Village Hall: The ‘Usual Suspects’ won the monthly quiz. The supper of curry or pie and peas with sticky toffee pudding or strawberry cheesecake as sweets was appreciated by all concerned. The next quiz will be on Friday September 25 at 8.30pm.
Church: The service was taken by Tom Wood. Pat Wood gave a children’s message about DIY saying that if you do it yourself it can turn into a disaster or maybe never get finished. Pictures of accidents that happened during DIY were circulated. Maybe ‘experts’ have to be called in to put things right. Life in general is like this, none of us get all things right every time. We need to be able to recognise the time when help is needed and ask for it from an expert. God is there to help – you just have to ask him.
Tom read Luke 7 v36-48, Jesus anointed by a sinful woman. Next week’s service will be a Communion Service.
Hospice: Bank holiday lunches served in the church schoolroom raised £395. A very busy two hours were well worthwhile – thanks to all helpers and supporters.
The next fund raiser will be the Beetle Drive in the Village Hall on Saturday 3rd October 3 at 6.30pm.
On Thursday at the Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel a children enjoyed a fun day with stories, kite making and a Pizza tea. On Sunday morning the members of the Sunday School watched a DVD about Daniel in the lion's den and made lion masks. Martin Drake from Bradford was the preacher when he spoke about the power of the name of Jesus. Stella Drake read the Bible and Keith Noe gave his testimony. The pianist was Robert Nuttall.
On Monday morning at Emley Parish Church Rev John Marsh took the wedding of Richard Humphrey and Helen O’Reilly. A joint Eucharist Service with Flockton and Emley churches was celebrated by Rev Christine Bullimore on Sunday morning. Shelley Wild led the service, Sallie Dickins led the prayers, Katherine Moorhouse and Carol Clough read the bible and Malcolm Jessop played the organ. In her sermon based on James 1, Chris stressed the importance of listening carefully to the bible and people and allowing God to work in our lives for the good and welfare of others. Next Sunday morning a pet service will be held at 10.45am. Tickets for an interactive wine tasting evening on September 18 at 7.30pm are available from Michael Lee on 01924 840019. Anyone wishing to fill a shoebox for Romania is asked to phone Dilys Williams on 01924 840268.
The Rev Graham Whitcroft was the leader when worshippers attended a service of Family Communion in All Hallows Parish Church on the 10th Sunday after Trinity. He took for his theme The use of Righteous Anger. The prayers of intercession were read by Mrs Margaret Beaumont.Mrs Doreen Slater gave the reading for the day from the first chapter of the General Epistle of St James and the Gospel from the seventh chapter of St Mark.The chalice and paten were taken to the altar by Mrs Marjorie Goring and Mrs Joy Smith. Mr Whitcroft was assisted at the distribution by pastoral minister Mrs Betty Cross. Mr Dennis Goring was sidesman and took up the collection. Organist was Mrs Doreen Barraclough. After the service, worshippers had refreshments served by Mrs Margaret Haigh and Mrs Edie Brookes.
Shelley Over 60s held their regular meeting at the Village Hall on Thursday. The whist high of 86 was won by Eve Astin and the low of 62 by Beryl Hutchinson from six-and-a-half tables. Birthday greetings were given to Gerald Hawthornthwaite and Joyce Schweidler. The Bingo line was won by Madge Shaw and the full house by Margaret Haigh. Raffle prizes were won by Margaret Schofield, Bessie Exley, Rene Hewitt, Ruth Sheffield, Marion Kelly and Ken Briggs. On Tuesday August 25 the club held a successful Coffee Day. Thanks to all who supported this event and to all those involved in organising it.
This autumn on the first Monday in September, October and November The Over 60s will be having a second season of Lunchtime Concerts at Shelley Parish Church with an interesting and varied selection of artists. Firstly on Monday September 7 the club will welcome Peter Bull. He gives solo performances of historical music on a wide variety of period instruments including the hurdy gurdy, recorder and flute, dulcimer, cittern, bagpipes and lute. He also sings. His repertoire ranges from the 13th to the early 20th century. As well as giving formal and informal concerts, he performs at banquets, pageants, weddings and living history events. The, on Monday October 5, Fyrish will perform and then, on Monday November 2, musicians from the Huddersfield University Music Department will be giving a performance. Each concert runs from 12.30pm to 1.30pm with doors opening at noon. Admission is £2 per concert.
Aloe Vera was the subject of a talk to Upper Denby Women’s Institute by Linda and Ann. They outlined how, from a ‘home remedy’, the product has been developed by pharmaceutical companies. Long-known for easing minor burns and scalds, it is now produced in creams and gels for such diverse complaints as arthritic joints, bleeding gums and mouth ulcers, insomnia and stomach disorders. An assortment of products was available to buy. A vote of thanks was proposed by president Mrs J Roebuck. A competition for a medicinal plant produced joint winners in B Mosley and M Marriott. B Mosley also claimed the raffle prize. The next meeting will be the AGM and will be held on Tuesday September 8.