The Congregation at Fulneck are always
very welcoming and friendly. A new face in the congregation is always
seen as a new friend.
Our Church services take place at
10.30am every Sunday and the Lovefeast and Holy Communion Services
take place on the first Sunday in the month at 2.30pm.
Our Junior Church is a fun and interesting
place for your child to learn, to play, to think and to discuss the
bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. The children join the main
congregation at the start of the service and following the Minister’s
address to the children, they leave to attend Junior Church.
On Thursday Mornings there is a short
service in Church at 9.45am where we pray for the Church and the wider
world. We have a Moravian Women’s Association, a Men’s
Fellowship and a Bible Study Group.
Fulneck is a community and is made
up of many parts. Our Church was completed in 1748 and is nestled
between the Fulneck School and the Choir House forming one of the
longest terraces in England, commanding an outstanding view of the
A Tour of Fulneck
From entering through the gates of
the Fulneck Settlement you will pass
by a pretty row of cottages and will meet the Burial Ground which
we call, ‘God’s Acre’.
It is very different to other burial
grounds due to the flat, square, gravestones. It is placed in a beautiful
setting maintained by our
Burial Ground Steward and his many
The start of the terrace begins with
Fulneck School on the East Side.
Early Moravians, in particular John Amos Comenius, believed that universal
peace could be built on universal
knowledge and that children should
be educated. Moravians also believed in the education of girls in
a time when girls where largely uneducated,
hence the Girls’ School was started in 1755.
Adjoining the school is accommodation
provided by The Choir House, part of the Moravian Church. This accommodation
was originally provided for the Sisters (females) of the Church.
The layout of the Church is different
to many churches in the fact that
it is wider than most. Originally the sisters (females) and brothers
(males) would sit on separate sides
of the church. Whilst we still maintain
some traditions of that time, such as the Moravian Hymn Book and Liturgy
and also, the female Chapel
Servants will wear traditional dress
at certain occasions, we now all sit and worship together.
It is a wonderful atmosphere to attend
our Sunday Services as the sunlight pours through the stained glass
windows and the sound of the beautiful organ rouses us to sing out
Once a month usually on the first
Thursday of the month we have an
organ recital by Dr Simon Lindley.
Moving along the terrace we have
further accommodation provided by Unitas Estates. This accommodation
was originally provided for the brothers (males) of the Church. You
will now find The Parsonage.
The Boys’ School completes the terrace. It was started in
1753 and in 1994, the two schools united
to form, Fulneck School.
The many parts of the community exist
not only in buildings but in its
social connections. The Moravian Women’s Association meet every Wednesday after Communion Sunday
at 7.30pm and there is also the Moravian Men’s Fellowship.
The Boys’ Brigade building is frequently used for Line Dancing,
every Thursday at 8pm and is often
a place to enjoy tea and cakes after a church service.
Fulneck has its own Golf Club and
its own Restaurant, Zacchary’s.
Zacchary’s restaurant on the settlement has been very involved
with the Church Community on several occasions for fundraising and
for the Heritage weekend. It’s also a great place to eat.
For all those budding actors and
theatre goers there is the Fulneck Dramatic Society. They put on three
productions annually and cover everything from comedy to tragedy,
drama to pantomime. They welcome new members if you would like to
act, build sets or simply join in. You can also become a patron of
the society if you would prefer to be involved by watching from the
you would like to know more about Fulneck
and its history then please visit the
Fulneck Museum (pictured left). It
has just celebrated its fortieth anniversary
and offers a wonderful insight of how
the Moravians used to live. It is open
from 2-4pm on Wednesday and Saturday
afternoons from Easter until the end
of October every year. It is the only
museum in Pudsey and holds both Moravian
and local artefacts.
As you can see, there are many parts
that piece together to form a picture
of Fulneck with the Church at its core. Please come and visit us.
For more information please contact
our minister, Rev