Thanks for visiting this page – whether you received one of our Christmas cards on your doormat, made your way here via social media, or even saw one of our posters up around town.

As a group of local people who’ve discovered the joy of knowing Jesus Christ, we at MEC love Christmas!

The message at the heart of Christmas is the good news that God has drawn close to us, and invites us to draw close to him. One of the names or titles given to the baby Jesus at the first Christmas was ‘Immanuel, which means ‘God with us’’ (Matthew 1:23).

Because there is, by nature, an infinite distance between our loving Creator God and us, this is astonishing news. This distance is one we’ve made by our own sin, the Bible’s word for our rejection of God’s loving rule over our lives. As one writer in the Bible puts it, “your wrongdoings have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you” (Isaiah 59:2). By rights, we should never be ‘together again’ with God.

Amazingly, Christmas tells us that God loves us so much he wasn’t willing to leave it that way. He came to be Immanuel, God with us. And he came to remove the distance between us forever by taking the punishment we deserved when he died on the cross. His name is Jesus, ‘because he will save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:21).

This Christmas, the God who has drawn close invites you to draw close to him, to receive his offer of forgiveness and to be ‘together again’ with the one who loves you more than you can imagine.

Here are 3 ways to find out more:

Something to come to: We’ve got two carol services this year.

  • On Sunday 12th December at 4pm we have our Family Carol Service, which is especially suitable for younger ones. Noise welcome!

  • On Sunday 19th December at 6.30pm we have our Traditional Carol Service

Festive refreshments will be served after both services.

We’ve also got a service on Christmas morning at 10.30am.

All of the services will be running subject to latest Covid guidelines. Please don’t attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are required to self-isolate.

Something to read: ‘The Gift: What if Christmas gave you what you’ve always wanted?’ is a short, easy to read book exploring God’s gift to us at Christmas. We’re offering a FREE copy to anyone in Mirfield who wants one. Please fill in your details in the form below.

Something to explore: In the New Year, we’re planning to run a course called Hope Explored. Over 3 weeks Monday nights from 10th - 24th January this course will explore the heart of the Christian faith. Come and discover how Jesus christ offers real hope, purpose and peace in life.

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Happy Christmas