Mrs A Byram Tel (01422) 256259
Mrs Roslyn Major, president of the Inner Wheel Club, and Mr Anthony Chadwick, president of the Rotary Club of Elland, invited members of the Clubs to a presidents' lunch last Sunday at the Baptist Church. Mr Chadwick welcomed everyone and Grace was said by Mrs Major. The presidents were thanked for their hospitality by Rotarian John Leslie.
The monthly meeting of the 41 Club was held last Thursday at Elland Golf Club. Mr Lloyd Halstead gave a talk on The Rise of the Wool Trade. He was thanked by Mr J David S Longbottom. Mr John Lockwood presided.
Last Monday the Elland Ladies' Circle met at the Griffin Inn, Barkisland. Mrs Deborah Blackburn presided and welcomed guests, Mrs Christine Walker, Mrs Sue Marshall, Mrs Caroline Garsed and the Area 3 chairman, Mrs Helena Housley. The first part of the evening was a fundraising event, a Virgin Vie party and the raffle prize winner was Mrs Anita Hemsworth. £100 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Mrs B Brown Tel (01924) 501349
Woodhouse Townswomen's Guild held its monthly meeting in Trinity Methodist Church's coffee lounge. Mrs Kath Lynch presided. Kathryn Clapham spoke about graphology. Mrs Jean Butterworth expressed thanks. A rose competition and a confectionery stall helped to raise funds for the group. The hostesses for the evening were M Peace and J Barratt.
A morning service at Trinity Methodist Church was led by Mr Michael Early. It was a special service for National Children's Homes and there was an envelope collection. The organist was Sadie Harvey.
A finger lunch was held in the coffee lounge of Trinity Methodist Church which was organised by church members. Proceeds are for church funds.
Bryan Hunt Tel 712153
Mrs Mary Berry presided at the meeting of the Hove Edge Six-Five Club and introduced guest illustrator Mrs K Clapham from Lower Hopton to demonstrate calligraphy.
Bryan Hunt Tel 712153
Following the £50 profit from the bring and buy sale and coffee evening held by the Ladie's Evening Fellowship of Christ Church, full scale events will resume in September.
Mrs B Weir Tel 530244
Canon Stephen Henry was the guest celebrant at the Sunday morning eucharist at St Stephen's Church. He read the gospel and gave the address. Old and New Testament readings were given by Miss Margaret Wilkinson and Mrs Sheila Donkersley. Miss Gwen Pearson led the intercessions. Mr Michael Tomlinson and Mr Gordon Dawson helped with communion. The junior choir sang The Lord Is My Shepherd and Mr John Bailey was the organist. Coffee and biscuits were served and raised £16.97 for the building, repair and maintenance fund.
Rainbows, brownies, guides, cubs and scouts paraded at the Sunday morning service at the Methodist Church. The service was conducted by Mr Stuart Rudd on the theme of the National Children's Home. Two young people Katie Ahronson and Thomas Swallow gave readings and a Bible reading was given by Mrs Janet Brown. The band accompanied the hymns led by Mrs Nicki Smith on the piano. The evening service was conducted by the Rev Tim Key.
A Monday morning prayer meeting at the Methodist Centre was led by Mrs Maureen Davies.
At the monthly meeting of the Tower Townswomen's Guild held in St Stephen's Church community room, delegates were Mrs Gloria Gallon and Mrs Mary Ormondroyd reported on the National Council meeting held in Cardiff in June. There was a hot beef teacake supper and the raffle was won by Mrs Finlay.
qForty-six members and friends of the Methodist Church enjoyed a week's coach holiday to Torquay. It was organised by Mr Allen Hawe, who arranged outings on five days and also a theatre trip.
A Methodist housegroup was held at the home of the Rev Rob Hilton.
Mrs J Lawson Tel 422490
At the United Reformed Church on Saturday, the Ladies' Fellowship arranged a strawberry afternoon tea. This also included stalls selling home baked cakes, plants and bring and buy goods. The proceeds will be given to the church Gift Day later in the year.
On Sunday at the Huddersfield High School the Rev George Courtney of Moldgreen United Reformed Church led a morning service followed by a croquet competition and barbecue for church members. The hosts were Mr and Mrs George Straughan.
The Ladies' Fellowship held an open meeting at the United Reformed Church. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Smith and Mr and Mrs Alan Atkinson described their experiences at Wakefield Cathedral on Maundy Thursday. The men were recipients of the Royal Maundy coins given to them by the Queen. They also showed a video of the event. Mrs Marion Binns presided.
At a service to mark Alzheimer's' Awareness Week the speaker at the service at the United Reformed Church was Miss Jean Dutton, of the Huddersfield branch of the Alzheimer's Support Society. She spoke on Memory. Mrs Jo Mawdsley led the service and the readers were members of the church worship group. Mr Francis Horton was the organist.
qWhen the Ladies' Fellowship met at the United Reformed Church the speaker was Mr Alistair McKinna. He spoke about the manufacturer, Sir Titus Salt, who built a model village around his enormous mill in Saltaire. Mrs Pat Holliers presided.
Mrs J Zientek Tel (01422) 440081
The Over 50s Group met in Water Royd Community Centre. A minute's silence was kept at the start of the meeting in memory of Dorothy Muir, who died during the week. Mr Keith Senior, from Age Concern outlined the charity's history and also gave an account of its work. Leaflets were available for members to read.
The Rev John Mackiness presented prizes at the Hopton United Reformed Church awards night. Wendy Craven led the Sunday service when the organist was Robert Turnbull.
qReaders at weekend services at St Aidan's RC Church were Michael Day, Gill Forde and Winnie Flanagan. Susan Dunwell led the children's liturgy. Mike Piolo led a meeting of the pastoral council.
Betty Hooper led meetings of the Wellhouse Moravian Church Women's Fellowship and Moravian Women's Association. The Sunday service was led by the Rev Ken Evans.
The Rev Michael Stopford and the junior church led worship at Trinity Methodist Church. The stewards were Nicola Abbott and Edwina Bailey. Ian Abbott was the organist. Mrs Janice Still gave flowers. The church hosted the annual Mirfield Civic Service. The Rev Michael Stopford led midweek communion.
The Rev David Whitehall conducted his last service at Zion Baptist Church. He is leaving Mirfield to take up a new ministry at Thornaby on Teeside. After the service a presentation was made to Mr Whitehall by Kenneth Broscombe, and his wife Mary received flowers and hand-made cards from Jordan on behalf of the Junior Church.
Mrs B Weir Tel 530244
The Baptist Over 60s Club held a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Sixty members and guests attended the event organised by Mrs Margaret Rose. There was a picnic lunch with a wartime street party theme. The church was decorated with banners and 100 red, white and blue balloons were released. Two minutes' silence was held. Birthday greetings were sung for Mrs Dorothy Baxter and Mrs Violet Farmery. Entertainment was provided by soloists Albert Whittaker, Peter Sutcliffe, Pauline Kirby, Betty Lord and George Woodrow. Club member Margaret Edgar also sang. They were accompanied on the piano by Irene Morris who also played for community singing, of wartime songs.
Mr Jack Burton and Mr John North organised bingo for members of the Senior Citizens' Association.
Mrs A Byram Tel (01422) 256259
Mrs Kathleen Sutcliffe welcomed members of the Ladies' Guild to a strawberry and cream evening last week in St Mary's Church. There was a bring and buy and also a raffle.
A strawberry tea was organised last Saturday at the home of Mr Peter and Mrs Elaine Goodison. There was a cake stall and more than £300 was raised for the Methodist Church funds.
Mrs H Roberts Tel 329258
Thursday's Open Circle at Harpe Road Spiritualist Church was led by Mr Tom Curran of Hebden Bridge.
Healing services took place on Thursday and Sunday led by the leader Mrs Sarah Smith.
The guest speakers at Sunday's Divine Service and Open Circle are known as Quarmby's Own and are all part of the developing group. The address was shared by Mrs Karen Walker, Mrs Jacqui Bolland, and Mrs Kate Johnson. The demonstrators were Mrs Bromwyn Moorhouse, Mr Gary Walker and Mrs Rita Cliff. All prayers were said by Mrs Christine Craig and Mr Ian Johnson chaired both services.