The Archbishop of Canterbury is due to lead the Church of England’s first virtual Sunday service for worshippers staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The service has been recorded in the crypt chapel at Lambeth Palace in London and includes prayers, hymns and a short sermon, the Church of England said.

It will be broadcast across 39 local BBC radio stations at 8am this weekend.

In these uncertain times Revd Jeanette has put together a way for us to worship together.

Please click on the link, to access the Spiritual Communion Booklet ‘so collectively, as a Benefice, we will all be able to sit down at 11am and worship together in our own homes.

In May 2013 the Ryburn Benefice was born and consists of the St. Mary’s Church, Cottonstones, St. Luke’s Church, Norland and St. Peter’s Church, Sowerby. The Benefice works together to bring Christ’s love to the parishes of Norland and Sowerby.
The Ryburn Benefice is in the Calder Valley Deanery, which is part of The Archdeaconry of Halifax, in the Episcopal area of Huddersfield, within the Diocese of Leeds (visit the Diocese website here).
Our Vicar is Revd Jeanette Roberts, and she came to join us in November 2012. She is assisted by Associate Minister Revd Ian Sparks.


‘The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Ryburn Benefice activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church, that is  our priority.’

Please see individual Churches for contact details of their Safeguarding officers. we follow the Diocesans Safeguarding Policy.