The Rev Laura Hardy led worship at the Methodist Church and also administered the sacrament. The pianist was Eileen Littlewood.

Family communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes, who baptised Daisy Elizabeth Maddison, the daughter of Chris and Kate. Margaret Kenworthy read the lesson and the server was Roger Kenworthy. Verena Wood played the organ and accompanied the music group on the piano.


Gatehead Methodist Church Harvest Festival service will be on Sunday October 18 and will be led by Bill Marsden of Darfield. The church will be open from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday October 17 to receive gifts for the Christian African Relief Trust (CART). Dried and tinned goods and school stationery items will be particularly welcome.


Tea at Three, a gathering for the elderly and retired people, was held at St David’s Church. Entertainment was provided by Ian Gold and the social committee served refreshments.

Meetings of the Tumble Tots, Over 60s and Monkey Business groups were held during the week.

Members of the Camera Club met to look at printing skills under the chairmanship of Phil Hack.

Midweek communion at St David’s Church was conducted by the Rev John Marsh. Ian Gold read the lesson.

The Rev Roger Nelson led the harvest festival Eucharist at St David’s Church. Lessons were read by Thelma Nelson and the Rev Geoff Bamford. Carolyn Burley led intercessions and Dorothy Parker administered the chalice. Judith Roberts and Helen Woods led the creche and junior church. The organist was Lynne Blackburn. The Rev Geoff Bamford led evensong when the pianist was Audrey Brooke.


Holy Trinity Holmfirth held their Harvest Festival Service which was led by the Rev Keith Griffin. Brian Shaw was the reader and Linda Whitaker led the prayers. This year’s Harvest gifts are to be given to the Christian African Relief Trust. A Harvest lunch was held in the Gallery Room after the service.

Holmfirth Cricket Club are holding their annual Harvest Home on Sunday October 11 at the Elephant & Castle, Hollowgate. The auction starts at 3pm. There will be lots of produce to bid for such as homemade bread, cakes, chutneys and jams along with vegetables, wines and flowers. A raffle will also take place during the afternoon. Everyone welcome and any donations of produce will be gratefully received and can be left at the Elephant & Castle on the day.


St Mary’s Church held an open weekend and gift day, during which refreshments were served and displays detailing the work of the various church organisations were available to visitors.

The harvest festival service on Sunday at St Mary’s Church was led by the Rev David Barnes. Helena Martin read the lessons and Diana and Huw Griffiths led intercessions. Dennis Thewlis read the story of Stone Soup in place of the usual address. Music for the service was provided by the music group. Harvest gifts provided by the congregation were sent to the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield.

The Rev David Barnes celebrated parish Eucharist at St Mary’s Church on Sunday evening. John Ambler read the lesson and the organist was Jean Chadwick.


A harvest supper was organised by Trevor and Barbara Jones. Entertainment was provided by church members. The harvest service was led by Marina Woodhead. Coffee and biscuits were served afterwards. The organist for the weekend was Nigel Morris.