Parish communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. In his address he spoke about the unlimited love of God. Neil Drake read the lesson and Rosalind Watt was the server. Verena Wood was the organist.
Mr Paul Jones was the preacher at the Methodist Church. Mr Michael Brown played the organ and the readers were Mrs Eileen Briggs and Mr Michael Pears.
Churchwarden Richard Southam welcomed the Rev John Capstick who led the parish eucharist at Hepworth Church on Sunday morning. The reader was Stuart Purdie, prayers were led by Val Osborne and the organist was Jane Robertson. In the closing notices, Lorraine Pollitt reminded the congregation that this Sunday (24th), a family Treasure Hunt around Hepworth, followed by a picnic in the church grounds, would be held, weather permitting. Picnics can be left in the church as the first treasure hunters set off at 2pm.
Midweek communion at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Sean Robertshaw. Ian gold read the lesson. The Over 60s CLub met in the afternoon. Ian Gold led Friday evening prayers.
The Rev Geoff Banks led early communion at St David’s Church. He also led parish eucharist when Helen Woods read the lesson and Carolyn Burley led intercessions. The creche and junior church were led by Alison Wise and Kathryn Kingdom. The organist was Lynne Blackburn.
On Sunday at Holmfirth Methodist Church, Trevor Jones, in his usual exuberant fashion, talked about the cross being the sat-nav for Christians. This coming Sunday, the church welcomes Robert Booth to lead worship.
Holmfirth Methodist Church invites everyone to their annual Petticoat Lane Market on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, when there will be a wide variety of goods for sale, including food, plants, second hand books, clothes and other items.
Holme Valley Fairtrade Support Group meets on the first Saturday of odd months at Holmfirth Methodist Church. More details are available from Peter Beetlestone on 684838.
When Holmfirth Christian Centre met for their Sunday morning service at the Phoenix Centre there was a real sense of excitement. From the opening song A Love So Amazing’ the place filled with the sound of praise! Ministry of the word from Pastor Ian was on the subject of The Covenant Meal and he talked about it being the opportunity for everyone who took part to look at the whole aspect of Jesus’ relevance in their lives. Junior Explorers were led by Denyse Rourke and they talked about Heroes – one child said that Batman and God were his heroes! They learned from Joshua and Caleb’s story in Numbers 13 that if God is with you, you can accomplish what God wants you to do. Justified, the youth group, met for an evening of laughter and games and sausage sandwiches on the Sunday evening. On Wednesday the midweek get-together was a BBQ organised by Diane Finch and cooked by Gordon Bray – a feast of meats, salads and cakes.
Family communion at St Mary’s Chruch was conducted by the Rev David Barnes. Jane Wardman read the lesson and intercessions were led by Anne and Godfrey Blount. The organist was Vernon Briggs.
The popular Last Night Of The Proms concert will be held in church on Saturday October 11 at 7.30pm. It will again feature Meltham and Meltham Mills Band and guest soloist will be contralto Jane Hobson from Skelmanthorpe – well known in local musical circles for her singing and charity fund-raising. Tickets will be availabe in September, price £6, from Scotty’s Barbers, Market Place, Meltham.
Meltham Over 60s Summer Launch and Enrolment Afternoon will be held in the church hall, Greensend Road between 1.30-3.30pm on Monday September 8.
Midweek communion at St John’s Church was led by the Rev Geoff Banks, who was also the celebrant. Family communion was conducted by the Rev Geoff Banks, who read the gospel, preached the sermon and was celebrant. The readers were Philip Broadbent and Bill Brown, who also assisted with the chalice. Peter Travis was the organist. Coffee and biscuits were served after the service by Hilary Roberts.
Sunday service at Wooldale Methodist Free Church was led by David Johnson, he took his readings from Leviticus chapter 19 verses nine to 18 and from Romans chapter 12 verses nine to 21. He talked in his sermon about love and how would we describe the emotion. He gave various illustrations of what children had said about love and built his sermon around some of those comments. The organist was Peter Coldwell.