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Welcome to St Bartholomew’s!

known as "the Cathedral of the Colne Valley"

We are a friendly group of Christians meeting regularly in this beautiful Parish Church, set in the lovely Pennine village of Marsden. 

We would love you to join us in our worship and to take part, with us, in this spiritual journey of exploration of the Christian faith.


Marsden Jazz Festival: 7 - 9 October - This is also our Dedication weekend - when we celebrate the dedication of the present church in October 1895.

Saturday: Church open for visitors.  Parochial Hall open for food and stalls, concert in the evening

Sunday: Church open for visitors;  free concert at 2.30pm

See "Events" for full details.

The Licensing Service of Revd Robin Townsend as Priest-in-Charge at St Bartholomew's took place on 10 September 2016.  Robin will remain as Vicar of St James, Slaithwaite and will continue to live in Slaithwaite.  See "Contact us" for his 'phone number.
NEPAL: Many of you will remember that we supported the Schools and Orphanage run by Min Raj Dulal, in Katmandu, immediately after last year's earthquakes there. The people of Marsden very generously helped with the fundraising, and raised nearly £1,200 of the £1,797 we were able to send direct to Min Raj.
We are continuing to help Min Raj and his team of dedicated workers and have set up a MyDonate page to raise further funds; there is a small cost to the donor for their debit/credit card donation by MyDonate, but no other deductions are made by them, so we are able to send all donations on directly.
Nepal is a desperately poor country and even a small gift from you goes a long way in Nepal, so we hope that you will continue your generous support of these children.
This is the link –…/marsdenparishchurchnepalappeal
or you can simply Google ‘MyDonate’ and search for ‘Marsden Parish Church Nepal Appeal.
The Youtube link to our successful  'Sing-Along-a-Stocks' pop-up choir event on 16 May is also on the Events page.


We are still supporting THE WELCOME CENTRE at the Methodist Mission in Huddersfield. This is a food bank for families in crisis that are referred to them by frontline professionals.

If you wish to contribute to the food bank's work there is a box at the back of church for your contributions. You can bring items any time the church is open - Sundays (9.45-11.15am), Tuesdays (9.15 -10.15am).

At present they are particular short of:

Tinned meat meals, tinned fish, tinned vegetarian foods, tinned corned beef/ham, stock cubes, dried mash, jam, jars of paste, instant noodles/rice/pasta, sugar, as well as toiletries, posts and pans and bedding.  For full current list see -


Thank you for your support.


To see our Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015 click here -'sR&ADec2015.pdf


To see our Transformational Plan (from 2009) click here - PLAN.pdf


Marsden Parish Church Tower

St Bartholomew's Church Marsden is here to offer a welcome to all people, to worship God and to serve the community

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