A warm welcome always awaits all who come to our churches.
Please join us at our services.
In June 2017, folllowing a reorganisation, the Parish of Kippax with Allerton Bywater was split into two distinct parishes of St Mary's Kippax and St Mary the Less, Allerton Bywater, to join St Mary's Swillington in the newly created United Benefice of Allerton Bywater, Kippax and Swillington.
The three parishes serve the communities of Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Great Preston, Little Preston and Swillington
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
Allerton Bywater: 9.00am Holy Communion with Palm Procession
Kippax: 10.30am We meet in the church hall for the Liturgy of the Palms & Blessing of the Palms. We then process with the Palm Crosses to the church for the Liturgy of the Passion and Holy Communion
Swillington: 10.30am Holy Communion
Kippax: 7.00pmStations of the Cross
Swillington: 7.00pm Meditation and Compline
Allerton Bywater: 7.00pm Tenebrae
Kippax: 7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper followed by The Watch of the Passion
Allerton Bywater: 11.00am Good Friday Family Worship
12.15pm Walk of Witness around Kippax High Street
7.30pm The Good Friday Liturgy, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacraments
10.00am Good Friday Journey for all ages
2.00pm Good Friday reflection
Kippax: 8.00pm Lighting of the Easter Fire and the Easter Candles outside the church. We then process into the darkened church with candles lit from the Easter Candle for the First Holy Communion of Easter.
Allerton Bywater: 9.00am Holy Communion
Kippax: 10.30am Holy Communion
6.00am Dawn Praise
10.30am Holy Communion