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

Winter Tree Dressing 2020

Winter Tree Dressing 2020

Everyone is invited to take part in our Winter Socially Distanced tree dressing. As we are unable to hold our usual December events including tree dressing and carols around a tree, we are inviting everyone to add their own environmentally friendly decoration to an Ash… Read more

0 / Alan Coe / Dec 03, 2020
Nature Doesn’t Lockdown!

Nature Doesn’t Lockdown!

It’s time for a Spring update from Churchfield, and whilst the Friends group may not be particularly active at the moment due to our lockdown and social distancing rules, there’s still plenty going on. We know that people are using the field to take their… Read more

0 / Alan Coe / Apr 17, 2020
Is anything happening?

Is anything happening?

Like everything else at the moment, volunteer activities in Churchfield have been hit by the current coronavirus pandemic, and we have to stick to the Government regulations to help keep everyone safe, and prevent the spread of this disease. This means there are no volunteer… Read more

0 / Alan Coe / Apr 02, 2020

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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