially arranged to mark the centenary of the death in World War 1 of James Hollinrake, who was a bell-ringer at St Thomas’).

4 September – Annual Methodist Chapel Covenant service will be held at St Thomas’ Church, as the chapel is being closed for repairs. All further Methodist services will be held at 11am at the St Thomas’ Church until further notice.

Saturday 10 September – Elton John and Rock Show night at Heptonstall Bowling Club

Friday 16 September – Village team trip to Harrogate Flower Show.

Sunday 18 September – Sunday Swing Hula-Hop at the Bowling and Social Club.

Saturday 24 September – 12 – 3.30pm, organ masterclass at St Thomas’ Church.

Sunday 25 September – 10am Village Harvest Festival at St Thomas’ Church

Sunday 25 September – Dog Show hosted by Keith Donnolly at the Bowling Club all day, with evening show from Shaggy Dog Storytellers Christine Savage-McMahon and Ursula Holden-Gill

Friday 30 September – 10.30am Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Thomas’ Church

August 2016

Saturday 6 August: 15.15 – 18.30 approx bell ringing at St Thomas’ Church (preceded by a short ring from 13.45- 14.00 prior to a wedding service)

Sat 13 Aug, 17.00 – 17.45 the bells will be rung by visiting ringers from St George’s, Stockport

19-20 August – Ted Hughes Festival at St Thomas’ Church. Further details to follow.

Tuesday 23 August – Village team trip to Morecambe with optional afternoon tea in the Midland Hotel

Monday 29 August – Heptonstall Art, Craft and Jumble Trail, 10am to 3pm, route is between the Bowling Club and Silver Street. Extra spaces at Weavers Square and the pubs.

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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