Brockholes WI met in the Methodist Church, when speaker Diane Hughes of Street Angels, described the voluntary group’s work, liaising with church and police to help homeless or distressed people on the streets of town. Christine Hazel thanked Diane and Marjorie Swain won this month’s competition.
Remembrance on Sunday was led at the memorial by the Rev Tim Moore. Readers were John and Kate Gaukroger, Rosalind Watt and Margaret Kenworthy. Last Post and Reveille were played on cornet by Rebecca Truby. Wreaths were laid on behalf of St George’s, Methodist Church and parish council. A special service followed in the Methodist Church. Hymns were interspersed by poignant thoughts on war. In his address, the Rev Tim Moore spoke of the importance of hand-written letters. Readers were Granville Dews, Hazel Moore and Michael Pears. The organist was Verena Wood.
Evensong at St George’s was led by the Rev John Barnes when Verena Wood played the organ.The AD youth group met on Thursday and worked on paper sculptures with Sue Clay, Kate Drake and Verena Wood.
The annual Christmas Bring-and-Buy sale at the Methodist Church will take place between 2-4pm on Saturday November 24. There will be a variety of stalls – including cakes – and coffee and mince pies will be served. On Sunday December 16 at 3pm a carol service will be held featuring Skelmanthorpe Band. Proceeds for the church.
The Rev Nick Heaton chaired St David’s parochial church council on Tuesday. Midweek communion was led by the Rev Nick Heaton when lessons were read by Ian Gold. Monkey Business, the free lunch and Over 60s Club were held. Friday evening prayers were led by Carolyn Burley. On Saturday afternoon, an organ concert was performed at St David’s by Jean Chadwick with the theme of Proud To Be British. The concert was followed by tea. The event raised £280.
Remembrance Sunday Eucharist at St David’s was conducted by the Rev Geoff Bamford. Lessons were read by Peggy Whiteley and Sandy Wise. Intercessions were led by Ian Gold. The Names of the Fallen were read by John Parker and Last Post was sounded by Richard Wilkinson. Wreaths were laid on behalf of St David’s , council and Holmbridge Women’s Institute. The organist was Jean Chadwick.
Harry Jackson was the speaker at Honley Probus Club. His talk on U Boats in the Atlantic covered the development of the German submarines, their early success in WW2 and ultimate defeat. Chairman Alec Wallace introduced and thanked Mr Jackson.
The Remembrance at St Mary’s Church was led by the Rev John Barnes. Councillors, British Legion and scouts and guides presented banners. Poems on war were read by Brenda Wildman and Clive Waind. The lesson was read by Dennis Thewlis and intercessions by Pat and Cliff Green. Clive Waind read the Roll of Honour and organist was Jean Cheeseman. Scissett Youth Band led a procession to the memorial at 11am. On Sunday evening the Rev Jenny Barnes celebrated Parish Eucharist. Shirley Turner read the lesson and organist was Vernon Briggs.
Barbara Sheard took the WI meeting on Tuesday November 6 . Tea ladies were Sheila Brook and Jean Swallow. Speaker was Pat Osbourne on the Life of Sir Norman Wisdom, describing his harsh upbringing and success as a comedian. A vote of thanks was proposed by Ann Dick. A raffle, organised by Ann Kaye, was won by Audrey Woodings.
Sunday morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Barbara Rochester. Visitors were welcomed by Margaret Hill and Christine Lockwood. Alison Cromack read lessons from the Bible. The first one from Mark 12 v 38-44 was then acted out by adults and children. The congregation observed a two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday at 11am. Barbara Horn was the organist. Coffee was served by Lynne Vann and Hilary Deakin.
The Tuesday prayer breakfast was held at the home of the Dawsons. On Wednesday evening, the spirituality group met in the Lady Chapel at St John’s . Midweek communion on Thursday was led by the Rev Nick Heaton, who was also celebrant. .
A service of remembrance at St John’s was led by Les Hopkins and the Rev Di Ellerton. Reader was Graham Dawson. Wreaths were laid in church by Alvin Schorah and Shirley Jackson. A wreath was laid at the 1939-45 war memorial by Clr David Steele. Last Post was sounded by Ray Thompson. Organist was Hazel Thompson. Refreshments were served by Ruth Schorah.
A service of Remembrance was held at St Mary’s, led by Rev Judy Kenworthy. Miss Pearson was the organist, and along with Kim Howe, led remembrance for victims of the 1st and 2nd World Wars as well as civilian victims. Margaret Trayte led the poppy wreaths. The music group played Make me a Channel of your Peace and Louise Brook read lessons. Next Sunday is gift day, with a Thanksgiving Service in church at 11am, followed by a three course meal at Wilshaw Village Hall at 1pm.
The Remembrance Sunday service at the Methodist Church was led by the Rev Richard Thompson. Nigel Morris was the organist and refreshments were served after worship.