Christ Church Darley - Church of England

Christ Church

We are a friendly congregation worshipping in a church which has recently been reordered to provide a warm and comfortable venue for services and also community activities.

Churchwarden Bryan Dexter can be contacted on 781535

For details of services for major festivals please see Christ Church Current News page.


Our normal pattern of services each month is:

  • First Sunday: Sung Holy Communion with Junior Church at 9:30am.
  • Second Sunday: Quiet Holy Communion at 6:30pm
  • Third Sunday: All age family service at 9:30am.
11:00am services are held at St Saviours , Thornthwaite and St Jude's in Hartwith which are also in the same Parish. You would be most welcome to attend any of these churches.


Christ Church Information

Junior Church

We have a thriving Junior Church split into several age groups meeting in Darley twice per month . On the second and fourth Sundays it meets at Holy Trinity, Dacre Banks.


Our Vicar, Revd. Alastair Ferneley lives in the Vicarage, Dacre Banks [780262] with his family. He is always happy to meet with you.
We are also fortunate to have Revd Tony Collins as an Associate Minister.

Community Use

The church building is already used three evenings per week for community activities and these are arranged in conjunction with CCCC. If you would like to use the church please contact the Booking Secretary - Sue Nicholas on 07807 749 273 or the churchwarden.

Christ Church Events 2019

Sunday  29th September 
Harvest Breakfast    08:45

Sunday 20th October
Invitation Sunday    09:30

Saturday 16th November
QUIZ NIGHT in Christ Church Community Centre
Featuring questions by Bryan Dexter.   Contact him for tickets

Harvest Breakfast 

Invitation Sunday 

Quiz Night

Christ Church Events Older

Christmas and New Year Services at Christ Church 2018 and elsewhere were

All are welcome to every service 

Sunday 2 December    9.30a.m.     Toy Service, Holy Communion and Junior Church     
    Christ Church Darley
Sunday 2 December    6.30p.m.     Candlelit Carols for Advent                             
    Holy Trinity Dacre
Sunday 9 December   6.30p.m.      Holy Communion                                                               
    Christ Church Darley 
Sunday 16 December  3.00p.m.     Family Christingle Service
    St Judes Hartwith
Sunday 16 December   6.30p.m.    Carols by Candlelight
    St Saviours Thornthwaite
Friday 21 December     4.00p.m.    Nativity on the Farm
    Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm
Monday 24 December     4.00p.m.     Crib Service
    Christ Church Darley
Monday 24 December   11.30p.m.    Midnight Holy Communion
    Christ Church Darley
25 December  10.30a.m.    Holy Communion
    Holy Trinity Dacre Banks + St Saviours Thornthwaite
Sunday 30 December    10.30a.m.    Holy Communion BCP
    Holy Trinity Dacre Banks
Sunday 6 January    10.00a.m. and 11.00a.m.   
    Epiphany Walk from Dacre Braithwaite School to St Saviours Thornthwaite for Holy Communion at 11

Christ Church Christmas Fair
Saturday 1 December 2-4p.m. in CCCC

Toy Service
2 December  9.30a.m.    Christ Church

Crib Service
24 December     4.00p.m.     Christ Church

Midnight Communion
24 December      11.30p.m.    Christ Church