Sunday 19th Dec 3.30pm – Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church, Norland featuring Melody Belles ladies choir
Christmas Eve 3.30pm – Crib Service with Christingles at St Peter’s Church, Sowerby
Christmas Eve 5.00pm – Crib Service with Christingles at St Luke’s Church, Norland
Christmas Eve 6.30pm – Crib Service at St Mary’s Church Cottonstones
Christmas Eve 11.30pm – Midnight Mass at St. Peter’s Church Sowerby
Christmas Day 10.00 am Eucharist at St. Luke’s Church Norland
Please note there is no service on Sunday 26 December, Boxing Day
Sunday 2nd Jan 11.30am – Eucharist Service at St. Mary’s Church Cottonstones
Sunday 2nd Jan 3.30pm – Eucharist Service at St. Luke’s Church Norland


Our doors are open to our congregation and community and services are taking place throughout the Ryburn Benefice of churches. We look forward to welcoming you into our churches, and ask that you continue to observe all current Covid safe guidelines while in our church buildings.  Under current guidance, we cannot greet each other with a handshake or hug while sharing The Peace, or take the wine from a shared chalice at communion.  We can, however,  share God’s Word and Love with each other, and trust you understand the need to introduce these measures to continue to keep everyone safe and well.

During this time, there is no In It Together service or Messy Church sessions but we hope to restart these again soon.





We have a weekly Sunday worship with Holy Communion  commencing at 10.00am.

The In It Together service, an informal interactive service, is on the 2nd Sunday of the month commencing at 10.00am.

Prayer Breakfast is held at 9.30am on the first Saturday of each month – a chance for quiet reflection and prayer for our community and world in church, and then the fellowship continues with breakfast together across the road at the Community Café.

Messy Church takes place in St Peter’s Community Centre, across the road from church, at 3.00pm on the 4th Saturday of each month.  This is a free worship session open to all, accessing the Bible and its teachings through stories, play and creativity.  Each session conclude with a simple meal shared together.

Occasionally Joint Benefice Services are held at one of the other churches in the Benefice but this will be published in the News section.

There are occasional weekday services at special times in the church’s year (for example Maundy Thursday). These are also advertised in the News section.