St. Lucius Church
St Lucius’ church in Farnley Tyas dates from the 19th century, the foundation stone being laid in 1838 and the building completed and opened for worship in 1840. It is not of typical Victorian construction but is open, spacious and welcoming.
It was first gazetted as a separate parish in 1896, which it remained until 1976. During a period in the care of a retired priest living in Almondbury it became part of the united benefice of Almondbury with Farnley Tyas in 1982.
In 1987 the Team Parish was formed.St Lucius’ has an open graveyard, maintained by paid and voluntary workers.
A recent reordering provided toilet and kitchen with a large area for social and community usewhich is well used by both church and community groups, especially the village Women’s Institute.
The Church is newly decorated and handsomely furnished with limed oak. There is great affection for the church which is popular for baptisms and weddings. Farnley Tyas has a good rapport with its VC first school which uses the church regularly during the school year. At St Lucius’ the existing pattern of Saturday morning workshops at Harvest and Mothering Sunday has been maintained and developed. The most recent of these was attended by enthusiastic children,
mostly from the local school, and with an increasing number of parents willing to stay and help. Mainly craft-based, the
workshops also include a story or insight from the Bible.
There is a ‘Travelling Crib’ during Advent which is enthusiastically hosted by families living in the village. All baptised children have an anniversary card sent to them for the subsequent seven years.
Telephone 01484 302914.
We meet every Sunday morning at 11.00am.
The first Sunday of the month is an All-Age Service.
Holy Communion with traditional language is celebrated on the second, third and fourth Sundays.
Matins is sung on the fifth Sunday of the month.
COMMUNITY CAFE EVERY TUESDAY IN ST. LUCIUS CHURCH, 9.00 - 11.30 am
Visit the Church now to see the plans for creating a new kitchen, toilets and baby changing area, and extra space for storage.
Pop in any Tuesday for the Community Cafe for a chance to view the plans and enjoy coffee and homemade cake.
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