Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
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See the Church diary for 2019 dates.

Talk on the Moon Landing - 9th May,  

“Hello Universe”

Talk on the Anniversary of the Moon Landings and the Wonder of Scientific Discovery by Mark Wrigley of the Institute of Physics

Church Walk - Saturday 1st June,  9.30am 

Meeting at Rails Road car park for a stroll through Rivelin Valley. Whilst strolling chat with friends or make new ones.

Christian Aid Night Hike - 29 June 2019
A longer walk overnight from St Lukes into the Peak District 

Lego Church

During 2019 our hall will get taken over by a mountain of Lego. Children and their adults are given a themed challenge to make something out of the bricks. The morning starts at 10.30am and closes about noon with a short time of family friendly worship.

Dates for Lego church:  18th May, 22 June, 6th July, 10th August, 14th September, 19th October and 16th November.

Afternoon Tea Services

Come and enjoy a short period of worship whilst enjoying good food and company:

Latest service: 31st March 

Coffee Afternoons

Come and enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with friends or make new ones.

Dates: 12th October

Activities earlier this year

Christian Aid May Day trek -  6th May 

Members from the church joined over 100 walkers from across the region participating in the annual Christian Aid 6 or 12 mile Walks from St. Luke's Church Lodge Moor around Redmires and the Peak District. Thankfully the forecast rain held off until later in the afternoon.

Sally Bradley raised over £150 on behalf of the church

Despite over 100 walkers not a soul to be seen and open country to be enjoyed

A TASTE OF INDIA - Wednesday 20th February

A social evening to raise funds for Maher, a home founded by Sister Lucy Kurien for destitute women and children in Pun, India. 

We enjoyed curry followed by a Q & A session.

This event raised over £300 for the Maher Home

Lent Groups

In conjunction with the other Crosspool Churches Tapton participated in a series of Lent Study groups based around the film 'The Greatest Showman'.

Sessions were held Monday Mornings and Wednesday evenings between 10th March and 10th April led by the Ministers of Stephen Hill, St Columba and Tapton. Rev Will Fletcher, Rev Iain Lothian and Rev Suzanne Nockels

Talk on the Last Supper - 17th April

A party of church members visited the Millennium Galleries in town to hear an interesting talk on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci given by Rev Suzanne Nockels. This was followed by a reconstruction of the Last Supper involving people who attended the evening.

Hallam Churches Together - Good Friday Ecumenical Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage by members from the Churches Together in Hallam starting with a 9.15am Service at St Luke's 

Reading at Lodge Moor shops, Reading at Lodge Moor Stoop, Reading at St Francis's with refreshments, Reading at Stephen Hill, Reading Crosspool shops, Reading St Columba finishing by a Reading, Service and light lunch at Tapton Hill CC.

Some activities from last year

American Thanksgiving Meal - 7.30pm Thursday 22nd November 2018
Included a talk on the 'Mayflower Pilgrims

Church Anniversary - 2nd Sunday 9th December 
We were pleased to have Rev. Bill Bentham and Betty Bentham leading our worship

Carol Concert with our local Loxley Silver Band - 7.30 15th December
A popular annual event

Lego Church (Christmas) - 10.30am x noon Saturday 22nd December 2018
No charge but donations welcome. 

Lego Church - Saturday 31 March 2018 
More than 20 children and adults built a 'Lego' structure to carry Easter eggs.

Christian Aid May Day trek -  7th May 
Members from the church joined over 100 walkers participating in the annual Christian Aid 6 mile Walk from St. Luke's Church Lodge Moor around Redmires. 

Sponsorship for the May Day trek and Night Hike has previously raised over £10,000 annually for the work carried out by Christian Aid and CAFOD.

This year the church also provided the front and back walkers to ensure the route was adequately signed and marshalls were in place for walkers safety.

Lego Challenge - 10.30am 30 June 2018
A further opportunity to build your own 'Lego' structure. 

Lego Church @ Harvest - 10.30 x noon Saturday 15th September 2018
Just turn up. No unaccompanied children please. 
Disappearance of Eliza Grey, a One Woman Play - 7.30pm 13th October 2018
Tapton was pleased to welcome back Susannah Hallcroft later in 2018.  
Coffee afternoon - 2pm - 4pm 20th October 2018
No entry charge just turn up

Afternoon Tea Service 2.45pm Sunday 28th October 
This was afternoon tea combined with a period of worship led by Rev Suzanne Nockels

Crosspool in World  War l Talk - 7.30pm Friday 9th November 2018
Donations towards the Crosspool memorial appeal

Results of our Tapton Hill Advent Calendar
In previous years, during the Christmas period we have a Gift Sunday for
nominated charities.  This year the church tried a new approach by erecting an Advent Wall with 24 boxes and instead of removing surprises we asked users of the church to bring gifts for two local charities: Ben's Centre in the city centre and The Good Hope Centre for victims of domestic abuse.
Gifts included: Tea, coffee, long life milk, rice, pasta, dried food products, ladies toiletries, make up, underwear and socks.

This was not a wall that divides, it united bringing all users of the church together in making donations.  We pray though only a small contribution it has helped to make someone happier or at least more comfortable.


Soup and Roll Club meets every first Thursday in the month.
Everyone welcome  -  From 11.30am to 1.30pm
Bible Study alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Table tennis social and natter on the other Wednesdays.
RASCALS Breakfast Club Monday - Friday 7am to 8.30am
RASCALS After School Club - Weekdays in termtime
see diary for more information