Welcome to the Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses
Please see our dedicated COVID-19 Help page for online worship and details about support available through this difficult time.
Our Churches are now open for a few hours each week for private prayer - please see here for details
Many people in our community are still leaving gifts for the Food Bank in the porches of our two churches, at St John's Abbeydale and Holy Trinity Millhouses, despite notices saying they are closed. With this in mind and to make sure the Food Bank receives the donations, there is now a collection point in the porch at the vicarage, 80 Millhouses Lane S7 2HB. Any contributions will be delivered to the Food Bank every Thursday.
Welcome to the Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses with our two churches of St John the Evangelist Abbeydale and Holy Trinity Millhouses. We are a loving, supportive community dedicated to following the life of Christ. On the 1st August 2015 the two separate parishes of Abbeydale and Millhouses joined together to become one, with our Vicar the Rev'd Canon Peter Ingram and a large, supportive community.
Our principal service each Sunday is the 10 am Eucharist (Holy Communion) at one or both churches, with a single 10 am service on the 4th Sunday of the Month, alternating churches. We also have a Communion service at 10.00 am each Wednesday at Holy Trinity and at 10.15 on the first Wednesday of each month at St John’s. Click here for details of these and all our other services and any amendments to the normal routine.
In December 2018 we became part of the Community of the Cross of Nails, which is an international community aiming to promote peace and reconciliation. Please see About Us to find out more about this community.
The Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding officer is Gill Quarrell, who can be contacted at 0114 255 0977, and our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be read in full here.
Holy Trinity Church is open Monday to Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm and St John's Church is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, for quiet contemplation or just to see inside our magnificent buildings.
Rev'd Canon Peter Ingram, our Vicar
We are always pleased to welcome enquiries about Baptism - both of infants and of older children and adults. We try whenever possible to hold baptisms in the course of our normal 10.00 am Sunday worship, when the newly baptised member can be welcomed by the congregation.
We are fortunate at Holy Trinity in having a church which, although it is relatively modern (1937), has a simple, dignified interior, a splendid organ and an attractive setting. In contrast, St John's has a Victorian building, blending the simple, Anglican walls with the ornate stained glass windows and central nave.
Funeral enquiries should be made in the first instance, whether in person or through your funeral director, to the Vicar.