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Appointment of a new vicar for St Stephen's Church

The Bishop of Leeds is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Abbie Palmer, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Pannalwith Beckwithshaw in the Ripon Episcopal Area, as Priest in Charge of the Parish of St Stephen Lindley in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area.  The licensing service will be conducted by the Bishop of Huddersfield on 25th April 2021 at 4 pm.

St Stephen's Church services 2021

Following the Government announcement of lockdown 3 on 4th January 2021, the PCC at St Stephen's Church decided to close the church building.  There will, for the time being, be no services in church. 

If there is anyone not currently receiving church notices and sermon/prayers by email who would like to do so in future, please send your first name & surname and email address to Heike at  ststephenselectoralroll@gmail.com  


Join us for virtual coffee morning at 10 am on 27 February, 13 March and 27 March by requesting the zoom details from Heike Vehling at ststephenselectoralroll@gmail.com or get in touch with the Faith in Action team by calling Marion Donaldson on 07767387037


We are still running challenges and zoom Junior Church.  The plans for the next few weeks are set out below.  Please come and join us.  All welcome. 

To join in you will need to register with Charlie Smith by sending an email to ststephensjuniorchurch@yahoo.co.uk. 

Do get involved and help us keep faith, family and community in Lindley alive and well.





Sun 28 Feb 10.30am   Zoom - we have a special guest joining us!  


7 March  




Sun 14 March  10.30am


Pick up at church 

Mothering Sunday fun 

Sun 21 March 




Sun 28 March 10.30am



Palm Sunday 

Fri 2 April  10.30am



Good Friday Wokshop


4 April 10.30am


Pick up at church  

Easter eggs! 

Sun 11 April 




Sun 18 April  10.30am




to welcome Abbie 

Celebrating 190 Years of St Stephen's Church, Lindley

To celebrate their 190th anniversary, St Stephen's Church have produced a video - 190 Face ReasonsYou can view this by clicking here.

If you would like to donate to the roof appeal, 190 CHALLENGE 2020/2021 - Faith, Family and Community, please click here.

Farewell to Reverend Rachel from Lindley Infant School 



As a church school we have very close links with St. Stephen's Church, Lindley

Ever since the opening of the first Church Day School back in 1831, St. Stephen’s has had a very close involvement with children’s education in Lindley. Lindley CE Infant School was dedicated by the Bishop of Wakefield in 1954 and was then the first of the new Church of England Aided Schools in the Wakefield Diocese.

Click here to access their Twitter feed.

Click here to access their Facebook page.

Reverend Rachel's letter announcing her departure from St Stephen's Church 8th March 2020.

Diocese of Leeds Education Link Trip to Tanzania - February 2019

In February 2019 Miss Morrison as our RE coordinator, undertook a journey to the Mara region of Tanzania. 

Her visit was part of the Diocese of Leeds education links to Tanzania which have three broad aims:

  • Friendship - through visits, letters and emails.
  • Prayer - we pray for each other often by name.
  • Practical Support - in whatever way we can help.

Click this link to read the daily blog about Miss Morrisons trip to Tanzania - https://www.leeds.anglican.org/tanzania-blog.

Around 80 churches in West Yorkshire are linked to churches in Tanzania as well as school to school links. There have been many visits in both directions. Many parishes pray for their link church every Sunday. Schools exchange letters and photos and learn about  each other. Clergy training is supported and agricultural projects funded. 

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