Parish communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes, who spoke on transformation. Margaret Kenworthy read the lesson and the server was Roger Kenworthy. Verena Wood was the organist.


During parish Eucharist on Sunday morning, the Rev Keith Griffin had to abandon the service for a few moments while church warden Richard Southam successfully caught a baby starling which had flown inside the building! Reader was Louise Vigor, organist Jane Robertson and Sunday school was led by Chris Fletcher and Rebecca Battye. During the reading of the notices, the congregation were reminded of two forthcoming events: the Summer Garden Party in the church grounds tomorrow between 2pm and 5pm and, Philharmonic Brass in Concert in church next Saturday at 7.30pm. Following parish eucharist, 12 members of the churchyard maintenance team tidied up the grounds and their efforts were rewarded by a barbecue lunch cooked by Hilary Fletcher.


Holy communion on Wednesday was celebrated at St David’s Church by the Rev Keith Griffin. Lessons were read by Ian Gold. Members of the Over 60s Club met in the afternoon. Carolyn Burley led Friday evening prayers. Sunday parish eucharist was led by the Rev Di Ellerton and included the baptism of William Turner. The lesson was read by Alison Wise and the chalice was administered by Dorothy Parker. The creche and junior church were led by Sandy and Alison Wise and the organist was Jean Chadwick.

A house-to-house collection in Christian Aid Week for St David’s Church raised £1,410.97.


Pentecost was celebrated ay Holy Trinity Church Holmfirth with 10.30 Parish Eucharist led by the Rev Sean Robertshaw. He was assisted with the chalice by Linda Smithers. Linda Whitaker led the Intercessions and Keith Jones read from Acts. Sean reflected on Pentecost and shared with the congregation the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thoughts on Pentecost. We are to go out and communicate the Gospel with the help of the Holy Spirit like the first disciples, he said. Refreshments were served after the service by Mike and Linda Smithers.

Holmfirth Cricket Club are holding their Mid Summer Ball in a marquee on the cricket field on Saturday June 20 starting at 7.30pm. Guests will be welcomed by a champagne reception followed by a meal, live band and disco. There will also be a raffle and an auction of a signed England Cricket Team shirt which Ryan Sidebottom kindly donated for this event. Fundraiser Janet Armitage, said: “It is a major fundraiser for the club as we are carrying out refurbishment of the pavilion, we raised a good amount at last years event and then were fortunate to receive a grant from the Holme Valley Area South committee which enabled us to install new windows, doors, security shutters, update the changing rooms and entrance hallway and do preparatory work for moving the tea room facilities to the ground floor. So any money raised will help us to carry on with this very important project.”. There are still tickets available for this event priced at £45 per person. Dress Code Strictly Black Tie. Anyone interested in attending or needs more information please ring 686388 / 07808 584109 or 07973 633738 as soon as possible.

The annual Tavern Tournament cricket knockout is this Sunday June 7 starting at 10.30am, down at the cricket ground, bar, BBQ available so go along and support your local.


Parish eucharist at St Mary’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes, Clive Waind read the lesson and intercessions were led by Pauline Ellis. The pianist was Jenny Waind.


An Indoor Grill - Oven to Table was held on late Sunday afternoon May 31 in St Bartholomew’s Parish Church Hall, Greens End Road. About 90 people attended and enjoyed grilled chicken, sausages, burgers and fresh trout, plus salads and a good selection of sweets. The chef was Mr Phil Taylor, ably assisted by members of the church. There was a bar and a raffle was held. Everyone was invited to take part in quizes which were on the tables and these proved popular. The event raised over £550 for church funds.


Midweek communion at St John’s Church was led by Dean Henry Stapleton, who read the gospel, preached the sermon and was celebrant. A faith lunch followed in the meeting room.

The family service on Sunday at St John’s Church was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton. The reader was Graham Dawson and prayers were led by Sue Dawson. Ian Greenhalgh was the organist and refreshments were enjoyed after the service.


The service on Sunday at Wooldale Methodist Free Church was led by the Rev John Capstick. One ,one reading was read by Margaret Tinker and was from 1 Corinthians, and the other reading read by the Rev John was taken from St John. The theme of the service was the Holy Spirit. Following the service, he led the congregation in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The organist was Peter Coldwell.