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Our Church Building

St Jude’s church is the prominent landmark on the corner of Free School Lane and Savile Park Road and overlooks the open space of Savile Park. The church was built in 1890 and retains many of the original features. It is dedicated to St Jude the Apostle who is also the patron saint of lost causes!

The building, together with its church hall, provides a focus for the local community and beyond.

We have disabled access to both buildings and also toilet facilities for the disabled. Our sound system incorporates a hearing aid loop.

This section provides an overview of our activities but please see the other pages on our site for more detailed information.

 

Worship

Worship lies at the heart of our Christian life together. Our worship draws on a number of different traditions. We value sounds and silence, words and action, the old and the new, the formal and the informal. Visitors can expect a warm welcome at any and all of our services.

For more information please go to the Worship page.

 

Church Activities

See the Church Organisations page for contact details

 

Children & Young People

Children's Church

We meet in church at 10.00am, then go over to the church hall during the first hymn, for fun and themed activities, before rejoining the rest of the congregation in time for communion. Children of all ages are very welcome.

If you are at church with a baby or toddler and need baby-changing facilities or somewhere quiet to feed, please ask. Do feel welcome in the main service, or with the children if you prefer.

Families@Four

Fun and worship for families with young children, with singing, stories and easy crafts for little fingers. See our Families@ Four Newsletter Pages for more information.

Young Voices Choir

Our brilliant, fun children's choir meets from 6.45-7.45pm for games and then singing, joining up with our adult choir for the last 15 minutes. Please see the Young Voices page for more details.

Uniformed Organisations

We have thriving companies of Guides, Brownies and Rainbows. See the Church Organisations page for details.

Tiddlers

Our thriving baby and toddler group meets on Thursday mornings in term time, from 9.00-11.00am.

Adults

Home Groups

Our home groups form an important part of our life as a church, giving people the chance to get to know one another, and to grow in prayer and understanding of our faith.  We currently have five groups, meeting fortnightly, at different times of day and in different locations around the parish.

You, Me & God

A lively weekly fellowship groupt that meets every Tuesday at 7 pm for one hour. The subjects are varied and stimulating. Everyone is welcome.

Mothers’ Union

This group, open to men and women despite the title, meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.15 pm in the Church Hall. There is often an outside speaker, and two outings a year are arranged.

The Choir

Choir Practice is every Friday at 7.30pm. As well as leading worship they provide special choral services and some concerts. They may sing, on request, at weddings and funerals.

Prayer Groups

A Prayers for Healing Group meets monthly.

There is a Julian Prayer meeting once a month.

Other groups and courses are held from time to time, especially during Advent and Lent.