Welcome to Churchfield

A community space for all

About Friends of Churchfield

The Friends of Churchfield are local people, who first came together in the Spring of 2014, to help maintain this typical valley landscape, with its panoramic view of the viaduct and village. Kirklees intends to keep Churchfield as a community open space with an area set aside for allotments.

The Friends’ aims are, working with the Parish Council, to enhance the wildlife and plant life in a whole site approach. We were awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant in September 2015 to improve access for wheelchairs and buggies, undertake new planting, encourage bird life and provide information on the history and biodiversity of the field and its surroundings. We hope that this website will inspire you to visit, use and enjoy the land.


Friends of Churchfield are supported by:


What We Do


The Friends group is run on a voluntary basis. We have a committee structure, a constitution and an AGM to which all members are invited. Membership subscription is £1 and members are kept informed about meetings, events and working sessions. As well as the £10,000 grant from the Lottery Fund, with its emphasis on informing and involving the public, the committee has successfully applied for grants from Kirklees and the Parish Council (Denby Dale Parish Environment Trust), for the resurfacing of the public path, the repair of broken walls and grass cutting.

Friends of Churchfield Constitution, and our policies on Health and Safety, Safeguarding, and Equal Opportunities, are available on request: info@friendsofchurchfield.org.uk


Latest News & Events

AGM 2024

AGM 2024

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Churchfield will be held on Tuesday 26th March at 7pm in the Council Offices at Skelmanthorpe. Everyone is welcome.

0 / Lorraine Fletcher / Mar 22, 2024
Wassailing again

Wassailing again

Last January’s Wassail seems to have resulted in a bumper fruit crop … and was great fun (if a little chilly). Greene Man John, and a small band of hardy volunteers and musicians, will be joining us again on Churchfield for a repeat performance, this… Read more

0 / Lorraine Fletcher / Jan 14, 2024
Photograph by Alan Coe

Coming Soon

We shall be joining in with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch soon on the field. See our lovely noticeboard or watch this space!

0 / Lorraine Fletcher / Jan 14, 2024

Quick Contact

If you have any questions about Churchfield, or if you are interested in joining the Friends of Churchfield group, please use the contact form below or send an email to: info@friendsofchurchfield.org.uk.

Further information can be found on the main Contact & Links page.

Do you have photos or memories you would like to share? Can you add to the history surrounding Churchfield? We’d love to hear from you!

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