Carols victim of ice and gas
Jan 2 2010 by Steve Catchpool, Hudd Sat
THE traditional Community Christmas Carol Service planned at All Hallows Church Kirkburton received a double blow this year.
The service had to be cancelled for the first time in many years due to the heavy snowfall and the disruption of traffic in the middle of Kirkburton due to a gas leak.
Mr Tibbott again greeted worshippers when they arrived for the service of Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday after Christmas.
The service, which was conducted in the chancel of the church, was led by the Rev Graham Whitcroft and reader, Mrs Janet Roberts was preacher.
She took for her theme Christ’s Light in the World. Pastoral minister Mrs Betty Cross read the prayers, churchwarden Mr John Keighley gave the reading from St John and Mrs Roberts read from the Gospel according to St John. Mrs Berry and Mrs Roberts assisted at the distribution.
Sidesmen were Mr David Utasi and Mrs Gwen Lodge.
The organist was Mr Griff Jones, of Shepley.
It was announced that during the month of January there will be no evening service in All Hallows.
Pastoral minister, Mr Malcolm Tibbott, welcomed worshippers to the service of Sung Eucharist. It was led by the Rev Graham Whitcroft who took for his theme Christ’s Moral, Social and Economic Revolution. Prayers were read by Mrs Janet Roberts who also gave the readings from Micah and the Gospel according to St Luke. Mr Tibbott and Mrs Hilary Berry assisted at the distribution. Sidesmen were Mrs Joy Elston and Mrs Pauline Pinder and Mrs Doreen Barraclough was organist. After the service, worshippers were served with coffee by Mrs Margaret Haigh, Mrs Edith Brookes and Mrs Mavis Maloney.