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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Salem Methodist Church

Richmond Street, Halifax HX1 5SX

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Pastoral oversight

Rev Paul Welch

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Mr Philip Young

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Cradle Roll Secretary, Steward

Julie Greenwood

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Boys' Brigade Captain, Property Steward

George Bowers


Howard Greenwood

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Room Booking contacts

Sean & Monica Bourke

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Property Steward

Steve Holcroft

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Senior Steward

Marian McCartney


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Lay Worker

Mrs Stella Christie

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Church Council Secretary

Katherine Greenwood

Salem is a town centre church with a congregation taken from many parts of Halifax, who come together for worship and fellowship. This has been the case for many years as members and friends will testify.

Our church has very strong youth organisations. We have three sections of Boys Brigade, Anchorboys, Junior section and Company section, and we are very proud of their achievements.

Our older members are well catered for by our Wednesday Luncheon Club.

The Prayer and Praise Group meet on a Thursday evening, to which interesting speakers are invited.

We are also fortunate to have our Salem Pantomime Society, who produce a very professional pantomime every February. I am sure most churches will have organised trips to see one of the productions.

Church Activities at Salem

Sunday 10.30 am Morning Worship  
Monday 6.30 pm Anchor Boys  
Monday 7.00 pm Junior Boys Brigade Mr G Bowers
Wednesday 12.30 pm Over 60 Luncheon Club Carol Wood
Thursday 7.45 pm Prayer and Praise Mr G J Sladdin
Friday 7.45 pm Boys Brigade Mr G Bowers

Salem Boys Brigade - presentations to Queen's Award Winners

On Sunday October 12th 2014 eight young men from the Salem Boys Brigade were presented with their Queen's Award which is the highest accolade in the organisation. These were presented at the Founder's Day annual parade and service held at Carlton Methodist Church. For the Salem company, led by Mr George Bowers MBE who is Company Captain, it is believed to be the greatest number of awards that have been presented at one time, including in the Yorkshire region. The awards were also presented by the Queen's representative, The Lord Lieutenant, at a separate ceremony in Leeds in September. It is a tremendous achievement for any boy to be awarded the Queen's Medal, however it is extra-ordinary to have so many awarded at the same time from one Company. Each boy has been with Salem for over 10 years continuous service. The award required Community Service, Church Service, gaining a new skill, regular physical exercise and a number of residential courses around the country.

Photo at the Leeds ceremony Photo at the Halifax ceremony

The first photo is taken at the Leeds Ceremony. From left to right: Mr Prince, Lance Crabtree, Marcus Stapley, Jack Prince, Mr Bowers MBE, Charlie Leadbetter, Joseph Hill, John Payne, Franklin Bouckley and Mr Bourke. The second photo is taken at the Founder's Day event. Back Row: Lance Crabtree, John Payne, Mathew Smith, Franklin Bouckley, Jack Prince, Daniel Stapley; Front Row: Mr Bowers MBE, Mr Leonard, Mr Prince.