Our Community

For over 195 years Christ Church has been at the center of the town, even today the church is still serving the Parish.Below you will find details of how we are doing this.

Sowerby Bridge's "Community Support Hub"

Following the Boxing Day Floods in 2015, Christ Church have been working with Calderdale Council and now work in partnership to open as  the Community Support Hub for recovery from disasters should the need arise.  We take part in simulation exercises each year and if activated, important information will appear on our Facebook page and Website.

Below are some pictures of how we acted as the hub following the floods on Boxing Day 2015

Some of the Many people Bishop Jonathan visits Sorting Some of the Team Morning meeting

The Community Garden Project

Are you interested in gardening and meeting new people, and you want to grow food or flowers but have little or no space?  If so we are trying to improve the look of the churchyard, which is located at the center of the town's conservation area.

Each year since we launched our community garden project in 2015, we provide a shallow raised bed for herbs or salad and a deeper tub for the community to use.  Anyone is welcome to come and "potter"in the veg patch at the side of the tower: to water, weed and then to share in the harvest.

 We meet as the Community Garden Group on the 1st Saturday in the month, to manage the bigger jobs in the churchyard needing more hands. Calderdale Council help us with the walls, graves and trees but we'd love more help with  weeding, pruning and maintaining the visibility of all the fantastic memorial inscriptions. 

If you want to join us and help in any way, with as much or little time as you have  please email Helen Pedley, Helen@christchurchsb.org.uk for more details

Planting Tidying the church yard Growing


Community Events

Over the course of the year, we hold many community events, from holding our weekly coffee mornings on a Tuesday and Saturday, both from 10am to taking part in Rushbearing, Heritage Open Day and Christmas Fairs.  Where possible we also work with the traders and businesses within the town, check our dairy dates to see what we are doing and when


Advertising your event

Because of our location, the railings around church are an ideal place to advertise your community or charity event, unfortunately we are unable to host any commercial banners, we also have to abide by some advertising rules as well as rules the PCC have stipulated, this includes restrictions on the size of banners we can host.  Full details can be found on our banner application form. We do charge a small fee to host your banner, and the PCC reserve the right to remove any unauthorised banner

One side of the Church Notice board can also be used to advertise your event.  Whilst there is no charge for this, you may if you wish make a donation towards the up keep of the church. For maximum effect, its best to print in A1 size

For more information about banners or the notice board, please contact our church wardens, who will be happy to help and assist you, you can either email or call into one of our coffee mornings

The Church Notice board