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Twenty five years ago, various members of the clergy and laity of Hebden Royd felt a united front was needed. A meeting was held and they decided to draw up a Covenant in which the following was agreed on:
The Covenant was signed by all present.
This year, (2013), after serving the community for a quarter of a century, a re-dedication service was held at Heptonstall church, a new Covenant drawn up and signed again, by some of the original members, and many new ones.
Each season brings a different activity in the area, which is carefully planned and to which everyone is invited.
Some highlights of the year are:
Churches Together also plan the Lent house groups, various services and public meetings and are now looking for opportunities to show a Christian presence in the valley at next year's 'Tour de France'.
New members are always very welcome, particularly now when the need for Faith, Hope and Love has never been greater.
Christine Jackson, representative for St.Michael's for Churches Together.